Re: Wiki-oriented website for medieval genealogy
- From: RobinP <Robin-P@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:57:56 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 23, 4:08 pm, Rob <resh...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In a message dated 6/14/2009 5:05:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
Beyond this discussion group, does anyone know of a website for
collaborative research to break through the brick walls in medieval
genealogy? What I have in mind is wiki-oriented site that is
searchable by the individual's name, along with corresponding web-
pages with all the known information about that individual.
Seems to me such a site, if it does not already exist, would
facilitate more progress in medieval genealogy.>>
I like the idea of wiki-biography of every person born, lived and died
in the antiquity and medieval ages. Even the stillborns and the most
obscure ones. Each wiki-biography would have a disclaimer on each
known person: if the person die young or did not marry (or did marry
but actually no kids known), then this person is declared off-limit to
anyone who could create a false genealogical link. This could help
reduce the proliferation of false genealogies and claims.
Well, Rob, the Genealogy Wikia aims to include just such a wiki-
biography of every person who has ever lived and died. Certainly
including the obscure ones. Not particularly planning to have separate
pages for stillborns, who could be mentioned on parents' pages, but if
anyone wants to give them their own pages there's no prohibition.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, you could start with a look at
Project Charlemagne: http://genealogy.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Charlemagne
The most efficient current method of creating pages for individuals is
on http://genealogy.wikia.com/wiki/Genealogy:Info_pages - type or
paste the individual's name in the first input box and click, then
type or paste data in the relevant lines of the resulting edit box.
But first check whether your chosen individual is already on the wiki
or shown as a parent, spouse, or child on someone else's page (in
which latter case you should use the link given there).
If you get stuck, ask for help on the wiki or email me.
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