How do I customize the way names are displayed?

You can customize how you would like to see names displayed on Geni. These preferences apply to family trees, lists, and the rest of Geni. 

Please follow these steps to customize your name preferences:

1. Go to your Account Settings


2. Click Name Preferences


3. Here you may customize how you would like to see names displayed on Geni. You may choose from the options provided in the dropdown  to set your display preference for birth surnames. An example of how the name will be displayed is shown at the right. You may choose to apply your birth surname display preference everywhere on Geni or only in the tree. 


You may also set your preference for general name display on the site. Simply check the boxes next to the display options you prefer.


4. Once you have selected your display preferences, click "Save Changes."


Your name preferences can also be quickly updated in the Flash version of the tree. Simply click on the "Preferences" tab at the bottom of the tree page and select "Names."


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