Descendant of Pocahontas?

You just might be part of some of the 100,000 people who claim to be descendants of Pocahontas through the Thomas Rolfe bloodline. Pocahontas, a Native Indian, was born about 1596 in what would later be the Virginia colony of Jamestown. She is the main character in the story of saving Jamestown citizen John Smith […]

Profile of the Day: Shirley Temple

Today we remember beloved child star Shirley Temple on what would have been her 91st birthday. Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Temple / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California. She began her film career at the age of 3 with a role in Baby Burlesks, a series of short films satirizing recent film and political events, using pre-school children in every role. In 1934, she found… Read the full story

Video: Advanced Name Features on Geni

Geni’s World Family Tree currently connects over 130 million profiles from all over the world and enables people of all nationalities and cultures to work together to discover and preserve their shared ancestry. In order to better facilitate the collaboration between a multilingual community, we introduced the support of multilingual  profiles on Geni. This feature is perfect for when an individual is known by different names in multiple languages. Recently GeneaVlogger and Geni curator Jarrett Ross released a new video tutorial on how… Read the full story

Profile of the Day: Isabella I of Castile

On this day in 1451, Isabella I of Castile was born. Her marriage to Ferdinand II of Aragon brought stability to the kingdoms of the region and paved the way for the unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles V. Isabella I of Castile / Wikimedia Commons Isabella I was the daughter of John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Portugal. At the time of her birth, her half-brother, Henry IV of… Read the full story