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Proposed move

I've been working a bit recently on the gramps wiki in this section (portal) about genealogy. Then I thought "why do we have our own gramps section about genealogy instead of contributing to a common resource.?"

So I found these wikis which are not associated with any specific software, which I think is good. What do you think about these? And please add more options for adding content. --DuncanNZ 14:51, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

Website License Positive points Negative points Redistributable with documentation?
Familypedia GFDL Claim 24,320 entries Opinion and actual genealogy share the same wiki ? GFDL (text) Claim 2,000,000 entries. By the registered charity Foundation for On-Line Genealogy Opinion and actual genealogy share the same wiki ?
FamilySearch Wiki-Beta Test BY-NC-SA FamilySearch Wiki is [only] about genealogical research advice.(ref) BY-NC-SA requires citation, tricky if you're merging many sources. ? A Creative Commons license, but the license link is dead. I've written to him. Is only for genealogy information, not articles and thoughts. Is only for genealogy information, not articles and thoughts. ?
GeneaWiki BY-NC-SA + in french, very active - only in french ?

  • What about translations ?
  • What about internal links ?
ex : Events in Gramps or GRAMPS' Glossary


The pages you linked there are GRAMPS specific. I don't think they should move, just the generic pages, or pages which with some rewording can be generic. --DuncanNZ 07:47, 26 July 2008 (EDT)


Great idea, why duplicate effort.

BUT what about making it a practice to add documentation of reference notes to the bottom of a section. Wikipedia does this, but only at the bottom. I think it makes more sense to make it closest to the subject. On my personal wiki, where I keep configuration notes, I have made a practice of this.



  X Over SSH2 - A Tutorial
  Jerry Perkins' Genealogy
I tend to do that too. But it depends on how much information you want to have in the reference. A full reference with name, date, website, author takes too much space. --DuncanNZ 07:45, 26 July 2008 (EDT)


(This question was answered three months ago. Text deleted. --DuncanNZ 09:14, 16 October 2008 (EDT))