Wiki Work

In my first post I mentioned that as well as this blog, Frayed Genes offers a wiki for collecting information in a more organized format than blogging allows. It is available now, and is starting to take shape, with the beginnings of an outline on the main page, and a few pages of actual information. You can always find it by clicking the “Wiki” link in the navigation bar at the top right of this page, and find your way back here by using the link in the navigation sidebar on the wiki.

FG wiki screenshot

The first items added to the wiki are from the previous blog post about free websites (with a few more added to the ones discussed in the blog), and several pages about using social media, especially Twitter, for genealogy research and sharing results or quests. While most of the topic headings are just empty placeholders for now, I will be working on adding pages behind the links on a continuing basis, so keep coming back to watch the progress. My hope is that the wiki will become a useful reference for all genealogists and family historians, not just beginners.

If you have suggestions for things to include that I haven’t yet added to the list, please do let me know in the comments here, @FrayedGenes on Twitter or sign up for an account on the wiki and add them yourself! The software is the same as that used by Wikipedia, so it is robust and has ample documentation. If you haven’t used it before, have a look at the User Guide available from a link at the bottom of the main page. The markup language is a bit different from HTML, but it is pretty easy to learn.

Enjoy!

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