Monday, July 1, 2013

Information about WeRelate

I just heard from Frank Hawkins with information on a Wiki called WeRelate. Frank is a member of Hawkins DNA group 02, participant #9426.  His earliest ancestor is Noah Hawkins (abt 1767-1814) and Susannah Reynolds (1772-1858).  

Frank has told me that WeRelate is touted to be the World's Largest Genealogy Wiki.  To access go to:

I haven't yet tried the site.  Let me know if you do try it and what you think!  Here is what Frank told me about the site:

Recently, a contact of mine on mentioned WeRelate, a genealogy web site I’d not previously heard of. Today, three months later, I'm hooked. If like me, WeRelate is new to you, here’s an introduction to what it is and what it does.
WeRelate is a free genealogy web site where genealogists and family historians share their work in a collaborative "wiki" environment. It’s a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc. in partnership with the Allen County Public Library.
Genealogy software programs and online sites, like and, provide research tools and information to help individuals build their own family trees. promotes sharing and collaboration across multiple researchers and family trees, resulting in a single "tree." To achieve this, people like me upload individual GEDCOMs that are then merged with matching information already on the site.
By sharing my tree and research on WeRelate, I’m contributing to a larger community effort. I’ve already benefited from this collaboration by having a number of people add documented background and historical information to my ancestors’ pages – information I did not previously know of or have access to.
To date, has pages for over 2,000,000 people and families. And with each new person and family page added, it’s an outstanding opportunity to share what I know and learn from other researchers. What could be better than that!

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