Geneanet Launches a New Service: Geneanet DNA

Another DNA testing service has launched online. According to Geneanet’s home page:

“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 now launches 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 with 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.”

You can read a lot more at: https://en.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/post/2020/02/geneanet-launches-geneanet-dna.

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Any difference between this and GEDMatch? If not, why does it exist?

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    Because Geneanet “Launched in 1996 by genealogy enthusiasts, Geneanet is a community of more than 3 million members who share their genealogical information for free: more than 6 billion individuals in the family trees”.
    Geneanet is huge in Europe.
    “Geneanet will not sell data and files uploaded and shared by its members.”

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But I don’t think that answered my question. I assume Geneanet has a DNA database of near zero since it’s just starting – “…a new beta test service which allows you to upload the raw data of a DNA test…”

Why start one? Why not just upload to the huge GEDMatch with its existing database where its more likely for you to find matches.

It seems from the explanation that the differences between the two bases are non-existent to trivial

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    I suspect that the Geneanet European community in the broad sense is somewhat insular and may not be aware of GEDmatch. That is my conclusion after viewing many family trees and data on Geneanet over many years that do not appear elsewhere.

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It may be that the Geneanet community is insular, but I don’t believe the people that run it have never heard if GEDmatch.

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