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The Geni Wiki is a source of user contributed information about Geni and related to Geni's services.

Geni is a website that allows families to collaboratively build their family tree. Family members can then use the tree to learn more about each other, share knowledge about common ancestors and relatives, and stay in touch with each other.

Geni, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It is backed by venture capital firms The Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures.

About Geni

Geni lore or Geni history

Main article: Geni Timeline

Geni was founded in 2006 by former executives and early employees of PayPal, Yahoo! Groups, Ebay and Tribe.

Geni stats or Geni statistics

  • There are more than 5,000,000 profiles.
  • There are more than 100,000 registered users.
  • 60% of Geni users are outside the U.S.

Geni junkies or Geni members

(Who are all these people and how did they get here?)

Geni tech or Geni technology

(Oh, the standard stuff like what technologies are being used, if Geni is housing their own servers in an ultra-modern, kick-butt facility.)

Getting the most from your Geni tree

Exploring your tree

Main article: [[]]

Basic navigation in Geni

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Using Geni as a research tool

Strengths, weaknesses, and data quality in Geni

Building your Geni tree

Editing profiles

Main article: [[]]

Administration, oversight and management reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.

Handling disputes and abuse

Main article: [[]]

(How to deal with vandalism and what can Geni do.)

Technical support

(Where to get it)

Feedback and questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

View the Geni - Help Center

Providing feedback

(List the best ways to provide feedback. forums, blogs, email, form from within profile)

Community discussions

View the Geni Forum

Contacting members outside your Geni tree

(How to do it)


  1. " Acquires 5 Million Profiles..." PR Web. 2 July 2007.
  2. "$100 Million Valuation For Geni" TechCrunch. 5 Mar 2007.
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