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New: Add Relationship Data Faster in the Family Tree

Posted September 19, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Over the years, many users have requested the ability to add marriage and divorce dates and locations while adding new profiles to the family tree. Today we are excited to finally fulfill this request! New marriage and divorce sections in the add profile form Previously, a spouse had to be added to the tree first before marriage or divorce information could be entered. After the spouse was added, you were required to edit the profile again to update the marriage and/or… Read the full story

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Look Who’s Related: The Backstreet Boys

Posted September 11, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Geni’s parent company, MyHeritage, partnered with the Backstreet Boys to dive into their DNA to discover their ancestral origins. One of the most successful musical groups in history, the Backstreet Boys recently released their ninth studio album DNA and are in the midst of their DNA World Tour. In promotion of their latest album, the entire group (AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell) took a MyHeritage DNA test to learn more about where their families come from. Watch the Backstreet… Read the full story

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MyHeritage LIVE 2019 to be Live Streamed

Posted September 5, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Unable to make it to MyHeritage LIVE 2019 in Amsterdam September 6-8? MyHeritage has announced that all lectures on the genealogy and DNA tracks will be live streamed throughout the conference! Now everyone will have the opportunity to learn from MyHeritage’s fantastic international lineup of genealogy and DNA experts. The live stream will be available directly on the MyHeritage LIVE website and the MyHeritage Facebook page to watch via Facebook Live for free. From there, you will have the opportunity to… Read the full story

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Join Geni at MyHeritage LIVE 2019 in Amsterdam

Posted September 3, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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MyHeritage LIVE 2019 is only a few days away! We’re excited to have the opportunity to participate in MyHeritage’s 2nd annual user conference, which will be held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands from September 6-8, 2019. This one-of-a-kind conference is the perfect place to get to know the MyHeritage and Geni teams in person. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from MyHeritage Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet and Geni’s General Manager Mike Stangel, who will be giving a presentation… Read the full story

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Video: Geni Curators

Posted September 1, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Geni’s World Family Tree has grown to over 135 million profiles thanks to the hard work and collaboration of millions of users and our team of Geni curators. In his latest video, GeneaVlogger and curator Jarrett Ross gives a quick overview on the role of curators on Geni and the important role they play in maintaining the integrity of the World Family Tree. Geni curators are volunteer Geni users who have been granted special privileges by Geni to… Read the full story

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FGS 2019 Recap

Posted August 29, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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We’re back from Washington, D.C., where Geni attended the Federation of Genealogical Society 2019 Family History Conference. The conference brought together many local family history groups as well as visitors from all around the country to learn from the many informative class sessions ranging from beginning genealogy topics to advanced sessions to take your genealogy research even further. Geni had a booth in the exhibit hall of the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel where we were happy to… Read the full story

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We’re Heading to FGS 2019

Posted August 14, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Next week Geni is heading to Washington, D.C. for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Family History Conference. The conference will take place August 21-24 at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel. Fun fact: the hotel was the site of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first Inaugural Ball in 1933. Come visit Geni in the exhibit hall at booth #406 for your chance to talk with members of the Geni team. If you have any questions or simply want to try… Read the full story

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Highlights from IAJGS 2019

Posted August 8, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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We’re back from Cleveland, Ohio where we attended the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It was a blast to meet other Geni users, spend time with our great team of Geni curators, and connect with old friends. The Geni booth was packed with people on the opening day of the exhibit hall and the SHARE Fair. Many people stopped by to learn how to get started on Geni and connect to the World… Read the full story

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Geni is Heading to IAJGS 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

Posted July 24, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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The 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy is coming up soon! The conference will take place July 28 – August 2 in Cleveland, Ohio. Come visit Geni in the exhibit hall, July 28-31, to say hi and to ask any questions. We’ll be offering an exclusive conference discount on Geni Pro subscriptions that you wont want to miss! If you’re not ready to upgrade but would like the opportunity to try out some of our premium… Read the full story

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Video: Finding Kissing Cousins on Geni

Posted July 12, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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Since releasing our new enhancements to Geni relationship paths, users have been having a blast finding new and surprising connections in the World Family Tree. Now Geni will find the shortest blood path and the shortest in-law path between two individuals, if either can be found. Here’s some of the great feedback we’ve heard so far: “My heroes! Been praying someone would develop an app that could do this!” – Debbie G. “Oh my goodness. This… Read the full story

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