New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

Posted June 23, 2016 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Genealogy reports are an important part of family history research. Today, we’re happy to introduce Ancestor and Descendant Reports for your family tree on Geni.

Ancestor and Descendant reports will enable you to view a compact list of a profile’s ancestors or descendants up to 20 generations. You may also export the report as a PDF to save to your computer, print it or share it with a friend or relative.

To view a profile’s Ancestor and Descendant report, navigate to the profile page and click “Actions.” Choose which report you would like to see from the menu options.

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

You can also quickly access the reports from profile hovercards in the Actions menu. Simply hover your mouse over the profile link and select ‘Actions.’

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

Then choose which report you would like to view.

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

In addition to the profile’s name, these reports include the birth and death dates and locations for each ancestor or descendant. You can also hover over the names to see the hovercard. Each number in the report indicates a new generation. For the Ancestor report, the list will start with the focus person and move back through generations as you go down the list.

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

Ancestor report for Queen Elizabeth II

For the Descendant report, the list will start at the focus person and move forward in time to the most recent generations.

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

Descendant report for Queen Elizabeth II

The report will display 4 generations by default, but you can increase or decrease the number of generations by dragging the slider or manually inputing the number of generations you want to view in the report. Click the “Export PDF” button to export a PDF of the list and save to your computer.

New on Geni: Ancestor and Descendant Reports

Drag the slider or type in the number of generations to view

With the new Ancestor and Descendant reports, you can now easily view a profile’s ancestors or descendants in a compact list, which will help you better review your genealogy research.

Check out these new Ancestor and Descendant reports for your family tree now!

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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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  • Max Preston

    Is there a way to make the descendant reports list peoples’ birth surnames? It would be useful to be able to see in the report, for example, someone’s maiden name (before it was changed upon marriage).