Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pedigree Charts in Wikipedia

A coworker, Fran Jensen, pointed out to me that some biographical articles in Wikipedia include a pedigree chart showing the person’s ancestry. For an example, check out the pedigree of Francis Scott Key:

Wikipedia pedigree of Francis Scott Key

Click the Show button beneath the box labeled “Ancestors of Francis Scott Key” to show the pedigree.

Thanks, Fran.

1 comment:

  1. I love these. I wish that users of wikitree and other collaborative trees had the same emphasis on citing sources and verifiability that wikipedia users usually show.

    By the way, has anyone ever seen a discussion of citing sources in wikipedia compared to the genealogical proof standard?


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