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52 Weeks of Photos

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This weekly challenge is now changed to a monthly challenge. For more details [see here].

Join us in our 2022 photo sharing! Each week there is a new theme to inspire us to share an old family photo.


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 a 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.

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.

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.

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.

Themes in 2022

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Dallace Moore and Dieter Lewerenz. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)


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