Genes Reunited was launched in 2003 as a sister-site to Friends Reunited. Since then it has grown to become one of the UK’s largest family history websites. Its innovative approach to tracing your forebears marked a revolution in genealogy by combining historical records with social-networking.
Members build their family tree by posting it on the site, before then investigating which ancestors they share with other members. Genes Reunited continues to grow rapidly, with over 13 million members worldwide and over 750 million names currently listed on the site. Incredibly, one new name is added to the site every single second.