February 2007

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Keep Track of Your Invitations

Posted February 27, 2007 by Geni | 7 Comments

We’ve added the ability for you to keep track of your Geni invitations and to resend them when you want to send a reminder or nudge.  To view your invitations go to the top of your Geni page and select the ‘invite’ link.  Next select the ‘View your Invitation History’ link which allows you to view the history of invitations sent by you or by other family members.

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Geni Mentioned on Techlife

Posted February 22, 2007 by Geni | 11 Comments

Check out Dave Kaufman’s Techlife Blog today: Geni – So easy your mom can do it. Really!

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New Features & Fixes

Posted February 20, 2007 by Geni | 62 Comments

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just completed our first major release since we launched just over a month ago. If you return to Geni now, you’ll see the following new features and fixes: Family Tree Easier removal of mistakenly-added family members, via the "x" icon More arrows for adding parents of relatives International keyboard layout support A new Edit Info dialog box, with frequently edited data on first tab A new field for display… Read the full story

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Maintainence Scheduled for Tonight at 7:00 PM PST

Posted February 20, 2007 by Geni | 7 Comments

Notice: Geni will be unavailable tonight from 7:00 PM to approximately 8:00 PM for scheduled maintenance. We’ll keep you posted here. UPDATE: It’s taking a little longer than we thought, but our upgrades are proceding in the order we planned. Thanks for being patient!

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Email Backlog

Posted February 20, 2007 by Geni | 4 Comments

We’ve received a deluge of emails since the Wall Street Journal article came out last week, a lot of these over the weekend–this has resulted in the largest backlog of emails ever. Since we read each and every one of the emails we receive, we ask that, if you have sent us an email, you: Please do not resend the question or comment as this slows down the process of responding to others Try the… Read the full story

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Welcome, Wall Street Journal Readers!

Posted February 16, 2007 by Geni | 11 Comments

If you saw us in the Wall Street Journal, or are visiting us from WSJ.com, thank you and welcome to Geni! Please feel free to comment on this blog post with any questions or suggestions you have, and we’ll do our best to answer them here. A little background here: Geni was featured in the Thursday, February 15th Issue of the Wall Street Journal. You can find the article on the front page of the… Read the full story

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Site Status

Posted February 12, 2007 by Geni | 22 Comments

Since we began sending out the "Your Family Tree Is Growing" emails we’ve received a tremendous reponse–this has resulted in increased traffic and is slowing down the Geni site.  The Geni Team is working as hard and fast as it can to address this problem.   Thanks for using Geni.

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Finding Family

Posted February 8, 2007 by Geni | 24 Comments

Here’s a tip from a highly active member, Philip L. who has over 2,000 family members on his tree  “I find that an easy way to locate younger family members is to use social networking sites like Myspace.  I take tidbits about someone in my genealogy and I find matches. I then shoot them email messages informing them that I’d like to give them access to our family site.  I’ve been able to re-connect with… Read the full story