June 2007

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Where do you live?

Posted June 25, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

One of our users has created a frappr map for Geni users.  Take a look at where some of your fellow Geni users are from and add yourself to the map!     Discuss this story

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New Feature – Search Outside Your Tree

Posted June 23, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We have added a new feature to Geni to help you find and connect with your family. You can now search for other Geni users and profiles outside your family tree.  Simply search for a name using the same search box you already use you will now see two tabs – Search results ‘In Your Tree’ and ‘Outside Your Tree’. ‘Outside Your Tree’ search results will return a list of all deceased profiles and all… Read the full story

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Update on our new release

Posted June 21, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE:  Geni should be fully operational again.  Thank you for your patience! Last night we released a number of new features to Geni.  The number of users who have responded to some of our new features have caused some performance issues with the site.  Users may continue to have performance issues with the site while we continue to improve our ability to handle the demand.  The site may even be inaccessible for short periods of… Read the full story

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New Feature – Your Geni Inbox

Posted June 21, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Staying in touch with your family just got easier with Geni’s new Inbox: there’s a new Inbox tab at the top of each page for quick access to your messages. (This tab will also display an icon when you have new messages.) There’s also a ‘Requests’ view, for invitations from family friends. Send a private, person-to-person message to anyone in your tree (and to family friends), by using the Send Message button on the profile… Read the full story

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New Features – Tree Map, Photos and More

Posted June 21, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Map of My Tree You can view all of your family’s current locations and birthplaces on a global map. Use the familiar Google Maps interface to zoom and navigate around the world. Choose who you want to see on the map including anyone in your family or family friends.   Navigation Tray Get around your tree with the new tray at the bottom of the My Tree tab.  The ‘Navigate’ tab makes it easy to… Read the full story

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Geni is down for maintenance

Posted June 20, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Wednesday, June 20th, starting at 11:30pm PDT, geni.com will be offline for approximately two hours to perform routine maintenance.

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We are a Webware 100 Winner!

Posted June 18, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Thanks to all of you who voted for Geni we have been awarded a 2007 Webware 100 award – ‘the first user-generated Web 2.0 awards program’.  You can view all of the winners here. You may also want to read the interesting analysis by Webware editor  Rafe Needleman, especially the video announcement. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to vote for us – we will keep working hard at improving Geni and earning… Read the full story

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Update on the largest trees

Posted June 12, 2007 by Geni | One Comment

Almost three months have passed since we last gave a list of the largest Geni trees, so here is an update: #1 Tree: 13,227 profiles#2 Tree: 11,396 profiles #3 Tree: 7,546 profiles #10 Tree: 5,149 profiles #100 Tree: 1,685 profiles #200 Tree: 1,194 profiles Congrats again to all the large trees! Discuss this 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=”http://www.geni.com/”><img alt=”Geni – Everyone’s Related” height=”44″ src=”http://www.geni.com/images/daddy_badge.gif” style=”border:none;” title=”” width=”118″ /></a> Mommy… Read the full story