12 May 2014
This is the question that many people ask.
Who owns your data on Geneanet?
You own your Geneanet data.
Each Geneanet data is linked to a single account and every member can delete their data at any time (family tree, pictures, archival records, etc.)
Geneanet don't keep your data and personal information after you have deleted your account.
Geneanet will never sell your data and will never share it with third parties.
And what happens to your data after you're dead?
If Geneanet is notified about the death of a member, their account and their data are immediately deleted.
But the the family of the dead can ask Geneanet not to delete the account. If so, data will still be available to Geneanet visitors but newsletters will not be send anymore to the given email address. This is a good way to memorialise the genealogy research of a loved one.
5 May 2014
In 2009 and 2010, we have added the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish translation, and today, we are extending our activities to Portugal and Brazil. This is a new step for Geneanet and our values of sharing.
Portugal and Brazil are countries with interesting history and a large community of genealogy enthusiasts. There are many archives and they are of good quality, so there are many discoveries to come for those who have roots and relatives there.
New genealogists will be able to join Geneanet and to build and share their family tree, and it will serve all of us.
Welcome to the new version of Geneanet.
Note: Of course, you can view data from Portugal and Brazil even if you are not using the Portuguese version of the Geneanet website.
28 April 2014
This question may sound strange. What should we talk about? Quantity or quality?
Randy Seaver gives us a simple solution in a blog post entitled "What's Your Ancestor Score?".
Here's how to easily calculate your Ancestor Score with Geneanet.
21 April 2014
This Ancestry Book is available for every GeneaNet member and it can show up to 10 generations.
Every GeneaNet member can also export the Ancestry Book in PDF file format.
14 April 2014
There are 7 themes available and you can change the content: font, date format, on a single page/on multiple pages, etc.
Offer a beautiful ancestry chart to your family and friends!
7 April 2014
Select the 'Contacts > Sponsor a friend or family member' item in the drop down menu at the top right of the screen.
Enter the Geneanet username of the persons you want to sponsor (click here to search the username of a member by name).
When you have sent 5 invitations, you must wait for them to be accepted or to expire (45 days) to gain new sponsor rights.
Sponsored persons will be invited to try the Geneanet Club Privilege free for one month.
If they subscribe to the Club Privilege during the free trial, the remaining free weeks will be added to their 1-year or 2-year membership, and you will get an extra month free!
1 April 2014
You will be soon able to send your GEDCOM file by phone: just call our new service and say the content of the file.
Your file will be imported to your account so you can have a Geneanet family tree without having to perform computer tasks.
April Fool's Day
24 March 2014
1. Click the box of a person in your family tree,
2. Click "Add Family Picture" in the menu bar at the top of the screen,
3. Select the image file in your personal computer,
4. Click "Submit".
If you have pictures with multiple people, type in the name of all the persons and the picture will be automatically added to each of them.
17 March 2014
GEDCOM (an acronym standing for GEnealogical Data COMmunication) is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. It was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Most genealogy software supports importing from and/or exporting to GEDCOM format. Here are some screenshots to explain how to export a GEDCOM file from your genealogy software.
10 March 2014
13 years after its launch, the Club Privilege pricing is changing so Geneanet can pursue its mission of helping genealogists.
Since its founding, Geneanet offers a free service which allow genealogists to share their family tree. Information provided by the Geneanet members are free for everyone. This free-of-charge service has a cost for the Geneanet growing organization. Since 2001, this cost is almost entirely borne by the Club Privilege members.
3 March 2014
In the new Geneanet family tree software, the timeline is displayed whatever the number of facts is.
Geneanet now offers the opportunity to tell your family history in a new way!
In the non-graphic family tree pages, the timeline is displayed if there are facts in addition of the birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial.
24 February 2014
And you know what? It's free!
Add individuals, families and facts, upload family pictures and archival records. Geneanet offers a new family tree experience to help you build your family history.
Take some time to try it!
17 February 2014
They visited the very impressive Family History Library, they attended conferences, they have talked with other managers and leaders, and they discovered innovative products: storytelling, mobile genealogy, multimedia, social networking, etc.
A motivating and inspiring experience for Geneanet!
Here are some pictures about Geneanet at RootsTech 2014.
10 February 2014
Family trees are growing, more and more data and pictures are available, and sharing is getting easier. This is great for all genealogists and it's a real satisfaction for Geneanet to make it possible!
3 February 2014
You can print some very attractive family trees, and some ascending or descending charts lists and reports for free.
And you can do the same when browsing the family tree of any GeneaNet member!
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