Category Archives: WikiTree

The Only Genealogy Tree You Control Is the One You Create and That’s If the Site Doesn’t Allow Others to Modify It

A common complaint in Facebook genealogy groups is somebody incorrectly added a family or family member to a tree where they don’t belong. My suggestion is to accept and realize you have no control on sites where anybody can create … Continue reading

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WikiTree Reaches 20 Million Profiles and Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

I have been a member of WikiTree – https://www.wikitree.com/ for a while now. I get regular e-mail updates from them. They recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary – https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/531392/happy-new-year-happy-10th-anniversary-year-for-wikitree (exact birthday is complicated according to the link). In addition, they hit … Continue reading

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You Can’t Control What Others Do with Your Genealogy Information

You Can’t Control What Others Do with Your Genealogy Information. In back to back posts in two (2) different Facebook groups, separate individuals were complaining about people adding their relatives incorrectly to trees managed by these other people. You can’t … Continue reading

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Full Genomes (FGC) Updates and Promotions, Including Now Offering MyHeritageDNA Kits

Disclosure: while I reference affiliate links in this blog post, none of the links below are for affiliate links although I do have links where you can sign up for affiliate programs at the bottom of the post.  If you … Continue reading

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Fake Headstones on Find-A-Grave

For various reasons, people are creating fake headstones to add to Find-A-Grave. It could be for an unmarked grave or to be able to add their own memorial to the site. In the second case, you are only allowed to … Continue reading

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52 Ancestor Week 27 Margaret Helma (Koehn) Posey

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. Amy’s recap of Week 27 (link will be added as soon as Amy posts one). According to Ancestry.com, Margaret is related to me as niece of husband of sister-in-law of … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Down Due to DDoS Attack, Includes the Baby Ancestry Sites

Update: added new link to Geneabloggers. Nice explanation on Geneabloggers about the attack. According to Ancestry.com, they are experiencing DDoS attack. This appears to apply to the various baby Ancestry sites like Find-A-Grave, Fold3, RootsWeb, etc. For more information on DDoS attacks. … Continue reading

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