About the Geneanet Family Trees Index
General collection information
This collection contains an index of more than 1.5 million family trees accumulated into a single database. The information in this collection was compiled through Geneanet, a collaborative genealogy website. Each record in the index includes a link to the originating family tree on Geneanet. Records from the original site can be viewed in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Using the collection
Records in the collection may include the following information:
When researching your family, it is useful to remember that names of locations may have changed over time. If you think you found your family member, but the location name seems wrong, consider checking the location against old maps.
If you're searching for female ancestors, it's useful to search by both her maiden and married names.
Data from persons listed as living or private on Geneanet, or which have a birth date less than 100 years ago, without a death date have been excluded from this index to protect the privacy of living individuals.
Collection in context
Geneanet was created in 1996 as a way to connect genealogical resources. They use a unique, collaborative model to share family resources while building community. Genealogists, both amateur and professional, are connected with users and genealogical societies. Anyone may upload content.
Geneanet. "About Geneanet." Last modified September 25, 2019. https://en.geneanet.org/legal/geneanet/.