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Remembering the People’s Princess 20 Years Later

Posted August 31, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment
Remembering the People’s Princess 20 Years Later

Today we remember Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 20th anniversary of her death. On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in Paris, France. Known as the “People’s Princess” for her compassion and charitable efforts, Princess Diana was beloved all and the world mourned when news spread of her sudden death. In honor of her memory, we take a look back at her life. Image: Wikimedia Commons 1. Diana Frances Spencer… Read the full story

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Join Geni at FGS 2017

Posted August 23, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment

Next week Geni will be heading to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference. The conference will take place August 30 – September 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, this year’s them is “Building Bridges to the Past.” The conference will have a wide variety of sessions available for all skill levels. Geni will be at booth 123 eager to meet attendees, help answer… Read the full story

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New Enhancements to DNA Matches

Posted August 14, 2017 by Amanda | 2 Comments
New Enhancements to DNA Matches

We’re excited to announce some recent enhancements to our DNA features on Geni. These new improvements will make it easier for you to find your connection to relatives based on your shared DNA. Shared DNA Matches   Your DNA matches will now display shared DNA matches between you and your match. By seeing the DNA matches you have in common, you can start narrowing down your connection in the family tree. For example, if your… Read the full story

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IAJGS 2017 Recap

Posted August 2, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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We’re back from Orlando, Florida, where the Geni team attended the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and chat with many excited Geni users. The Geni booth before the doors opened The Geni booth was a popular stop during the conference. To our surprise, we ran out of Geni water bottles faster than any other conference! Randy Schoenberg giving his World Family Tree lecture On the first… Read the full story

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Join Geni at IAJGS 2017

Posted July 19, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment

We’re excited to be headed to Orlando, Florida for the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy! The conference will take place July 23 – 28 at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. IAJGS is always a lively affair with genealogists from all over the world coming together to see old friends, meet new people and learn more about the world of Jewish genealogy. Come see Geni at the exhibit hall, which is open July 23… Read the full story

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7 Places to Find Where Your Ancestors are Buried

Posted June 28, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment

Do you know where your ancestors are buried? As many genealogists would know, you can find a lot of genealogical information on a gravestone. That is if you know where to look. If you have yet to find where your ancestor is buried, check out these tips to help you locate your ancestor’s final resting place. 1. Obituaries Obituaries hold a wealth of genealogical information. Often you may find vital information such as birth or death dates, the names… Read the full story

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Your Stories: From Friends to Family

Posted June 21, 2017 by Amanda | One Comment
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Geni’s World Family Tree aims to connect people from all parts of the world. With an international user base, we love to hear the diverse stories from our users as they research their family histories. Sharmalan (right) with his mother Elaveni, his grandmother Visalatchy, his wife Vasuge and his daughter Vaishnavi Sharmalan Thevar was born in 1984 in Malaysia. A colorful nation made up of many different cultures and ethnicities, it’s not surprising for Malaysians… Read the full story

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Highlights From Jamboree 2017

Posted June 13, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment

We had a great time at the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree! It’s always a delight to see old friends and meet new users right here in Burbank, California. The Geni computers were often occupied throughout the conference Our booth was packed much of the time with many people eager to ask questions about how they can be a part of Geni’s World Family Tree of 114 million people. Jamboree attendees got to take advantage… Read the full story

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D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

Posted June 6, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment
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Today marks the anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The D-Day landings was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Image: Naval History and Heritage Command In the early morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France with over 160,000 troops and 13,000 paratroopers along a 50-mile stretch of France’s coastline. Over 5,000 ships and 11,000 planes had crossed the English Channel during the night in preparation to drive Nazi forces back to Berlin…. Read the full story

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Join Geni at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2017

Posted June 2, 2017 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re excited for the 48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree next week in Burbank, California. The conference will take place June 8-11 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The theme of this year’s Jamboree is “Hunting Your Heritage.” Jamboree will hold DNA Day on June 8, which will provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to learn more about DNA and genealogy from experts in the field. The exhibit hall will be open June 9-11 and it… Read the full story

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