Family Trees On-line



The basis of these notes was a WEA course (WEA1166) given back in 2011, not all (hardly any yet!) of the notes from that course have yet been transferred to here.
The original site list has been updated to reflect 2 years of progress in what is now available.

Course outline:

How can online family trees help your own research?
There are an enormous number of existing family trees already online with varying degrees of accuracy and completeness.
You will learn where to find them and how to recognise and deal with some of the pitfalls involved, eg inaccurate data.
We will also touch on some of the ways to publish your own research in such trees in the hope of finding other relations to share your research with, whilst also dealing with some of the issues, eg privacy.
Some of the sites that will be discussed: WikiTree, WeRelate,, RootsWeb, MyHeritage, Geni, FamNet, GenesReunited.

  • Why Share
  • How to Share
  • Features to look for
  • Decisions
  • Take care!
  • Some of the sites

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Article published Kapiti Genealogy Newsletter, Jun 2013


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