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Charles Grey Profile of the Week: Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. Which participant in the Swing Riots, the 1830 uprising by agricultural workers in southern and eastern England, is your closest connection?

Jan Janszoon van Haerlem Last week: 17th-century Dutch-Moroccan pirate Jan Janszoon van Haerlem, aka Reis Mourad the Younger, and pirates and privateers.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: George Marion and Daniel Briscoe Strange. Photo uploaded by Bryan Lawson. [more family history photos]

500 Brick Walls Broken Big news! "WikiTree Challenge Breaks 500th Brick Wall for Guest Stars"

See what our community discovered about the roots of our special guest star Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of PBS TV's "Finding Your Roots," and dozens of other leading genealogists in our special WikiTree Challenge.
 

Karen Stewart Member of the Week: Karen Stewart helps with US Black Heritage Connections, our collaborative effort on an underrepresented group in genealogy: slaves and their descendants.

"I like the feeling of helping get profiles added to the tree in case a future descendant comes looking for them."

Rob Graham Last week: Rob Graham recently completed the Scotland Project's "Tartan Trail" learning program under the personal tutelage of trail guide Bobbie Madison. Now he's leading the Dumfriesshire Geographical Team and the Clan Graham Team.

"WikiTree taught me most of what I know of genealogy and continues to be a source of both knowledge and inspiration. The Tartan Trail was a wonderful experience."

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YouTube video See GenealogyTV's new video tour: "How to Use WikiTree."

For a deeper look, see the "Welcome to WikiTree" video series by a member.

A member's introduction in verse: "One tree, two tree ...".

This week's G2G themes:

  • Profile accuracy: Fun and Games. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Unusual. Share a photo from your family collection.
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"It's been wonderful to experience how collaborative genealogy in WikiTree makes all of us better genealogists. Collaboration on our shared ancestors encourages us to share information and to hold each other to high standards." Ellen Smith
member since 2014