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

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Geni is the best place for building your family tree
07 January 2016
Reviewer: Randy Schoenberg from Los Angeles, CA

89 of 176 people found this review helpful

I am not an employee of Geni, but I really love the program and think it is by far the best tool we have for genealogy. It really pains me to see people who obviously don't know much about Geni, or genealogy, write such negative reviews. If you want to see why Geni is in fact the best program for genealogy, read my blog posts at http://schoenblog.com/?p=712 and http://schoenblog.com/?p=471

In summary, I would recommend Geni to a friend.

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Geni is a great concept
30 July 2011
Reviewer: Doug from New York

165 of 281 people found this review helpful

My cousin introduced me to Geni.com last December. I have found Geni.com to be a great way to build the family tree. It's especially rewarding when we've been able to link up the trees of second, third and fourth cousins and spouses.

In summary, I would recommend Geni to a friend.

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Geni: A Terrific Tool for Genealogy
23 September 2010
Reviewer: James gross from voorhees,nj

182 of 359 people found this review helpful

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I have been on geni since dec 2009. Since then I have been fortunate to locate a number of relatives, including those whom are related by blood and by marriage. I have also located a number of inlaws.

Be aware that the person in charge of the family tree may not be your relative. They could be a distant inlaw. I have found researcher attitudes to be varied. Some are actually indifferent, some want to just copy all of my names, and a few are actually interested in engaging in a discussion on research.

Researchers can accept new researchers as friends, family group, or collaborators. Friends can see your tree but cannot amend it. Collaborators can amend your tree.

One has the option of allowing complete access, limited access, or no access to unverified geni researchers.

Cost - the basic tree is free. Pro version allows for gedcom and amending information. There is a monthly charge.

Pros - a webpage that will accept a gedcom file and create an instant tree.

Cons - the inability to update gedcom files. the ability of collaborators (whom you have accepted) to amend your tree.

Privacy - one can set the levels of access. It is a... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend Geni to a friend.

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