FamilySearch Wiki:Contributing to the Wiki

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Become a FamilySearch Research Wiki Contributor[edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide that lists websites, explains records, gives research strategies, and suggests other resources to help you find your ancestors from countries around the world. The Research Wiki is a community project, and we welcome all of those interested in sharing their genealogical knowledge to add to the Wiki.

Share your knowledge[edit | edit source]

You can help us by adding content to the Research Wiki to help others. This can be done through fixing broken URLs, adding content about a record type, listing new resources available or giving strategies for locating records.

There are different ways you can add this information:

Submit Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

If you would like to submit a resource, URL, or even a paragraph on a topic in the Research Wiki, you can use our online form. A volunteer will add the information to the Research Wiki in the appropriate place.

Report a Problem[edit | edit source]

Found some incorrect information on the Wiki? You can either edit the Wiki yourself as listed below or fill out this form. A Wiki volunteer will fix the information for you.

Edit Directly to the Wiki[edit | edit source]

To edit the wiki, you must be assigned the wiki role of editor and page creator. You need only request this once. Once you are an editor and page creator, you will remain so as long as you follow Wiki Guidelines and Policies. To request to be an editor of the Wiki, click here. Once your FamilySearch account is verified and the role of editor and page creator is granted, you should receive an email within 48 hours confirming your editing status.

More Information About Editing the Wiki[edit | edit source]

There are many Wiki Help articles teaching you how to edit the Wiki:

Wiki University[edit | edit source]

The Wiki University contains a series of lessons on how to edit the Wiki using either VisualEditor, a simplified way to edit the Wiki or Wikitext, using simplified html code.