I had registered for free and uploaded a GEDCOM to GeneaNet some time ago, thinking that I would test it out. So - in this series I'm going to see if Jean-Yves' claim is correct, and if this site satisfies my research needs.
Here is the welcome screen for http://www.geneanet.org/ for a registered user:
On the left-hand side, there is My Account options, Archives and Services. We'll explore some of those later. The Search box for surnames and localities is front and center. There are icons for different languages in the upper right-hand corner - the options are English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch.
GeneaNet has many free research opportunities, and some paid ("Club Privilege") research opportunities. The cost is 40 Euros for a one year and 75 Euros for a two year subscription. The menu of Club Privilege benefits is below:
I'm going to stick to the free side for now, even though I can't search by first name, by spouses, by alternate spelling, or use filters, see maps, or print reports and charts, among other features.
I'm most interested in the Search features. The Search box claims that there are over 233 million names in their databases. I plugged "Seaver" into the Search box on the home page, and received 725 matches, listed 20 to a screen, as shown below:
The list has the user/contributor name on the left, the surname, some years, a locality (place, county, region, country), and a symbol (the green family tree, there may be others).
I scrolled down and clicked on the link for one of my entries (I'm user rjseaver). The screen below appeared, and shows a link to my family tree. There is also a "most popular surnames" cloud on this page.
In the next post, I'll look at search results in my own database.