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Main page of FamilySearch Wiki

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World Map

  • The map of the world on this page is clickable, i.e., if you click on any part of the map, it will take you to a page displaying the countries for that region.
  • By clicking on a country name, you will be taken to an article with information about what genealogical materials are available for that country.
  • A search by place or topic/keyword can be entered in the search box to the left of the World Map. See "Search Tips:" below search box.

New to Genealogy?

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Clicking on the link will take you to a page with a description of the research process and links to articles for each step of the process. Click here to see the research process page.


New to the Wiki?

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Clicking on the link will take you to a page listing many articles on how to use the Wiki. Click here to see the list of articles.


Want to Help?

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Clicking on the link will take you to a page listing how you can participate in developing the Wiki. Not only can you add articles to the Wiki or edit the Wiki, but you can get involved in projects.

  • Projects are efforts to either fix a problem that exists on many pages or add pages that deal with a particular subject.
  • Click here to see a list of some of the projects that are in progress.


Foreign language Wikis

  • At the bottom of the page, you will notice that the Wiki is in 10 other languages.

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  • The Wiki languages are (in the order shown in the template):

English | German | Spanish | French | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Swedish | Chinese

  • Some are developed to an extent; others are just beginning.
  • If you know any of these languages, you could help to develop these non-English Wikis.

Try these out

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Exercises

Do these exercises from the main page of the Wiki.

  • In the search box, type in "Missouri." Check out some of the articles listed there.
  • Under "New to the Wiki," how many articles are listed?
  • Under "Want to Help," how many projects are shown with images?
  • In which box will you find a link to the article "Principles and Policies?"
  • What is the fourth step in the research process?
  • What are the three kinds of projects listed in "All Projects by Topic?"



Quick Quiz
  • If you want to know if a particular topic is ok in the Wiki, read the article "Principles and Policies."
True
False
  • If you reject a posting of a patron's genealogy, you would quote from Guiding Principles and Policies when you contact them to state why their posting was removed.
True
False
  • There are six language Wikis
True
False
  • Fixing broken links is not one of the projects pointed out on the projects page.
True
False

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