Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wikitree - More than an online tree

I have briefly posted about Wikitree as I joined a while back.
It is set up in such a way as to allow collaboration with fellow researchers but in this post I want to tell you about how it has been used to reunite some photographs with my family.

Whilst I was on holiday recently I received a message via the private messaging on Wikitree.
This message was from another genealogist who was not a relative.
He told me he was trying to reunite some photographs with a member of the family.
Having exchanged some information as to who was in the photographs it appears that some of the people in the photographs were cousins of my grandmother.

It also transpired that there was a thread at Rootschat regarding this search see http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,612466.0.html

I thought I was fortunate when I received a family bible belonging to my husband's family now it seems good fortune is to come my way once again.


Elyse said...

That is wonderful! I'm so glad you were able to find new photos of family members.

Elyse Doerflinger
WikiTree Evangelist

Chris Whitten said...

Thanks for posting this! The team at WikiTree loves hearing these stories.

Jim (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets Blog) said...

It's great to be reunited with an old family photo. I was the recipient of some generosity as well. Someone rescued an old family photo album. It turned out I was a direct descendant. I know have the 19th century photo album with over 50 photos dating from the 1860s to about 1920.

Regards, Jim
Hidden Genealogy Nuggets