New Geni Feature: Disable Automatically Generated Last Names

Posted April 13, 2011 by Geni | 2 Comments

Naming conventions can be very different between cultures. Our last name pre-population is based on common American traditions, but we realize that it doesn’t work for every user. As of today, Geni now allows you to turn off the automatic generation of the last name field on new profiles. Here’s how:

In the tree view, go to the Preferences tab, and then go to the Names section. Now check the box that says “Do not guess last names.” If you want the “guess last names” feature back, you can uncheck the box at any time.



  • EdenSong

    I appreciate your efforts to accommodate our cultural differences.nnWhat a daunting task to allow for *all* of humanity. Literally. Through all of time as our ancestors have walked around the earth. (Except, of course, for the time the earth was flat and we merely walked across it!)

    • Anonymous