WikiTree Ambassadors are volunteers who have taken on the mission of spreading the WikiTree Love.
What are Ambassadors
WikiTree has pledged to stay 100% free forever, so we need to keep costs low. Since we don't have a big ad budget, our mission depends on word of mouth. We grow when our members tell other genealogists, their family, and friends what we do.
Ambassadors are awesome volunteers who are:
- Presenters who teach about WikiTree to their local groups and societies,
- Bloggers in the genealogy community, and
- Active on various social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter.
Ambassadors are dedicated to helping share the WikiTree_love.
How to Join
- Be a WikiTree member for at least a month.
- Sign the Honor Code.
- Be active on social media, have a blog or are giving presentations about WikiTree.
You can also join our WikiTree Ambassadors Group on Facebook.
Ways to Participate
Would you like to give presentations in your community about WikiTree? Is this something you are already doing?
If so, please contact Michael Stills to join the Presenters Google Group.
Project members interested in blogging can participate in a variety of ways:
- Post WikiTree related blogs to your own blog(s). Send post links to Eowyn, so we can share it!
- Write a guest blog post for the WikiTree Blog. Contact Eowyn if that's something you would like to do.
- If you haven't been in one of our Meet our Members features yet and would like to be, contact Eowyn.
If you are a Blogger, please make sure we've given you the Blogger badge and added a link to your blog here!
Social Media Channels
To like, favorite or +1 a post is great!
To share it or comment on it is better!
You can follow us on our Facebook page.
There are also WikiTree groups you can join and participate in:
- WikiTree Members Group: This group is a general group for WikiTreers to talk all things WikiTree.
- Family History Photo of the Week: Join this group if you want to vote in our Photo of the Week contests or if you'd like to share your family photos with other photo enthusiasts.
- WikiTree in Australia: This group is for our WikiTreers from down under.
- WikiTree för släktforskare: Our Swedish WikITreers formed this group to collaborate.
Also check out our special Shareable Images. To share your own tree image, click the "Share on Facebook" link on the pull-down menu at the top of this page that begins with your WikiTree ID (if you're logged-in).
Our Facebook page is our most active and successful channel. We get good likes, shares and interaction there. Project members active on Facebook are encouraged to:
- Like status updates on the WikiTree page.
- Share them on your page. Show your friends!
- Comment! The more people engage, the more they talk about WikiTree.
- Post and tag #WikiTree related things in your status timeline. Share profiles and pictures.
- Mention WikiTree in your genealogy groups when relevant.
This is a big one for the project! The multilingual Korean-based social network news service www.wikitree.us runs the @wikitree handle, and tweets with the #wikitree hashtag. They post often, and have followerers who tweet about them. This has the potential for our tweets to get lost in theirs. So we'd like to increase our presence here. Project members can:
- Retweet WikiTree posts.
- Tweet with the #wikitree hashtag often.
- Tweet profiles, free space pages, help pages, and interesting G2G posts.
- Tweet photos! These really stand out in the Twitter feed.
- +1 WikiTree status posts.
- Share them on your own page so others outside of the WikiTree page can see them.
- Comment! The more we get people to engage, the more people we have talking about it.
- Post WikiTree related things in your own statuses and be sure to tag WikiTree in the post (ie share profiles or pictures)(tag by putting +WikiTree)
- Mention WikiTree in any genealogy groups you participate in when relevant.
- Participate in any WikiTree google communities you are a part of (ie Photo of the Week, DNA project).
Sharing great content is key to social media success, so help curate.
- Share a Question of the Week and get your friends and family talking.
- Kirsty Ward created the category: This Day in History. Update them by adding events to category pages, and tagging profiles with an appropriate This Day in History subcategory (date). (see example: here).
- Share LiveCasts to let others know to come watch.
- Check out Photo of the Week Archives to share our images.
- Share out fun items from the WikiTree Blog: Meet Our Members, etc
- When someone mentions WikiTree let the group know, so we can see and share.
- We love to know and share what's going on in the genealogy community. So be on the lookout for great genealogy content, i.e. -- new sites, tools, products, news. Tell the group, so we can remix it.
- Cousin Bait! Each profile has a link called Cousin Bait. It's located at the top right in the drop-down links of the main navigation, underneath the profile ID. Use it for tips and easy ways to share your own WikiTree profiles and pictures to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest (see example).
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