How can I share a link to my tree with other people not on Geni?

You can share your tree with others who are not on Geni by sending them a link. Please keep in mind that this is a limited read-only view of your tree to share with family and friends outside of Geni and you may only go back up to 5 generations.

To share a link to your tree to a limited read-only view of your tree:

1. Click the Family tab at the top of the page and select "Share Your Tree"

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2. Under "Link to Your Tree," copy and paste the URL to share a limited read-only view of your tree.

To preview how your tree will look, click "Preview." 

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You may also customize how your tree will look. Click "configure" to customize the tree type and display type. On the customization page, click "more" to reveal more display options.

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If you no longer wish to share your tree, you can deactivate your link. Simply click the button "Deactivate this shared tree view." You may create a new link at anytime.

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Privacy Information

Once you publish your tree, we can no longer guarantee the privacy of the data displayed. Consider the privacy of your family members when sharing your tree.

Remember:

  • You choose where to display your shared tree.
  • Your shared tree cannot be edited by anyone.
  • Other branches of your tree are not accessible.
  • Only publicly viewable profile photos are shown.
  • Additional profile information is not shown.
  • Last names are not shown unless you choose to display them for deceased direct ancestors (starting with your grandparents).
  • Minors are not shown unless you choose to show your own children.
  • You can deactivate your shared tree at any time.

Updated: February 9, 2015

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