GeneaNet Search Hints, Suggestions, and Review

Hints and Suggestions for Searching Family Trees at GeneaNet

Your best bet at GeneaNet is searching for ancestors with an uncommon last name and restricting the search based on birth and death dates. The site also gives options for searching on locality, sub-region, and region. The free search, however, does not permit you to search both birth and death dates and locations at the same time. You can only search on "all events."

Ways to Search GeneaNet Family Trees

  • The Best Way to Search GeneaNet Family Trees: Go to Your Active Family Tree Searches on this website for easier searching. At Your Active Family Tree Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Your Active Family Tree Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data to help with researching your genealogy.
  • Manually search GeneaNet family trees yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints and suggestions above as well as the review below.

Review of GeneaNet Family Trees

Highlights: GeneaNet allows for free searches and free viewing of people in the family trees. You will need to create an account. They have a premium membership which allows for more advanced searching along with other features. The premium membership, however, is not required. The documentation features available are limited. Nevertheless, they have a Genealogy Library where you might find references to your ancestor.

For more features, see the table below.

See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries in the table below.

Features of GeneaNet Family Trees
  Feature Comment
x free family tree searches  
x paid family tree searches  
x free viewing of pedigrees  
x paid viewing of pedigrees  
x free downloads of pedigrees GEDCOM and GeneWeb downloads for the family trees you create.
  paid downloads of pedigrees  
* any supporting documentation shown with the family tree * Sources are cited in most cases and cannot be examined.
  free viewing of supporting documentation No viewing of the actual documentation in most cases. Just citations.
  paid viewing of supporting documentation  
x contact information for family tree submitter With free membership.
x ability to share editing of your family tree with others  
x ability to see all the trees or names submitted by a researcher  
  ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time  
x searches with name of spouse With paid membership.
x searches with names of parents With paid membership.
x searches with names of children With paid membership.
x searches by place of birth Only one place is searched. No specification as to whether it is a birth, marriage, or death place.
x searches by place of marriage Only one place is searched. No specification as to whether it is a birth, marriage, or death place.
x searches by place of death Only one place is searched. No specification as to whether it is a birth, marriage, or death place.
x searches by country Only one place is searched. No specification as to whether it is a birth, marriage, or death place.
x searches by state, province, or political subdivision Only one place is searched. No specification as to whether it is a birth, marriage, or death place.
x searches by date of birth Free searches are on any event, Paid membership allows for searches on birth, marriage, or death dates.
x searches by date of marriage Free searches are on any event, Paid membership allows for searches on birth, marriage, or death dates.
x searches by date of death Free searches are on any event, Paid membership allows for searches on birth, marriage, or death dates.
x ability to specify date ranges for searching  
x searches by exact spelling of names  
x searches by similar sounding spellings of names  
x uploading of your family tree  
x interactive editing of the online version of your family tree  
x ability to delete the online version of your family tree  
  ability to keep your family tree private, should you prefer that  
x automatic suggestions for matches in other family trees or documents based on your family tree With paid membership.
  Your DNA results can be attached to your family tree  

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