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Find Your Relatives at RootsTech with the Geni Pathfinder

Posted February 13, 2020 by Amanda | No Comment

Will you be at RootsTech 2020 on February 26-29 in Salt Lake City, Utah? Wonder if any new cousins will also be there? The Geni Pathfinder can now send you a notification to let you know if new relatives are also attending the conference. Simply go to the RootsTech 2020 Pathfinder event page or scan the QR code below to register for notifications. On the pathfinder event page, select how you would like to be… Read the full story

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Video: Navigating the HTML Tree on Geni

Posted January 27, 2020 by Amanda | No Comment

Have you used the HTML version of the family tree on Geni? GeneaVlogger and Geni curator Jarrett Ross has released a new video on how to navigate the HTML version of the World Family Tree on Geni. In this video, Jarrett gives an introduction to all of the basic features of the HTML tree, including new options that are not available on the Flash version of the tree. From the new side panel and easier navigation tools to a… Read the full story

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Genealogy Goals for the New Year

Posted January 11, 2020 by Amanda | No Comment

Start your genealogy research off right in the new year by writing down your goals for 2020. Now is the perfect time to think about what you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Create research plans Do you have a branch you haven’t been able to tackle? Or a great grandfather you have yet to find out more about? Create a research plan so that you can better organize… Read the full story

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2019: Year in Review

Posted December 26, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

As 2019 comes to a close, we take a look back at all the wonderful things we have been able to accomplish in the past year. Over 10 million profiles have been added to the World Family Tree this year, meaning we’ll close out 2019 with nearly 140 million profiles connected to the World Family Tree! This year our team worked hard to provide the Geni community with new and better tools to help build the family tree faster… Read the full story

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Your Stories: Finding Alice

Posted December 17, 2019 by Geni | No Comment

The following post was written by Ian Stone from Perth, Western Australia. A Geni user since 2010, Ian discovered his passion for genealogy after starting his family tree on the site nearly a decade ago. After sharing his submission for Geni’s Family History Month Giveaway, Ian asked for the opportunity to expand on his answer to the question, “If you could go back in time, which ancestor would you visit and why?” Ian had said that he would love to visit… Read the full story

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MyHeritage LIVE 2020 Announced

Posted December 11, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Save the date! MyHeritage, Geni’s parent company, has announced that MyHeritage LIVE 2020 will take place on October 25-26, 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel. This one-of-a-kind conference brings together attendees from around the world and international genealogy and DNA experts for a full two days of fun and education. Read our recaps of MyHeritage LIVE 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and MyHeritage LIVE 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The third annual MyHeritage user conference will be held at the Hilton Tel Aviv,… Read the full story

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Look Who’s Related: Tom Hanks, Mister Rogers, and More!

Posted November 22, 2019 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Look Who's Related: Tom Hanks, Mister Rogers, and More!

This weekend the movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, hits theaters nationwide. The film stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the host of the beloved children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The film was inspired by the 1998 article “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod for Esquire. The film follows journalist Lloyd Vogel, who is assigned to profile the television icon for Esquire magazine. Recently on the red carpet, Hanks learned of his own personal connection to Rogers – they are… Read the full story

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Introducing the Consistency Checker to the World Family Tree

Posted November 8, 2019 by Amanda | 9 Comments
Introducing the Consistency Checker to the World Family Tree

Today we are excited to introduce the new Consistency Checker to Geni’s World Family Tree. The Consistency Checker will constantly monitor changes to profiles in the family tree to detect common errors or inconsistencies and bring them to your attention so that you can make the necessary changes to improve the quality and accuracy of the family tree. This helpful tool checks for 28 types of inconsistencies, ranging from obvious issues, such as a child… Read the full story

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Family History Month 2019 Giveaway Winner

Posted November 5, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
Family History Month 2019 Giveaway Winner

In celebration of Family History Month, we ran a contest throughout the month of October for a chance for one lucky winner to receive a free year of Geni Pro. To enter, you simply needed to submit your answer to the question: If you could go back in time, which ancestor would you visit and why? We received lots of entries submitted through Facebook, Twitter, and email. One lucky winner was chosen at random from the list of entries…. Read the full story

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7 Facts About the History of Spirit Photography

Posted October 30, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

Have you seen any old photos with ghostly images? Chances are you may be looking at an old spirit photograph. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, spirit photography became incredibly popular. Many people came to believe that spirit photographers could capture the image of a deceased loved one in a photograph. Check out these 7 facts about the history of spirit photography: Preus Museum, Flickr 1. Spirit photography was discovered by accident by William H. Mumler… Read the full story

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