I am putting my family tree information on this site because the wiki style of Family tree makes good sense to me and it is a free way of putting the information on the web. I want the information to be available to other family members when they want it, without incurring a cost. When distant family members request information they won't then need to load it into their own site which is likely paid for annually. I am hopeful that this format will be useful for all my family regardless of how distant they are.
Please feel free to add to and edit the information on any pages I have added which are relevant to yourself and your family.
The information, stories and photos which I have added to WeRelate pages would not have been possible without the help and sharing from relatives both near and far, in both distance and relationship. You are welcome to copy and share this information with other members of the family as long as you continue to acknowledge the family members who have contributed and be mindful of individuals privacy.
I have had contact with many relatives who have shared information for the families and their descendants. Some others who have shared their family information and photos on genealogical websites, I would still love to chat with.
Descendants of my Ancestors
Genealogy wiki for the living
I have descendant trees for many of my ancestors and therefore a lot of information on living people. If you are a descendant of my direct ancestors then it is highly likely that I will have information to share with you in relation to the living descendants which is far beyond what you will find on WeRelate.
There is at least one other good genealogy wiki in WikiTree which does allow the living and with user controls for privacy. I have a basic copy of this tree on there, but for myself, I have been doing family research for more then a few years now and I have learnt a lot about privacy concerns and I want my extended family to feel comfortable with what they share. Therefore a site that only has the deceased has come to make a lot of sense to me.
My Seventh Generation Project
I decided to produce a book for my family and that project is focused on the families of my ancestors. I have used the Onto the Seventh Generation principle as a guide to where I should put my efforts. I have created family articles for each of my ancestors families and for the families at the sixth generation I have created booklets which include information on the couples, their parents, their children, grandchildren and references to their great grandchildren.
If we have people that we are both researching then it is possible that there is a relevant family booklet. Have a look at the families in My Seventh Generation Project and if there is a connection you can contact me by the messaging system here on WeRelate, provide your email and who you are descended from, via which line and I will send a PDF booklet by return email.
In trying to establish an answer for some of the disputed information in my own Lehrer linage I have undertaken a sporadic, Lehrer One-Name-Study, details of which you can find on the Lehrer Families page.
Genghis Khan 1853 Voyage to Australia
Another project that has interested me because of the number of people I have found who are researching families who all arrived in Australia on the same sea voyage is the passengers of the Genghis Khan 1853 Voyage to Australia.
Free Family History
WeRelate has proven so far to be a great free resource that has high standards and looks to remain free.
The free program that I am using to track everyone in my tree, including the living is ScionPCand I highly recommend it even though it doesn't entirely fit into the category of Portable, Open Source, Freeware for Genealogy.
Soon I will provide a page that gives information on the free family research resources that I have used and found to be worthwhile.