Greetings fellow WikiTreers! Welcome to the March 2016 edition of News from the Tree, our monthly report on new features and changes around the site, notes on community leaders, tips, etc.

What’s New?

Connection Combat: What’s your connection to Alex Haley?

Alex Haley (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

We’re excited to announce that Alex Haley, best known for the book Roots: The Saga of an American Family  and TV mini-series that aired to a record-breaking 130 million viewers, was the winning profile in last month’s Connection Combat.

Haley had a great influence on increasing awareness of African-American history and inspired many to develop interest in genealogy and family history.

Each time there is a new winner they are featured as one of our special Connection Finders.  This means you can check your connection with Alex Haley  here.

You can also still check your connection with the previous month’s winner, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker).

Special:Adoptions and Special:Unconnected Now Include Birth Locations

The form for browsing orphaned profiles that need a manager to take care of them (Special:Adoptions) and the form for browsing profiles that need someone to help connect them to the “big tree” (Special:Unconnected) now include birth location.

This was requested by many of you since location is very relevant for deciding whether you can help.

Check them out:

New Links on Your Watchlist

We made some changes to the navigation links on Watchlists. (Here is yours.)

There’s now a row of buttons for:

  • Activity
  • Anniversaries
  • Find Matches
  • FS Matches
  • Images
  • Pending Merges
  • Unconnected
  • Unsourced

The last one in particular is new. It takes you to http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Unsourced_Profiles with “limit to Watchlist” pre-selected.

Add Links to Your Comments on Followed Tags and Surnames

When you explain your interest in a surname or tag to other members you can now link a WikiTree profile or external website in your comment. This comment is what appears on the index of members for that topic, and on your profile.

For example, on a surname tag you might link to the profile of your brick wall ancestor. It’s done with the same “wiki markup”-style of links that we use on profiles and other types of comments. See Adding Links and Editing Tips.

Go to Special:Following to add or edit tags and comments on them.

Would You Like to Help People Connect?

Family History Photo of the Week Nominee

While we have some projects that are focused on connecting individuals to the worldwide family tree, we’ve got a great volunteer role to help connect members with other members.

As you have probably noticed, we’ve added tags to members’ profiles where you can now list surnames and topics you are interested in and comment more specifically on what your interests include.  We’re super excited about this new feature. It’s a great step towards getting members to be able to communicate and collaborate better.

However, the ability to coordinate with tags only works if you know which tags to use. New members don’t know which projects are out there. They don’t usually know that there are active and friendly WikiTreers who share their interests.

Do you like helping people connect with other like-minded people? If so, then becoming a Volunteer Coordinator might be the project for you!

A Volunteer Coordinator helps members make connections with other members. They watch our New Volunteer Feed and direct people to other tags they may be interested in, as well as help with tag corrections. They also make personal introductions between project Leaders and members and suggest places to look for others who may have similar interests, like our growing One Name and One Place Studies, and communicating in our G2G forum.

If this sounds like the right fit for you contact Erin Breen or Eowyn Langholf and ask to join!

Tree-Tips

  • Remember point V of our Honor Code: We respect privacy. We privacy-protect anything we think our family members might not want public. If that’s not enough for someone, we delete their personal information.

Community Accomplishments

Top 10 contributors for last month: WikiTree Club 1000 February 2016

  1. Kirsty Ward (11,540 edits in February)
  2. Esmé van der Westhuizen (10426)
  3. Greg Rose (7876)
  4. Terry Johnson (7503)
  5. Keith McDonald (6348)
  6. Vincent Piazza (5971)
  7. Catherine V (5942)
  8. Steve Selbrede (5451)
  9. Elizabeth Winter (5007)
  10. Guy Constantineau (4904)

Super Star recipients (recognized by a Leader for extraordinary contributions that go far beyond what is normally seen on WikiTree):   Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication: Alta (Bannink) BekkerSandy Edwards and Dorothy Barry

Project Updates:

There are two new Roots projects that might catch your interest:

Many new surname studies, some focusing on specific areas, others with global ambitions, have recently been started. Check out the One Name Studies category for the current studies in progress to see if your family can add to one.

The Dutch Roots Project is having its very first contest! See details here for the challenge – the winner will get a spiffy badge.

Your auDNA/FamilyFinder DNA Test

by Kitty Smith, DNA Project Leader

Family History Photo of the Week Nominee

Are you making cousin connections from your FamilyFinder or auDNA test? Is your DNA test investment paying off? I have been working to find my cousin connections with my FamilyFinder matches on FTDNA. It is going well. Here is my method, in practical application:

1. I look at the family tree posted by one of my matches on their FTDNA account page. (This is why it is so important to upload your family tree to your FTDNA account!) I look for any familiar surnames and locations. (For example: Smiths in the northern U.S. states, but not in the south. Coopers in the south, but not in the north.)

2. Once I find a familiar surname, I go to WikiTree.com and start adding the branch from the earliest listed ancestor on the FTDNA family tree. I proceed up the direct ancestral line as displayed on the FTDNA page with a Source of “Private tree on FTDNA”. When I get to living or recently deceased profiles, I make them Anonymous Surname with a privacy setting of “Private with Public Family Tree”. (I make their birthyear “blank for extra privacy” and deathyear “blank because living”; and I mark the gender.)

3. Once I have their direct line in the WikiTree, I go back to the earliest ancestor and work the other way to try and connect the line to the WikiTree trunk. Sometimes I get lucky and my branch connects nicely with the new twig and I can easily see our common auDNA ancestor.

4. Then I email my match and send them links to the various important WikiTree pages (their Anonymous profile, family tree, and our relationship page) and offer to let them take over their Anonymous profile. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t, but they always seem to appreciate my efforts to make the connection and that their FamilyFinder investment is paying off.

Without the WikiTree cousin connections, I would never be able to narrow these relationships. It is the interconnectivity of the family tree branches on FTDNA with the full tree on WikiTree, that enables me to find my common auDNA ancestors that are shared with my matches.

Anyway, it is pretty cool. And several of my connections seem to go back more generations than I expected.

Don’t Miss These!

Sourcerer’s Challenge:   Far too many profiles on WikiTree don’t have any sources. This challenge is about correcting that with census data, BMD records/index references, family bible references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc. Each month we’ll post in G2G to start up the month’s challenge. You come and post the profile you’ve added source(s) to (at least the profile number/name, if not a link to it) as well as what sources you added. At the end of the month we tally for a winner. We are now actively in our March Challenge, which will run through March 31st.  To participate, go to this G2G post. To see the stats from February’s contest, go here.

Collaborative Profile of the Week:  WikiTree is all about collaboration and every week many members come together to work on the Collaborative Profile of the Week. Every Monday a profile is selected. It’s usually a profile from one of our current projects that is in desperate need of some TLC. Interested members can then chip in to help make the profile as great as it can be. Check out last week’s wonderful results on Daniel Weber, or join in on this week’s efforts with Oliver Roy Christensen from the European Cemeteries project. Follow the tag ”profile_of_the_week” in G2G if you don’t want to miss these.

Weekend Chat:  Each Friday we start a Weekend Chat  post in G2G. All members are invited  and encouraged to come and post, whether it’s to introduce themselves, share what they’ve been working on, talk about the weather or post tips and suggestions.  This is a great way to get to know some of the awesome members of our community! Follow the tag ”weekend_chat” if you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Thanks for all you do WikiTreers. You’re the best.

Sincerely, The WikiTree Team and Leaders

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Greetings fellow WikiTreers!

Welcome to the February 2016 edition of News from the Tree, our monthly report on new features and changes around the site, notes on community leaders, tips, etc.

What’s New?

Connection Combat: What’s your connection to Luke Skywalker?

Mark Hamill (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

We’re excited to announce that Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker, was the winning profile in last month’s Connection Combat.

Each time there is a new winner they are featured as one of our special Connection Finders.  Check your connection with Luke Skywalker here.

You can also still check your connection with the previous month’s winner, Frank Capra.

Helping With Pre-1500 Profiles

We’ve introduced restrictions on who can add and edit profiles of people born before 1500.

Adding restrictions like these has been discussed for years in our community. There will be downsides to limiting who can contribute, but overall we’re confident that we have made the right decision for the future of WikiTree. We’re not just trying to grow a big tree here. We’re trying to grow a genealogically correct tree. (For the most recent background discussion, see ”Should the cut-off date for more-protected profiles be the year 1000? 1200? 1500?“)

To edit early profiles, you will need the “Pre-1500 Certified” badge.

To request it, go to http://www.wikitree.com/contact/cert/.

Pre-1500 badge

Browse All Unconnected People

Last year we created Special:Unconnected to enable you to see the people on your Watchlist who aren’t connected to the “big tree” by blood or marriage. “Unconnected” means a person isn’t connected within 100 degrees of any of the anchor people on http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Connection.

It’s not exactly the same as saying the person doesn’t have a fleshed-out genealogy, but it’s a close approximation to it. There are very few unconnected people with solid family trees.

Making connections for strangers is a true “RAOGK” (Random Act Of Genealogical Kindness — to use the term coined for a classic website of that name).

So, if you’ve got a connector’s spirit, here is your grand rabbit hole: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Unconnected

You can browse all connected people with a given surname, e.g. Smith. Or you can browse by birth date, to work on the earliest first, or to work on the people from a certain time period, e.g. the 1500s or the 1700s.

You can limit to Open profiles and/or orphaned profiles.

Tree-Tips

  • Photo of the Week Nominee

    Remember point IV of the Honor Code: We know misunderstandings are inevitable. We try to minimize them by being courteous to everyone, even those who don’t act accordingly. This can be hard to do at times and we encourage members to take a step back and not WikiTree while angry.  Because we understanding communicating isn’t always easy, we have a process for when you are having difficulties with another member. See: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Problems_with_Members for guidance.

  • Our G2G (genealogist-to-genealogist) forum is outstanding for members seeking help and offering help. Inquire about a technical issue, post an offer, ask for help with a brick wall, or just say hello in the Tree House. Check out the G2G About page to learn about tagging and other information about using this forum.  It’s all about communication!

WikiTree @ RootsTech 2016

RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. It is held in Salt Lake City, Utah and this year took place from 3 Feb – 6 Feb.

We were fortunate to have several team members and leaders come together, some even getting to meet for the first time including Chris Whitten,  Eowyn Langholf,  Kitty Smith,  Karen Tobo,  Peter Roberts,  Michael Stills,  Mags Gaulden,  Lisa Franklin,  Julie Ricketts and Michelle Hartley.

Many wonderful people who stopped by our booth (they couldn’t resist the orange!) and we had a lot of fun chatting with them about the benefits of WikiTree.

Chris, our WikiTreer-in-Chief, had a great interview with Kirsty Gray, chair of The Surname Society.  Links to watch it are available here.

You can check out all the photos in our WikiTree @ RootsTech 2016 Facebook album but here are a few of our favorites:

Karen and Visitor

Michael and Peter

Elf and Bear

Mags and Julie

Mags, Karen, Kitty, Peter, Michael, Lisa, Chris, Michelle, Eowyn, Julie

Community Accomplishments

Top 10 contributors for last month:

WikiTree Club 1000 January 2016

  1. Greg Rose (11,917 edits in January)
  2. Keith McDonald (11005)
  3. Esmé van der Westhuizen (10925)
  4. Catherine V (9023)
  5. Kirsty Ward (6517)
  6. Mr Grant Garber (6504)
  7. Terry Johnson (5896)
  8. Debra Downs (5474)
  9. Carrie Quackenbush (5006)
  10. Anon X (4848)

Super Star recipients (recognized by a Leader for extraordinary contributions that go far beyond what is normally seen on WikiTree):

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication: Cathryn (Hallett) HondrosJack DayKenneth SheltonBetty (Morgan) FoxJulia (Balzarano) RyanCarol (Winton) KeelingKeith McDonaldRoland BakerJayme (Mullins) ArringtonJoop van BelzenDeborah (Réaume) Collier  and Gilly Wood.

Project Updates

Photo of the Week Nominee

We have several new projects that recently started up:

You can also join our Notables project in their contest to see how many of this year’s Academy Award nominees they can get connected and write biographies for before the ceremony on February 28. Join the fun here!

If you love a mystery, be sure to join in the Unknowns Project February Challenge.  The goal is to identify and source at least one profile that has Unknown (or a variant) as the Last Name at Birth. Too many invisible people are wandering around the WikiTree family tree. They live in a kind of limbo; we don’t know who they are or where they came from. Can you help us remember these forgotten people?

New Member Comments

When a Guest or Family Member volunteers to become a full contributing Wiki Genealogist we ask them to leave a comment telling a little about how and/or why they’d like to volunteer to grow our shared tree. We get some really great responses.  Comments such as:

  • “I became interested in family trees listening to the Sunday dinner conversations around my grandmother’s table. Counting me, there were four (4) generations in regular attendance. I learned so much, especially to expect great change during my lifetime, as I listened to men and women born within a decade of the end of the Civil War.” –  Kent
  • “Mr. Alex Haley, wrote a Novel in 1976 called Roots: ” The Saga Of An American Family” That was made into a film that aired on TV in 1977. I can still remember sitting in front of my small 19″ black and white portable TV set. Watching this film and found myself wanting to know more about my own family’s genealogy. This was primarily the beginning of a love for knowledge of wanting to know ” Who am I, and Where did my family come from? ” - Linda
  • “Eager to sift beyond all the myths, inconsistencies, and half-truths perpetuated generation after generation via oral histories on both sides of my family – I want facts! I want to know exactly who “my” people were, and I’m interested to see how I am connected to the world community at large. I’m very excited to begin this quest and look forward to collaborate with others to assemble the fragmented picture of my family.. ” - Jess
  • “I am a novice at this, although through some of my research, I have found some very difficult to follow branches on my tree that I think my ancestors didn’t want anyone know about. Of course, finding this out made me more inquisitive than ever. Anyway, I learned that no one is perfect, but it all is interesting, funny, entertaining and I may even say ADDICTING!!” - Naomi

Anyone can view the latest comments on the Volunteer Feed.

If you have a few minutes to spare they are fun to read through and a great way to find people with interests similar to your own or researching the same surnames/locations. When you see a comment that resonates for you, click the thank-you link or post a comment to make them feel welcome to WikiTree.

Don’t Miss These!

Sourcerer’s Challenge:   Far too many profiles on WikiTree don’t have any sources. This challenge is about correcting that with census data, BMD records/index references, family bible references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc.

Each month we’ll post in G2G to start up the month’s challenge. You come and post the profile you’ve added source(s) to (at least the profile number/name, if not a link to it) as well as what sources you added. At the end of the month we tally for a winner.

We are now actively in our February Challenge, which will run through February 29th.  To participate, go to this G2G post.

To see the stats from January’s contest, go here.

Simón Bolívar (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Collaborative Profile of the Week:  WikiTree is all about collaboration and every week many members come together to work on the Collaborative Profile of the Week. Every Monday a profile is selected. It’s usually a profile from one of our current projects that is in desperate need of some TLC.

Interested members can then chip in to help make the profile as great as it can be.

Check out last week’s wonderful results on the Mahatma Gandhi, or join in on this week’s efforts with Simón Bolívar from the Latin American Roots project.

Follow the tag ”profile_of_the_week” in G2G if you don’t want to miss these.

Weekend Chat:  Each Friday we start a Weekend Chat  post in G2G. All members are invited  and encouraged to come and post, whether it’s to introduce themselves, share what they’ve been working on, talk about the weather or post tips and suggestions.  This is a great way to get to know some of the awesome members of our community!

Follow the tag ”weekend_chat” if you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Thanks for all you do WikiTreers. You’re the best.

Sincerely,
The WikiTree Team and Leaders

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Greetings fellow WikiTreers!

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of News from the Tree, our monthly report on new features and changes around the site, notes on community leaders, tips, etc.

What’s New?

Connection Combat: What’s your connection?

We’re excited to announce that Kurt Vonnegut was the winning profile in last month’s Connection Combat.

Each time there is a new winner they are featured as one of our special Connection Finders.  Check your connection with Kurt Vonnegut here!

You can also still check your connection with the previous month’s winner, Lisa Kudrow.

Free-Space Profile Tags

How we use tags — both in the G2G forum and all around WikiTree — continues to evolve and improve. As some of you know, we’re now in the middle of implementing a plan to use them to help connect Wiki Genealogists who are interested in the same topics.

Recently the forms for adding free-space profiles and creating free-space projects got face lifts.

More significantly, for example, check out the free-space project page for the Michel Richard Interest Group. Note how the “RICHARD” and “ACADIA” tags are highlighted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look under the “Collaboration” section in the right column you’ll now see a button for posting here in G2G. This takes you to the Ask-a-Question form with the proper WikiTree ID and tags automatically filled-in. Posting means all these things happen:

  • The G2G question will appear on the Michel Richard Interest Group project page.
  • Members on the Trusted List of the project page will see the G2G question in their activity feeds.
  • Members following the surname Richard or the tag Acadia will see the G2G question in their daily e-mail update.
  • The Richard and Acadia genealogy index pages will link to the G2G question. (We’ll be making better use of genealogy index pages for non-surnames soon.)

Who’s New?

We’re delighted that Liz Shifflett has come out of “retirement” to resume her role as a WikiTree Leader.  She’s currently leading or co-leading our Louisiana Families and Magna Carta projects.

We also have a blog feature called “Meet Our Members” where you can get to know some of our members a little better in their featured posts.  You can find all our Member feature posts here and learn more about someone who might be new to you!

Mentor Tips

  • If you’ve taken a DNA test for genealogy don’t forget to indicate it here. WikiTree will automatically connect it to profiles where it can be used by advanced genetic genealogists for confirming relationships.
  • Our community makes big decisions together, such as what sort of relationship indicators would be most appropriate on profiles or how we can use tags more efficiently on profiles and free-space pages to help community members find others with similar interests or surnames. Follow the G2G tag “announcements” to make sure you hear about them.
  • Have you noticed the great resources being linked in location categories? See here to learn more.
  • Remember Point II of our Honor Code: We care about accuracy. We’re always aiming to improve upon our worldwide family tree and fix mistakes.

Community Accomplishments

Top 10 contributors for last month:

WikiTree Club 1000 November 2015

  1. Catherine V (12677 edits in November)
  2. Guy Constantineau (8556)
  3. Kirsty Ward (7171)
  4. Vincent Piazza (6238)
  5. Bree Ogle (5497)
  6. Magnus Sälgö (5486)
  7. Drew Teague (5257)
  8. Wayne Burnie (4473)
  9. Susan Tye (4337)
  10. Philip Smith (4257)

Super Star recipients (recognized by a Leader for extraordinary contributions that go far beyond what is normally seen on WikiTree):

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication: Gail (Baker) WilliamsLudwig KraayenbrinkRobert KenistonDave RutherfordMagnus SälgöLaurie CruthersScott Fulkerson and Jacqueline Girouard!

Project Updates

Family History Photo of the Week Nominee

Check out the latest in our ever-expanding projects!

We’re also starting a project called Adoption Angels.

WikiTree Adoption Angels are volunteers who have taken on the mission of helping adoptees look for and connect with their biological families. With our global family tree and our DNA features, WikiTree can be an invaluable asset for assisting adoptees in their search.

Angels can also help adoptees get settled into WikiTree. Even how to set up their own profile can be difficult! Angels can help smooth the way.

This is a brand new project so if you’d like to get in on it and help grow it from its beginnings please contact project Leader, Eowyn Langholf.

New Member Comments

When a Guest or Family Member volunteers to become a full contributing Wiki Genealogist we ask them to leave a comment telling a little about how and/or why they’d like to volunteer to grow our shared tree. We get some really great responses.  Comments such as:

  • “My hope is that I can contribute positively to the mission of building a tree we can trust. I am not a professional genealogist, and I enjoy working with those who are. Over time, I have accumulated a family DNA collection. It includes autosomal tests for my husband, myself, our 3 daughters, & 3 grandchildren. 2 son-in-laws, parents of one son-in-law, one grandson-in-law, my husband’s half-sister, my mother’s sister, her husband, & their 2 children, a paternal first cousin & 3 paternal first cousins once removed; it also includes Y-DNA testing for my husband & my paternal first cousin, plus full mtDNA tests for my husband & me. I’m still learning about what all of that data tells us. Good thing I’m retired & interested in the subject.” - Barb
  • “I love researching my family name, something I just can’t get bored of. I’m a fun loving person, who enjoy life to the fullest. My family is really important to me and I always find it interesting doing research about my family surname and If I get this opportunity to be apart of your community is fantastic! I would like to share my family history and contribute my efforts to continue connecting families and make this world one happy family. It feels amazing knowing there are people with the same interests as you. Being apart of your community would really give me that confidence to continue this amazing journey so far.” - Heinrich
  • “I have been researching genealogy since 1960. Getting sources for my genealogy is at the very heart of prudence for any ancestor or descendant. Moreover, giving credit for sources are important and following copy write is paramount to me. Lastly, I am a willing person who has helped others with their ancestors.” - Jan
  • “Open Source humanity with respect for each for the benefit of all. There are some projects on earth that could be super important for our future. This is one of those, in as much as, that it can show how we are all connected. Our descendants could have all this information to find out about a little bit of themselves in someone else. It also shows that in the end – border, nations, fences are just barriers that we create out of fear of the unknown. ” - Carlos
  • “Recently I’ve been connecting with cousins on social media and trying to build a family tree and, coincidentally, have some of my relatives. So what I’d like to do now is co-ordinate all our disparate efforts to not only combine our individual findings but also to reach out more globally and to see if our branch of the family – and extended families – can interconnect with other families.” - James

Anyone can view the latest comments on the Volunteer Feed.

If you have a few minutes to spare they are fun to read through and a great way to find people with interests similar to your own or researching the same surnames/locations. When you see a comment that resonates for you, click the thank-you link or post a comment to make them feel welcome to WikiTree.

Don’t Miss These!

Sourcerer’s Challenge:   Far too many profiles on WikiTree don’t have any sources. This challenge is about correcting that with census data, BMD records/index references, family bible references, military documents, land documents, wills, etc.

Each month we’ll post in G2G to start up the month’s challenge. You come and post the profile you’ve added source(s) to (at least the profile number/name, if not a link to it) as well as what sources you added. At the end of the month we tally for a winner.

We are now actively in our December Challenge, which will run through December 31.  To participate, go to this G2G post.

To see the stats from November’s contest, go here.

Collaborative Profile of the Week:  WikiTree is all about collaboration and every week many members come together to work on the Collaborative Profile of the Week. Every Monday a profile is selected. It’s usually a profile from one of our current projects that is in desperate need of some TLC.

Interested members can then chip in to help make the profile as great as it can be.

Check out last week’s wonderful results on the Ferdinandus Bol, or join in on this week’s efforts with Dr. Pierre Louis Chastain.

Follow the tag “profile_of_the_week” in G2G if you don’t want to miss these.

Weekend Chat:  Each Friday we start a Weekend Chat  post in G2G. All members are invited  and encouraged to come and post, whether it’s to introduce themselves, share what they’ve been working on, talk about the weather or post tips and suggestions.  This is a great way to get to know some of the awesome members of our community!

Follow the tag “weekend_chat” if you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Thanks for all you do WikiTreers. You’re the best.

Sincerely,
The WikiTree Team and Leaders

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Hi WikiTreers!

Did you have a good weekend? Find any cool ancestors? Break any brick walls? New places to search for records? Now that it’s Monday and time to get back to the grind, here’s a few things you might have missed last week to help get you going:

From WikiTree:

  • This week’s collaborative profile comes from our Filles du Roi Project.  It’s never to late to jump in and add something! You can find it here.
  • Every weekend our notables Project Leader Bob Fields shares significant events that happened on those days in history.  Catch up with his October 17th and October 18th posts.
  • It’s never too late to join in our Weekend Chat! This is a great way to get to know other WikiTreers and to share about yourself.
  • Our October newsletter with reports on new features and changes around the site, notes on community leaders, tips, etc.
  • Last week’s Mashup (12 October 2015).

Blogger Bits:

Genealogy News:

Records Sites and Helps:

Contests:

Other Helpful and Interesting Links:

Family History Photo of the Week Nominee

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Hi WikiTreers!

Did you have a good weekend? Find any cool ancestors? Break any brick walls? New places to search for records? Now that it’s Monday and time to get back to the grind, here’s a few things you might have missed last week to help get you going:

From WikiTree:

  • Every weekend our notables Project Leader Bob Fields shares significant events that happened on those days in history.  Catch up with his October 10th and October 11th posts.
  • It’s never too late to join in our Weekend Chat! This is a great way to get to know other WikiTreers and to share about yourself.
  • Our October newsletter with reports on new features and changes around the site, notes on community leaders, tips, etc.
  • Last week’s Mashup (5 October 2015).

Blogger Bits:

Genealogy News:

Records Sites and Helps:

Contests:

Other Helpful and Interesting Links:

Family History Photo of the Week Nominee: Milton R. Holloway with twin calves

 

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