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This challenge is now being run by volunteers. For more details see here.


How to Participate

First, choose a photo

See this week's G2G post here: 52_photos. Do you have an old family photo that fits this week's theme?

Our sharing prompts are meant to be open-ended — feel free to interpret it any way you like. For example, one theme was "New." Members posted photos of new babies, newly-married couples, new cars and houses, etc.

Second, add it to the gallery

Every week's G2G post is linked to a free-space page where we collect the photos in a gallery.

If your photo is not already on WikiTree you can add it to the page by clicking the "Images" tab and then the upload link.

If your photo is already attached to a profile:

  1. Go to the image details page that appears after you upload the image or when you click on an image from a profile page.
  2. Scroll down to the "Edit Image Details" section where it says "Add person or free-space profile:".
  3. Enter the name of the free-space page, e.g. "Space:52_Weeks_of_Photos_New".
  4. Scroll down and click "Save Changes".

What if it's not your photo?

Most members share photos from their own collection or photos that were uploaded to WikiTree by a close family member.

If someone else uploaded the photo to WikiTree, be sure they don't mind seeing it shared. Never upload a photo to WikiTree if it is copyrighted by someone else.

Third, share it with the group

Click here to see this week's post and previous posts. To see future posts, follow the tag 52_photos.

To reply to a post, click the "answer" link below it.

How do you include the photo in your post?

If you would like to include the photo in your G2G post:

  1. Copy the URL of your image. On the image details page (what you see after uploading it a WikiTree profile, or if you click on the photo from a profile) right-click on the photo and select "copy image address."
  2. In the editing toolbar of your G2G answer select the icon that looks like a mountain landscape picture. Right-click and paste the image URL in the URL field. All other fields in the form, e.g. to change the display size or alignment, are optional.

You don't need to include the photo in your post. You can just add it to the free-space gallery for the week.

Make It a Challenge

We encourage all members to participate any week there is a theme that they are interested in.

We also encourage interested members to participate in 52 Weeks of Photos as a challenge! How many weeks can you participate?

Anyone who participates this year gets the 2021 badge:


There are also three challenge milestone badges for the most active participants.

Thirteen photos shared in 13 consecutive weeks:


Twenty-six photos shared in 26 consecutive weeks:


Fifty-two photos shared in 52 consecutive weeks:


Click on the badge to see who has earned it.

How do you put the Profile Sticker on your profile?

There is a "Sticker" that participants can add to their WikiTree profile. See Template:52_Photos for how to use it.

Can you earn badges if you don't start in January?

Yes. You do not need to start in January to earn any of the badges, even the 52 in 52 badge.

The only requirement for the achievement badges is that you participate in 13, 26, or 52 consecutive weeks. It doesn't matter when you start. If we continue the challenge in 2022 you can continue participating with us until you reach the milestone.

What if you are late to post?

You can post a reply to a week's theme at any time. You can go back and post on weeks that you missed at any time during the year.

However, in order for it to count as one of your consecutive weeks of participation, you should post your reply within 14 days of the original post date.

What if you don't have a photo for a theme?

The photo themes are intended to be open-ended and inclusive. You can interpret the theme however you like. Be as creative as you need to be in order to participate.

More Ways to Participate


Sharing a photo on Facebook is a great way to involve more family members.

Be sure to include #52weeksofphotos and #wikitree. [More instructions and links to come.]

Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks

Can you think of a way to use Instagram or another social network for this challenge? If you do, let us know how you do it and we will add instructions here so that others can follow your lead.


Some WikiTreers with blogs will be using their blogs for this.

If you write a blog post, be sure to include a link to it in your reply on G2G so we can all read it.

52 Weeks of Accuracy

You might also be interested in the 52 Weeks of Accuracy sister challenge. Each week we review and improve one profile.

History of the Challenge

2021 Archive

2020 Archive

2019 Archive

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