Saturday, December 11, 2010

WikiTree Widgets are Here!

December 10, 2010:

WikiTree is announcing the new release of participation widgets that can be used on any website or blog. The WikiTree Widgets can be used to display a live update of your latest contributions, uploads, and edits to the worldwide wiki family tree.

The widgets were developed in collaboration with Thomas MacEntee and the GeneaBloggers community. A half dozen designs were selected to represent the community’s choices for content, layout, dimensions, and colors.

You can view the WikiTree Widgets, see live examples, view privacy details, and get directions for installing them on your blog or website at

About WikiTree: WikiTree's mission is to create a rich worldwide family tree resource by striking the perfect balance between collaboration and privacy. It gives families a free and easy way to privately share information and organize their facts, memories, and photos. At the same time, it enables distant relatives and strangers to grow a worldwide family tree and create a valuable resource for future historians. WikiTree was started in 2008 by Chris Whitten, the creator of WikiAnswers - one of the top 50 websites in the US. Content on WikiTree is owned and edited by its contributors. Join the free community at


Chris Whitten said...

Thank you so much for posting this, Miriam.

If anybody has questions on the widgets, please don't hesitate to e-mail me directly at chris at I'm more than happy to help in any way.

Holiday Cheers,

Chris Whitten
WikiTree Webmaster

Miriam said...

Thanks, Chris!

Chris Whitten said...

Hi Miriam,

An addendum to the above ...

We now have Family Tree Widgets too. These let you embed a pedigree chart or tree inside any blog post or web page:

Today we added 10-generation maternal and paternal lines. That makes 16 different styles to choose from.