Geni Tips: Convert Photos to Documents

Posted October 25, 2016 by Amanda | One Comment

Before Geni introduced documents, users were able to upload records, such as census records or passenger lists, as photos. Now years later, many people are still not aware that you can convert those old photos into documents. By converting these types of photos into documents, you make these records even more useful in your family tree. Once the image is made into a document, you can use them as sources for your family’s profiles. For each profile fact, you can cite the document the information was found and thus, help improve the quality of the World Family Tree on Geni.

Geni Tip: Convert Photos to Documents

To begin converting your photos to documents, simply follow the steps below:

1. Under Family at the top of the page, click Photos and select the photo album where the image you want to convert is located.

Geni Tip: Convert Photos to Documents

2. Next click “Organize this album”

Geni Tip: Convert Photos to Documents

3. In your photo organizer, select the image you would like to convert into a document and then click the “Make Document” button.

Geni Tip: Convert Photos to Documents

Note: Keep in mind this action is not reversible, so make sure you have selected the correct image!

4. Now you can put that record to better use as a document on your relative’s profile!

Geni Tip: Convert Photos to Documents

Read more on how to add sources to your profiles on Geni.

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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  • Frode Evensen

    More people should know about this feature :-)

    To ease the transition to document you could add a feature to send a request to convert photo to document. So when I see a document as a photo I could send a request to the photo’s owner that he should convert it.