Geni Introduces Record Match Service

By Diane Haddad

Family tree site Geni has launched a service that makes documents from subscription genealogy sites and available to Geni Basic (free), Plus and Pro members through profile-based alerts.

The Record Match service automatically searches the subscription collections of the and GenealogyBank websites when a Geni member views a relative’s Geni profile. If there’s a match, the Geni member gets an alert and a link to the record. To view the record, he or she will need to register for a free trial membership on the partner site, or be a subscriber. recently announced the addition of the entire set of available US census records, 1790 through 1930. GenealogyBank is known for its collection of digitized newspapers.

Geni CEO Noah Tutak hinted that more such record partnerships are in the works: “By providing records from the person’s profile, first with partners and, and with many others to come, we can save genealogists from spending their time conducting separate searches on the many genealogy databases available.”

Read more about Record Match on the Geni blog.