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

Alexander Stewart 'the Wolf of Badenoch' (-probably around 1405), Earl of Buchan

Lord of Badenoch. King's Lieutenant and Justiciar north of the Moray Firth from 1372. Earl of Buchan.Died probably around 1405.

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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.