Online genealogy site Geni.com has announced significant changes in the way the web site operates. Writing in the Geni.com Blog, marketing director "George" states:
"Today, we announce the release of new permissions that are designed to accelerate the growth and improve the quality of the world family tree. Geni Pro subscribers now have full permission to add on to, edit, and merge profiles in the historical parts of the tree. Non-Pros can no longer add new profiles to the historical tree or merge profiles. By making these permissions more consistent, we ensure that anyone who can add a new profile to the historical tree can immediately merge it with any existing duplicates. These changes will benefit all of us as the world family tree continues to get bigger and better.
"With this release, there are a few changes to the way search works as well. All users will continue to be able to find their close relatives, profiles they added, and profiles they follow. A Pro subscription is now required to searching through the 110+ million profiles on Geni to find new relatives to add to your tree."
The full announcement is quite a bit longer than the above excerpt and is followed by a Frequently-Asked Questions section. You can read the full text at http://goo.gl/U9yyw.
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