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Look Who’s Related: Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and More From the Tortured Poets Department

Posted May 16, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

Taylor Swift recently kicked off the European leg of her record-breaking Eras Tour with a fresh new era added to the setlist in honor of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department. Before the start of her Paris concert, MyHeritage shared with the world Swift’s connection to French royalty, the former King of France, Louis XIV. The interesting path can be traced through Geni’s World Family Tree, which shows that Swift and the Sun King… Read the full story

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The Story of Titanic Survivor Violet Jessop

Posted April 15, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

April 15 marks the anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Every year the public’s imagination is captured by the infamous ship along with its harrowing stories of survival and loss. Amongst one of the crew was stewardess Violet Jessop, who would experience more than one maritime disaster in her lifetime. She remarkably survived not only the sinking of the Titanic, but also a second disaster at sea on the HMHS Britannic only a… Read the full story

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RootsTech 2024 Recap

Posted March 7, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re back from Salt Lake City, Utah, where we just spent a few fun-filled days at RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference in the world. We had a busy booth throughout the conference. Geni curator Benjamin Schoenbrun helped to staff the booth and he had great luck connecting attendees to the World Family Tree. The conference was bustling with people eager to learn the latest in genealogy. The Geni booth was often packed with people wanting… Read the full story

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Join Geni at RootsTech 2024

Posted February 21, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

In just one week Geni will be heading to RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference in the world. Each year, RootsTech offers a wide variety of classes perfect for the beginning family history enthusiast to more advanced genealogists. The conference will be held February 29 – March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Once again RootsTech will be both in-person and virtual, so if you cannot make it to Salt… Read the full story

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New Source Assistant Email Notifications

Posted January 29, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

Since first introducing the Source Assistant, Geni users have been able to use this powerful tool to quickly and easily extract information from confirmed MyHeritage Record Matches and Smart Matches™ to the family tree on Geni. Today we are happy to announce that Geni will now notify you by email about pending Source Assistant items to review. These notifications serve as a reminder that you may have exciting new information waiting to be added to… Read the full story

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Looking Back at 2023

Posted December 27, 2023 by Amanda | No Comment

As the new year comes to a close, we are looking back at the highlights of 2023 on Geni. From new enhancements to a return to regular in-person conferences, we had a fun year and reached a new milestone in the World Family Tree with over 180 million profiles connected! We began the year by returning to RootsTech, which was once again in person after two years of virtual conferences. It was amazing to see… Read the full story

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New Consistency Checker Email Notifications

Posted November 16, 2023 by Amanda | No Comment

The Consistency Checker has played an important role to help improve the accuracy of the World Family Tree. Today we are excited to share that you will now receive a weekly email notification to alert you of inconsistencies found in the family tree on Geni. In the email notification, you will see a list of the most important issues discovered on profiles you manage. The Consistency Checker automatically checks 28 different types of inconsistencies and… Read the full story

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Beyond Dates and Names: Adding Context and Life to Your Ancestors’ Profiles on Geni

Posted September 9, 2023 by Amanda | No Comment

Genealogy is not just about compiling a list of names and dates; it’s about discovering the stories, experiences, and personalities of our ancestors. When exploring your family history on Geni, you have the opportunity to go beyond the basics and add rich context to your ancestors’ profiles. Our ancestors are more than just names on a pedigree chart or entries in dusty records. They were living, breathing individuals who navigated the triumphs and tribulations of… Read the full story

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The Surprising Connection Between Helen Mirren, Golda Meir, and More

Posted July 15, 2023 by Amanda | No Comment

At a recent press conference for her latest film Golda, Helen Mirren was presented with a surprising discovery from the researchers at MyHeritage – she is in fact distantly related to Golda Meir, the former Israeli Prime Minister! In the film, Mirren stars as the iconic politician and follows the enormous responsibilities and decisions Meir faced during the Yom Kippur War. The film is set to premier at the opening of the 40th Jerusalem Film… Read the full story

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Join us at NGS 2023

Posted May 25, 2023 by Amanda | No Comment

Come see Geni at the National Genealogical Society 2023 Family History Conference in Richmond, Virginia. The conference will take place May 31 – June 3 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Geni is excited to once again be a Silver sponsor of the conference. If you are planning to attend, be sure to stop by the Geni booth (304, 306) in the exhibit hall and learn about what’s new on Geni. We’re excited to see… Read the full story

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