Geneanet Family Trees Index Available To Ancestry Customers

At Ancestry, we are committed to constantly growing and connecting our global community and enabling more people to easily discover, craft, and connect around their family story.

Following Ancestry’s acquisition last year of leading French genealogy company Geneanet, we are now able to bring over a billion new records to our Ancestry community via the sharing of an extended index from family trees from Geneanet. This new collection can help unlock connections to ancestors across France and Europe through stat including name, vital events and places, spouse, parent, child relationships, and gender and will be a significant addition to Ancestry’s global family history records.

This new collection on Ancestry will offer an even deeper connection to family history links in France in particular, with an estimated 1.5 billion records to be made available.

The index-only collection includes family tree nodes with birth, marriage and death events inputted by Geneanet users, helping accelerate family history discoveries and connection between people in France and those around the world with French heritage.

As is the case with all publicly available records, public privacy is our utmost priority. Through our partnership with Geneanet, every attempt has been made to remove the data of living people from the collection.

To access the new Ancestry/Geneanet records, please visit

As you may recall, Ancestry announced that it entered into an agreement with Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company, in 2021. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.

With a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members, Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries. Combining Geneanet’s free family tree platform and engaged community with Ancestry’s global subscriber base and unparalleled historical records will enable family history discoveries and connections between people in France and those around the world with French heritage.

The Geneanet Community Trees Index contains an index of more than 1.5 million family trees accumulated into a single database. The information in this collection was compiled through Geneanet, a collaborative genealogy website. Each record in the index includes a link to the originating family tree on Geneanet. Records from the original site can be viewed in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

Records in the collection may include the following information: name, birth date, birthplace, residence, names of family members, marriage date, death date, death place, burial date, burial place.

When researching your family, it is useful to remember that the names of locations may have changed over time. If you think you found your family member, but the location name seems wrong, consider checking the location against old maps.

If you’re searching for female ancestors, it’s useful to search by both her maiden and married names.

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Sherry Frizell 7/08/22

Thank you for your comment, Sherry! I have fixed all of the links in this article, and checked to make sure they all work.
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