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Print formatting (printer-friendly version) for profiles and report generating

Pam Wilson
suggested this on August 16, 2011, 1:51 PM

One thing I'd really like to see as a PRO feature is printability. Not for Geni to make the prints or posters itself, but the ability to format genealogical reports and profiles, etc. so that we can print out our family information at home to share with family members who aren't internet users, or to create a coffeetable binder to share. There is still a culture of "hard copy" folks out there.

It would not be hard to have a "print this page" type of format option (like many online news articles do), or a "generate report for ____ generations" (up or down, ahnentafel or descendancy) formatting option. 

Many sites and software programs do this. An example is Rootsweb's WorldConnect ( into a tree and look at the options, which can be set by each person who uploads their tree). You can arrange the information into different kinds of reports, and then there is a link at the bottom of the page for "Printer Friendly Version."

Geni desperately needs something like this for its users. Thanks!


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Elise J. Kornfeld

To print the Family list: Highlight the items on each page, one page at a time. Hit "print preview", fit on 2 pages, shrink to fit, and than print. It's tedious because you can only print one page at a time, but at least you can get a printed list of the people in your family.

111 family members printed on 11 sheets of paper.

I hope this explained how to do it - I'm better at figuring out things on the computer than explaining how to do it!



June 18, 2013, 2:25 PM
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יואל משה הלוי אפטער


I am experiencing another serious printing issue,  I added to my whole family in the tree (6 generations)  their Yiddish names in Hebrew letters,

unfortunately it is appearing on reverse order when im trying to print,

i would like to order a print from geni but it is not including all the 6 generations as i want.


Any solution ?


Thank you.


July 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Lene Alfa Rist

Could Geni Staff inform when printer-friendly version will be implemented. It says "Planned", but when??? It is really a huge problem for many people using Geni:-(

July 22, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Roan O'Sullivan

I just mistakenly started a thread on the same topic. Would really love to see this. 

March 15, 2012, 7:33 AM
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Lars Hall 80

This is someting witch I reely are missing

Lasse in Sweden

January 26, 2012, 3:54 AM
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Ronald Pasternak

Definitely agree that report writing capabilities are needed. Should at least allow formats as in Family Tree Builder.  WIsh I would have known the limitations before entering information on 500+ relatives.

September 6, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Leith Woodall

This would be a great improvement to the site

August 21, 2011, 4:18 AM
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June Barnes

This is something essential missing from Geni and would be very useful indeed. The ability to print a Family Group for instance would be very welcome.

August 16, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Pam Wilson

Geni could develop printer-friendly views of Profile pages, Projects, Ahnentafel and Descendancy reports, family trees, photo albums, and so on for you to be able to print at home. If you like this, please click "Me Too" to express your interest. The Geni staff will look into it if there is enough interest.

August 16, 2011, 9:08 PM
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Lizzie Keitel

i really like this idea too.

August 16, 2011, 8:56 PM
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Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator

This would be a value add feature that would make it worth while for fence-sitters to go Pro. 

August 16, 2011, 2:11 PM