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** Nodes of the deceased
 
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** Nodes of your Family group and Friends
 
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Revision as of 22:16, 9 April 2008

Soon we will introduce the concept of Trees and the Forest to Geni. This page will help you understand these concepts, where they are used, and what they mean.


Tree

For sake of example, let's say your name is John Smith and are married to Jane Smith. Although we use the term 'Tree' to refer to the visual family tree feature, John Smith's Tree has a very specific meaning.

John Smith's Tree is all of your blood relatives and all of their partners. Each person on Geni has their own Tree. For example, your children's Tree is different than yours because it includes Jane Smith's parents and other blood relatives.

Forest

Your Forest is:

Infinite Forest

Your Infinite Forest is every tree connected to your forest. Alternately, your Infinite Forest is every node on Geni with a path on the tree to your node.

Forest Page

A new Forest page will list each of the Trees in your Forest. This page will tell you the name of each Tree (which is the partner that connects the tree to your tree or Jane's tree), who the tree is connected by marriage to (always your or Jane's blood relative), size of the tree, and give you some actions links:

Other Pages

We have added a 'Select Tree:' menu to many pages on Geni. This allows you to focus your action on one Tree for more accurate and focused behavior. Here are some of the places you will see this control.

Profile

The User Stats profile module will now display the number of 'People in Blood Tree' rather than 'People in My Tree' and will display the number of 'Trees in Forest'.

List

You can now view your various Lists for any of the Trees in your Forest. For example, you can see who has recently joined your brother-in-law's tree, or who has been recently added to your spouse's tree.

Index

You can view the Index of Last Names for a specific tree. This will help you quickly find the last names you are looking for on this page.

Map

In addition to viewing a map of Your Family & Friends, you will be able to see the Map of all of the people in any of the Trees in your Forest.

Tree Awards

  • Each Tree in your Forest will have its own Tree Awards page.
  • Awards for a Tree will be given to the top people in that Tree.
  • Awards will be based on those user's activity, regardless of where that activity took place.
  • Tree Creator award for each Tree is given to the claimed person whose profile was created earliest, or the earliest created profile in that tree if there are no claimed nodes.

For example

  • You have uploaded 20 photos of people in your tree and 50 photos of people in the Joe Tree
  • Martha who is in your tree uploaded 30 photos in your tree
  • Joe has uploaded 30 photos of people in his tree.

The Tree Awards would be:

Your Tree

  1. You (70 photos)
  2. Martha (30 photos)

Joe Tree

  1. Joe (30 photos)

GEDCOM Export

Finally, you can also export a GEDCOM file of any of the Trees in your Forest, and search for a name within a specific Tree.

Privacy

The Forest also gives you an additional layer of privacy for your profile and the profiles you have added. Here are the new privacy rules for the Forest:

  • Your Infinite Forest (see the definition above) will remain completely navigable without restriction
  • Nodes are either private or viewable
    • Private nodes:
      • Display First Initial and Last Name only
      • Include 'View Tree', 'Invite to Family', 'Invite to Friends' and 'Send Message' actions (as applicable)
      • Do not link to the associated profile
      • Include a visual indication for easy identification (grey node instead of pink of blue)
    • Viewable nodes follow the same rules as all current tree nodes
  • By default, the following nodes will be viewable, regardless of where they appear in the infinite forest:
    • Nodes within your Forest
    • Nodes of the deceased
    • Nodes of your Family group and Friends
    • Unclaimed nodes you have added
    • Node of the person who added you to the tree
  • By default, when viewed by users outside your Forest:
    • Your node is private
    • Living nodes you add are private
    • Deceased nodes you add are viewable
  • New setting will enable you to choose the following for your node, living nodes you have added, and deceased nodes you have added:
    • Who can add relatives to them in the tree?
    • Who can view their profiles from the tree? (private or viewable)

We believe that these new privacy enhancements will preserve the infinitely navigable tree, while preserving each user's control over their own privacy.

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