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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WeRelate.org adds Find-A-Record Links

If you are at all interested in an online family tree program that promotes careful research and extensive documentation, you should be familiar with WeRelate.org. Quoting from the website, "WeRelate is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. It is the world's largest genealogy wiki with pages for over 2,548,000 people and growing." I have long considered WeRelate.org to be one of the most important and viable alternatives to almost all of the other online family trees.

Now, WeRelate.org has teamed with Find-A-Record to provide links from each individual in the wiki to that geographically centered record finding website. Here is a screen shot of an individual page in the WeRelate.com database with an arrow indicating the link to Find-A-Record.


Here is a screenshot of part of the resultant list of records from Find-A-Record:


This is a major step for a program such as WeRelate.org because now it is essentially directly connected to searches in both FamilySearch.org's Historical Record Collections and Ancestry.com. Maybe this is a reason to look at both programs more closely.

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