WikiTree Tools

Are you on WikiTree? Did you participate in the 15th anniversary festivities? I have to admit that while registered, I did not watch the live presentations. Instead, I had my own ‘celebration’ trying to learn more about WikiTree . And, I have to admit that I have a lot to learn!

As part of my ‘celebration’ I watched the GenealogyTV presentation, How to Use WikiTree: Updated 2023.

This excellent presentation exposed me to a lot of features on WikiTree that I had never encountered before. Many of these features are found on my profile page under the TREE APPS.

Clicking on the TREE APPS tab opens a screen with a pull down menu of a variety of ways to view one’s tree, including a fan chart.

One can easily click thru these various views to discover new things about their tree.

The WT+Maps selection opens a map where you can view migration paths, birth/death locations and other geographical information from ones tree.

While a Fan chart should be familiar to most genealogists, the Fan Chart option on WikiTree includes a tool to ‘colorize repeat ancestors’. My settings for the Fan Chart already had this feature enabled. However, I had to scroll out to the maximum number of generations before any repeats were found.

The last item on the menu, Other Apps, goes to another page with more options.

I found the ‘Tree Widgets’ App fun to play with. And I may try to embed one of them on this blog.

While not ‘fun’ to play with, the Bio Check app helps find errors in a profile.

While writing this post, I was also listening to the video, Welcome to WikiTree Series: An Introduction to WikiTree. During that video, the ability to display surnames in a ‘Christmas Tree’ like format caught my attention. To access this view, I pulled down the ‘My WikiTree menu’, clicked on Surnames and then clicked on the ‘click here’ link which followed the sentence: ‘for a shareable quick reference sheet to your first 64 surnames.

Below is the top portion of my ‘shareable’ list of 64 surnames.

I have had fun exploring these features of WikiTree and have even added a copule of 3rd great grandparent profiles to my portion of the tree.

3 thoughts on “WikiTree Tools

  1. I attended the live presentations. It was such a fun weekend. I’m currently working on adding and sourcing some new people on WikiTree. There is so much on that site that I need to learn. It’s not always easy, but I do love the community there.

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