BUILD YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE

BUILD YOUR OWN FAMILY TREE

Have you ever found yourself getting introduced to someone with your own name? Or seen your name on a signboard and wondered who the person behind that name is? It is enough to make you want to chart your family tree, starting at least with here and now! In this age of technology and social media, this is not such a difficult task. Here is how you too can do it.

  1. Head to www.geni.com
  2. Fill out the form — your first name, last name, gender, email id…
  3. You are automatically signed up for the Geni Basics account, which is free
  4. Add unlimited relatives, add pictures, follow the instructions on the screen and you see your family tree emerge.
  5. If you want to go the whole hog, and search profiles on the Geni website with your family’s last name, you will need to upgrade. Plans start at $5 ( R300) a month for this. You can draw your family tree, share it with others in your family and keep expanding it over time, never having to worry about taking backups or worrying about pen and paper lists or the latest addition to the family.