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

George Hamilton-Gordon (28 January 1784-14 December 1860), 4. Earl of Aberdeen

Viscount Gordon of Aberdeen from 1 June 1814. Prime Minister from December 1852 until February 1855. 4. Earl of Aberdeen.Buried Stanmore, Harrow, Greater London, England, United Kingdom. Born 28 January 1784 Edinburgh, Edinburghshire (Midlothian), Scotland, United Kingdom. Died 14 December 1860 Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom. [He died in his house called Argyll House, near Regent Street.]

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A simple descendant report is now available

It is now also possible to select paper size and orientation for both the ancestor and the descendant reports. More reports are coming, as well as more common options like index and source register.


Reports are being added

A reporting module is being developed. So far, a simple ancestor list with up to 10 generations is available. More reports and more reporting features will be added. You must be logged in to generate reports.


Source references for images

It is now possible to add source references for images. It's not mandatory and the image will not be regarded as bad quality if there is no source reference.