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Getting Started as a New Contributor

Copyright by author: Andrew Hampe (under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License)
Welcome! Thank you for your willingness to come and contribute your knowledge to help genealogists everywhere find their ancestors.

The following will help you get started (click the links to learn more about each item):

  1. Register for an account (you may already have one if you use other FamilySearch.org or LDS.org web sites)
  2. Learn more about how the Wiki works by taking the Wiki Tour
  3. Learn how to edit in the Wiki by reviewing either:
  4. Edit your first page by:
    • Sharing something you know about where you live
    • Adding information about a place you are currently researching
    • Joining an ongoing project
      (The links below will help you get started)
  5. Edit your user page to tell others a little about yourself.
  6. To ask a question or get to know other contributors, visit the following:

The Family Search Wiki is a collaborative community effort. Your contributions are welcome on every page. 

 

The links below and on the following pages will teach you how to edit if you have never edited in a Wiki before:

Getting Started - Video Demonstrations

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Getting Started - Help Articles

Editing


Citing Sources


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Wiki Guidelines



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Watching Pages

 

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Visit the Wiki Contributor Help Forum to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.

Join the Community

Community Links


Community Projects


Community Support


Community Meetings

  • Community Meetings  -  Learn about all the meetings currently going on around the Wiki.
  1. Genealogists Helping Newbies
  2. Genealogists Helping Genealogists
  3. Wiki Contributors Meeting
  4. Technical Meeting


Intermediate/Advanced - Help Articles

Advanced Editing


Categorization


Naming, Renaming, and Redirecting Pages


Templates


Tables



Additional Guidance

Forums

  • Research  -  Ask your general or specific research questions of Family Search genealogists.
  • Contributor's Corner   -  Participate in Wiki decision making, vote in polls concerning policy, format and other issues, and discuss relevant topics.
  • Feedback and Suggestions  -  Have a great suggestion to help make the Wiki better ?  Want to give feedback on the Wiki operation, governance or design ?   This is the place to do it.
  • Technical Support  -  This is where you ask those "why did this happen" or "why didn't this work" type questions.

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