FamilySearch Wiki Upgrade

March 23, 2016  - by 
What's New on FamilySearch

We’re happy to announce an upgrade to the FamilySearch Wiki user experience. Here are some important notes about working with the new design:

  • All articles will be retained in the new upgraded version of the Wiki.
  • Navigation has changed from the right side of the screen to the left.
  • Country and State pages are being redesigned for easier use. This redesign will take place as close to the time of the new release as possible, but may not be completed when the upgrade takes place.
  • The URL for the Wiki has been changed for better usability to
  • The Rich Text editor will be replaced with an easy-to-use Visual Editor.
  • The upgraded version of the Wiki will be editable in all browsers, including Chrome.

Thanks for helping to make FamilySearch Wiki so popular. We look forward to hearing your input on the new look and feel.

Nathan Murphy

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG is a United States and Canada Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in Southern United States and English family trees.

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  1. Hello,

    i am the granddaughter of George Lawton Couch and Marian Louise (nme Ostrander) Couch.

    I am the daughter of Lawrence Eugene Spahr and Marian Lillian Couch.

    The L was mistaken for an S.

    Please make the correction, if at all possible, I would be truly grateful.

  2. Ron Tanner – Live from Salt Lake City!
    May 17, 2012 By Nathan Murphy
    Many of you have asked when stand-up comedian Ron Tanner’s 2012 RootsTech lecture “Future of FamilySearch Family Tree” will be available online. It is now up! You can watch his entire recorded lecture for free online. Here is the link: Scroll down and find Tanner’s lecture in the Nathan: Who is James Tanner’s cousin? YOU or Ron Tanner??? Is there any family line between the 2 Tanners? Thanks, K

    Saturday, 11:00 am slot.

    So come let Mr. Tanner’s lecture make you feel good about FamilySearch Family Tree. My thanks to his cousin James Tanner’s Genealogy’s Star blog for this update.