Introducing Surname Pages
In less than three years the Geni community has created nearly 100 million profiles, including almost 50 million that are part of the Big Tree. Among all of those profiles, there are more than 3 million unique surnames on Geni.
Today we announce the addition of Surname pages to Geni. Surname pages create a central point of discovery for profiles, projects, documents and discussions that are related to any given surname. Geni users can follow Surname pages just like you can follow a Project or a Profile; you’ll be updated any time someone makes changes to the Surname pages you follow.
You can dive into the Surname pages by pointing your browser to: http://www.geni.com/surnames
The Surnames landing page contains some information about the most popular surnames, and a search box that allows you to easily find any surname that exists on Geni. Once you search for a surname, you will be directed to a Surname page that aggregates information about that last name.
Surname pages contain an About section with a description of the history and meaning of the surname. The About section is Wikitext that can be updated by any users on Geni. If your surname doesn’t have any About text, you can easily add some details about your surname to share with the community.
Following and more…
Surname pages make it easy to discover new information. Each Surname page has a Follow button which allows you be updated as changes are made to a Surname page.
Below the Follow button you can easily browse to any discussions or documents where a profile with the given surname has been tagged. It is also easy to browse through Geni profiles with the given surname.
All Projects that contain a profile with the given surname are listed at the bottom of the right-hand column, too.