"Delighted to let you know that Geni.com now has historical records and Smart Matching™ which will help our users enrich their family trees, and the World Family Tree, with historical data and discover unknown relatives! The World Family Tree is a global initiative by Geni.com that shows how everyone in the world is related. These technologies make the World Family Tree a more accurate and better documented resource.
"Smart Matching and Record Matching are unique technologies developed by our parent company, MyHeritage. Here's some more info about them:
- Smart Matching™ automatically finds
matches for family trees on Geni.com among billions of family tree
profiles on MyHeritage. These matches allow Geni.com members to grow
their family tree, discover new ancestors and relatives, connect with
other family tree owners and reunite with long lost family members.
- Record Matching compares the profiles in your family tree to billions of historical records in MyHeritage's online digital archive - and lets you know whenever we find a relevant document. In addition, once a record is confirmed and added to the World Family tree, sources and citations are automatically created, allowing users to view information in the right context."
Over on the right of the screen above, there is an area titled "Matches" with a small red "NEW" highlight. There are names of people in my Geni database, and a number of matches shown in the oval with a blue background.
I picked my grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver, from the list - he had 12 matches:
On his profile page above, under the "Matches" heading, there are 0 Geni matches (gray background), 2 Record matches (tan background) and 10 Smart Matches (green background).
I clicked on the "Record Match" icon (the tan background) and saw:
The two record matches for Frederick Walton Seaver were from the Fitchburg [Mass.] Sentinel newspaper.
Further down this page are the Smart Matches - 9 from MyHeritage trees (which are separate) and 1 from WikiTree: