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Here are a few tips to help you get started with genealogy.
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Here are a few tips to help you get started with researching and sharing your genealogy on Geni.
  
# Everyone knows basic information about themselves.  This is the information that should be entered first. Some basics you can start with:
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Everyone knows basic information about themselves.  This is the information that should be entered first. Some basics you can start with:
 
* Birth date
 
* Birth date
** Place of birth
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* Place of birth
## Parents’ names
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* Parents’ names
## Where they’ve lived
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* Your location (city, state, country)
  
# Start with what you know.  If everyone contributes the information that they know onto Geni the records will be vast and accurate. This basic information is often the most important when searching for information about a person. The basic information needed to narrow down a search when searching for a person is as follows
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[http://www.geni.com/profile/edit_basics/| Add this information to your profile now]
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Next, make sure that all of your immediate family members are added to the tree. If your tree is missing family members, you can easily add them and invite them by importing your address book, or by using the yellow arrows on your tree.
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[http://qa.geni.com/invite_others| Build your tree from your address book]
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Finally, move on to what you know about your close family.  If everyone contributes the information that they know about their close relatives, the records on Geni will be vast and accurate. This basic information will help others who have more information about your relatives find them. Eventually you will be able to merge these records together.
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[http://www.geni.com/tree/family_list/| View a list of your family on Geni]

Revision as of 22:12, 26 October 2007

Here are a few tips to help you get started with researching and sharing your genealogy on Geni.

Everyone knows basic information about themselves. This is the information that should be entered first. Some basics you can start with:

  • Birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Your location (city, state, country)

Add this information to your profile now

Next, make sure that all of your immediate family members are added to the tree. If your tree is missing family members, you can easily add them and invite them by importing your address book, or by using the yellow arrows on your tree.

Build your tree from your address book

Finally, move on to what you know about your close family. If everyone contributes the information that they know about their close relatives, the records on Geni will be vast and accurate. This basic information will help others who have more information about your relatives find them. Eventually you will be able to merge these records together.

View a list of your family on Geni

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