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MyHeritage LIVE Highlights

Posted November 9, 2018 by Amanda | 3 Comments

From November 2-4, 2018, MyHeritage hosted their first-ever user conference, MyHeritage LIVE, in Oslo, Norway. Over 400 attendees from 28 different countries around the world headed over to the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel to participate in this unique conference. Another 60,000 tuned in to watch some of the many genealogy and DNA track sessions live streamed on the conference website and the MyHeritage Facebook page. Attendees had multiple presentations and hands-on workshops to choose from, each offering a unique… Read the full story

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Family History Month Giveaway Winner

Posted November 7, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

The month of October was Family History Month. In honor of the month-long celebration of family history, we offered the Geni community the chance to win a free 1-year Geni Pro subscription. Participants simply had to send us their answer to the question, “What’s the most surprising or interesting discovery you’ve made in your family tree?” A lucky winner was chosen at random from the many eligible entries submitted through comments on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and email. We’re happy to congratulate John… Read the full story

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Halloween 100 Years Ago

Posted October 31, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

Are you excited for Halloween? Halloween is that great time of the year where children and adults put on their best or scariest costumes and indulge in an abundance of sweet treats. Homes are decorated in faux cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns are carved, and apples are ready to be bobbed. Halloween parties are held all around filled with fun and games throughout the night, while other folks are up to some playful mischief with Halloween pranks or “tricks.” Do… Read the full story

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MyHeritage LIVE: Geni Speaker & Workshop

Posted October 25, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

We’re only one week away from MyHeritage LIVE, the first-ever MyHeritage user conference in Oslo, Norway! Geni will be there on the weekend of November 2-4, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavian hotel located right in the center of Oslo. A full schedule of expert speakers and hands-on workshops are planned throughout this immersive conference. In fact, there will be two lecture tracks – Genealogy and DNA – to educate you on some of MyHeritage’s powerful products and… Read the full story

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Two-Factor Authentication Now Available on Geni

Posted October 18, 2018 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Protecting your Geni accounts from unauthorized access is very important to us. Unfortunately, the difficulty of remembering several passwords often means that people will reuse the same password across multiple sites. This common practice can put the security of your account at serious risk should your email address and password fall into the wrong hands. Today we are pleased to announce an important update to help make your Geni account more secure – Two-Factor Authentication…. Read the full story

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HTML Tree: Move This Person and Resolve Duplicates Now Available

Posted October 9, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment

A few months ago, we introduced our new HTML tree on Geni, which made it possible for all users to finally view and edit their family trees on their mobile device or tablet. Since our announcement, we have continued to work hard to bring some of the Flash tree’s most powerful features to the HTML version of the tree. Today we’re excited to share that two very important tools are now available on the HTML tree – Move This Person… Read the full story

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Family History Month: Win a Geni Pro Subscription!

Posted October 4, 2018 by Amanda | 7 Comments
Family History Month: Win a Geni Pro Subscription!

October is Family History Month and to celebrate, we’re giving away a free 1-year subscription of Geni Pro! With a Geni Pro subscription, you will have access to advanced tools to help you grow your tree faster on Geni. These features include: Tree Matches – access Tree Matches to grow your family tree faster and connect with new relatives Enhanced search – get full access to Geni’s search engine Priority support – communicate directly with our expert… Read the full story

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Constitution Day: 7 Facts About the U.S. Constitution

Posted September 17, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

Today is Constitution Day! On this day, the U.S. observes the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The U.S. Constitution / U.S. National Archives Here are seven interesting facts about the Constitution: 1. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 by 39 delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Some notable signers included George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. 2. James Madison is often hailed as the “Father… Read the full story

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Etiquette: A 19th Century Guide

Posted September 14, 2018 by Amanda | One Comment
Etiquette: A 19th Century Guide

Growing up, our parents taught us to be polite and practice good manners – say your “pleases” and “thank yous,” hold the door for others, don’t talk with your mouth full, etc. And as we grew up, we strive to pass along these best practices to our children. During the 19th century, etiquette guides were a booming business. To the people of the Victorian Era, practicing good manners was essential to all social interactions. Many books were written… Read the full story

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Join Geni at MyHeritage LIVE

Posted September 7, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
Join Geni at MyHeritage LIVE

We are excited to share that Geni will be participating in the first-ever MyHeritage user conference and you’re invited! MyHeritage LIVE will take place on the weekend of November 2-4, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The conference is open to anyone around the world who would like to learn more about Geni and MyHeritage. The conference will feature a keynote speech from MyHeritage Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet, a lecture and workshop from Geni’s General Manager,… Read the full story

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