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How To Search the Geneanet Genealogy Library?

Search engine

Premium members can use ? (question mark) to match one letter, or use * (asterisk character) to match one or more letters in the last name.


You can search name variants, and you can exclude some last names, first names, places, etc. from your search.


Search filters

These efficient filters offer to select some collections only. Click the red arrow to extand the list and to make a selection.


Search results

In the search results list, you can see:

  • A blank thumbnail or the cover of the document,
  • An icon ‘P’ for results which are reserved for Premium members, an icon ‘€’ for fee-based results, and no icon for free results,
  • The title of the document and an abstract with your search terms,
  • More information is displayed when passing the mouse on the results.


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