Genealogy Blog

2 February 2015

A New Home Page for Your Geneanet Archival Documents and Pictures

As promised, some new, simple and effective services now come with the new version of Geneanet to help you grow your family tree.

On Geneanet, you can upload family pictures, archival records, indexes, pictures of headstones and memorials, family letters, postcards, coats of arms, and much more.

A new page is now available to view, edit and add all of your archival documents and pictures.

Click 'Family Tree > Your Archive & Pictures' in the top menu bar of the site, or simply click the following link:


26 January 2015

Genealogy: 2 Billion Individuals on Geneanet

We are happy to announce that we have reached the milestone of 2 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet!

It took almost 16 years to reach the milestone of one billion individuals, and only 2 years to index one billion more individuals.

This is a new step: Geneanet becomes more and more useful and efficient for your genealogy research.

That show our involvement in the free and collaborative genealogy: On Geneanet, you can create your family tree, search your ancestors and share with other members. The Premium Membership offers access to additional Geneanet services and options.

We thank all of our members worldwide. You are our strength!

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19 January 2015

The Geneanet 'Individual Matches'

The Geneanet 'Individual Matches' allows you to automatically search the Geneanet database for individuals which may match your ancestors.

This powerful feature is reserved for Geneanet Club Privilege members.

Other Geneanet members can search for 'Individual Matches' in the Archival Records and Indexes but not in the collaborative family trees.

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18 January 2015

Geneanet Ranks #6 on Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015

GenealogyInTime Magazine has released the 2015 list of the Top 100 Genealogy Websites from around the world. The list is the end product of an extensive and exhaustive evaluation of thousands of genealogy websites. It is the most comprehensive list available on the genealogy industry.

Geneanet ranks #6 (Geneanet was ranked #7 last year).

And Geneanet ranks #3 in the Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites of 2015.

GenealogyInTime Magazine says: "Geneanet moved up one position to number 6. It is the top French genealogy website and it specializes in family trees. Over the years, we have seen Geneanet slowly move up the rankings from the number 9 position in 2012 to where it is today. It continues to grow in popularity, having 2 million members and some 600,000 family trees."

We thank all of our members for their support, and we will continue to develop tools and services to help you in your genealogy research.

Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2015

12 January 2015

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

You have a Geneanet family tree and you have uploaded family pictures and archival records. What will happen to your data after you're dead?

This is the question that many people ask.

Geneanet offers to write your will and to explain what should happen to your Geneanet family tree and data after you're dead.

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5 January 2015

Top 10 Geneanet Blog Posts of 2014

Geneanet wish you a Happy New Year!

2014 has gone by. It was a great year for genealogy and for Geneanet.

As we look towards the new year, let's take a moment to have a look to the top 10 GeneaNet blog posts of 2014.

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2 January 2015

Did You Know That Geneanet Is Now Responsive?

Almost all of the pages of Geneanet are now responsive.

It means that the Geneanet layout automatically adapts itself to a particular viewing environment such as desktop, tablet or mobile.

You can now browse Geneanet wherever you are!

29 December 2014

Geneanet Wish You a Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year!

Many thanks to all of you for supporting Geneanet!

Now, it's time to set some genealogy goals for the upcoming year and we hope that 2015 will bring you many new ancestors and lost relatives!

22 December 2014

Geneanet Wish You a Merry Christmas!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Have a great time with your family and friends.


8 December 2014

The Ring of Remembrance: The Names of 579,606 Soldiers Who Lost Their Lives During World War I

The Ring of Remembrance has been inaugurated by French president François Hollande on November 11, 2014 to pay tribute to those who died in northern France during World War I. The names of 579,606 soldiers are presented without any reference to nationality.

Geneanet offers to find your ancestors: the 500 sheets of bronzed stainless steel have been photographed and all the names have been indexed.

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1 December 2014

Some New Useful Sections on Your Geneanet Home Page

Some new useful sections have been added to your Geneanet home page.

Depending on the number of individuals in your family tree, one of these new sections offers different kind of tools to help you build your family tree.

Another new section invites you to index our collection of headstones and memorials, and another one shows recently added archive and pictures to the Geneanet database.

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25 November 2014

The New Geneanet Website Will Be Formally Launched on December 1, 2014

As of December 1, 2014, find the new Geneanet website at

The old website will be discontinued and the address will not be available anymore.

This new version will help us to develop new, simple and effective services and options, and to help you grow your family tree.

IMPORTANT: Geneanet will be down for maintenance on December 1, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Paris, France, Time Zone)


24 November 2014

Upload Family Pictures To Your Geneanet Family Tree

If you have family pictures, you can upload them to your Geneanet family tree to make it more attractive. It's free and easy.

And you can kill two birds with one stone by uploading your family pictures to your Geneanet family tree as that will also backup your files!

So, it's now time to get that shoebox filled with old family pictures and to turn them into digital files...

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18 November 2014

'GeneaGraves Weekend': Thanks To All of You!

Last weekend, Geneanet has invited you to take pictures of graves to formally launch the GeneaGraves mobile app. You were there and we thank you very much!

All these pictures and indexes will be freely available for all fellow genealogists.

Here are some statistics about these two days dedicated to the preservation of our heritage.

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17 November 2014

The GeneaNet 'Email Alert by Individual'

GeneaNet has a powerful feature called 'Email Alert by Individual'.

Premium members can receive accurate emails with the latest entries by name (with name variants), by first name (with name variants), by place, by year, by occupation and by spouse.

These Email Alerts can be automatically generated from your GeneaNet family tree!

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