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Jan Janszoon van Haerlem Profile of the Week: 17th-century Dutch-Moroccan pirate Jan Janszoon van Haerlem, aka Reis Mourad the Younger. Which pirate or privateer is your closest connection?

Richard the Lionheart Last week: Richard the Lionheart, born 8 September 1157. Which castle builder is your closest connection?

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Betty, Robin & Kim Dodge. Photo uploaded by Robin (Dodge) Shaules. [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.
 

Rob Graham Member of the 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."

Dagmar Thorisdottir Last week: Dagmar Thorisdottir, an Iceland Project coordinator and the leader of a one name study for Zuch.

"Genealogy used to be a very solitary hobby. Now I seem to be working with somebody on just about all my projects. ... And I love helping people find their ancestors. I've actually broken down a few walls for other people."

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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: On the Farm. Choose a profile that fits the theme and checks its accuracy.
  • Family photos: Boys. 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