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Mother’s Day 2022 Giveaway: Win a Free Year of Geni Pro

Posted May 5, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a chance to win a 1-year Geni Pro subscription! On this special day, we honor and celebrate the mothers and mother-figures in our lives for their hard work, dedication, and care. This Mother’s Day, we want to learn more about your moms and mother-figures in your life. Send us a photo and answer the question, “What are three words that best describe your mom or mother-figure in your life?” and… Read the full story

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Use the MyHeritage Census Helper™ to Find Relatives in the 1950 U.S. Census

Posted April 1, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

The 1950 U.S. census is finally here! The images are available for FREE on MyHeritage now and in the coming days and weeks, MyHeritage will be indexes the images, state by state, so you can start searching the 1950 U.S. census by name. As the records are indexed, you will gradually start receiving Record Matches to the census on your Geni profiles. Until then, you may want to check out MyHeritage’s newly released Census Helper™…. Read the full story

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What to Know About the 1950 U.S. Census

Posted March 31, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

The wait is almost over! On April 1, 2022, the 1950 U.S. census will finally be released to the public. This new collection offers a treasure trove of information that sheds new light on the lives of our relatives who lived in the United States during the mid-20th century. In anticipation for the release of this new collection of records, we’re taking a look at what information you can find in the census and introduce… Read the full story

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Join Us at RootsTech 2022

Posted February 25, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

RootsTech 2022 is coming up fast! In just one week, the world’s largest genealogy conference will be here once again. Last year, the conference was completely virtual for the first time and was more accessible than ever, with over 1 million attendees from around the world. This year RootsTech will once again be 100% virtual and 100% free! The conference will take place March 3-5, 2022 and will feature live and pre-recorded events, inspiring keynote… Read the full story

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10 Amazing Facts About Betty White

Posted January 17, 2022 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we remember beloved actress Betty White on what would have been her birthday. White’s career spanned over eight decades and left a lasting mark on television history both in front and behind the camera. After making the transition from radio to television, she became a staple on American game shows. She also starred in several memorable sitcoms including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland. A cultural icon, White… Read the full story

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Looking Back at 2021 on Geni

Posted December 27, 2021 by Amanda | No Comment

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at 2021 on Geni. We’re proud of the many new enhancements to Sources introduced to Geni and along the way, hit a new milestone in the World Family Tree. Although we are still in the midst of the pandemic, we are grateful that we were still able to connect with the genealogical community through virtual conferences throughout the year. Here’s a look back at our… Read the full story

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MyHeritage and Expedia Partner to Inspire Heritage Travel

Posted November 23, 2021 by Amanda | No Comment

It was recently announced that MyHeritage and Expedia have partnered to help you plan the ultimate heritage tour. Together, MyHeritage and Expedia have launched the Heritage Travel Hub to make it easy for you to plan an incredible journey to the land of your ancestors. The site is housed on Expedia and features rich content that bridges family history research with planning a memorable, heritage-oriented trip. The Heritage Travel Hub will help you map an… Read the full story

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Introducing Source Conflicts to Geni Profiles

Posted October 26, 2021 by Amanda | No Comment

Today we are excited to introduce the next step on our road to improving sources on Geni – Source Conflicts!  When a profile has information that differs from the source citation values provided, you will receive an alert to review the discrepancy and if needed, update the profile. This new enhancement provides a fast and easy way for you to ensure that the best information, backed by documentation, is included on your Geni profiles. Where… Read the full story

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Old Occupational Portraits In Color

Posted September 6, 2021 by Amanda | No Comment

What did your ancestors do for a living? In the mid-19th century, occupational portraits were a common portrait style that illustrated an individual’s trade or profession. If you are lucky to have an occupational portrait of an ancestor, you may see that they often include tools or props to help illustrate their profession or skills. They may be dressed in their work attire and in some cases, they may even pretend to be working. These… Read the full story

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Early Female Olympians

Posted July 30, 2021 by Amanda | No Comment

After being postponed for a year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are now in full swing. Although this year’s games are different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still full of history making celebrations from some amazing female athletes. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history for winning the Philippines’s first Olympic gold medal. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya became the first gold medalist in the women’s street skateboarding event at just 13 years old. She is also Japan’s… Read the full story

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