I recently tried to find a tool to help me create my family tree. After asking lots of people I found one which I thought was really good. Since then, I have learned about Geni. It is EXCELLENT!
It is visual. The detail that can be added is great. For example, the creator or family members can add: –
place of birth,
date of death,
place of death,
place of burial,
if they are the only child,
if not, in which order they were born e.g. first born,
relationships in terms of first husband, whether they are still together or not etc.
You can add photos for each family member to.
It’s so easy to use. You can even tick a box to get alerts to remind all family members about memorable dates, such as, birthdays, anniversaries etc.
So here’s what they’ve written about themselves
Geni is a tool for understanding and staying in touch with your family.
Geni lets you create a family tree through our fun simple interface. You can expand your tree by adding relatives’ email addresses. They will be invited to join your tree and can add other relatives. Your tree will continue to grow as relatives invite other relatives.
Each family member has a profile which can be viewed by clicking their name in the tree. This helps family members learn more about each other and stay in touch. Family members can also share photos and work together to build profiles for common ancestors.
Geni is private. Only the people in your family tree can log in to your tree and your profile. Geni will not share your personal information with third parties. We will not sell your email address or spam you. Users control which communications they would like to receive from us.
Geni was founded by former executives and early employees of PayPal, Yahoo! Groups, Ebay, and Tribe. It is backed by venture capital firms Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures.