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Welcome to the Research Wiki!


The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place where you can:

Research your Family History
Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki
Collaborate with Others

Research your Family History

In the Wiki, you can learn what records exist in specific areas or topics. Here are some articles to help you get started:
1. Research Help
2. Wiki Search Tips

Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki

Share your knowledge with others

You know something that can help other researchers find their family members. Contribute your knowledge to the wiki to give others tips about researching in a specific area or topic.
  • The Contributor Help page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.
  • Projects Seeking Contributors lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
  • There is a Community Meeting for New Wiki Contributors on Thursday afternoons. Come to learn more about how to edit in the Wiki.

Store Information in the Wiki

As you learn tips and tricks that will help you in your genealogy research, instead of Bookmarking or creating a Favorite in your browser, go to the Wiki page for that locality or topic, and add a note about the resource. Then you and anyone else researching in that area/topic will be able to find it too.
Here are a few links to get you started:

Collaborate with Others

Working together, we can create a better research tool than we could if individuals were developing pages on their own.

On Projects

The Projects Seeking Contributors page lists the many projects that you can work with others on. 

On Talk/Discussion Pages

Every page in the Wiki has a Talk/Discussion page where you can ask questions or make comments about that article.
This will send an email to anyone who is "Watching" the page, notifying them of the change. They can come in and reply to the original question or comments.
See also:
Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)

On the Forums

On the forums, you can ask a question about your research or the FamilySearch products, or help others with their questions.

Live Community Meetings

Some community members prefer receiving live help on a conference call with fellow community members. If this is your preference, join one or more Community Meetings that are held live online.

More information?

If you would like to know more about what the Wiki is, the following links will help: