One thing about going to a library conference these days is that there is alot of technology under discussion. Wikis are probably not technology in the classic sense but I wonder why they aren’t being used deeply in genealogy. It seems to me that they would be a great vehicle for collaborative research projects. Many times in my years as an Internet oriented genealogist I’ve developed groups of “cousins” who are researching the same family. We may even be stuck on the same generation. It seems like a no brainer that we could set up a semi-private wiki – or even a public wiki and use it as a place to post research findings, discussed possible conclusions and so forth. We could even use it to “publish” a report that might help others who haven’t found us yet. But when I use wiki search engines I don’t find much of this type of wiki use. Maybe its because you need a specialized search engine to find some wikis. Maybe its because, like me, your average genealogist is a bit older than your average “social network user.” Maybe I’ll have to do this myself. Asher family folks – care to learn a new technology?