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  • A wiki is a collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis. Wikis are used in business to provide intranet and knowledge management systems. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work."

    Wikis are an excellent method of collaborating on genealogy.

     

     

     

    Some genealogy wikis are listed below:

    • FamilySearch Wiki- Newly developed wiki hosted by FamilySearch.org
    • Genealogy Wikia - Multilingual GFDL genealogy
    • Rodovid - GFDL-licensed, International genealogy Mediawiki in 17 language branches
    • WeRelate - GFDL-licensed, Mediawiki software-based genealogy wiki in partnership with the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
    • WikiTree - One of the main aims of the WikiTree Project is to provide a central place on the internet for kin information about all people we know ever lived and automatically construct bloodline trees.

     



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