WikiTree members can communicate about genealogy by using the public comment board on profiles. This is one of many useful features offered to facilitate communication within our community and beyond.
When posting a comment on the profile of an ancestor, notable relative, or any other here are some things you can consider:
- Who am I notifying? Would it be better sent as a private message or posted on my personal profile instead? Public comments can be seen by anyone online, and are emailed directly to all profile-managers.
- What am I saying? Will it improve the profile, find a cousin, help a cousin find me? Does my comment have a purpose?
- How ancient is the profile? Comments on a great grandfather could help find 2nd cousins. Older ancestors might have hundreds, thousands, even hundreds of thousands of living descendants; comments on these should be kept as productive as possible.
- Is the profile of a significant, famous, or notable person? Much like the ancient ancestor profiles, comments on notable profiles are most helpful when they aim to collaborate and improve the profile. Relationships to these people can be indicated on our personal profiles.
- Is it appropriate? Does it have to do with the profile in some way? Does it have to do with genealogy in some way? (of course all posts should be civil, polite, not soliciting, etc... the implied basics)
Thank you for contributing and adding to our shared tree.
If you are inspired to post on a profile... go for it!
This is still WikiTree!