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:The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:  
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:The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
::*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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:<span style="font-weight: bold;">Learn How to </span>'''Research'''
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::*[[#finding|Find out what historical records]] are available in localities around the world and how to access them
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::*[[#guidance|Learn research strategies]] to help you know how to research your family<br>
  
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== '''The Wiki Overview'''  ==
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::*[[#Share_your_knowledge_with_others|Share your knowledge]] about the best ways to do family history research <br>
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::*[[#Store_Information_in_the_Wiki|Store great research tips]] you learn about but may not be ready to use yet
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::*[[#Collaborate_in_the_Wiki|Collaborate with others]] to create a comprehensive tool for research guidance<br>
  
 
:To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
 
:To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
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== '''Use the Wiki for Genealogy Research'''  ==
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== '''Learn How to Research'''  ==
  
:The following links will help you as you research your family history:
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:Following are two of the many ways to use the Wiki for Research Assistance:
  
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::Find out where an ancestor is from, then search for that location in the wiki to see what records are available there:
::*[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]] - getting started in doing family history research<br>  
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::*[[Portal:Get started with this site|Additional articles about getting started with family history]]
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::*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic searches]] (also see [[FamilySearch Wiki:How To Demonstrations|video demonstrations]])  
 
::*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic searches]] (also see [[FamilySearch Wiki:How To Demonstrations|video demonstrations]])  
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::*[[Browse by Country|Review articles by country]]<br>  
 
::*[[Browse by Country|Review articles by country]]<br>  
 
::*[[:Category:Contents|Review articles by topic]]
 
::*[[:Category:Contents|Review articles by topic]]
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:<span id="guidance">'''2. Research Guidance'''</span>
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::Learn about specific strategies and tips on how to do genealogy research<br>
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::*[[Principles of Family History Research|Getting started with Family History Research]]<br>
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::*[[Portal:Get started with this site|Articles to help you know "what to do next" in your family history research]]
  
 
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== '''Store information in the Wiki'''  ==
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== '''Share your knowledge with others'''  ==
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:Everyone knows something. Even if you've only been researching for a short time, you know something that can help other researchers find their family members. By sharing your knowledge, you are ensuring that others will be able to find their families.
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::*The [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Edit and Contribute]] page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.
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::*[[Projects Seeking Contributors]] lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
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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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== '''Store Information in the Wiki'''  ==
  
 
:As a genealogist, you are constantly learning tips and tricks that you will be able to use to find information on a family you may not be ready to research yet.
 
:As a genealogist, you are constantly learning tips and tricks that you will be able to use to find information on a family you may not be ready to research yet.
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::*[[Help:Watchlist|"Watching" pages of interest]]
 
::*[[Help:Watchlist|"Watching" pages of interest]]
 
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== '''Share your knowledge with others'''  ==
 
 
:Everyone knows something. Even if you've only been researching for a short time, you know something that can help other researchers find their family members. By sharing your knowledge, you are ensuring that others will be able to find their families.
 
 
::*The [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Edit and Contribute]] 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 [[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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Welcome to the Research Wiki!

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The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a place were you can:
Learn How to Research
Share Your Knowledge
To understand better what the Wiki is, the following links will help:


Learn How to Research

Following are two of the many ways to use the Wiki for Research Assistance:
1. Finding information
Find out where an ancestor is from, then search for that location in the wiki to see what records are available there:
2. Research Guidance
Learn about specific strategies and tips on how to do genealogy research


Share your knowledge with others

Everyone knows something. Even if you've only been researching for a short time, you know something that can help other researchers find their family members. By sharing your knowledge, you are ensuring that others will be able to find their families.
  • The Edit and Contribute 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 a genealogist, you are constantly learning tips and tricks that you will be able to use to find information on a family you may not be ready to research yet.
As you find these types of research helps, rather than Bookmarking or creating a Favorite in your browser that you may not be able to find later, go to the Wiki page for that locality or topic, and add a note about this resource. That way, you and anyone else who is researching in that area/topic will be able to find it too!
Here are a few links to get you started:


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 find our ancestors! Imagine a place where you can ask a 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.