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Cycles

Here is how to create a cycle. Here is how to find other Geni users searching for the same surname. Here is how people are using the Family Friend feature.

Video Tutorials

How to Get Started on Geni.com (YouTube video)

How to Upload Photos on Geni.com (YouTube video)


Long URLs

I have very long hyperlink that ends up getting broken at the '-' character in the About Me box. Also I believe it does this in the Comments area. I do like that you have made http:// come out as hyperlinks automatically, but when linking to a map like this, it will just end up confusing someone that comes across it and clicks on it. Also, a secondary annoyance about this is that these long hyperlinks don't word wrap inside the about me box, and "bleeds" through to the right hand margin and generally looks kind of bad.

long URLs like this can be problematic. You may want to try something like http://tinyurl.com/.


How do I change my password?

We will ask you to create a permanent password the first time you login. After that, you can change your password at any time on the Settings page.

Inviting People

How do I print the entire tree

I find that it's easier, and much more appropriate, to print a custom version for each person using them as the tree root. I chose a few key people from each path and made them the root of the tree by 'View Tree' on their profile. I printed from there. Do this a few times and you end up with very personalized printouts. It works best because most people think of their relatives from their perspective, using themselves as the root.

Personal tools