Monday, September 22, 2014 Now Supports Multi-Lingual Profiles

I just received this via email from Amanda at


We're excited to let you know that now supports multilingual profiles. This means you can enter names and biographies in multiple languages, and Geni will store them separately, and display them in your preferred language. The World Family Tree is a global initiative by that shows how everyone in the world is related. As the leading global family tree, Geni's World Family Tree is now nearly 80 million profiles strong. One of the greatest challenges of building the definitive family tree of the world is accommodating the multitude of languages spoken by our international community. With branches extending all around the globe, Geni profiles are now multilingual and users can enter profile names and biographies separately in any of the 75 languages that are actively used on Geni. 

Now everyone can enjoy this rich content in their native language, without having to scroll through the similar information in foreign languages or see a messy mix of names in various languages on their relatives' profiles. Names can be entered in any language on any profile, and through a clever system of fallbacks, only the best information available will be displayed. We've updated all of Geni's functionality to take advantage of this new feature, including searching, tree matching, family charts, data exports and more.

Please read the announcement on our blog for further details:


The blog post has a number of excellent examples.  Here is the profile for Charlemagne in English:

I tried to figure out how to see this profile in German, but I couldn't figure out how to do it, except to change the language in my settings, which didn't change it to look like what I saw in the blog post.   Perhaps I'm just dense - I figured that if I chose German from the dropdown list that it would translate the profiles into German.  


Amanda at Geni said...

Hi Randy,

Thanks for your post! We'll be migrating the names gradually over the next few days. I would check back on his profile on Geni soon. The screenshot in the blog post shows how Charlemagne's profile will look in German.

Saskey said...

Darn! As usual, not my line; I have no known connection to Charlemagne (nor Adam, for that matter).