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== '''Welcome to the Research Wiki!'''  ==
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== The Wiki Overview  ==
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:The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
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::*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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== '''The Wiki Overview''' ==
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:To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
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::*[[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]] <br>
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Wiki Purpose and Appropriate Topics]]<br>
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki]]
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== '''Collaborate in the Wiki'''  ==
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==== Discussion Pages  ====
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::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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::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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:::[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)]]
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:::[[Help:Watchlist]]
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We are glad you are here! To get up to speed easily and quickly, you&nbsp;will want to begin with the [[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]]. Other options for getting help with the wiki include:
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==== Forums  ====
  
=== Forums ===
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::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:
  
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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:::*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ English Forums]  
:*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ English Forums]
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:::*[http://forums.familysearch.org/es/ Spanish Forums]
:*[http://forums.familysearch.org/es/ Spanish Forums]
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=== Live Community Meetings  ===
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==== Live Community Meetings  ====
  
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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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.  
  
=== Edit and Contribute Articles ===
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=== Edit and Contribute Articles ===
  
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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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.  
  
 
== Related Articles  ==
 
== Related Articles  ==

Revision as of 21:53, 4 March 2011


Welcome to the Research Wiki!

Treasure-map1.jpg
The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
  • Find out how and where to do genealogy research on your family
  • Store great research tips you learn about but may not be ready to use yet
  • Share your vast amount of genealogy research knowledge
  • Collaborate with others to create a comprehensive tool for research guidance
Below are links to help you get started in any of these areas.


The Wiki Overview

To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:


Collaborate in the Wiki

Discussion Pages

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.
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.
See also:
Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)
Help:Watchlist


Forums

Genealogists world-wide are working together to help each other 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:

Live Community Meetings

Some community members prefer receiving live help on a conference call with fellow community members. If this is your preference, join one or more Community Meetings that are held live online. You will find helpful, friendly support in each meeting.

Edit and Contribute Articles

Review the content listed on the 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.

Related Articles

How to Research Your Family History

Principles of Research: Research Articles from beginning methods to advanced research strategies. A great place to start!