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Press Release: Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix Announce Genealogy’s Unsung Heroes Awards – Nominations for 2Q2019

The following press release was written by the Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix:

Tampa, Florida – April 1, 2019 – The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, co-hosts and producers of the oldest continually produced genealogy podcast, and Rick and Randy, creators of Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE photo and document restoration software, today announce that the continuation of their partnership to acknowledge and celebrate those members of the genealogy community who digitize or index photos and other documents of value to genealogical researchers. The Unsung Heroes Awards is a quarterly awards program designed to recognize its recipients in five categories: individuals, genealogical/historical societies, libraries/archives, young people, and a new posthumous certificate award.

Geni Adds DNA to the World Family Tree

The following announcement was written by the folks at Geni. Further information is also available on the Geni blog at: https://www.geni.com/blog/geni-adds-dna-to-the-world-family-tree-394127.html

World’s largest and most accurate collaborative family tree now enhanced with three major DNA test types, and new integration with Family Tree DNA

BURBANK, California and HOUSTON, Texas, June 30, 2016 — Geni, home of the World Family Tree, announced today the addition of DNA test results into the family tree, and a new product integration with its partner Family Tree DNA. This move will improve the accuracy of the World Family Tree and provide new insights for millions of people interested in their family history.

DNA will enhance the World Family Tree by separating fact from fiction: it will help people confirm family relationships and will highlight situations where the documented genealogy does not match the biological evidence presented by DNA. DNA results will also be used for matching, in order to discover previously unknown relatives. Geni’s World Family Tree will then allow users to establish and visualize the precise family tree connection with relatives found by DNA matching.