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Category: Genealogy Sites (AKA Family Tree Websites)
Website: http://www.geni.com



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Curators are not genealogists
08 August 2019
Reviewer: California Dreamer from San Francisco, CA, USA

12 of 32 people found this review helpful

Don't waste your time or your money on Geni.com!

* CURATORS ARE NOT GENEALOGISTS. The Geni curators also are not historians. They look at this as "volunteer work" and put this hobby on their resume ~ too stupid to realize they "working" for free. The curators I researched are unemployed people who live in their parents garage or have a sugar mama or daddy to support them. Look them up on Linkedin then block them! Seriously, I researched the curators who are like soup Nazis to control how your family appears online and these people have no jobs or businesses. They're lonely people who can't get along in society, so they integrate on this forum to feel some superiority or power over you. They're nobody special, but Geni.com makes them feel they are.

* POOR RATINGS: Check out their online reputation and you'll see hundreds of complaints for this tiny company from Burbank California. Geni.com steals the Better Business Bureau rating from their sister company MyHeritage, but when you write MyHeritage (owned from Israel) they won't respond to your questions at the BBB from either account. They are evasive and sneaky. Geni.com is owned by Myheritage.com. Don't buy either! If you buy... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would not recommend Geni to a friend.



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No Control. Bad Deal.
21 March 2019
Reviewer: Nothingworksright from Oregon

25 of 40 people found this review helpful

A long time friend has a cute saying, "It sounds good if you say it fast". That is Geni. You cannot delete your account! My children are posted and I have almost no control over photos or facts. Since Geni teamed with Myheritage.com the site is a nightmare. People you do not know can post relatives and take control. If you invite others to join your tree, you cannot control what they do, such as entering Mickey Mouse as a relative. Stay away.

In summary, I would not recommend Geni to a friend.



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Geni rule changes
25 September 2011
Reviewer: Biil G from mn

169 of 336 people found this review helpful

They yanked simple birthday/event gifts (happy face, Birthday cake) from the free basic, and removed Gedcom export also. Looking around now - I was very satisfied until now.

In summary, I would not recommend Geni to a friend.



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Geni changes the rules!!!
15 August 2011
Reviewer: Disillusioned basic user from Europe

164 of 311 people found this review helpful

http://www.geni.com/blog/geni-pro-just-got-a-whole-lot-better-369661.html

As a basic user you are no longer able to enter data beyond your 4th cousins and closer, as well as third great grandparents and closer.

In summary, I would not recommend Geni to a friend.



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