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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Family Tip of the Day

Family is important. Its sad to think that for many of us, we don't know who our grandparents' grandparents were. I was super excited when I heard about Geni a few weeks ago. Its a Web 2.0 kind of way to quickly and easily add to your family tree, invite your family members to help you out and add their family. One of the coolest things about it, is that it doesn't limit your family tree to just your grandparents on down. Your in-laws can fill in their family tree, and their in-laws can too and it can just keep going and going. The biggest family tree on there has over 3,300 people! And they are working on ways to export and print your tree, cause I doubt our grandkids will still be using this website.

P.S. If you're in my family, and want me to invite you, let me know. I've already got 73 people on there.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Jay said...

This is TC4W. Great. And it's so addictive. Just what I need--another time waster! But, I was surprised at how many people I could fill in right off the bat. But, I was sad I don't even know my grandparent's parent's names. :-(

13 April, 2007 11:53

 
Blogger Jay said...

Also fascinating: They know horse pedigrees back hundreds of years, but most of us don't know 3 generations back. Weird!

13 April, 2007 12:42

 
Anonymous The Geni Team said...

Thanks for the mention of Geni on your blog--we will be releasing some new features shortly that should keep your family busy with their Geni tree

13 April, 2007 15:10

 
Blogger Citizen Grim said...

It is so addictive, makes you want to find out more people. A few years back, I got some info from some of my relatives, so I know of some relatives as far back as 1600's northern Virginia.

On the "Stevenson" line, though, I know only as far back as my great-great grandfather, Scots-Irish, born in Belfast, Ireland in the 1840s, died in 1915 in upstate NY.

18 April, 2007 11:56

 

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