WeRelate at FGS

August 20, 2010

WeRelate is at FGS! Judy and Mike are running the booth, and Amy is giving a talk.


WeRelate gets a facelift

June 10, 2010

WeRelate has a new look!

A lot of changes have been made to make Person and Family pages easier to view and navigate.

  • Pages now have infoboxes at the top or on the right containing the basic information for the page.
  • Person pages list parents and siblings, and spouse and children in infoboxes to the right of the page. This makes navigating to relatives much easier.
  • Source and MySource pages display an automatically-generated citation. The citation is generated from the data in the source infobox. This citation is also displayed on Person and Family pages that reference the source/mysource.
  • The page watchers are visible when you click on the “Who’s watching” link.
  • All events related to a person are displayed chronologically in a “Facts and Events” table. You can use the tag to display the table anywhere you want on your page.
  • Marriages and other spouse-family events are also included in the “Facts and Events” table on the Person page.
  • The top menu looks more like the menus on gmail.com or youtube.com
  • I’ve moved the page actions to the left-hand side. This puts them closer to where most people’s eyes focus when they look at the page.
  • On family pages children are displayed in a “Children” table. You can use the tag to display this table anywhere you want.
  • Sources and notes have been combined into a single “References” section, which is integrated with the footnote-style and tags. You can use the ref tag to cite sources from within the narrative; e.g.,
  • Images that are not cited by facts and events or sources are displayed in an “Image gallery” section as before. You can use the tag to display this section anywhere you want.
  • Images on Person and Family pages display full-size or near-full-size images if you hover over them.

New video tutorials

September 27, 2009

Six new introductory video tutorials have been posted.

The project to merge duplicate familes is complete!

September 6, 2009

Volunteers have merged over 40,000 duplicate families that were created prior to the GEDCOM import & match process introduced last March. Special thanks to Jrm03063, Beth, JBS66, and Susan Irish, who each merged over 3000 duplicate families, and Jrich, Jillaine, Amelia.Gerlicher, Jlanoux, and Delijim, who each merged over 1000 duplicate families, along with over 100 other users. Read more.

Source renaming project

August 19, 2009

We’re going to kick off the automated source page renaming soon. This is a huge project and we’d like everyone’s help to review the proposed renamings during the next week. Read more.

WeRelate licensing has changed

July 30, 2009

The vote to amend WeRelate’s licensing was unanimous to amend. Text at WeRelate is now available under the CC-BY-SA license. See Terms of Use for details. Thank-you to all who voted.

Proposal to amend WeRelate licensing

July 6, 2009

The board of directors of the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy invite the WeRelate community to vote on a proposal to to license WeRelate material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Voting ends July 27. Read more…

We’re in the top 101!

June 23, 2009

WeRelate appears for the third year running in Family Tree Magazine’s


June 22, 2009

GEDCOM Export is now available! You can now create GEDCOM files from your trees at WeRelate.  Select Trees from the My Relate menu and click on the Export link.


June 21, 2009

Daily updates are now available on Twitter.