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Your Archives is good, allows people, place adn document contributions, but personally I think a little disorganised or rather unstructured. One I really like for its organization is fibis Families in British India wiki which is very organized. Have a look if you have not already.

Thanks for the welcome, and glad to see you moving up the food chain at the library:-))  It is certainly interesting to contribute but it can be time consuming and addictive to get it right. I have been preparing a new lecture "Genealogical Wikis: A Personal and Customizable Research Tool" to be given at IGHR next week. I am using FamilySearch wiki as an example but highlighting other international wikis as well. I am also pointing out that in most cases the skill set is transportable to most sites, there are exceptions. The key is finding the right wiki for what you want to do and what is the best way to organize the data - places, people, people and places, history, etc. I have therefore been making contributions to develop a few pages so that I can better learn the system. It is fun though and actually forces you to learn what you think you know.

Paul Milner

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I added your question about creating new user boxes to the Help page's discussion page. You could respond to the suggestion there, or add additional items for discussion. --Fran 18:35, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Daudwp, the  author of page  " 250-348 " needs some help understanding how to create unambiguous page titles. I'm assuming this is part of that British Ref project. Could you coach her/him? Ritcheymt 10:53, 11 April 2008 (MDT)

Darrin, there are many tech stuff still on backlog we want to use but it's the engineers. One feature is interactive google map but we have to wait for the engineers. So have patience with the engineers as we develop the FSWiki further. Dsammy 06:08, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...

By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.
As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...CONTINUE


We wanted to send out a quick letter of appreciation for contributing in one of the FamilySearch Historical Records articles. The information you provide is invaluable to those users who are searching out further information about collections in FamilySearch; it helps them make a deeper connection with their research, especially when it has to do with their own ancestry. It’s your contributions that are keeping the project rolling forward. We want you to feel a part of our community here.

We are excited you have decided to share your talents, time and resources towards forwarding the goals of and those who use it (including you!). If you need a few tips in getting started, we’ve set up a page for you: In this page you will find information about the FamilySearch Records project, getting started in wiki editing, tasks for which you can sign up to volunteer, etc.

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Featured Article Thank YOU!

Hi WilliamsDa,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the Guessing a Name Variation page you helped create has become a Featured Article, highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki, and will remain there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work to help others quickly access records. Your contributions are appreciated and will help others find their ancestors.<br>'You have made a difference in research!'

joy Wyzer17 15:20, 11 October 2011 (UTC)