FamilySearch has reached a significant milestone. Last week, the 75,000th article was published in the Research Wiki. The Wiki is like having a worldwide encyclopedia of genealogy knowledge at your fingertips. This is really big news!
What is the FamilySearch Research Wiki?
The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free online guide explaining how to find ancestors in different time periods and places all around the world. Originally based on the Family History Library’s Research Outlines, the FamilySearch Research Wiki has expanded over the past five years to help you learn how to use records in places like:
How can the Wiki help me?
The Wiki is a self-help system. You can find answers to questions patrons may have such as:
- How do I find Kentucky death records?
- How do I find a birth record for someone born in England between 1837 and 2013?
- How do I develop solid research skills?
Many librarians and staff at Family History Centers use the Wiki to find additional resources available above and beyond what is listed in the FamilySearch Catalog. For example, if you were trying to identify Barbados census records you would learn the most by checking both:
How do I find the Wiki on the FamilySearch Website?
How can I help the Wiki?
You can help the Wiki by:
- Adding your research knowledge. Click here to learn how to edit.
- Using the Wiki in Family History Centers and patrons’ homes to answer research questions.