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Your Genealogy Community

WeRelate is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. We are the world's largest genealogy wiki with pages for over 1,800,000 people and growing.

WeRelate is currently in beta. It is supported by volunteers and your tax-deductible donations.

WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. We take a shared approach to genealogy. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to build a unified family tree containing the best information from all contributors.

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Featured page

Person: Oscar Gottfried Mayer, Sr., Meat Products Executive (1888-1965)

This week, WeRelate looks at the Person Page of Oscar Gottfried Mayer, Sr., born 10 March 1888 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, son of Oscar F. Mayer (1859-1955) and his wife Louise C. Greiner (1864-1931), both immigrants from Germany. Oscar was an American business executive who served as chairman and president of Oscar Mayer, the processed-meat firm founded by his father. In his youth, Mayer spent much of his time helping out in the Chicago store his father established, and his sausage-packing plant nearby. He attended Harvard University, graduating in 1909.
Mayer then went to work in the operations department of the family business. In 1919, Mayer oversaw the acquisition of a meat-packing plant in Madison, Wisconsin that became the firm's major processing facility (and later the site of its corporate headquarters), growing the Madison unit to employ 3,000 to 4,000 workers by the time of his death. Mayer was named as the firm's president in 1928, and served in that role until March 1955 when he was appointed as the company's chairman. Under his leadership, the company grew from 200 employees and $4 million in annual sales, to 8,500 employees and $300 million in yearly revenues by 1965. This Person Page, is a good example of the type of Person Page that you can add to WeRelate for your ancestors. (learn more...)
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We have switched over to a new admin structure - in which everyone is encouraged to participate! We'd like to give a big thank you to our previous administrators who have served for many years. It's time for WeRelate to grow. We encourage you to get involved!

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You can now embed a Google Map onto any WeRelate page!

  1. Go to http://maps.google.com
  2. Click on "My Places"
  3. Create a new map, add the placemarks, and click "Done"
  4. Click on the "Link" icon in the upper-right corner of the My Places screen
  5. You may choose to Customize and preview your embedded map at this point
  6. Copy the link under Paste link in email or IM; do not copy the HTML under "Paste HTML to embed in website."
  7. Go to any WeRelate page and paste the link between googlemap tags like this: <googlemap>the link you copied from Google</googlemap>

Additional details may be found here.