FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator

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Revision as of 20:16, 19 April 2012

Policies of FamilySearch Wiki
Tools for Moderators
  • The moderator user box added to your user page will communicate to other wiki users that you are the moderator for the content.
  • Add the box by typing {{User Moderator}}
    to your user page.
  • You might want to add the name of the localities and/or subjects you are moderating to your user page along with the user box.

Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who help monitor wiki content within a subject area and guide others as they contribute. If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, Please contact the Support Team.




The Moderator Job Description includes the following items:

Become a Moderator

If you are interested in being a moderator for a specific locality, Please contact the Support Team. Send the following information in to apply to be a moderator:

  • Name:
  • Username (Wiki login):
  • Have you created your User page?
  • What is your experience in editing in the Wiki?
  • What is your experience in genealogy research in the area you would like to moderate?
  • Have you read through the following pages regarding moderator duties on the Wiki, and do you understand the moderator responsibilities?

Who are the Moderators?

Our current moderators include:


United States

Focused Research

Historical Records

How-to Articles

All moderators in the Wiki are invited to help write the following articles. Each article is specifically related to being a moderator. Sharing your experiences in the Discussion tab would be a great place to start. The thoughts and ideas you add to the Discussion tab will assist anyone who wishes to write the article. The articles listed below were started as stub articles. Your participation in this effort will help all moderators.

Moderating the Community

Moderating Content

Things you can do

The following items are things that a moderator can do to help improve the content in their area of expertise and also grow the community of volunteers authors and editors:

  • Review and edit content as needed
  • Showcase content from your area of expertise
  • Upload images
  • Encourage the creation of new pages
  • Encourage users to clarify ambiguous page titles
  • Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify policies
  • Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and lead contributors in your area to implement them
  • Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area
  • Organize and lead wikiprojects
  • Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki

See also