Feel like it’s time to get your knowledge out there for all the World Wide Web to see? FamilySearch.org is launching a collaborative and hands-on project in the Research Wiki. If you have a desire to share what you know and in turn help others with their research, this opportunity is for you!
The new project, called FamilySearch Records, will be an extension of the FamilySearch.org Historical Records. As genealogical collections are published in the FamilySearch.org Historical Records, a corresponding article will be written about the collection in the research wiki. These articles will provide descriptive information about the collection, as well as tips to help people new to the collection further their research.
We are seeking volunteers who would like to contribute content to these articles. There are many ways to get involved and all levels of expertise are invited to contribute. In fact, you don’t have to be a pro with genealogy or even have to know what a wiki is to lend a hand! If you are just starting out, we provide training and can help you on your way.
Examples of items volunteers may enter into the articles are:
- Dates covered by each individual collection
- The types of records included in the collection and pertinent genealogical information found within
- The language of the record’s text
- The original intent for the creation of a collection
- A description of the physical state of the originals (i.e.: water damage, torn pages, bleed-through and fire damage)
- Sources cited
- Related articles and images
This is a massive undertaking, but one we feel will make FamilySearch.org and genealogy in general come alive. Come along with us for the journey!
If you would like to help, please contact: