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This is a project for How to Videos only.

All the time people make videos and screen shoots that show others how to do things. I was hoping we could find them all and place them in this project. To do this I will make a dummy file attached to this project that we can upload video to. We can then make a list and a link to that video in this project and any other project that needs it.

If you see any video in the wiki or blog that is up to date, or if you make your own video, please add it here. (Please make sure they are up to date)

  1. Change Parents
  2. Find out who is in the Family Group of a profile
  3. Make a Profile Public
  4. Make a Public or Private Discussion
  5. Marry Cousins
  6. Merge Profiles
  7. Putting links in Docs
  8. Save my family tree to my computer
  9. Simple Wiki Formatting- Heading - Bold
  10. Tag and Identify People in Photos
  11. Tag a Photo with a Profile ID
  12. Upload Documents to Geni

Tips

  1. Gather All of Your Genealogy Information
  • journals
  • wills
  • deeds
  • baptism records
  • marriage, birth and death certificates
  • Fanily Bible

2. Make Genealogy Research Fun and Gratifying


There is usually no monetary award for doing genealogy, and knowing who your great-great-great-grandfather is, typically won't get you ahead in life. So—why do people do genealogical research?

People research their past for a number of reasons, but everyone who is involved in genealogy does it because they enjoy it. They find satisfaction in learning about their roots. Remember you are learning about real people who once walked the earth. Instead of just learning names and dates, try to find stories about your ancestors, look for pictures and diaries. In some cases, you may be able to interview someone who knew the person.

3. Verify Genealogy Information Found on Web Sources

At some point in your research, you will encounter conflicting information—maybe different middle initials or birthdates. Carefully evaluate each source and try to find other sources with the same information to shed light on the inconsistencies.

4, Upload and cite your source to the profile in Geni.

If you and someone else disagree, your source will be right there in the profile. When you upload a souce a copy is made on Geni for everone else. Citing it tells them what source has what information. You do not have to explain yourself, the cited document is right there for other to see!