1. Critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills; ability to organize, structure and critically analyze genealogical and historical information within its larger historical context.
2. Research skills: willingness and ability to seek out the most definitive sources and to be open to various interpretations of sometimes-conflicting data.
3. Ability and willingness to represent Geni and to communicate diplomatically and respectfully with Geni users.
4. Ability and willingness to work collaboratively, to negotiate through controversies, and to work for the good of the whole rather than serving individual interests.
5. A curator should be able to review supplied sources to make decisions (and/or compromises) when we have profile conflicts.