Quoting from their website,
Geneanet was launched in 1996 by genealogy enthusiasts to help family history researchers sharing their data and it was an instant success. We wanted our users to pay only if they want and that’s why we created the Premium service. Most of the website pages and features are available for free but you can take advantage of Ad-Free browsing, more effective search engine and access to additionnal records by subscribing to the Premium. Today, Geneanet is the first French genealogy website and the company has 25 employees.For those of us here in the United States, it is well known as the French family history website. But as I have been watching all of their recent data acquisitions, I am beginning to realize that they are quickly becoming one of the huge online genealogy database websites.