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The Return of GEDCOM Imports on Geni

Posted February 22, 2019 by Amanda | 18 Comments
The Return of GEDCOM Imports on Geni

Today we are pleased to announce the return of the GEDCOM Import feature to Geni! This has been one of the most requested features on Geni and we’re excited to finally make it available to everyone. GEDCOM is a standard file format used to save, transfer, and transport family tree information. Long-time users may recall that Geni previously allowed users to start a tree using their GEDCOM files, however we disabled this feature in 2011… Read the full story

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Video: Navigating the Flash Tree on Geni

Posted February 19, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

GeneaVlogger and Geni curator Jarrett Ross recently released a very helpful video on how to navigate your way around the Flash version of the World Family Tree on Geni. The very thorough video goes over the many options and shortcuts you can take if you are trying to find your way around the tree. For the past year, we have been working on new improvements to the HTML tree, including the recently released new and improved pedigree view. We also plan to… Read the full story

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway: Your Family Love Stories

Posted February 14, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share with us your favorite family love stories for a chance to win a free 1-year subscription of Geni Pro. The stories could be anything from an anecdote of how your grandparents first met, a memorable proposal, or even the story behind a sentimental photo. We enjoyed reading some wonderful and funny stories ranging from first date woes to contemporary stories of finding love online. Entries were submitted through email, Facebook, and… Read the full story

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MyHeritage LIVE 2019 Announced

Posted February 11, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

After the success of MyHeritage LIVE 2018 in Oslo, Norway, MyHeritage, Geni’s parent company, will be hosting the conference for a second time! Today MyHeritage announced that MyHeritage LIVE 2019 will be held on September 6-8, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had a great time participating in the conference last year and we look forward to doing it again in Amsterdam. Check out our highlights from MyHeritage LIVE 2018. In addition to a plenary session from MyHeritage’s Founder and… Read the full story

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HTML Tree: New Pedigree View

Posted February 1, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment
HTML Tree: New Pedigree View

Since we first released the new HTML version of the family tree, we have made great progress bringing the important features of the Flash tree to the new version. Today, we are excited to announce another exciting update – a new and improved pedigree view is now available on the HTML tree! You can switch to the pedigree view by clicking on the pedigree icon at the bottom right corner of the tree page. The… Read the full story

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Share Your Family Love Stories and Win a Geni Pro Subscription

Posted January 31, 2019 by Amanda | No Comment

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to hear some wonderful love stories from your family’s history. And in celebration of the most romantic day of the year, we are also  giving away a free 1-year subscription of Geni Pro! Stories bring families together and nothing warms the heart more than hearing about some of the amazing love stories from your own family’s history. It’s important to share these stories to keep these wonderful memories from being forgotten. Whether… Read the full story

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The Boston Molasses Disaster

Posted January 15, 2019 by Amanda | One Comment

On January 15, 1919, one of the strangest disasters in history occurred in Boston, Massachusetts when 2.3 million gallons of molasses poured down the streets of Boston, killing 21 people. The tragedy became known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood. The Boston Daily Globe, January 16, 1919 / MyHeritage SuperSearch The disaster occurred at the Purity Distilling Company facility in the North End neighborhood of Boston. During this time, molasses was… Read the full story

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5 Family History Research Goals for 2019

Posted January 11, 2019 by Amanda | One Comment
5 Family History Research Goals for 2019

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to sit down and layout what you want to accomplish in your family history research this year. If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, here are some genealogy research goals you may want to keep in mind for 2019. 1. Create research plans This year strive to create a research plan before jumping into your tree. With a specific focus in mind, you will be able to better… Read the full story

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Year in Review: 2018

Posted December 26, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment
Year in Review 2018

As the year comes to close, we’re taking a look back at some of the amazing things that happened at Geni. This year an amazing 50,000 family trees connected to Geni’s World Family Tree, helping to bring the total number of profiles in the World Family Tree to nearly 130 million people! From new improvements to our long-awaited HTML version of the tree to the release of two-factor authentication to better secure your Geni accounts to the… Read the full story

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Mary Poppins: Look Who’s Related

Posted December 19, 2018 by Amanda | No Comment

Do you remember watching Mary Poppins? This week Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the classic Disney children’s film, hits theaters with star Emily Blunt taking the reigns from Julie Andrews as everyone’s favorite magical nanny. The sequel sees Mary Poppins return to the home of the now adult Banks children, who are struggling to raise Michael’s young children after a family tragedy. Today, many people around the world consider Mary Poppins to be one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Now… Read the full story

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