What is Geneapedia?

The idea is to create a Wikipedia of genealogical information - a database where anyone can enter or modify information, but with a strong focus on sources and reliability. The ultimate goal for Geneapedia is to become the leading collection of genealogical lineage-linked information - and the natural starting point for doing your own research.

In Geneapedia no one "owns" the information. Anyone can change any data (login is required). Source information can be added to all details, not only on person level. Information without any source reference are marked as unreliable.

Geneapedia is still in a development and test phase. If you want to participate adding data and testing Geneapedia's features, please send an email to contact@cosoft.org.

What does the database contain?

It currently contains mostly data from Norway and Scotland. Much data from the Gjesdal parish in the Norwegian county of Rogaland has been added. And most of the leading families of Scotland in the middle ages has been added.

Featured person

Bernt Orning til Vatne og Orninggård (-), "inspektør over galeierne"

"skibshøvedsmand" from 1641. "inspektør over galeierne" from 1667 Norway.Died Marstrand, Marstrand, Kungälvs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. [He died on the ship "Glückstadt" outside Marstrand.]

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The 'New Person' form has been enhanced

In Geneapedia all genealogical data are separate objects while the connecting object, the person, does not contain any genealogical information at all - only the name, which is the visual identifier of the person, and the gender. Consequently the 'New Person' form has been pretty simple. It has now however been enhanced so you can add birth and death dates and places as well as occupation. If these fields are filled, the corresponding attributes and events are created. This may speed up the process of entering a new person.


The database now contains 50 000 individuals

Much data from Bergen, Norway, has been added (Martens, Danchertsen, Grieg, Forman, and others) as well as German and French titled nobility, mainly Medieval.


Split function added

You can now split a person in two if you discover that information added for a person actually belongs to two different persons.