Re: Geni Family Trees - Privacy and Baptism Concerns #general

Max Heffler

Another analogy is Open Source source code. More eyes enables more defects to be found and corrected enhancing the security the code.


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I agree with Max.  Geni is by far the best tool we have for Jewish genealogy at the moment.  All of the best Jewish genealogists use it.  How do I know?  Because on Geni we can all see each other's work, correct mistakes and learn new information about resources in our areas of interest.  

Sadly, some people think genealogy is about hiding yourself and your family.  Nothing could be more wrong.  The more you share, the more you will learn.

As for Holocaust victims, we have on Geni various projects concerning the Holocaust, which are another great tool.  See the umbrella project at

To learn more about why everyone should be using Geni for building their trees, please see my old blog at

Randy Schoenberg
Los Angeles, CA


Max Heffler
Houston, TX

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