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FamilySearch Research Wiki

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Family History Wiki
Welcome to the

Family History Wiki
Learn where to find record collections and get genealogical research advice in our 88,977 articles
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Search by:
Subject, Place, or Keyword
Clicking on the map
Using Place or Topic lists
Search Tips:
  • Start with broad localities
  • Use keywords, not phrases
  • Do not search individuals

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"One on One" help options

Personal help options (Talk with us)

Live help options (phone, email, or chat line)

Find a volunteer (Mentor requests)

Local area help (Find a Family History Center)

Facebook (Research Communities on Facebook)

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"Do it yourself" checklist

Welcoming Committee help and training can be found on your talk page
--- There are benefits to free registration
--- This is your first line of communication
--- Here is Your talk page (must sign in)

1st: Create your user page
--- Find Your user page here
--- To start, type a word and then save

2nd: Set Your preferences
--- Set email choices, search options, etc
--- You can change Your password here

3rd: Play in your sandbox pages
--- Go to Your sandbox
--- To start, type a word and then save

4th: Check out the Community meetings
--- Join the discussions/ask questions
--- Meeting recordings are available

5th: Use your watchlist
--- Keep track of pages that interest you
--- Find Your watched pages here

6th: How to use the history and talk tabs
--- Find other user pages in the history tab
--- post questions/comments on talk tab