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Genealogy and Family Networking Site Launches Video Sharing and an Abundance of New Features

2008-07-24 14:07:00

Genealogy and Family Networking Site Launches Video Sharing and an Abundance of New Features

LOS ANGELES–(EMWNews)–, the leading family

networking site, today announced that it is emerging from beta with a

number of new features including video sharing and tree merging.

Combined with existing features such as photo sharing, calendar,

timelines, and news, the site provides a complete suite of free tools

for families to build their family tree, preserve their history, and

stay in touch in a private, secure environment.

Video Sharing

Geni now offers unlimited, free, and

private video sharing for families. Users can instantly tag which family

members are in their videos and permanently archive their videos by

adding them to the family timeline.

Geni excels relative to other social networking sites when multiple

people in the same family tag their media (photos and videos) with a

common event, thereby creating a virtual scrapbook of that event. For

example, multiple family members can instantly create a virtual

scrapbook of a wedding by tagging all their photo albums and videos with

that event.

Despite an abundance of video sharing

solutions online, there isnt really a great

way to share family videos, said David Sacks,

CEO of Having a six-month-old baby,

I speak from experience. YouTube is designed for mass publishing, and my

friends on Facebook dont want to see dozens

of baby videos. But my family does. Geni provides a convenient way to

share and preserve these memories.

Tree Merging

Geni has also released tree merging which allows family members to merge

their trees together. This enables users to create a single family tree

that is more complete and accurate than their individual trees. Geni

offers tools that help to find and resolve any duplicate nodes on each


Geni Emerges from Beta

Geni has released a complete set of tools that enable its users to find

and stay in touch with their relatives as they capture and share their

familys history. Since launching in January

2007 as a beta site, Geni has released birthday reminders, photo

sharing, calendar, privacy controls, family news, timeline, GEDCOM

import, and much more.

About Geni, Inc. is a free tool for understanding and staying in touch with your

family online in a private,

secure environment. Geni was a winner of the 2007 Webware 100 Awards,

which named it one of the top 100 sites on the internet and one of the

top 10 reference sites. It is by far the youngest site to receive this

honor. It was nominated again in 2008 in the social (networking)

category. In May 2008 Time

Magazine named one of the Top 50 Websites of 2008. is a

privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Geni

was founded by former executives and early employees of PayPal, eGroups,

eBay, and Tribe and is backed by venture capital firms Founders Fund and

Charles River Ventures. For more information visit the companys

web site at
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