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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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Quick Genealogy Tip: Projects on Geni

Posted February 5, 2018 by Amanda | 3 Comments
Quick Genealogy Tip: Projects on Geni

Geni curator Jarrett Ross, also known as the GeneaVlogger, recently made a great video on how to use Projects on Geni. Projects are a great way to organize your research about any particular topic and work with others who are also interested in that same research topic. By adding relevant profiles to the project, all project collaborators can easily work together to add new discoveries to the World Family Tree. If you are interested in a particular genealogy research subject, you can quickly start a… Read the full story

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Your Oldest Photographs of an Ancestor

Posted February 2, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
FelipeBrignardello image

We recently asked this question on Facebook, “What’s the oldest photograph you have of an ancestor?” We received so many great responses that we thought it would be great to share some of the beautiful photographs we received. Check out a few of our favorite photos below and feel to share some from your own collection of old photographs in the comments below! Felipe Vargas Brignardello: The oldest picture I have is from 1864, in the middle is… Read the full story

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Australia Day: The First Fleet on Geni

Posted January 26, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
first fleet

Today Australia celebrates Australia Day! The holiday commemorates the day in 1788 when British settlers arrived on the shores of Australia for the first time. Led by Captain Arthur Phillip, the first boats arrived at Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788. On shore, Phillip raised the British flag to signal the beginning of the colony. In honor of Australia Day, we’re highlighting the genealogy projects for the First Fleet! Before the American Revolutionary War, the British, faced… Read the full story

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5 Things to Do to Get Started on Your Family Tree

Posted January 12, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
5 Things to Do When You First Get Started on Your Family Tree

If you’re interested in getting started on your genealogy, but at a loss as to what you need to do first, here are some tips on what to do to begin building your family tree. 1. Keep it simple and start with what you know. The first step is the easiest – simply start with what you know. Begin with yourself and work your way back to your parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc. This will give you a good… Read the full story

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Genealogy Goals for 2018

Posted January 4, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
New Year's Goals

What are your genealogy goals for 2018? Get the new year started on the right foot by laying out what you  hope to accomplish this year. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1. Get your relatives to take a DNA test If you’ve already taken a DNA test for genealogy, make a plan to encourage your relatives to take a DNA test too. This is especially important for your older relatives. Connect their results to the… Read the full story

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A Look Back at 2017

Posted December 27, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
A Look Back at 2017 (1)

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking some time to reflect on this past year on Geni. We celebrated an exciting milestone, introduced new enhancements, met genealogists all around the country, and heard some wonderful stories from our users. Here are our highlights: This year, Geni celebrated our 10th anniversary! Geni first launched in January 2007 with one goal in mind – to create a single family tree of the entire world. Today, Geni’s World Family Tree… Read the full story

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Vintage Holiday Postcards

Posted December 21, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
Vintage Holiday Postcards

Do you have any vintage holiday cards? It’s an old practice to send holiday cards to friends and loved ones during the holidays. They are also a great find for genealogists. Old postcards can often provide some important clues for your family history and can provide an intimate connection with your family’s past. They may even provide you with a new name or give you a clue as to how someone is related. With the holidays only a few days away, here’s a… Read the full story

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Meghan Markle’s Roots Connect to Some Surprising Relatives

Posted December 14, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment

When news of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle broke, we shared how the newly engaged couple were related through Geni’s World Family Tree. With excitement still in the air, we thought it would be fun to share a few more of Meghan’s surprising relatives. Recently, our parent company, MyHeritage, shared the news that Meghan was related to William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill through her English roots. This was possible thanks to Geni’s World Family Tree, which connects over 120… Read the full story

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