Wikis for Genealogists

Wikis For Genealogists

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Learn how easy it is to create a wiki for your genealogy research and as a way to collaborate with other researchers or family members.

Description: While many think of a wiki as an on-line, collaborative encyclopedia, the wiki structure can be used by genealogists to document their research for both clients and their own families. Learn the various wiki platforms and the basics of setting up a wiki.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Why Wikis?
  • Review of Wiki Components
  • Wiki Platforms
  • Genealogy Vendor Wikis
  • Wikis for Genealogists
  • Wikis for Genealogical Societies
  • Wiki Best Practices
  • Glossary
  • Links

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee


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