FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator

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Policies of FamilySearch Wiki
Tools for Moderators
  • The moderator user box added to your user page will communicate to other wiki users that you are the moderator for the content.
  • Add the box by typing {{User Moderator}}
    to your user page.
  • You might want to add the name of the localities and/or subjects you are moderating to your user page along with the user box.


Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who help monitor wiki content within a subject area and guide others as they contribute. If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, Please contact the Support Team.


The Moderator Job Description includes the following four items:

Who are the Moderators?

If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality, Please contact the Support Team. Our current moderators include:


United States

Focused Research

How-to Articles

All moderators in the Wiki are invited to help write the following articles. Each article is specifically related to being a moderator. Sharing your experiences in the Discussion tab would be a great place to start. The thoughts and ideas you add to the Discussion tab will assist anyone who wishes to write the article. The articles listed below were started as stub articles. Your participation in this effort will help all moderators.

Moderating the Community

Moderating Content

Things you can do

The following items are things that a moderator can do to help improve the content in their area of expertise and also grow the community of volunteers authors and editors:

  • How moderators upload images
  • Review and edit content as needed
  • Showcase content from your area of expertise
  • Encourage the creation of new content types
  • Encourage users to clarify ambiguous content titles
  • Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify policies
  • Communicate with domain community on important issues
  • Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki
  • Disambiguate content in your area of expertise