How To Delete A Family Tree On Geni

It can be difficult to delete a family tree or even a single individual from Geni. In some circumstances, you will not be able to remove every tree profile that you added to Geni. This depends on whether your tree is isolated or if it is shared with other Geni members. This article goes through … Read more

Two GEDCOM Validation Tools Reviewed – Which Is Best?

The GEDCOM standards are designed to allow the exchange of family trees between different software and websites. But few platforms conform strictly to the guidelines. A GEDCOM validation tool will warn you about potential issues in your GEDCOM files. This article is a review and comparison of two free GEDCOM validation tools. I’ve also got … Read more

How To Export A GEDCOM From Geni

Geni offers five types of GEDCOM export, and each type includes a different set of your relatives. This article explains the differences, and which option to choose for what you want to achieve. We also cover the limits on what you can export. And no, you can’t download the entire Geni World Tree! How To … Read more

RootsMagic 7 On A Mac – Issues and Fixes

RootsMagic 7 runs on many, but not all, Mac operating systems. Mac users don’t get every RootsMagic 7 feature available in Windows, but the missing few may be of no interest to you. This article describes these features, and some simple workarounds to get the same benefits on a Mac. Both Windows and Mac users … Read more

Security Breaches on DNA Sites

Security Breaches and DNA Testing Websites – July 2020

July 2020 was a bad month for security hacks and breaches in the world of genealogy and DNA testing websites. On 19th July 2020, GEDmatch (owned by Verogen) announced a security breach on their Facebook page. They took their website down to address the issues. It remained unavailable for a number of days. A major … Read more