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

FamilySearch Wiki is not a... ... so try these instead
FamilySearch products directory
Place for ancestor information Biographical Wiki, Familypedia, GenerationStation,, Your Archives (England)
Advertising site
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, Your Archives (England), Families in British India
Places to post biographies, data sets and genealogical records USGenWeb;

Family History Library;
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.

Or, if you would like to... ... try these instead
Create your own Wiki Wikia, Wikidot, Wikispaces, Wikispot