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An interview with our CEO

Posted May 30, 2007 by Geni | 5 Comments

Below is a recent interview by Robert Scoble of David Sacks, founder and CEO of Geni, discussing the past, present, and future of Geni.  Enjoy! Discuss this story

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Geni selected as a finalist in Webware 100 awards

Posted May 24, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We are proud to announce that Geni has been selected by the editors at CNET Webware as a finalist in the first ever “Webware 100” awards.  We were chosen from more than 4,000 user-submitted nominations.  Winners will be announced on Monday, June 18 and posted on, a CNET site. Cast your vote. More about the Webware 100 Awards- The “Webware 100” Awards recognizes the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading… Read the full story

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Update on our recent release

Posted May 23, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Following our release last week we received some great feedback from our users.  We have now released an update to Geni that addresses the following issues -Family Friends Privacy – Family Friends are not able to view your family tree or the profile of anyone else on your family tree.  Now you can also choose to hide your immediate family and your Guest Book from your family friends. Anniversaries on Calendar – As a result… Read the full story

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TechCrunch Revisits Geni

Posted May 22, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

In this May 20, 2007 blog TechCrunch discusses the new features recently released on Geni and revisits the  valuation given to Geni  two months ago at the time Charles River Ventures valued it. Click to read the Blog

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New Features – Family Friends

Posted May 16, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Geni is a tool for understanding and staying in touch with your family.  Now Geni can also help you stay in touch with your family friends.  When you invite family friends to join your network on Geni they can view your profile and your photos.  When your friends join you on Geni you will be able to see their profile and photos as well.  You can then leave a comment in your friends’ Guest Books… Read the full story

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New Features – Four New Tree Views

Posted May 16, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

In addition to the original ‘Tree’ and ‘List’ views we have now added four new ways to view the information in family tree: Calendar – The Family Calendar lists all of your family’s upcoming birthdays and anniversaries.  We also tell you how old the person will be on their next birthday and for anniversaries we tell you which anniversary itis (bronze, silver, gold, etc.).Map – (UPDATE: The Map feature has been temporarily disabled due to… Read the full story

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New Features – More Enhancements

Posted May 16, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

In addition to Family Friends and Four New Tree Views, our new release also includes the following new and enhanced features: Photo Tagging Extended Photo Tagging – We received a lot of feedback on our photo tagging feature that we included in our last release.  We heard that you really love the feature but need to be able to tag a photo with the name of anyone in your tree.  Now you can – you… Read the full story

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Site down for maintenance

Posted May 16, 2007 by Geni | No Comment is temporarily down for schedule maintenance.  We will be back soon!

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We have great users . . .

Posted May 11, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

. . . and they have great things to say in our Forums.  If you haven’t stopped by our Forums lately you may want to visit.  There are some great discussions going on over there.  Here are some great discussions happening right now if you want to join in or just read some helpful information. Guide to Social Data Mining – Finding that long last family member using the Internet Famous People – Do you… Read the full story

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Where to Meet the Geni Team

Posted May 8, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Are you attending the National Genealogical Society Conference and Family History Fair in Richmond, Virginia,  May 16-19?  If you will be there and have time to chat with us please let us know by sending an email to the address listed below.  We have some Geni t-shirts that we will give to the first 15 users who will be attending the show. The Geni Team will be out in force for the Southern California Genealogy… Read the full story

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Geni – now more delicious!

Posted May 4, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

The Geni Team now has a account. We created this account to help track the conversations about Geni around the blogosphere.  If you post something to delicious and want to call our attention to it just mark it with the tag ‘Geni’ and we will see it.  You can also add us to your delicious network. We hope this will also help publicize our great blogger friends that have helped us spread the word… Read the full story

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Website of the Week

Posted May 1, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

The Technology Evangelist site has named Geni their first ‘Website of the Week‘.  We are honored by this designation and wanted to share with you the video they created – In an effort to give you even more video content we are premiering another new feature this week on TechnologyEvangelist. Website of the Week will be a video look at some new and interesting websites out there that you might not have heard of. Ed… Read the full story