Merge Trees

Dear Noah,

Your e-mail message stating merging trees is immediate; is a total lie.  I have a profile in someone else's tree, that I cannot merge.  I tried this on 11/28/2012 and 11/29/2012.



The following is part of the e-mail message you sent me on 11/28/2012,

Here are some of the benefits that you’ll see immediately:

  • Unlimited profile adding is now free – All users can add as many profiles as they’d like to their tree without upgrading to a paid account. No more limits to the size of your tree.
  • Merging is now free – All users can now merge duplicate profiles in their tree (privacy and permission rules still apply). This is great if your tree has been merged with another tree, or if you’d like to connect to the World Family Tree.
  • Relationship paths are now free – Discover your relationship to historical figures and celebrities, even very distant relatives.
  • Free family tree chart downloads – All users can now download a high quality chart of their family tree to their computer at no charge. These are great for sending to relatives or for printing at home as beautiful tree posters.
  • No ads - We’ve removed ads for all users for a cleaner interface with less distraction.
  • More privacy – living people who have not joined Geni will become private and will not be searchable on Google.

Together we are working on many more great features that we’ll roll out over the coming months. For example, we’re working together to integrate MyHeritage’s Record Matching technology directly into Geni. This will significantly improve the accuracy of our tree matches by using advanced algorithms including name synonyms, cross-language matching, and additional criteria. In addition, we will be able to intelligently match Geni profiles against MyHeritage’s billions of tree profiles and records, including newspaper and census records.

We’re excited to roll out these changes and more, and to continue to work toward providing the best collaborative genealogy service available. Most important, we hope that these tools will help you to discover more about your family history and meet new relatives.

The entire Geni Team has joined the MyHeritage family, and we will continue to operate out of our Los Angeles offices, focused as before on building Geni.com but now with all of the global resources of MyHeritage behind us. I hope that you are excited about this as myself and the rest of the Geni Team.

For more information please visit our FAQ.

Go to Geni to try your new features now.

Thanks again for being a valuable part of the Geni community and we look forward to many more years of collaboration!


Noah Tutak
CEO, Geni


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