October 2010

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Building the “Big Tree”

Posted October 29, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Recently, when we introduced Curators, we noted that Geni’s mission is to create a shared family tree that connects all of our users. We wanted to share a little bit more about what this vision means and how we are going to get there. For centuries, people have studied their family history in order to document their ancestors and find new relatives. However, there has never been a great way to share the results of this… Read the full story

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Enhanced following privacy

Posted October 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

A few weeks ago we introduced following, a great way to control your notifications and keep track of the users, profiles, and now projects you’re interested in. Although following does not have any privacy implications (you don’t gain any additional access to profile information by following a profile), some users were not comfortable with people they don’t know following their close relatives. Even though this did not in any way violate the privacy of these… Read the full story

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Project Enhancements

Posted October 27, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Projects were first introduced a couple of weeks ago as a way to organize groups of profiles, usually around a specific family, surname, place or event. Users have found some really interesting uses for projects, and almost 200 projects have already been created. Today we’re introducing the following enhancements to projects: Project Discussions Every project now has its own list of discussions. Use the Project Discussions link to view a list of threads related to… Read the full story

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Introducing Projects (now for everyone)

Posted October 20, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

A few weeks ago we introduced Projects, a way for Geni Curators to create collections of profiles. Some great projects have been created, from “Mayflower” Passengers and US Civil War Notables, to Extraordinary Women of the Middle Ages and Early Normans c.790-1066. Today we’re opening up projects to all users. Before you start a new project, please review the list of current projects to make sure that there isn’t already a similar project. You can… Read the full story

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Marilyn Monroe

Posted October 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Marilyn Monroe http://www.geni.com/people/Marilyn-Monroe/6000000005395646559

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Laurence Olivier

Posted October 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Laurence Olivier http://www.geni.com/people/Laurence-Olivier/6000000008681103755

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Errol Flynn

Posted October 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Errol Flynn http://www.geni.com/people/Errol-Flynn/6000000008708537102

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John DeLorean

Posted October 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John DeLorean http://www.geni.com/people/John-DeLorean/6000000009999174448

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Tom Bosley

Posted October 19, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Tom Bosley http://www.geni.com/people/Tom-Bosley/6000000007292967455

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Belinda Carlisle

Posted October 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment
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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Belinda Carlisle http://www.geni.com/people/Belinda-Carlisle/6000000009387037737

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Barbara Billingsley

Posted October 18, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Barbara Billingsley http://www.geni.com/people/Barbara-Billingsley/6000000009387491746

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John von Neumann

Posted October 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John von Neumann http://www.geni.com/people/John-von-Neumann/6000000002591543079

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Alan Turing

Posted October 15, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Alan Turing http://www.geni.com/people/Alan-Turing/6000000000688677702

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Introducing Following

Posted October 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Today we’re introducing following, a new way to organize the profiles that interest you, control your notifications, and invite people you know to Geni. Following a profile is as easy as clicking the follow button. Click it again to unfollow the profile. Following a profile does a few things: You’ll receive updates about the profile on your home page. You’ll be added to the list of followers on the profile – this is a great… Read the full story

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Merging Enhancements

Posted October 14, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

As your tree grows and merges with other trees, you may find some profiles in your tree that have duplicates in their immediate family. For example, when you merge two profiles that each have a complete set of kids, you'll need to merge the kids together. In these cases, you should use the resolve duplicates option under the node's more menu to quickly merge them. We've made some changes to this process. After you drag duplicate… Read the full story

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Madonna and Sarah Palin are cousins!

Posted October 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Madonna and Sarah Palin are cousins! See how they are related! http://geni.com/5ntzX

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Madonna and Hillary Clinton are cousins! See how they are related!

Posted October 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Madonna and Hillary Clinton are cousins! See how they are related! http://geni.com/7BBvt

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is related to Sarah L. Palin. Check out their relatives!

Posted October 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is related to Sarah L. Palin. Check out their relatives! http://geni.com/XpgRj

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President Obama and Sarah Palin are cousins! Who would have thought it?

Posted October 13, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

President Obama and Sarah Palin are cousins! Who would have thought it? View their relationship here http://geni.com/QPxhF

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Al Gore

Posted October 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Al Gore http://www.geni.com/people/Albert-A-Gore-Jr-45th-Vice-President-of-the-USA/6000000003626809721

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Robert E. Lee

Posted October 12, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Robert E. Lee http://www.geni.com/people/General-Robert-E-Lee/6000000003089506774

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Christopher Columbus

Posted October 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Christopher Columbus http://www.geni.com/people/Cristobal-Colon/6000000003773798984

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Posted October 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Hillary Rodham Clinton http://www.geni.com/profile/6000000001961459395/events/6000000001961474295

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Bill Clinton

Posted October 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Bill Clinton http://www.geni.com/people/William-J-Clinton-42nd-President-of-the-USA/6000000001961474289

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Jimmy Carter

Posted October 11, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Jimmy Carter http://www.geni.com/people/James-E-Carter-39t…h-President-of-the-USA/6000000001962458192

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Seán Lennon

Posted October 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Seán Lennon http://www.geni.com/people/Seán-Lennon/6000000010094434941

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John Lennon

Posted October 8, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: John Lennon http://www.geni.com/people/John-Lennon/6000000003638168340

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Simon Cowell

Posted October 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Simon Cowell http://www.geni.com/people/Simon-Cowell/6000000008321962404

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted October 7, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Arnold Schwarzenegger http://www.geni.com/people/Arnold-Schwarzenegger/6000000008025347849

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Javier Bardem

Posted October 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Javier Bardem http://www.geni.com/people/Javier-Bardem/6000000009785811441

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Madonna

Posted October 6, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Madonna http://www.geni.com/people/Madonna-Ciccone/6000000002743726754

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Daniel Baldwin

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Daniel Baldwin http://www.geni.com/people/Daniel-Baldwin/6000000007024151366

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Nicky Hilton

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Nicky Hilton http://www.geni.com/people/Nicky-Hilton/6000000007324117225

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Uma Thurman

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Uma Thurman http://www.geni.com/people/Uma-Thurman/6000000009544569172

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Groucho Marx

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Groucho Marx http://www.geni.com/people/Julius-Groucho-Marx/6000000006817887105

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: George Harrison

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: George Harrison http://www.geni.com/people/George-Harrison/6000000008408115384

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Harry S. Truman

Posted October 5, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Harry S. Truman http://www.geni.com/people/Harry-S-Truman-33rd-President-of-the-USA/6000000000264958780

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Teddy Roosevelt

Posted October 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Teddy Roosevelt http://www.geni.com/people/Theodore-Teddy-Roosevelt-26th-President-of-the-USA/6000000002262321210

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mahatma Gandhi

Posted October 4, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Mahatma Gandhi http://www.geni.com/people/Mohandas-Gandhi/6000000003922874202

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Introducing the Enhanced Profile

Posted October 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

Today we’re rolling out an enhanced version of the profile page to all users. After weeks of testing various versions with a small group of users, we’re ready to share the latest version with all of our users. The cosmetic changes, outlined below, make it easier to find the information you’re looking for on a person’s profile. Here is an overview of what changed: Basics Immediate Family can now be collapsed or expanded. Nicknames and… Read the full story

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ansel Adams

Posted October 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: Ansel Adams http://www.geni.com/people/Ansel-Adams/6000000002966447793

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One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Benjamin Harrison

Posted October 1, 2010 by Geni | No Comment

One of Today’s Highlighted Profiles: President Benjamin Harrison http://www.geni.com/people/Benjamin-Harrison-23rd-President-of-the-USA/6000000004133198123