March 2007

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Enhanced Privacy Features – Coming Soon!

Posted March 23, 2007 by Noah Tutak | No Comment

As trees are growing larger we know that many of you have requested enhanced privacy features.  Our team has been working hard to address these issues and you will start seeing some of these features released in the coming weeks.  The privacy enhancements they are working on include:     More control over which user can see what information on your profile     The option to allow immediate family members to edit your profile…. Read the full story

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Geni Forum

Posted March 21, 2007 by Geni | 7 Comments

Now that Geni Forum is up and running and there is a link at the bottom of every Geni page and another one on the sidebar of this page,  we’d like to ask you to direct your questions, requests and discussions there.   The Geni team monitors the Forum regularly.  Additionally many Geni users hang out there and offer solutions to questions others present.  It’s a great place to meet other Geni users, swap stories and… Read the full story

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Try our new GEDCOM export (alpha feature)

Posted March 20, 2007 by Geni | 6 Comments

GEDCOM import and export has been one of your top requests. We’re starting with the export of GEDCOM files as an "alpha" feature: we know that GEDCOM import may be an important part of your genealogy research and we want to make sure we get it right. A few notes: this is our first step along the path to exporting your full Geni tree to your GEDCOM file. Because privacy has been one of our… 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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Top 100 Trees

Posted March 15, 2007 by Geni | 13 Comments

Some of you have asked for anonymous statistics on tree sizes, so here you go: Largest Tree: 4,216 profiles 2nd Biggest: 3,358 3rd Biggest: 3,330 10th Biggest: 1,555 100th Biggest: 746 Congrats to all of you who made the Top 100!

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O’Reilly Radar Meets Geni

Posted March 14, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

"These applications are fairly addictive  Go try Geni, and I bet that before long, you’ve got your whole family at work on it. (I do.)" O’Reilly Radar

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Geni Forum is Open!

Posted March 13, 2007 by Geni | 9 Comments

We’re happy to announce that the Geni Forum is open–it’s a place for users of Geni to discuss how to build (and make the most out of) their family tree.  Soon there will be a link at the footer of every Geni page but until then you can find us by clicking this link to the Geni Forum.

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Help is Here! More to Come…

Posted March 12, 2007 by Geni | 10 Comments

As you may have noticed, Geni recently launched a Help section. There’s a link to Help at the bottom of every Geni page.  Later this week we will launch Geni Forums.  We’ll announce the launch on this Blog. We’ll keep you posted on our other exciting features as they are rolled out.

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Update on Geni’s Road Map

Posted March 8, 2007 by Geni | 34 Comments

We are working to allow exporting to GEDCOM files and other family tree data.  This is on our road map along with tree merging. Neither of these will be rolled out immediately as there are many considerations that must be incorporated in these features.  For instance, tree merging requires us to give you the tools necessary to resolve conflicts and eliminate redundancies in trees; also greater privacy will accompany large trees. The Geni Family is… Read the full story

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Geni Financing Announcement

Posted March 7, 2007 by Geni | 12 Comments

Geni is pleased to announce that it has raised $10 million in additional financing from venture capital firm Charles River Ventures (CRV). George Zachary of CRV will join the board of Geni. We will use the financing to expand our product development efforts.

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From The Geni Team

Posted March 6, 2007 by Geni | 36 Comments

We’ve been reading each and every post that comes to us here at Geni and the post today that asked for more communication from the team really resonated with us. Even though we haven’t been as visible on our blog you should know that we read each and every comment that comes in.  A daily wrap up is sent out to the whole team to keep them aware of what everyone is requesting, problems they… Read the full story

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Geni’s Back

Posted March 2, 2007 by Geni | 23 Comments

The Geni site is back up!

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Geni Site Down for Improvements

Posted March 2, 2007 by Geni | 3 Comments

We’ve taken the Geni site down for a short time to make some improvements. It’ll be back as soon as the improvements and maintenance are completed.  Thanks for your patience. The Geni Team