Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WikiTree Launches G2G Q&A Feature

I received this press release today from Elyse Doerflinger, the Genealogy Evangelist for WikiTree:

WikiTree Launches “Genealogist-to-Genealogist” Q&A
In Honor of “National Ask A Question Day”

WikiTree announces the official launch of its new Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Sharing Network ( While most collaboration and sharing at WikiTree happens along family lines, G2G is especially designed for genealogists to ask for help from other genealogists, regardless of whether or not they have a direct family connection.

Do you remember when you first started researching your family history? Not only did you have questions to ask other family members, but you weren’t sure how to get started tracing your roots. We learn by asking questions, and G2G offers a supportive environment for all genealogists to get the answers they need.

You don’t need to be a WikiTree member to ask and answer questions on G2G. In fact, you can use G2G to ask for an invitation to join the community. Users are also asking questions about brick wall ancestors and getting generous research help and look-ups.

To celebrate National Ask a Question Day, come ask a question!

About WikiTree: WikiTree's mission is to grow a single worldwide family tree which will ultimately make genealogy free and accessible for everyone. Privacy and collaboration are balanced so that families can share personal information while at the same time growing a valuable genealogical resource with distant cousins and strangers. WikiTree is entirely free for everyone but new members must be invited by a family member or fellow genealogist. See

This sounds like a good feature on WikiTree. There are already a number of how-to questions and brick-wall queries for people to respond to and help solve a problem.  Of course, it will be successful only if the genealogy community adopts it and inundates the site with queries AND responses.  

Copyright (c), 2012 Randall J. Seaver

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