Can You Relate?

By Diane Haddad Premium

A new partnership has the much-revered genealogy department at the Allen County Public Library <> in Fort Wayne, Ind., contributing to the free genealogy wiki WeRelate <>. (A wiki is a Web site that lets anyone create and edit pages.)

Dalian and Solveig Quass of the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy launched WeRelate last year. They’ll continue the site’s technical development; library staff will provide administrative support and content.

WeRelate has pages for more than 430,000 localities, 115,000 names and 1.3 million research resources (including listings from the Family History Library’s <> online catalog). Recent additions include social networking components (such as user profiles and ancestor pages), user-uploaded GEDCOMs and images, automatically generated maps showing ancestral migrations, and a Web-based application called Family Tree Explorer.

From the September 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine