I’ve never been all that big into family trees, and I guess a lot of that has to do with the fact that I don’t know very much about my family history besides all of the immediate stuff. It amazes me that some people have detailed records of their ancestry that span many generations. I suppose it shouldn’t, but it does. Even if you don’t know very much about your family tree at this point in time, if you collaborate with some of your family members on Geni, you’ll probably end up learning more than you ever thought you would.

Basically, your goal is to get the tree started, and then you expand it by adding your relative’s e-mail addresses so that they can be invited to join your project and help branch out the tree in other directions. Every member of the tree also has their own profile in which they can share pictures and other information. You can’t be relied upon to know everything about your family’s past, and that’s why this building block method of collaboration on Geni is so effective.

[tags]Geni, Family Tree, Family Members, Family, Profile[/tags]