The Geni Team is a Little Bit Bigger

Posted January 24, 2011 by Geni | 9 Comments



Grant Brünner, Community Evangelist for Geni, Inc.

Hey, everyone, I’m Grant Brünner. As of today, I am officially part of the Geni Team. I’ll be working with all of you as the Community Evangelist. What, exactly, does that mean? Well, here is what I’ll be doing in the next couple of months:

  • Going out, and meeting with fellow genealogists at Genealogy Conferences.
  • Writing articles for the blog.
  • Talking to current users of Geni.
  • Interacting with the genealogy community on the whole.
  • Creating great new original content for Geni.
  • Handle social media like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Interestingly enough, I am not based in Los Angeles with the rest of the team. I live in New Castle, Delaware, but I’ll be hanging out in the Geni office for the rest of the week.

If you have any questions, I’m your man. You can leave a comment below this post, email me, or hit me up on Twitter.

Image Credit: cliff1066™


  • Cpower

    hi grant – well done on the new position – looking forward to seeing where geni is going. i’m an avid amateur genealogist from Ireland and use Geni every day to record the stuff i find.nnbest regardsnConan Power

    • Grant Bru00fcnner

      Thanks, Conan.nnIf you need anything, or if you have any suggestions for the blog, let me know.nn-Grant

  • Leslie Ann

    Hi Grant! I have a suggestion — Is it possible to make an advanced search? Before I add an ancestor I always check to make sure that they aren’t already included in the tree. It sure would be handy if I could weed out the common names by a date or place of birth. What do ya think?nnLeslie

    • Leslie Ann

      Okay — scratch that suggestion — guess what I just found! Boy do I feel dumb! So I guess you have to be a pro user for the advanced search?

  • Harald

    Grant, do you use those umlauts in “Bru00fcnner” consistently, or is it depending on situation? It would be lovely to have a Geni staff member who noticed when his non-ASCII name got mangled!n

    • Anonymous

      I stylize my name with the umlauts for a kind of pronunciation heads-up. It’s pronounced Brooner instead of B-runner.

  • Johannes H

    Welcome to the Geni GenealogistnHans Hospel

  • Casey

    Hi Grant,nnGlad to have you on board. Customer support won’t get back to me about an issue. What am I supposed to do? I am on the edge of becoming a paying customer — this experience is tipping me in the direction of not paying.nnThanks!nCasey

  • Abby Prince

    I am at my last straw, Geni is supposed to bring people together, My cousin gets Geni mail because I put him on. I can’t take him off and he is ready to disown me. It has been over 2 years. Nothing he has tried has worked please post how i can reach anyone, no phone numbers worknAbbyn