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 email@example.com.
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.
James Hepburn (in or before 1535-14 April 1578), 4. Earl of Bothwell
Duke of Orkney from 12 May 1567. Hereditary Sheriff of Edinburgh and of Berwick, Bailie of Lauderdale, and Great Admiral of Scotland from 1556. 4. Earl of Bothwell.Born in or before 1535. Died 14 April 1578 Dragsholm Castle, Dragsholm, Fårevejle, Odsherred, Sjælland, Denmark.Read more
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.
Support for y-DNA STR and mt-DNA added
It's now possible to upload y-DNA STR and mt-DNA. y-DNA STR must be uploaded as a csv file. mt-DNA must be uploaded as a FASTA file. It is not possible to download or view the uploaded data directly. For mt-DNA, haplogroup will be automatically found. For any person it is possible to check if DNA has been uploaded for descendants. In the future, comparison of the DNA of descendants will be added.