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  • Suggestions - The place to suggest a feature is in the forums, but here we can track commonly requested suggestions
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  • Localization - Help us spread Geni in your community, and tell us about specific needs (like translation and localization) for your community, country or religion in the section.

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The Geni Wiki is a database of topics, guides, advice, and all other information related to Geni, created not only by the Geni Team, but also the users. Any Geni user can edit text on this Wiki.

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About Geni
  • Glossary - Terms you may encounter on Geni and in the Wiki
  • Release Notes - What's new on Geni?
  • Geni Timeline - From concept to...well...Beta... Significant milestones in Geni's history.


Genealogy is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. This involves the collection of the names of relatives, both living and deceased, and establishing the relationships among them based on primary, secondary and/or circumstantial evidence or documentation, thus building up a cohesive family tree. Genealogy is often also referred to as family history, although these terms may be used distinctly: the former being the basic study of who is related to whom; the latter involving more "fleshing out" of the lives and personal histories of the individuals involved.
  • GEDCOM - A common format for storing family trees offline.
  • List of Surnames - A list of surnames of Wiki users of Geni. Add your to the list if you are looking for relatives!
  • Resources - Where to find lost relatives and research your family history?
  • Terminology
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