November 2007

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Heritage Travel – In Search of Ancestral Roots

Posted November 20, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

In our continuing series of Guest Bloggers who are introducing subjects of interest to the Genealogy Community, we welcome Kathy Wurth of Family Tree Tours who gives tips for planning a Heritage Travel trip. Almost every U.S. citizen either originally came from somewhere else or their forefathers did, and for those of European origin, many countries across the Atlantic make a special effort to welcome Americans in search of their ancestral roots. For those of… Read the full story

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Short Downtime

Posted November 19, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We will be down this evening for a very brief period while we perform some maintenance. This site should be fully operational again after a quick intermission.

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New Video – Define your Profile Privacy on

Posted November 15, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We have created a new Video FAQ. This one covers our new Profile Privacy features. You can view all of our Video FAQs here. Feel free to share this or any of our videos with your family and friends. Discuss this story

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Are you a “fan” of Geni?

Posted November 12, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

There are already some great Facebook groups that our users have created (such as I Heart, users! Let’s see how we are all related!, and Geni). Now, thanks to Facebook’s new ‘pages’ program, there is an official Geni page. Visit the page and add it to let all your friends know that you are a fan of Geni! Visit the Geni page on Facebook now Discuss this story

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New Features – Directory of Family Names on Geni

Posted November 10, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We recently announced that our users have created 10 Million profiles on Geni. With our growing index of names we continue to work hard at providing you the tools you need to find and connect with your family. Many of you already use our public search feature to find family members in other trees and genealogists researching a shared surname. To increase the value of this feature, we will be indexing these same public search… Read the full story

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New Features – More Privacy Controls

Posted November 10, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Define Your Family Group Your Family is the subset of your tree that you want to stay in touch with. This is the group you will share photo albums, birthdays, and news with. By default, your Family consists of all your blood relatives and their current partners (plus your spouse’s if you are married). You can now narrow your Family group by selecting the ‘circle of relations’ you wish to include. You can also add… Read the full story

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New Features – Photo Organizer

Posted November 10, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Organizing your family photos is easier than ever with our new photo organizer. Featuring drag and drop simplicity, the photo organizer lets you easily: Create a new photo album (without uploading photos!) Move multiple photos between albums Tag people in multiple photos at once Add additional album details including date and location And don’t forget you can upload full resolution photos using the Simple Photo Uploader. This is a great way to upload documents and… Read the full story

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New Features – Tree Enhancements

Posted November 10, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

Create a Cycle A cycle occurs when the same person appears more than once in your tree (for example, when two sisters marry two brothers). Cycles can now be created for nodes that are deceased and do not have email addresses. Use the ‘create a cycle’ link (found in the “more” link of the standard view or on the flipped node) to add the node to the Tree tray. Then drag the node onto the… Read the full story

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We’ll be back soon!

Posted November 6, 2007 by Geni | No Comment is down for a short time, we’ll be back soon! Check here for updates. UPDATE: And we are back!

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Geni Cruise?

Posted November 2, 2007 by Geni | No Comment

We’re considering offering a Geni cruise to our users.  We’d like to find out if there is enough interest from the community for us to plan this type of event.  Please take the poll on the right to give us your feedback.    You can join a discussion on the topic of a Geni cruise on our Forum by clicking here.