August 2007

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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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Spouse Designations – we need your help!

Posted August 30, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We have been discussing ways to designate various spouse relationships on Geni, and would love your input. Specifically we are discussing late spouses, widows, etc. Please answer the surveys below – let your voice be heard! <a href ="" >Free Poll</a> – <a href ="" >Take Our Poll</a> <a href ="" >Survey Polls</a> – <a href ="" >Take Our Poll</a> <a href ="" >Polls</a> – <a href ="" >Take Our Poll</a> <a href ="" >Polls</a>… Read the full story

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Photo and People Tagger Enhancements

Posted August 27, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Last week we released some speed and usability enhancements to the people tagger and the Advance Photo Uploader. People Tagger (used for tagging photos and addressing messages) enhancements: The auto-suggest list now contains the 50 family members closest to you sorted by their relationship to you. The relationship is listed next to their name so you can easily identify each person, even with duplicate names. To select a person from the list, click anywhere on… Read the full story

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Geni User Wiki

Posted August 16, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

I am pleased to announce the release of our newest user tool, the Geni User Wiki. The Wiki is now available at This resource is a great tool for: Geni User Documentation Genealogy Information Tips and Tricks Thanks to a select group of Geni users that were invited to assist in seeding the wiki, there is already a great deal of useful information there. I expect that it will continue grow in value and… Read the full story

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New Feature: Tree Preferences

Posted August 3, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We’ve added a new Preferences tab to the family tree. In it, you’ll find several new options for customizing the display of your tree, including the ability to display maiden names — a popular user request. The new preferences are divided into three sections: Display Four tree layouts – Standard, Vertical, Photos Only, and Names Only Choose the number of generations to display, including an option for direct ancestors only (pedigree view) ‘Flip’ nodes over… Read the full story