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== '''Welcome to the Research Wiki!''' ==
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== '''Welcome to the Research Wiki!!!''' ==
  
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:The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
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Click to learn more about how the FamilySearch Research Wiki can help you:  
::*Find out how and where to do genealogy research on your family
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::*Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet<br>
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::*Share your vast amount of genealogy research knowledge <br>
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::*Collaborate with others to create a comprehensive tool for research guidance <br>
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:Below are links to help you get started in any of these areas.<br>
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:*'''[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|What types of information can you expect to find on it?]]'''
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:*'''[[#Research_your_Family_History|Research your Family History]]'''
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:*'''[[#Preserve_your_Research_Knowledge|Preserve your Research Knowledge]]'''
  
 
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== '''The Wiki Overview'''  ==
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:To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
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== '''Research your Family History'''  ==
  
::*[[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]] <br>  
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:In the Wiki, you can learn what records exist in specific areas or topics. Here are some articles to help you get started:
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Wiki Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]<br>
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:'''<span id="finding">1.&nbsp;</span>Research Help'''
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki]]
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::*[http://hiddenancestors.com/FStour.html Video: Researching using the Wiki]&nbsp;
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::*[[Family History for Beginners|Family History for Beginners]]
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::*[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]]<br>&nbsp;
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:<span id="finding">'''2. Wiki Search Tips'''</span>  
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::*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic searches]] (also see [[FamilySearch Wiki:How To Demonstrations|video demonstrations]])
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::*[[Boolean Searches in the Wiki|Advanced searches]] (also see&nbsp;[[Help:Search Tips|Help:Search Tips]])
  
 
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== '''Collaborate in the Wiki'''  ==
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== '''Preserve your Research Knowledge'''  ==
  
==== Discussion Pages ====
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==== '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Share your knowledge with others''' ====
  
::When a Wiki user has a question or comment about a specific article, policy, or other page in the Wiki, they can add their comments to the Discussion page.  
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::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.
::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.  
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::''See also:''
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:::*The&nbsp;[[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]]&nbsp;page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.  
:::[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)]]  
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:::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject/Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]] lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
:::[[Help:Watchlist]]
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:::*There is a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meeting]] for New Wiki Contributors on Thursday afternoons. Come to learn more about how to edit in the Wiki.
  
 
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==== Forums ====
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==== '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Store Information in the Wiki''' ====
  
::Genealogists world-wide are working together to help each other&nbsp;find our ancestors! Imagine a place where you may ask any question about anything related to family history. Then imagine community members all over the world with their collective knowledge answering these questions. Post your questions by starting a new thread. Post answers to questions from other researchers. Registering with the FamilySearch Forums will provide the option for automatic notifications on any thread of interest. Two languages are currently available:
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::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.
  
:::*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ English Forums]
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::Here are a few links to get you started:
:::*[http://forums.familysearch.org/es/ Spanish Forums]
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==== Live Community Meetings  ====
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:::*[[Help:Basic Editing|Basic Editing]]
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:::*[[Help:Adding Links|Adding Links]]
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:::*[[Help:Watchlist|"Watching" pages of interest]]
  
Some community members prefer receiving live help on a conference call with fellow community members. If this is your preference, join one or more [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meetings]] that are held live online. You will find helpful, friendly support in each meeting.  
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::If you would like to work with others who are trying the wiki together, see the following:
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:::*[[Projects Seeking Contributors|Work on projects with others]]
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:::*[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|Use Talk/Discussion pages]]  
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:::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5%7CWiki Forums]
  
=== Edit and Contribute Articles  ===
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Review the content listed on the [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Edit and Contribute]] article. This page links to several other pages that will help answer numerous question you might have. Articles include information about how to use, search, and contribute to the Wiki.
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== More information?  ==
  
== Related Articles  ==
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:If you would like to know more about what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
  
*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic Wiki Searches]]  
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::*[[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]] <br>
*[[Boolean Searches in the Wiki|Advanced Wiki Searches]], including Boolean searches
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Wiki Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]
  
== How to Research Your Family History  ==
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Principles of Research: [[Portal:Get started with this site|Research Articles]] from beginning methods to advanced research strategies. A great place to start!
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Revision as of 02:49, 16 November 2012


Welcome to the Research Wiki!!!

Treasure-map1.jpg

Click to learn more about how the FamilySearch Research Wiki can help you:



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


Preserve your Research Knowledge

    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:
If you would like to work with others who are trying the wiki together, see the following:



More information?

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