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#1 Jul-27-2008 08:56:am

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Geni.com

http://press-releases.techwhack.com/22595-genealogy


Genealogy and Family Networking Site Geni.com Launches Video Sharing and an Abundance of New Features
General Press Releases July 27th, 2008 (17 hours ago)

Geni.com, the leading family networking site, today announced that it is emerging from beta with a number of new features including video sharing and tree merging. Combined with existing features such as photo sharing, calendar, timelines, and news, the site provides a complete suite of free tools for families to build their family tree, preserve their history, and stay in touch in a private, secure environment.

Video Sharing

Geni now offers unlimited, free, and private video sharing for families. Users can instantly tag which family members are in their videos and permanently archive their videos by adding them to the family timeline.

Geni excels relative to other social networking sites when multiple people in the same family tag their media (photos and videos) with a common event, thereby creating a virtual scrapbook of that event. For example, multiple family members can instantly create a virtual scrapbook of a wedding by tagging all their photo albums and videos with that event.

“Despite an abundance of video sharing solutions online, there isn’t really a great way to share family videos,” said David Sacks, CEO of Geni.com. “Having a six-month-old baby, I speak from experience. YouTube is designed for mass publishing, and my friends on Facebook don’t want to see dozens of baby videos. But my family does. Geni provides a convenient way to share and preserve these memories.”

Tree Merging

Geni has also released tree merging which allows family members to merge their trees together. This enables users to create a single family tree that is more complete and accurate than their individual trees. Geni offers tools that help to find and resolve any duplicate nodes on each tree.

Geni Emerges from Beta

Geni has released a complete set of tools that enable its users to find and stay in touch with their relatives as they capture and share their family’s history. Since launching in January 2007 as a beta site, Geni has released birthday reminders, photo sharing, calendar, privacy controls, family news, timeline, GEDCOM import, and much more.

About Geni, Inc.

Geni.com is a free tool for understanding and staying in touch with your family online in a private, secure environment. Geni was a winner of the 2007 Webware 100 Awards, which named it one of the top 100 sites on the internet and one of the top 10 reference sites. It is by far the youngest site to receive this honor. It was nominated again in 2008 in the social (networking) category. In May 2008 Time™ Magazine named Geni.com one of the Top 50 Websites of 2008.

Geni.com is a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Geni was founded by former executives and early employees of PayPal, eGroups, eBay, and Tribe and is backed by venture capital firms Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures. For more information visit the company’s web site at www.geni.com.
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JoAnne Rockower, 310-651-2006×234
Email: joanne {at} geni(.)com

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#2 Oct-10-2013 02:11:pm

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Re: Geni.com

Is an established Tree on a website like this, trustworthy in detrimining a specific native ancestry?


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#3 Oct-13-2013 10:03:pm

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IMO no. If you find an established tree the only thing that that gives you is a starting point for documentation and research on your own. That's just my opinion though.

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#4 Oct-14-2013 06:48:am

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That's my opinion, too.  You still need the documentation which can verify that tree.

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#5 Oct-24-2013 02:19:pm

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Thank you, I had a whisper for years telling me to look into my past,
I listened finally, and a ton of bricks fell on me.
I tried to talk about some things I found with my Fathers Brother.
(I was raised from about 10 years old to adult by my dad RIP)
And His sister and legend has it we are related to royalty in Britain.
}canned laughter{
And Get this, We are G Jewish
}canned laughter{
An Anglo surname from England no doubt, but as far as I can tell My last European relitive on my dads side was Dutch from England about 1650.
It may take me along time to get all the documents on that side rolling eye$
Anyway fast forward to this year, it seems I upset my Aunties and Uncle a bit when trying to talk about my moms side.
Now My cousin is researching Paternal Side, (I never told them what I found because of the reaction i got about Moms Side)
So Cousin was stuck, and I gave her the "Key" to wall she found,
Now She's MIA because Now she has to "process" what she found.
So short story a bit longer, Paternal side family story is
We were in both sides of everything in American history since back in the day.
Gross generalizations I know, but before I can fill in the dots I gotta see the whole picture.


What color corn do you grow?

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#6 Oct-24-2013 02:53:pm

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So Continuing, For Moms side. And I will get to the Welcome areas in time.
I want to lay a foundation of my quest to know my ancestors first, and process that.

Moms side was a bit of a shocker, kinda of.
I have stories of covered wagons, NDN killing My Grandmothers parents from my Grandmother.
---/
Fast forward to today (current time frame)
My Aunt, cousins and sister all have their NDN stories and they kinda fit together in a way.

My Grandmother (RIP) who is my Light all of my life, was full blood born on Res, raised, Grew up off res.
Southwest reservation.

I have many documents showing we are white, I have one showing My Grandmothers Brother was 4/4
And they Have the same parents.

But you guys have to Get, that's not what important to Me.
I didn't want to be an NDN ever, and it's hard to believe even now, when I have docs,
"And look like a native is supposed to look" compared to "European looks"
It's very weird for me, because white people have been dancing around the issue all my life and I never knew because I didn't trust my dads side and I didn't have contact with my moms side until recently.

If any description of a skinwalker there is, that's it.
Believe it, I'm a dreamer.
In all humbleness and honesty.


What color corn do you grow?

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#7 Oct-24-2013 03:00:pm

NeoPaleo
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Finally,
First don't take my I didn't want to be NDN ever wrong,
I was born in a liberal state and I was taught Litterally Everyone is Equal and OK,
And I am that.
And that was a bunch for me to vomit out.
Please be patient with me, I've got look through it and decide what's good and what's leavings for the Dog.
I read something from ole salty the other day, and He really inspired me.
See ya later.


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