March 2008

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Geni: Best Value/Free Genealogy Software App

Posted March 28, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Business Wire March 28, 2008 The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards (AGA) were announced today by The Photo preservation Center (PPC) to showcase outstanding genealogy websites and recognize excellence in preserving family history through genealogy. Geni received the award for Best Value/Free Genealogy Sofware App. Read the article here.

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Forest

Posted March 28, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

To help you navigate around your tree we have introduced some new terms. This page will help you understand. Tree Your Tree is all of your blood relatives and their partners. Forest Forest page Where Trees and the Forest is Used Map Search List View Privacy Currently, anyone connected to you on Geni, whether a blood relative, an in-law, an in-law of an in-law, and so on, can navigate to your part of the tree…. Read the full story

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Geni on A List Apart

Posted March 26, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Yesterday over at A List Apart, one of the most influential web design sites, Luke Wroblewski told us that Sign Up Forms Must Die. We were very pleased that he used Geni’s new user experience as a positive example. Here is an excerpt: Let’s look at another example. Geni is a web service that allows anyone to set up a family tree and share it with family and friends. What’s the first thing potential customers… Read the full story

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Site Maintenance

Posted March 25, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

UPDATE: And… we’re back! In a few hours we will need to take the site down for maintenance. We expect the site to be down for no more than 30 minutes. I’ll keep this post updated once the site is down.

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Feature Preview – Posted Links

Posted March 25, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

In a few weeks we will release a number of new features on Geni that we are very excited about. Recently we previewed our upcoming Family Timeline feature, and also let you know about some upcoming privacy enhancements. Today I’d like to preview another upcoming feature, Posted Links. With posted links you can share any web page with your Family and Friends on Geni. Not only is this a great way to share your favorite… Read the full story

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Meet The Geni Team In London May 2-4

Posted March 24, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Join the Geni Team May 2-4 in London at The National History Show and Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE.  You will find us at Booth #360 in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London.  This is the second year for this event–it is by far the largest genealogy show in the world with over 20,000 attendees expected. You can learn more by Clicking Here.

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TIME Magazine loves Geni

Posted March 10, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

The current issue of TIME Magazine asks Is Shrink-Wrapped Software Dead? In the article they use Geni as an example of a fun, free, online alternative to traditional, ‘shrink-wrapped’ software. From TIME Magazine, March 17, 2008: Learning about your heritage is fun for the whole family on Geni.com, which lets you invite relatives to help flesh out the family tree.  Since all data are stored on Geni’s central servers, anyone you’ve given access to can… Read the full story

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Join The Geni Team in Provo, Utah

Posted March 6, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

What: Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference When: March 14-15, 2008 Where: Brigham Young University, Converence Center, Corner of 9th East and University, Room 2277, Booth 17, Provo, Utah Come join the Geni Team at the Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference in Provo, Utah.  You’ll find us in the Conference Center, Room 2277, Booth 17. Please stop by and say ‘hi’ to the team.You can find the schedule here. You can discuss this on… Read the full story

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How-to: Manage Your Profiles

Posted March 6, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Did you know that when you add a new profile to Geni, you are the ‘Profile Manager’ of that profile? This means that you have additional control over who can edit and search for these profiles. Here are the default settings for Managed Profiles: What do these settings mean? Who can edit? Choose ‘Only Me’ if you don’t want to grant anyone else access to edit these profiles. Choose ‘Entire Tree’ to allow others in… Read the full story

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Geni Named A Hot Free Software App by PC Magazine

Posted March 3, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

PC Magazine listed Geni as one of 157 Best Free Software Hot Apps in its March 2008 issue. It was listed in the category ‘Games/Fun’.