October 2008

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GenTips: The Next Best Thing to Being There – Virtual Family Reunions

Posted October 28, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

In this post, Geni guest blogger and avid genealogist Lisa Alzo helps you plan a "virtual family reunion". Family reunions have traditionally provided a way to build and strengthen family ties.  Getting together with favorite cousins, long-lost relatives, or newly discovered kin provides a fabulous opportunity to reminisce about favorite family memories or share newly discovered details about your family tree.  But if you’re finding that tough economic times combined with conflicting schedules prevents you… Read the full story

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Enhanced Privacy, Search, and Events

Posted October 9, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Finding and staying in touch with your family on Geni is easier than ever with these recent enhancements: Privacy Geni protects the privacy of your information by restricting who can see your profile. By default, only your Family Group and your Family’s Family can see your profile: Your Family Group: These are the people you actively follow on Geni — in your Family Newsfeed, Family Photos and Videos, and Family Calendar. By default it consists… Read the full story

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More Enhancements

Posted October 9, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Family News Filter Select the types of stories you see in your Family News with the new story-type filter. Want to only see upcoming birthday and anniversaries? You can do it. Just photos, videos, and gifts? Yep, no problem! Video Your family videos on Geni now have date, location, and description fields. Photos also get the new description field. Tree Preferences Use the new "Open profiles in new window" to keep your tree in one… Read the full story

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We’ll Be Right Back!

Posted October 9, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

We are giving Geni.com a quick tune-up, we’ll be back in a few minutes. We’ll update this post when we are back. Stay tuned!

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GenTips: Back to Basics: After the Interview

Posted October 8, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

In this post, Geni guest blogger and avid genealogist Lisa Alzo explains the steps you should take after you interview family members. If you missed Lisa’s first two posts in this series, Interview Your Relatives and Oral History Obstacles, you may want to read those first.                                                                        You’ve just returned from a… Read the full story