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They Died of What? Old Diseases Explained

Posted April 11, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment

While researching your ancestors, have you come across a cause of death that you do not recognize? When looking at old records, it’s not uncommon to find a cause of death or illness whose name is no longer in use today. You may find these terms in old historical records such as obituaries, death certificates, probate records, or census mortality schedules. Here’s a quick roundup of a few terms you may encounter: Croup – a swelling of… Read the full story

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pony Express

Posted April 3, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

Did your ancestors ever received mail via the Pony Express? The Pony Express was once hailed as the fastest way to send and receive mail across the United States. Although it’s existence was short, its impact and popularity on the American West has continued to endure. Pony Express poster / Wikimedia Commons Check out these interesting facts about the old mail-delivery system of the United States. 1. The Pony Express was founded by William Russell, Alexander Majors,… Read the full story

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Geni Tips: Clean Up Your Merge Center

Posted March 30, 2018 by Amanda | 12 Comments
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Spring is here! As you start your spring cleaning in your home, you may also want to make time to do a little spring cleaning in your Merge Center too. Do you recall the last time you took a look at your Requested Merges, Tree Conflicts, or Data Conflicts? It’s easy to forget to check these when you are busy adding new branches. Take a fresh look at some of these pending requests and conflicts… Read the full story

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Irish Genealogy Projects on Geni

Posted March 16, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment
Irish Genealogy Projects on Geni

Do you have Irish ancestry? With millions of Irish people who have emigrated abroad, it is estimated that over 80 million people worldwide claim some Irish descent. If you are trying to learn more about your Irish ancestors, Irish genealogy projects on Geni are a fantastic way to collaborate and connect with others who are also researching their Irish roots. These genealogy projects are the perfect place to seek advice, meet others researching their Irish ancestors, and work together towards the… Read the full story

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RootsTech 2018 Highlights

Posted March 7, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re back from RootsTech 2018 and we had a wonderful time! Thousands of genealogists from all around the world gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the largest family history conference in the world. Throughout the conference, the Geni booth was packed with people eager to learn more about collaboration  and Geni’s World Family Tree. Several users stopped by to say hi and tell us how much they enjoy using the… Read the full story

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Research Based on Geni’s World Family Tree Featured in Prestigious Journal Science

Posted March 1, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
Research Based on Geni’s World Family Tree Featured in Prestigious Journal Science

We’re excited to share that the science team at Geni’s parent company, MyHeritage, led by MyHeritage’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Yaniv Erlich, has had a groundbreaking paper published today in Science, one of the most influential academic journals in the world. The research was conducted with scientists at Columbia University, the New York Genome Center, MIT and Harvard, and provides fresh insights into the last couple of centuries of marriage and migration in Europe and… Read the full story

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Discover How You’re Related with the Geni Pathfinder

Posted February 27, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment
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Have you ever met someone at a conference and wanted to quickly see if you’re related? Now you can use the Geni Pathfinder, our new handy tool on your mobile device to easily discover how you’re related to the people you meet at genealogy conferences, family reunions, or anywhere else! Begin by navigating to this url on your mobile device: (you will be prompted to login, if you have not already). A QR code and… Read the full story

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Geni is Heading to RootsTech 2018

Posted February 22, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment
RootsTech 2018

Next week the Geni team will be heading to Salt Lake City, Utah for RootsTech 2018, the world’s largest genealogy conference. Between February 28 – March 3, thousands of genealogists from around the world will gather at the Salt Palace Convention Center to learn more about the latest in the world of genealogy. This year has an exciting group of keynote speakers, including Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton and renowned genealogist Henry Louis Gates, Jr. With… Read the full story

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog

Posted February 16, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
Tradition Chinese cloth doll dog,2018 is year of the dog

Happy Chinese New Year! Also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, the new year is celebrated according to the lunar calendar with each year associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Today marks the first day of the Year of the Dog on the lunar calendar. In celebration of the new year, here are some things to know about the holiday: 1. At the core of the holiday is family… Read the full story

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Webinar: Introducing the Geni World Family Tree

Posted February 9, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
Webinar: Introducing the Geni World Family Tree

Geni curator Randy Schoenberg recently gave a great webinar, “Introducing the Geni World Family Tree,” with Legacy Family Tree webinars. If you missed it, you can catch it now in the video below. Join Randy as he gives a great introduction to the benefits of collaboration in the World Family Tree and discusses why you should be building and preserving your family tree on Geni. Randy also talks about some of the unique features of Geni, including genealogy projects, which… Read the full story

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