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Friday, April 13th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites


I am so happy to bring you this site! For all of you avid family tree makers, it just got a whole lot easier. Here at Geni, you can easily make an online version of your own family tree.

To get started, on the My Tree tab (if it didn’t take you directly to the start page, please click that you are a new user), just add your information and from there, you can expand it. Click the yellow arrows around you and you will get the option to add a brother, sister or spouse. Once they are added, you can edit their information and add lots of other useful information about them. You can add where they were born, how old they are, where they live, their occupation, maiden name, photo and much more.

You’ll notice there are some navigation tools as well. There is a slider bar, which makes the page zoom in and out for you and there is a house surrounded by arrows, which will let you scroll the page either right, left, up or down.

Once you have all the people you’d like to add at the moment, you can click the My Profile tab and start filling out your profile. You’ll need to confirm your account by checking your e-mail address and setting a permanent password for yourself.

To share your tree with your other family members, all you need is their e-mail address. And in this day and age, not many people are without an e-mail address. Even my grandparents have one! Geni will even keep track of who you have invited, so you won’t repeat yourself.

If you get lost or confused at any point while creating your tree, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Help link. Geni’s Help section is really very helpful. It’s well thought out and it answered all my questions. You can even search Geni Help with the search engine at the top of the page.

So, are you ready to create and share your own family tree? I can’t wait to share mine. Check it out!

~ Amanda

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