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Like a&nbsp;[[Barn Raising on FamilySearch Wiki|barn raising]]&nbsp;building the Research Wiki can only be accomplished with volunteers from all walks of life and with different levels of expertise.<br>  
Like a&nbsp;[[Barn Raising on FamilySearch Wiki|barn raising]],&nbsp;the Research Wiki can only be built &nbsp;with volunteers from all walks of life and with different levels of expertise.<br>  
Help us by expanding existing articles, creating new articles, adding sources, linking to other online resources, correcting grammar and spelling mistakes and combining duplicate articles.  
Help us by:
:*Expanding existing articles
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Creating new articles</span>
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Adding sources</span>
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Linking to other online resources</span>
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Correcting grammar and spelling mistakes</span>
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Combining duplicate articles.</span>
Whatever your level of expertise, the wiki needs you! &nbsp;Come join the wiki barn raising team.
Whatever your level of expertise, the wiki needs you! &nbsp;Come join the wiki barn raising team.

Revision as of 05:07, 9 July 2013

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Volunteers - Help Us Build the Wiki

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Like a barn raising, the Research Wiki can only be built  with volunteers from all walks of life and with different levels of expertise.

Help us by:

  • Expanding existing articles
  • Creating new articles
  • Adding sources
  • Linking to other online resources
  • Correcting grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Combining duplicate articles.

Whatever your level of expertise, the wiki needs you!  Come join the wiki barn raising team.

Get Started

Register to tell us a little about you, your interests, and research experience. We'll contact you to help you get started.

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Register as a Volunteer

Wiki Editor Training

Learn all about editing, and get started by adding something to improve the wiki. To learn all about editing in the wiki, click on each of the following in turn and follow the steps there:

  1. Create a FamilySearch Account
  2. Make your first edit to the wiki
  3. Watch tutorial videos (as needed)
  4. Join the Contributor Community
  5. Create your wiki user page: Example One | Example Two | Example Three
  6. Add the Volunteer Userbox to your user page
  7. Learn to use a Sandbox page
  8. Set your user preferences
  9. Watch your favorite pages

Help Wanted by Location

Help Wanted - United States

Want to help on a specific U.S. State? Click on a state on the map below to go to its Help Wanted Article. State Moderators have a variety tasks needing your assistance.

AlabamaAlaskaArkansasCaliforniaArizonaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingWashington D.C.USimagemap.jpg

Help Wanted - Worldwide

CanadaUnited StatesMexicoRussiaAustraliaNew ZealandEnglandScotlandIrelandNorwaySwedenFinlandJapanChinaNorth KoreaSouth KoreaGreenlandIndiaMongoliaBrazilChileArgentinaUruguayParaguayBoliviaPeruEcudorColombiaVenezuelaGuyanaSurinameFrench GuianaCubaPuerto RicoPanamaCosta RicaHondurasEl SalvadorGuatemalaBelizeHaitiDominican RepublicCaribbean IslandsThe BahamasSouth AfricaLesothoSwazilandMadagascarMozambiqueZimbabweBotswanaNamibiaMalawiZambiaAngolaTanzaniaBurundiRwandaUgandaKenyaDemocratic Republic of the CongoCongoGabonEquatorial GuineaCameroonCentral African RepublicEgyptSudanSomaliaEthiopiaDjiboutiEritreaLibyaChadNigeriaNigerBeninTogoGhanaCote d'IvoireLiberiaSierra LeoneGuineaGambia Guinea-BissauBurkina FasoMaliSenegalMauritaniaWestern SaharaMoroccoAlgeriaTunisiaIcelandYemenOmanUnited Arab EmiratesBahrainSaudi ArabiaKuwaitIraqIsraelJordanSyriaLebanonIranTurkeyGreeceBulgariaMacedoniaAlbaniaRomaniaMoldovaSerbiaMontenegroCroatiaSloveniaHungaryAustriaSwitzerlandItalySpainPortugalFranceBelgiumNetherlandsGermanyDenmarkPolandCzech RepublicUkraineBelarusLithuaniaLatviaEstoniaKazakhstanUzbekistanTurkmenistanKyrgyzstanTajikistanAfghanistanPakistanBangladeshNepalBhutanMeghalaya Assam Nagaland ManipurMyanmarThailandLaos CambodiaVietnamPhilippinesMalaysiaBruneiIndonesiaPapua New GuineaPacific IslandsWorld Map 640px.png



Help Wanted by Region
North America Europe
South America Middle East
Africa Asia
Australia / Pacific

Additional Help Needed On The Wiki

In addtion to State and Country Projects, the items below involve work that a volunteer can do with minimal training:

In addition to these projects, additional projects that volunteers can easily do are listed below:

"How To" Reference Articles

Even More Opportunities for Beginners

Lego at Work

Start Simple

  • Find pages that could use some TLC, such as Stubs, or Short Pages.  There might be a section in these articles that you could enhance by adding content, or even just spell-checking.
  • Are you interested in a specific area?  Could you add research tips to pages in that area that are in a specific section of the article, such as cemeteries?
  • Another possibility would be to watch genealogy blogs for press or news releases that could be added to the Wiki, if they're not time sensitive.
  • Could you check for broken links or add categories to pages?

US County pages

Is there something specific that is missing from several of them?

  • Examples:
  • Suppose several County pages are missing information about local libraries.  Could you use an internet site, such as PublicLibraries.com to locate the libraries for each county and add the link to the page?
  •  Add links to the Family History Center pages, if they're missing.
  • How about looking for county histories on Googlebooks or Internet Archives and then adding them to the County pages?


There are several on-going projects in the Wiki.  There will be information for areas where help is needed.  Many of the tasks would be good for a beginner.


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Help is available as you determine a task that you would like to do:

Learn more about ...

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Projects Seeking Contributors
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Maintenance and Patrolling Committee
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Enhancement Committee