About WeRelate.org

WeRelate.org is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc. in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. The Foundation for On-Line Genealogy is a 501c3 charitable organization supported by tax-deductible donations and volunteers. Our tax ID number is 81-0660912.

WeRelate.org is the world's largest genealogy wiki with pages for over 2,000,000 people and families and growing. You may have heard of another wiki -- Wikipedia. Wikipedia is one of the 20 most-visited websites. Why is Wikipedia so popular? Because a wiki makes it easy to navigate and share information. Anyone can create and edit pages. You don't need to know HTML. Just click on the Edit link near the top of any page and start typing. It's easy to see who made what changes to the page by clicking on the History link near the top of the screen. You can be notified by email whenever pages you are interested in have been changed by someone else by clicking on the Watch link. A Recent Changes screen shows the changes to every page. Volunteers monitor recent changes and are happy to help in case of difficulties.

WeRelate has a unique and comprehensive feature set. You can create wiki pages for your ancestors, upload GEDCOM files, upload and annotate scanned documents and photos, include family stories and biographies, view maps of your ancestors' life events, view multi-generation pedigree and descendancy charts on the left side of the screen while displaying detailed person or family information on the right, and research over 400,000 place wiki pages. One of our goals is to make it easy to collaborate with others online even if your primary database is on your desktop.

WeRelate.org is about social networking, sharing research, and collaboration. Our goal is to be the #1 community website for genealogy. WeRelate.org has no copyright interest in posted material and our license guarantees that information freely shared remains free.

Most importantly, WeRelate is you!

Share what you know and learn from others. Everyone can participate. This is the heart of WeRelate. Volunteers have seeded the database, but if we don't have a source you know about or information you've discovered, please add it. Help our community create a truly comprehensive research tool. More information means less duplication and more success.

For more information

Check out our FAQ (frequently-asked questions).

Please donate

for more information, see WeRelate:About donations

If we are helpful to you, please help us with a your tax deductible donation. WeRelate is nonprofit and supported primarily by donations, with advertising revenue as secondary support. To donate, visit the page WeRelate:Donate.

Contact us

Email: dallan@WeRelate.org

Additional contact information is posted on the Contact us page.

Origins of WeRelate

WeRelate was developed under the guidance of the following boards:

Original Advisory Board
Original Executive Board

Volunteers and staff of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library assisted with the development and administration of the website in WeRelate's early years. For more information: