New & Notable
Profile of the Week: Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot (1938-2023).
Which musician is closest to you on our global family tree?
Last week: Katherine Swynford, wife of John of Gaunt. Twenty generations of her direct maternal line descendants on WikiTree have been confirmed with mitochondrial DNA! Which extraordinary DNA line are you most closely connected to?
[more examples of profiles]
Featured Family Photo: William Preston Lawrence, Eliza (Bishop) Lawrence with baby Leona (Lawrence) Roper, and Clara (Lawrence) Stillings. Uploaded by Douglas Roper.
Member of the Week: Quebecois and Acadian project member Kenneth Guerin.
"I like the fact that we are profile managers, not owners. We are stewards of information, not owners. We are a community, keepers of the tree."
Last week: Betsy Ko [video interview] hosts Zoom chats for new members.
"For me, WikiTree is so special because it's a place where everyone can be seen. When I'm working on a profile on WikiTree, whether it's someone famous or not, rich or poor, old or young, I feel like I'm doing something to make them be seen."
[more of our wonderful wikitreers]
"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
"Before WikiTree, I was skeptical and discouraged about big one-single-trees because there were (are) so many errors, but WikiTree is different because it's collaborative, genial and there are people available to help resolve any issues." — Roberta Estes, blogger