Difference between revisions of "FamilySearch Wiki:Try another wiki"
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When content (text, pages, images, etc.) is deleted, "What FamilySearch Wiki is not" is commonly cited as explanation, and rightly so. Unfortunately, this is not particularly helpful or calming to the person(s) who put in time and effort to write the material. They often see it as their hard work being casually tossed away. The phrase "try another wiki" is also sometimes used, for similar intent.
In an effort to foster a spirit of WikiLove, this page provides some referrals to alternative outlets which do allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not. Sometimes material is submitted that is perfectly factual and verifiable, but simply outside of the scope of FamilySearch Wiki. Just because the content does not belong here does not mean it does not have value.
Please consider directing people to these sites (or this page), rather than simply telling them that their contributions are not wanted.
Directory of alternatives
|NOTICE: The presence of a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by FamilySearch or the FamilySearch Wiki community.|
|FamilySearch Wiki is not a...||... so try these instead|
|FamilySearch products directory|
|Place for ancestor information||Biographical Wiki, Familypedia, GenerationStation, WeRelate.org|
|Collection of product reviews||ProductWiki|
|Place for religious doctrine or practices||Religion-wiki, Mormon Wiki|
|Place for image of LDS temples||LDS Temples|
|Encyclopedia of holidays and family traditions of the world|
|Place for detailed historical information||Wikipedia|
|Place to post data sets and genealogical records||USGenWeb; Genealogical Societies—Online directories include: daddezio; Federation of Genealogical Societies; Other places: scribd which accepts PDF's of your files. Be sure to add links to your files from appropriate places in this Wiki.|