Can You Relate?

Can You Relate?

The Allen County (Ind.) Public Library contributes to WeRelate.

A new partnership has the much-revered genealogy department at the Allen County Public Library <www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy> in Fort Wayne, Ind., contributing to the free genealogy wiki WeRelate <werelate.org>. (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 <www.familysearch.org> 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

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