February 2008

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Geni brings Genealogy to Schools

Posted February 27, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

As Geni continues to add additional features, teachers are discovering that Geni is a great tool for students to learn more about themselves and their family through a fun and interactive medium. Kelly Tenkely, a K-5 Computer Teacher at Cherry Hills Christian School, describes her experience and those of her students while using Geni. Genealogy can be a dry subject for students, the old paper and pencil method of genealogy projects didn’t engage my students… Read the full story

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Geni will be down for maintenance

Posted February 26, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Sometime around 8pm PST tonight (Tuesday, February 26th, 2008) Geni.com will be down temporarily for maintenance. The site may be down for 30-60 minutes. We’ll keep this post updated during the maintenance. UPDATE: Not sure how much longer it will be… stay tuned! UPDATE: And we’re back! Discuss this story.

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2008 Webware 100 Awards – Vote for Geni!

Posted February 25, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

We are proud to announce that Geni has once again been selected as a finalist in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards by the editors of CNET Webware.com. Last year we won the award in the Reference category. This year we have been upgraded – we were chosen from more than 4,600 user-submitted nominations as a finalist in the Social category. The winners in each category are selected by popular vote. Here is the official announcement… Read the full story

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Second Cousin Once Removed

Posted February 20, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

There is a helpful post today over at Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter on cousin terminology complete with a helpful Cousins Table . If you have ever been confused by relationship descriptions such as "third cousin, four times removed", you may want to read What Is "Second Cousin Once Removed?".

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Feature Preview: Family Timeline

Posted February 15, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Recently we released our Timeline and Events features. The response has been tremendous and you have told us that you want more! Based on the feedback that we have received from each of you, we will soon expand this feature with a new Family Timeline. The Family Timeline displays all of your Family’s significant events on one timeline. Want to see how your paternal and maternal grandparents lives overlapped? Interested in one timeline for all… Read the full story

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How-to: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Geni

Posted February 14, 2008 by Geni | No Comment
How-to: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Geni">

For much of North American and Europe, today is Valentine’s Day. Geni is the easiest way to share your Valentine’s thoughts with those you love. Here are some ideas to help make this day special for your family. Post News Let your family know that you are thinking about them by posting a quick “Happy Valentine’s Everyone!” as your Latest News. Next time your Family logs in to Geni they will see your message on… Read the full story

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Increasing privacy on Geni.com

Posted February 14, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Because we enable our users to connect with their family through marriage as well as blood relations, our users have discovered and connected with relatives far beyond the traditional genealogical limitation of blood relatives. However, as trees continue to grow in size, the relationships between distant people become less and less relevant. In the next few weeks, we will make some changes to enhance the privacy and performance of your tree, while preserving your ability… Read the full story

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Join Geni in St. George, Utah

Posted February 5, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

What: Family History Expo 2008 When: February 8-9, 2008 Where: The Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Drive, Booth 309, St.  George, Utah Come join the Geni Team at the Family History Expo in St. George, Utah.  You’ll find us in the Exhibit Hall at booth # 309.  Please stop by and say ‘hi’ to the team. You can find the schedule here.