June 2008

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Scheduled Maintenance

Posted June 27, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Geni.com will be unavailable for about 10-15 minutes starting at around 8:30 PM PST. We need to perform some quick maintenance and we should be back very soon! UPDATE: And we are back!

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How Many Languages Does Your Tree Speak?

Posted June 20, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

As Geni continues to grow, family trees also grow to span country borders. Does yours include speakers of different languages? Take this poll and tell us just how many different languages are spoken within your family tree.

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GEDCOM Import Raised to 15,000

Posted June 19, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

When we initially released our GEDCOM Import feature, users could import GEDCOM files with up to 1,000 people in them. We have been increasing this limit since the initial release, and last night we increased the limit from 5,000 to 15,000. If you have a GEDCOM file with up to 15,000 people you can now use it to start a Geni tree. GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical… Read the full story

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Performance Enhancements

Posted June 18, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Geni has been updated! We just released a number of performance enhancements. Although users who are part of larger trees will notice the greatest improvements, these changes should enhance the experience for all Geni users. NOTE: The first time you visit Geni after this update, we will need to take a moment to prepare your personal data for use. This should only take a few minutes and then you will be on your way! UPDATE:… Read the full story

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Time Magazine 50 best websites – Vote for Geni!

Posted June 16, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Time Magazine has named Geni one of the top 50 websites of 2008! Here is what they say about Geni: For an exercise that’s all about family, researching your genealogy can be an oddly lonesome affair, filled with long hours spent sifting through records and making awkward phone calls to far-flung relatives. But Geni turns tree-building into a collaborative effort: the free site gives you the basic tools for diagramming your ancestry, and it also… Read the full story

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Geni Helps New Mom Share Her Joy with Entire Family

Posted June 13, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

As Geni continues to add new features to help our users stay in touch with their family, new parents in particular are finding Geni to be a convenient, efficient, and fun way of sharing their baby updates. Kristina Endraske, a 27 year-old first time mom, gave birth to Kaleb Dean Endraske on April 5, 2008. Kristina explains below how Geni helps her to share her experience with her loved ones even with her busy schedule…. Read the full story

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Need French or Swiss Geni Users for Radio Show

Posted June 13, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

If you live in Switzerland or France, use Geni (of course you do you’re reading the Geni Blog) and are available to be interviewed for a radio program please contact us at community@geni.com and give us your contact information.

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Meet the Geni Team in Burbank June 27-29

Posted June 11, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

June 27-29, 2008 39th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center Since this show is in our own backyard many Geni Team members will be in attendance–including names that you may recognize from their posts of our Forum. Please stop by our booth 501 &510 to say hi. JoAnne Rockower from the Geni Team will be giving an Introduction to Collaborative Genealogy on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30am.

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New Dads and Grads Gifts on Geni!

Posted June 6, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

June is the month that we celebrate Dads and Grads, and we’ve added some new free gifts just for them! Dads This Sunday, June 15th, is Father’s Day in 51 countries around the world. Visit the Father’s Day Gift page to honor the fathers in your life with a personal message and one of these special gifts: Send a Father’s Day greeting to any dad in your tree Grads Do you have any recent or… Read the full story