WikiTree Widgets – Your Input Needed

WikiTree widget

I’ve been asked by Chris Whitten of WikiTree to solicit feedback from the genealogy blogging community on a participation widget he is developing for WikiTree.

The concept is this: as a WikiTree participant you can let others know your recent edits on your WikiTree page. The widget will not only help communicate some of the surnames you are researching but also attract others to build their own WikiTree pages.

To help out with the selection, first visit the page of draft widgets here. Each widget is labeled with a letter (a, b, c, etc.). Then leave your feedback in the comments on this post. I won’t post my comments right away since I don’t want to skew the discussion but I do have my favorites already!

You can also leave feedback at the WikiTree page at Facebook – just post a comment on their wall or in the Discussion section.

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I want to thank Chris for reaching out to the genealogy blogger community.  More and more genealogy vendors and service providers are realizing how genealogy bloggers can help to shape the genealogy industry through their input and opinions.  WikiTree has consistently made an effort to reach out to the genealogy community and should be commended for doing so.

You can read more about WikiTree here at GeneaBloggers in a review of the product and an interview with Chris Whitten.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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