An extraordinary thing happened a few weeks ago: the creators of GenealogyWise, a social networking site dedicated entirely to genealogy, quietly launched their website without an announcement, possibly thinking of a small, informal launch during which they could quietly work out the bugs and refine the features.
That was before 2,918 members joined in three days, created 1,912 interest groups, started 55 forums and posted more than 100 blog entries. Now, there are more than 12,000 members and over 3,000 groups.
For those of us involved in Internet genealogy, it has been a happy scramble to establish our presence on GenealogyWise and begin using its many powerful, robust features. GenealogyWise runs on the same platform (Ning) as this Community Network, so these will be familiar too you, and it is quick and easy sign up.
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One organisation to embrace this opportunity is Lowcountry Africana
, a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in the Lowcountry Southeast (which, I think, covers South Carolina, Georgia and Florida), who have established about 12 discussion groups covering various topics. Incidently, for those following our slavery discussion group, Lowcountry Africana seems a good resource.