Dates are a very important part of historical and genealogical research. Geni offers fields to plot the following dates:
- Date of Birth
- Date of Death
- Date of Marriage
Date of Birth
It is important to input the date of birth especially for use within the calendar. Birthday's are notated with a birthday cake icon. The calendar view not only provides the opportunity to send birthday greetings but can also be used to compare and contrast the number of people born on a certain day or during a particular month. Geni's age calculator automatically calculates the age that a living person will be on their next birthday. This age can be found within the Calendar and is notated in parentheses next to the associated person's name.
Date of Death
It is important to add date of death and mark people deceased when applicable so they are displayed correctly. Deceased people will have a memory book rather than a guest book in their profile. This provided space is for family members to post and share memories with other family members. Also, deceased people can be notated on the tree with a hash mark in the upper left hand portion of their node, if the "mark deceased" preference is enabled. The Calendar and Map view can be customized to display or not display deceased relatives. However, switching from these various view options can only be achieved by defining the status of a person as living or deceased. Proving a person is deceased can be achieved by finding a date of death through a reputable document and adding that date to the associated profile.
Date of Marriage
Anniversary dates appear on the calendar when the date of marriage is added to a profile. This event is notated in the calendar view with a heart icon.