Geni is a web-based genealogy tool which makes it accessible nearly anywhere.
Why is this important to Genealogists?
Whether you go to a family reunion, travel a couple hundred miles to research in a particular county or province, or give a presentation at a conference, chances are you will eventually want to take your show on the road. Geni serves as simple solution to accessing your data from nearly anywhere.
The collaborative aspect of being able to build your family tree with the help of other living relatives, would not be as easy if Geni were not accessible through the web.
Why is this beneficial to anyone?
If there is a fire or flood that damages your physical records the memories and data within Geni will always be accessible from any internet connection.