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Tips for Planning Your Next Family Reunion

Posted April 16, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Are you planning for your next family reunion? The warm weather and breaks from school makes summer the perfect time to throw a family get-together. And before you know it, summer will be here so It’s important to get started early. With lots of planning and a little creativity, you can make it a reunion that your family will not soon forget. Check out these quick tips to help you get organized for your next family reunion. 1. Gather your team Family reunions… Read the full story

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NERGC 2019 Recap

Posted April 11, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re back from NERGC 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This was a great opportunity to meet Geni users and connect with new members who were eager to learn more about collaboration and the World Family Tree. The conference offered many workshops, sessions, and special events for genealogists and family history enthusiasts of all experience levels. The Geni booth before the start of the conference The exhibit hall was free and open to the public and everyone was encouraged… Read the full story

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GeneaVlogger Interviews Mike Stangel at RootsTech 2019

Posted March 28, 2019 by Amanda | One Comment
GeneaVlogger Interviews Mike Stangel at RootsTech 2019

While at RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, GeneaVlogger and Geni Curator Jarrett Ross took some time to interview Geni’s General Manager Mike Stangel at the Geni booth. Jarrett and Mike at the Geni booth at RootsTech See our Highlights from RootsTech 2019 During their discussion, they talked about the history of Geni’s World Family Tree and our acquisition by MyHeritage in 2012. Mike also talked about the recent release of our new and improved GEDCOM importer and shared what new features… Read the full story

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Geni is Heading to NERGC 2019

Posted March 27, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Next week Geni is heading to Manchester, New Hampshire for the 15th New England Regional Genealogical Conference. NERGC 2019 will take place April 3-6 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. The conference will offer presentations, workshops, and fun events, such as the Ancestors Road Show and Society Fair. The exhibit hall will be free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend or are in the area, come visit the Geni booth (105/107). We’re happy to hear your family stories… Read the full story

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International Women’s Day: 5 Fascinating Women in History

Posted March 8, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day in recognition of past and current achievements of women all over the world. In honor of the day, here are some fascinating and pioneering women found in Geni’s World Family Tree. Hedy Lamarr (1914 – 2000) Image: Wikimedia Commons Film actress Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary on November 9, 1914. Lamarr was not only one of the most popular film actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, but she… Read the full story

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Highlights From RootsTech 2019

Posted March 6, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re back from RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah! From February 27 – March 2, 2019, thousands of genealogists and family history enthusiasts gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center to attend the largest genealogy conference in the world. The Geni booth before the exhibit hall opened Geni had a booth in the exhibit hall with computers available for attendees to get a chance to get started with some hands-on help from Geni staff and curators. The… Read the full story

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See Geni at RootsTech 2019

Posted February 25, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

This week the Geni team will be heading to RootsTech 2019, the world’s largest genealogy conference. The conference will be held on February 27 – March 2, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 300 sessions for all experience levels are available for attendees. If you’re unable to make it, there will be several sessions will be live streamed for free. This year, RootsTech has lined up an exciting group of keynote speakers, including Emmy award-winning… Read the full story

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The Return of GEDCOM Imports on Geni

Posted February 22, 2019 by Amanda | 10 Comments
The Return of GEDCOM Imports on Geni

Today we are pleased to announce the return of the GEDCOM Import feature to Geni! This has been one of the most requested features on Geni and we’re excited to finally make it available to everyone. GEDCOM is a standard file format used to save, transfer, and transport family tree information. Long-time users may recall that Geni previously allowed users to start a tree using their GEDCOM files, however we disabled this feature in 2011… Read the full story

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Video: Navigating the Flash Tree on Geni

Posted February 19, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

GeneaVlogger and Geni curator Jarrett Ross recently released a very helpful video on how to navigate your way around the Flash version of the World Family Tree on Geni. The very thorough video goes over the many options and shortcuts you can take if you are trying to find your way around the tree. For the past year, we have been working on new improvements to the HTML tree, including the recently released new and improved pedigree view. We also plan to… Read the full story

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Your Family Love Stories

Posted February 14, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share with us your favorite family love stories for a chance to win a free 1-year subscription of Geni Pro. The stories could be anything from an anecdote of how your grandparents first met, a memorable proposal, or even the story behind a sentimental photo. We enjoyed reading some wonderful and funny stories ranging from first date woes to contemporary stories of finding love online. Entries were submitted through email, Facebook, and… Read the full story

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