Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all


  • Robert Smigel
    Robert Smigel was born on February 7, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert M. Smigel. He is a writer and producer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) a...
  • Theodore Edmund Faxon (1880 - 1914)
    Theodore Edmund Faxon , eldest son of Theodore S. and Alartha E. (Bullock) Faxon, is one of the popular young men of his native county and is now the able incumbent of the office of county clerk. He wa...
  • Charles D. Baker (1846 - 1934)
    Charles Duane Baker (September 17, 1846 – April 23, 1934) was an Assistant United States Attorney and a member of the New York State Assembly (1885–1887). He was the grandfather and gre...
  • David James Thouless, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2016
    David James Thouless, FRS (born 21 September 1934) is a British and American condensed-matter physicist, Wolf Prize winner (1990) and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for physics along with F. Duncan M. ...
  • Henry Arthur Callis (1887 - 1974)
    Henry Arthur Callis (January 14, 1887 – November 12, 1974) was a physician and one of the seven founders (commonly referred to as The Seven Jewels) of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Cornell Uni...

Cornell University

Cornell University ( /kɔrˈnɛl/ kor-NEL) is an American private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities, and its seven undergraduate colleges include three private, state-supported statutory or contract colleges. As a land grant college, it operates a cooperative extension outreach program in every county of New York and receives annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions.

Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race. Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, 31 Marshall Scholars, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university. The student body consists of nearly 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 122 countries.

List of Cornell University alumni