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Free WikiTree Worldwide Family Tree Reaches 5 Million Profiles
I received this press release today from Elyse Doerflinger of WikiTree:
Reaches Five Million Profiles
Milestone for Feature-Rich, Free Family Tree Website
22, 2013: WikiTree,
a community of genealogists and family historians committed to
growing a 100% free worldwide family tree, announces its latest
achievement: Five million profiles created by WikiTree members.
According to Thomas MacEntee, genealogy educator and
author, “The ability to reach 5 million profiles is something
to shout about, especially since WikiTree intentionally takes a ‘slow
growth’ approach. What does this mean? Well, instead of having
users ‘dump’ profiles filled with dubious content, WikiTree
encourages well-researched profiles from its users.”
discourages bulk additions such as large GEDCOM imports. Community
members are encouraged to merge all duplicates and collaborate on the
same ancestor profiles. Therefore, while five million may not compare
to some family tree websites, WikiTree profiles are continually
improving, not just growing in number.
Features Encourage Participation
makes WikiTree attractive to those who want to preserve their family
history research and share it with friends, family and other
genealogists? Many new features have been added to the WikiTree
platform that provide a user-friendly way to track genealogy research
and allow for richer collaboration. Features include:
and serious family historians are invited to visit the community and
discover the benefits of WikiTree for themselves. WikiTree –
Growing the World’s Family Tree.
since 2008, WikiTree.com is a 100% free shared family tree website
that balances privacy and collaboration. Community members privately
collaborate with close family members on modern family history and
publicly collaborate with other genealogists on deep ancestry. Since
all the private and public profiles are connected on the same system
this process is helping to grow a single, worldwide family tree that
will eventually connect us all and thereby make it free and easy for
anyone to discover their roots. See http://www.WikiTree.com.