Thursday, March 07, 2013

WikiTree: Genealogy Alerts track activity

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received this morning from our friends at Please address all inquiries to the folks at that website.

Follow Your Name – New Genealogy Alert Feature at WikiTree
Wiki Genealogy Feed Tracks New Activity for Specific Family Names

March 7, 2013: WikiTree, a community of genealogists and family historians committed to growing a 100% free worldwide family tree, announces its latest new feature: Surname Following. Now, genealogy researchers interested in any family name can receive updates via email when other WikiTree users post content related to that name.

Utilizing the new Wiki Genealogy Feed, users at WikiTree can enter specific surnames to follow. By doing so, they’ll receive an alert when new content is added to the WikiTree database or when there is a question, answer, or comment connected to any of their followed surnames at the WikiTree G2G (“Genealogist to Genealogist”) Q&A forum.

This new feature should prove useful for anyone researching family history and especially for those participating in a “one name study” which has increased in popularity.

Thomas MacEntee, genealogy educator and author says, “There’s just so much information to keep up with on the Internet these days, even when it comes to genealogy and my own research. Having some form of an alert that lets me know when there is new information helps me manage my research time better. This is just another WikiTree feature that helps me research smarter!”

Genealogy and family history researchers are invited to take WikiTree and the new Surname Following feature for a test drive by visiting This new feature and all the other innovative tools for genealogists at WikiTree are completely free.

About WikiTree: Growing since 2008, is a 100% free shared family tree website that balances privacy and collaboration. Community members privately collaborate with close family members on modern family history and publicly collaborate with other genealogists on deep ancestry. Since all the private and public profiles are connected on the same system this process is growing a single, worldwide family tree that will eventually connect us all and thereby make it free and easy for anyone to discover their roots. See

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Myrt. You're a good friend to have. Hope to see you at RootsTech.