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Geneanet: Find New Relatives with Your DNA

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 17, 2020

With Geneanet DNA, let’s build the first European DNA database together

Millions of you have already taken a genealogical DNA test. And more and more of you are asking to be able to upload their DNA data to Geneanet for finding new relatives.

Geneanet has launched Geneanet DNA, a new beta test service which allows you to upload the raw data of a DNA test kit taken with any company, to compare it to other Geneanet members’ DNA data, and to find members whith whom you share DNA segments. You are going to find new relatives!

You only have to download your raw DNA data from the site of your provider and to upload it to our database. It’s very easy and Geneanet helps you with tutorials if you have taken a DNA test kit at AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, FamilyTreeDNA or Living DNA.

Geneanet deals with the rest of it thanks to powerful matching tools.

To be able to provide results by matching the DNA of the Geneanet members, we need to quickly have a sufficient number of DNA data. To achieve this, do not hesitate to encourage the DNA relatives who have not yet uploaded their raw DNA data to Geneanet to do it.

At Geneanet, we do genealogy, only genealogy. We think that DNA tests are an additional tool for finding new relatives.

Of course, this new service does not replace genealogy research as we do it for years but it’s an additional way of finding new branches and relatives.

Discover the service

Why uploading your DNA data to Geneanet?

Geneanet is the largest European genealogy website with more than 3 million members.

The Geneanet DNA service is free: you can get the list of your DNA relatives and contact them. Unlike some other websites, you don’t need a paid subscription to view the family tree of another member and to contact a member on Geneanet.

Geneanet is a website located in Europe which respect the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under this regulation, Geneanet cannot use the DNA data of its members for some other purpose than their agreed purpose. Like for your family tree, you remain the owner of your DNA data and you can remove them at any time.

Two persons who have taken a DNA test with two different providers will have the opportunity to find DNA relatives through the Geneanet DNA database.

With your help, we wish to build the best independent service for DNA matching.

To learn more about this service, please read our FAQ

6 comments

You do not clearly explain that if you don’t designate yourself as the “family tree root” matches are next to impossible to find. Once both parties do the tree root, the match is easy and fun to trace from one individual to the other. PLEASE find a way to make it easy to get the word out about the “family tree root” issue…….


I have tried to upload my dna from Ancestry. I am having difficuty as I have probably did it wrong. Im 82 and not computer smart. Would appreciate any help anyone is willing to help. I really enjoy being able to use Geneanet as my family goes back to the 15th century. Thanks to all for all the good information that I can use.Just waiting till covid is over so somone can help me put old photographs during war in France.

Answer from Geneanet: Please read https://en.geneanet.org/dna/help/how-to-download-your-dna-data-from-ancestrydna


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