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Welcome to the Research Wiki![edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
  • Find out how and where to do genealogy research on your family
  • Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet
  • Share your vast amount of genealogy research knowledge
  • Collaborate with others to create a comprehensive tool for research guidance
Below are links to help you get started in any of these areas.

The Wiki Overview[edit | edit source]

To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:

Using the Wiki for Genealogy Research
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The following links will help you as you research your family history:
Research Guidance
Finding information

Storing information in the Wiki
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As a genealogist, you are constantly learning tips and tricks that you will be able to use to find information on a family you may not be ready to research yet.
As you find these types of research helps, rather than Bookmarking or creating a Favorite in your browser that you may not be able to find later, go to the Wiki page for that locality or topic, and add a note about this resource. That way, you and anyone else who is researching in that area/topic will be able to find it too!
Here are a few links to get you started:

Share your knowledge with others[edit | edit source]

Everyone knows something. Even if you've only been researching for a short time, you know something that can help other researchers find their family members. By sharing your knowledge, you are ensuring that others will be able to find their families.
  • The Edit and Contribute page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.
  • Projects Seeking Contributors lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
  • There is a Community Meeting for New Wiki Contributors on Thursday afternoons. Come to learn more about how to edit in the Wiki.

Collaborate in the Wiki[edit | edit source]

There are many ways that we can collaborate with others in the Wiki. Some of those options include:
Talk Pages
When a Wiki user has a question or comment about a specific article, policy, or other page in the Wiki, they can add their comments to the Talk page.
This will send an email to anyone who is "Watching" the page, notifying them of the change. They can come in and reply to the original question or comments.
See also:
Help:Talk Pages
Genealogists world-wide are working together to help find our ancestors! Imagine a place where you can ask a question about anything related to family history. Then imagine community members all over the world with their collective knowledge answering these questions. Post your questions by starting a new thread. Post answers to questions from other researchers. Registering with the FamilySearch Forums will provide the option for automatic notifications on any thread of interest. Two languages are currently available:
Live Community Meetings
Some community members prefer receiving live help on a conference call with fellow community members. If this is your preference, join one or more FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings that are held live online. You will find helpful, friendly support in each meeting.