FamilySearch Wiki:Special Projects

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Project Information[edit | edit source]

About the Wiki[edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, collaborative, online genealogical guide on FamilySearch.org. It assists users who need research help in a specific place by providing:

  • Links to genealogical databases and resources
  • Research strategies
  • Genealogical guidance

Wiki projects with specific goals are created to help maintain and populate pages on the Wiki. These projects add content to assist and simplify research for online users and improves the accuracy of the information. Below are examples of projects available:

  • Cut and paste wikitext onto Wiki pages
  • Search for and replace broken links on Wiki pages
  • Find information from websites and add it to Wiki pages

Classes on How to Use the Wiki in your Research

Preferred Skills[edit | edit source]

  • Some genealogical experience
  • Intermediate technology skills and willing to learn more
  • Attention to detail and willingness to repeat tasks
  • Ability to follow project instructions
  • Attend virtual training for a project

Time Commitment[edit | edit source]

  • 10 or more hours a week

Before you Begin[edit | edit source]

Step One[edit | edit source]

  • Review the List of Projects found below.
  • Click here to sign up for a Project.

Step Two[edit | edit source]

  • Watch the applicable online training found in the List of Projects below.
  • To join a live training, contact Heather: Heather.mecham@familysearch.org

Step Three[edit | edit source]

  • For questions, contact Heather at: Heather.mecham@familysearch.org

List of Projects[edit | edit source]

Project Description Training Video Instructions Wikitext Skill Level Genealogy Skill Level Status
Finding Broken Links Using Check My Links app, find broken URLs on Wiki pages Training Video
Link
Beginner
Beginner
Active
Fixing Broken Links Find new links using the Wayback machine and replace the links on the Wiki page Training Video
Link
Intermediate
Intermediate
Active
Fixing Old FS Books Links Finding and updating old FamilySearch Books Links on Wiki pages Training Video
Link
Intermediate
Intermediate
Active
Update Find My Past (FMP) Years on England Tables - Part 2 To change the Find My Past dates in every new table on the talk page. Training Video
Link
Beginner
Beginner
Active
Royal Asiatic Society Journals Project Look through the Royal Asiatic Journals on Archive.org and look for information we can put on the FamilySearch Wiki Training Video
Link
Beginner
Advanced
Active
Adding FamilySearch Places to County Pages, Part 1 Adding links to the FamilySearch Places tool to all United States counties pages to make it easier for researchers to find churches in the counties where they are researching. Training Video
Link
Beginner to intermediate
Beginner
Active
Civil War Tables Project Putting Bullet Point lists of battleships onto a table Training Video
Link
By Assignement
By Assignement
Assigned

Additional Training Videos[edit | edit source]

Online Wikitext Lessons[edit | edit source]

  • If you would like to learn more about editing the Wiki using wikitext, visit the Wiki University

Completed Projects[edit | edit source]

Project Description Training Video Instructions Wikitext Skill Level Genealogy Skill Level Status
Add Counties to NBI Part 4 To add counties, previously unavailable online, to the NBI (National Burial Index) task list which will be used to update parish tables. Training Video
Link
Intermediate
Beginner
Completed
Adding Image Visibility to Historical Records Articles Copy and add template to correct part of the Wiki page Completed
Completed
Beginner
Beginner
Completed
Creating Interwiki Links Updating templates to link to language Wiki pages Training Video
Link
Beginner
Beginner
Completed