FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProjects Seeking Contributors

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Promoting a WikiProject
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This is a list of the WikiProjects that are currently active and working on content. Project teams are always seeking additional community members to help with their projects, so feel free to join a group and have fun!

If you would like help with organizing a new FamilySearch WikiProject, please contact FamilySearch or ask for help in the Contributor Help forums.

Creating New Projects

If you would like to create a new project, follow the naming conventions for WikiProjects to help make your project easy to find:

  1. The name of the project should begin with the word "FamilySearch Wiki" and followed by a colon:
  2. After the colon type the word "WikiProject"
  3. Then type the name of the project. Example: FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah
  4. Be sure to add the new project to the list below, under the subject heading that is related to the new project:

For more details about naming new WikiProject pages, see FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages

FamilySearch Records Project

Historical Records Wiki Pages

FamilySearch Records -- add content to articles describing collections on FamilySearch Historical Records

FamilySearch Indexing Projects

United States Wiki Projects

Project Description
United States adding content that relates to the whole of the United States. Also scoping of tasks so that they are consistent throughout US State and US County pages.
Idaho adding content to the county pages of Idaho
Indians of North America The Indians of North America, including their history, types of records, the location of those records, web sites of interest, and much more
Maryland Building and updating research content for Maryland
Maryland News and Events needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events relating to Maryland and link to them from the News and Events section of the Maryland Portal.
New York cleaning, correcting links, adding content to the county pages of New York.
Rural Records of the Southern United States J. Mark Lowe’s rural and agricultural records project
U.S. Vital Records Rewriting the U.S. Vital Records page and all the state vital records pages
Utah Adding content to the county pages of Utah.
County Page Template Although most United States county pages have already been created this project will serve to document the basic elements that seem to make a good county page and provide ideas for continued improvement.

Europe Wiki Projects

Project Description
Sweden A collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Sweden-related articles on FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Ireland Court Records
England Tasks await English experts, wiki experts, and volunteers willing to help with routine editing. Anyone willing to help can sign up now.
English parishes A child WikiProject of WikiProject England with a focus on improving the articles about the many hundreds of English parishes.
Wales Parish Template An effort to design parish pages that address the needs of Welsh family historians.
Wales adding content for articles about Wales

Improving Your Wiki User Page Project

The Professional Genealogist User Page Project

The Professional Genealogists wiki project will help professional genealogical researchers market their services for free on their user pages.

Wiki Content Improvement Projects

Project Description
PERSI Linking Project Link wiki articles mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the main PERSI article
BYU Books Archive Linking Project WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives. Needs volunteers to link wiki pages to digitized county and state histories on the BYU Family History Archives site.
Julian and Gregorian Calendar Project The page is an article with very little content. Work with others or by yourself to improve the information on this page.
Barbour Collection Project A small article that needs lots of improvement! Work with others or by yourself to improve the content on this page.

Wiki Development Projects

Project Description
Portals to un-portals All portal pages on the wiki need to be converted to un-portal pages. Questions can be directed to Laralee
Research Guidance and Help Content Copying Research Guidance and Help Content from into the Wiki.
Topic Taxonomy Project Establishing a new taxonomy to be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki.
Place Standards Project Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki

Wiki Support

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Wiki Support - Join the Support project team whose members:
  1. Help contributors who make the wiki a better place to do research
  2. Keep the wiki clean by doing maintenance work in the wiki
  3. Help community members work together