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

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.

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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.


Support for other languages than English

Geneapedia now supports Norwegian. You may change your default language in My Page. Please note that some parts of Geneapedia are not yet translated. If you would like to help translating Geneapedia into other languages, please contact contact@cosoft.org.