Users of the FamilySearch Wiki know how valuable a resource it is in genealogy research. We frequently receive comments about research success stories, thanks to information and links in wiki articles. Commenters often ask, “How Can I Help?” They want to ‘pay back’ the work of others who created the wiki articles that were so important in their research success or they have some research expertise to share with the rest of the wiki community.
The wiki has always welcomed volunteers to help make the wiki even better. The Volunteer project is detailed in a new article on FamilySearch.org and in the FamilySearch Wiki. The new article makes volunteering easy.
Volunteers can work on projects and tasks based on their skill level and knowledge. Current projects and tasks are detailed in the “Help Wanted on the wiki” article FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Wiki.
To participate, simply read the article, click on the Volunteer form link, fill it out and we will contact you.
We are currently focusing on projects for U.S. states and territories but that focus will soon expand to all countries and nations.
Don’t worry if you don’t have much experience editing or writing articles or using wikitext. We’ll help you. Links to ‘howyo’ articles and other aids and support are available to help you.
We know the Wiki is already great. With your help, it will become terrific.