Thinking of getting a subscription to Geni

Started by Private User on Wednesday, January 19, 2011


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Private User
1/19/2011 at 10:05 AM

Thinking of getting a subscription to Geni what are the benefits exactly ?

Private User
1/19/2011 at 10:08 AM

Suppose I can see all 16 matches that I have for one profile ?
What else is possible ?

Private User
1/19/2011 at 11:12 AM

Looks like no one is against me getting a Pro Account so I will get one me thinks :)

1/19/2011 at 12:01 PM

Hi Annemarie,

You can see the Pro benefits at (in my opinion the best view is the pop-up box of checkmarks when you click the link labeled "view all features"). In short, the benefits are:

Tree Matches
Advanced Search
Forest GEDCOM Exports
No Banner Ads
Priority Support
Unlimited Virtual Gifts
Expanded tree view (limit 5,000 profiles instead of 1,000)


Private User
1/19/2011 at 1:00 PM

I AM enjoying it, just signed up and got access to it all straight away. must say I am a happy customer, so many matches. no adds and have nopt even tried to search options yet

Private User
1/19/2011 at 2:31 PM

I asked once on the official Geni Facebook if you can do pay-by-month instead of paying for the year in full up front, but I never got a response. Anyone know? The way it's set up, it looks like that's not offered, and I'm not going to put in credit card info to find out after the fact.

Private User
1/19/2011 at 2:39 PM

They had it in the beginning, but my personal experience was that you got more in transaction fee than the cost.

Try to compare with other costs. Drop one Caffè latte or similar per week and you have covered your cost.

Private User
1/19/2011 at 2:42 PM

I find it very reasonable less then 1 Euro or just over 1 dollar per week, it is better then and more fun .

Private User
1/19/2011 at 3:13 PM

Yes, it does seem like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, not everyone's finances allow for larger upfront expenditures. Smaller amounts at a time work better for my limited budget. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a monthly option to come back soon. :)

8/11/2016 at 5:41 PM

Yes, but only a monthly or 2 monthly basis, when that returns. I like to do research in fits and starts, so I may do nothing for months, then do an intense month or Two. This means that I waste months of subscriptions when its on a yearly basis. My problem is not financial, but who wants to pay for water when your not at the trough.

Private User
8/12/2016 at 12:12 PM

Dedric Watson - Purchasing a Geni-Pro subscription does not provide you with any Data Bases - it allows you to do a limited amount on Geni that you cannot do with a Basic Membership - especially useful if you want to upload scads of Documents and Photos - but does not include any Data Base access.

A Data Subscription to MyHeritage combined with a Geni-Pro Membership does - but not sure the Geni-Pro Membership is needed at all for what you are looking for.

Or maybe I misunderstood - and doing research in a concentrated spurt, you want the Geni-Pro to allow you to enter that info and those Documents and etc on Geni, do all the merges you discover should be merged, and etc. with a few more options than a Basic Member has.

8/12/2016 at 5:44 PM

Thanks for the tip, i assume the documents were obtained by members on some data base. This is definitely not what i am looking for. Thanks again.

Private User
8/13/2016 at 4:09 PM

So this is a funny thread to see pop up again out of nowhere. :) Especially since I now have a Pro account!

Dedric Watson, Geni and MyHeritage have a partnership arrangement through which you can indeed get document matching, without having to upload anything manually. It requires paid memberships to both Geni and MyHeritage, but virtually everyone who has it loves it.

Since you indicated that finances aren't a concern for you, I'd strongly recommend at least looking into it. I've always been a heavy citer, but the Geni/MyHeritage Record Matching has improved my work tremendously. And it's pretty impressive to see the variety of record sets they have; they even give me Record Matches for my family in The Bahamas, which isn't exactly common elsewhere. :)

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