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Ask a Curator – Nov. 5th, 2010

Posted November 5, 2010 by Geni | One Comment

Each week, we ask the community to assemble a list of questions for our Curators, and on Friday’s we post the Curators’ responses on the Geni blog.  You can find the link to our current “Ask a Curators” discussion on the right-hand bar of the blog; feel free to ask any questions you’d like.  You can also follow the Geni blog project, which will enable you to be notified each time a new “Ask a… Read the full story

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Interview with Dear Myrtle

Posted November 3, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

This week we interviewed Myrt, a popular genealogist and the voice behind the DearMYRTLE blog, one of the Internet’s leading resources for novice genealogists.  Check out Myrt’s book Joy of Genealogy on Lulu. What originally piqued your interest in family history and genealogy?  Was there a point where it turned from a casual hobby to the serious hobby that it now is for you? You want the truth? A dump truck hit me, and I… Read the full story

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Don’t Forget Tomorrow is the Deadline for the Census

Posted March 31, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Do us all a favor and fill out your 2010 Census form.Those 10 little questions, may save lots of time for future genealogists.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted November 25, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

This Thursday, our users in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering their families together for dinner and giving thanks. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to visit family and share memories and family stories. If you have the opportunity to spend time with your family, especially those that you don't see as often, don't forget to invite them to add what they know about your family history on Geni. Often times these families gatherings… Read the full story

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2008 Crunchies

Posted November 19, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Last year Geni was chosen as a Crunchies finalist. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Crunchies: Readers are invited to nominate their favorite product or company in each of the fifteen award categories below. Readers can vote once a day until nominations end Friday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST. Five finalists will be selected for each award category and popular voting will run from December 15 – January 5, 2009 Midnight PST. The… Read the full story

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The Open Web Awards are coming…

Posted November 5, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

Nominations for the second annual Open Web Awards are now being accepted: Open Web Awards is the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories. This year, we’re partnering with over 100 blog partners, Poll Daddy for extra security and ease of voting and extending the nominations period and voting… Read the full story

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Can you describe Geni in 140 characters or less?

Posted August 12, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Everyone loves a little competition, right? Geni is challenging everyone to describe the Geni product in a mere 140 characters. The 2 people that post the best and most compelling descriptions will each win some Geni Gear, which is featured below. To participate, go to Twitter and post the best description of Geni you can think of. Also, make sure you are following Geni and direct the message to @Geni so we receive it and… Read the full story

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Geni – Connecting Families All Over the World

Posted August 6, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

The following testimonial was written by April, an avid Geni user. April wanted to share her experience she has had with Geni, to let other people know what they can look forward to experiencing as they start to build their Geni family tree with the rest of their family. In February 2007 I learned about, which is when I started building my family tree.  Since then, with the help of my cousins, we have… Read the full story

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What are People Tweeting About Geni?

Posted July 22, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Geni has recently started using Twitter, a microblogging service, to keep current and potential Geni users up to date with the latest Geni news. In return, Twitter users are able to relay feedback to the Geni Team and other Twitter users. We have found that this communication tool has helped improve our relationship with Geni users who are also on Twitter. One recent and very positive Tweet (what updates on Twitter are called), was from… Read the full story

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Happy 4th of July

Posted July 4, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Happy Independence Day to our users in the United States. Many of you will spend time with your families this weekend. Make sure you take lots of pictures! And don’t forget that you will be able to upload Videos to Geni very soon – this weekend may be a great opportunity to take video of visiting family and interview your ancestors.

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How did you first hear about Geni?

Posted July 1, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

We love to get to know our users better by asking you questions. Let us know how you first heard about Geni by answering the poll question below: <a href ="" >How did you first hear about Geni?</a>  <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href ="">  polls</a>)</span>

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How Many Languages Does Your Tree Speak?

Posted June 20, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

As Geni continues to grow, family trees also grow to span country borders. Does yours include speakers of different languages? Take this poll and tell us just how many different languages are spoken within your family tree.

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Geni Helps New Mom Share Her Joy with Entire Family

Posted June 13, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

As Geni continues to add new features to help our users stay in touch with their family, new parents in particular are finding Geni to be a convenient, efficient, and fun way of sharing their baby updates. Kristina Endraske, a 27 year-old first time mom, gave birth to Kaleb Dean Endraske on April 5, 2008. Kristina explains below how Geni helps her to share her experience with her loved ones even with her busy schedule…. Read the full story

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GEDCOM Import Poll

Posted April 20, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

We are getting very close to releasing our planned GEDCOM Import feature. To enable us in making GEDCOM Import as effective as we can make it we would appreciate it if everyone with a GEDCOM file takes this Poll.

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Geni Cruise?

Posted November 2, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We’re considering offering a Geni cruise to our users.  We’d like to find out if there is enough interest from the community for us to plan this type of event.  Please take the poll on the right to give us your feedback.    You can join a discussion on the topic of a Geni cruise on our Forum by clicking here.

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Happy Labor Day

Posted August 31, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Our users in the US celebrate Labor Day on Monday – traditionally a day off of work to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends. Family gatherings are a great time to gather information for your family tree and to invite family members to join you on Geni – and don’t forget to take lots of pictures to share on your Geni tree for those who couldn’t be there! What are your plans… Read the full story

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Get Your Geni Badges

Posted June 1, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

A number of users have asked us for some tools they can use to help promote Geni on their own blogs and websites.  As a first step our design team has created some badges for you.  To add a Geni badge to your webpage, copy the following code and paste it into your blog: Geni Logo Daddy size = 118 x 44 <a href=””><img alt=”Geni – Everyone’s Related” height=”44″ src=”” style=”border:none;” title=”” width=”118″ /></a> Mommy… Read the full story

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The Legend of Geni

Posted April 6, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We have had some questions recently on what some of the different icons and pictures on your family tree mean.  Here is a legend that may help answer some of these questions. So far most of the feedback we have heard from all of you on our last release has been quite positive.  Our engineers are already hard at work on the next round of enhancements.  We hope to have more to tell you about… Read the full story

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Give us your opinion

Posted March 16, 2007 by Geni | 19 Comments

We are working on new privacy settings here at Geni. These settings would allow you to control who can see your profile. We’ve posted a screenshot of what we’re considering at the Geni Forum.  Please take a look and give us your opinion.  You can click here to go to the specific topic.

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