November 2008

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted November 25, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

This Thursday, our users in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering their families together for dinner and giving thanks. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to visit family and share memories and family stories. If you have the opportunity to spend time with your family, especially those that you don't see as often, don't forget to invite them to add what they know about your family history on Geni. Often times these families gatherings… Read the full story

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New Feature – Find Your Family

Posted November 21, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Geni is a collaborative tool that you and your family can use to build a common family history. With the new Find Your Family feature, you can quickly get your family on Geni to help you build your tree and create a scrapbook of your lives, even if you aren’t sure exactly how they are related. Find Your Family The easiest way to find family members on Geni is to search your address book. You… Read the full story

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Open Web Awards: Voting is now open

Posted November 21, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Thanks to everyone who nominated Geni for an Open Web Award, Geni is a finalist in the Social Networking Applications category. Voting for the awards is now open, and you can cast one vote per Category per E-mail Address Per Day. Mashable Open Web Awards

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2008 Crunchies

Posted November 19, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Last year Geni was chosen as a Crunchies finalist. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Crunchies: Readers are invited to nominate their favorite product or company in each of the fifteen award categories below. Readers can vote once a day until nominations end Friday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST. Five finalists will be selected for each award category and popular voting will run from December 15 – January 5, 2009 Midnight PST. The… Read the full story

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Site Maintenance

Posted November 18, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Update: Everything should be back to normal again. We're performing some site maintenance, so Geni.com may be temporarily unavailable for the next few minutes. We'll keep this post updated.

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New Gifts

Posted November 12, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

We've added a selection of new gifts that you can send to your family, including special gifts for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. Here are some of the new additions:     Send a gift now

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Using Outside Sources to Help with Your Family Tree

Posted November 11, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Because many Geni users are just getting started with their family history research, occasionally we like to share helpful resources thay may assist you in your research.Today’s guest blogger Lee Everton presents Everton’s Genealogical Helper. Make sure you check out the special offer at the end for Geni users: As you enter new family members on your family tree, you will arrive at a point where it becomes more difficult to add branches to your… Read the full story

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Geni is Getting a Tune-up

Posted November 10, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

Update: We're back. We should be back in just a few minutes.

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Sending Gifts to your Family

Posted November 7, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

  Whether it is their birthday, anniversary, or "just because", sending a virtual gift is a great way to show someone that you care. We've given each user three free gift credits to try out our our new, enhanced virtual gifts: Expanded Gift Selection: We've completely revised our gifts, with higher quality graphics and a better selection than ever. We'll add more gifts in the future to help your family celebrate holidays and other special… Read the full story

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Geni Will Be Right Back

Posted November 7, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

Update: We're back. Please bear with us as we fix some technical difficulties on the Geni website. We should be back momentarily.

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GEDCOM Import/Export is Temporarily Disabled

Posted November 7, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Update: GEDCOM Import/Export is now working again. The GEDCOM Import/Export feature is temporarily disabled this morning. We expect it to be back online later this morning, and will update this post when it has returned.

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The Open Web Awards are coming…

Posted November 5, 2008 by Geni | Comments Off

Nominations for the second annual Open Web Awards are now being accepted: Open Web Awards is the only multilingual international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements in 26 categories. This year, we’re partnering with over 100 blog partners, Poll Daddy for extra security and ease of voting and extending the nominations period and voting… Read the full story