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In the Wiki, you will find:
- Links to record collections where your ancestor's information could be found.
- Research advice for how to approach research problems.
You won't search for individuals in the Wiki - instead, search for places and topics to discover the records that could contain your ancestors' information.
To use the Wiki in searching for an ancestor:
- Think about what you want to know about the ancestor
- Consider the location where that event may have happened
- Think about other records that may possibly contain the information you need
- Work backward, rather than forward (look for a death record before searching for a marriage record)
- Think about the record trail that we all leave behind
It is helpful to know:
- A possible location
- A time period
Additional rresearch advice can be found on:
- Get started in the Wiki
- Help:Keys to Success using the Wiki
- Success Stories
- Rookie Mistakes
- Family History for Beginners
- Identify What you Know
- Obtain and Search the Records
- Use the Information
- Researching in the FamilySearch Wiki: A Case Study(video)
One of the following articles can help you decide where to look first for a puzzling:
For information about contributing to the wiki:
- The Vision: Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki
- Purpose and Appropriate Topics
- Accuracy and collaboration
- Content Organization, Browsing, and Categories
- Contributor Help
Learn more about ...
Keys to Success Using the Wiki
Help for Basic Searches in the Wiki
Getting Started in the Wiki
Family History for Beginners
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