Column: What’s a WikiTree?

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: What’s a WikiTree?

Snippet: The online world of genealogy is constantly expanding. It’s hard to keep up with new databases, websites, software and genealogy communities as well as the dozens of other tasks consuming our lives.

So there’s no surprise I hadn’t noticed the growth of the WikiTree. The creators of the genealogy community planted the seed in 2008. Since then over 4.1 million names (profiles) have been added to the database by more than 55,000 members. That doesn’t sound like a lot considering the number of possible individuals, but a quick search of a surname in my family tree bagged results.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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