Thursday, March 7, 2013

WikiTree adds Surname Tagging

WikiTree, the free, connected family tree with a wiki interface,  announced that users can now "Follow Their name" in the press release at

I had trouble figuring out how top make this work, so I asked Chris Whitten on Google+ what the secret was.  Chris said:

" only works when you're logged-in. Here it is:"

Being logged in, I clicked on the link and it worked.  I added a bunch of Surnames to follow, and can always add more.  Here is my "Tags Followed by Randy Seaver" WikiTree page:

I can add more surnames if I choose to by adding them all in the field for "Add tags/surnames to follow:" and clicking the "Save" button.

If someone changes a profile or asks a question about one of my Surnames on the list, I should get an email notification, and it should show up on my G2G Feed (Genealogist to Genealogist...).

On the "G2G Feed..." page (under the "My WikiTree" link on the top menu of all pages) at and saw:

There is a link below the list of tagged surnames to "Add or edit" the Tags, so that is how to find any responses, or add to the Surname tag list.

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver


Jana Iverson Last said...

Randy, this sounds like a great new feature on Wiki-Tree. Thanks for this how-to post.

I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!

Chris Whitten said...

Hi Randy. Thanks for posting this. Your how-tos are always great. Hope to see you at RootsTech.