Want to see more records made available online? Volunteer to help with the FamilySearch Historical Records WikiProject.
First, be aware that there have been some changes in the historical records search. The site known as RecordSearch has now been discontinued and replaced by FamilySearch.org. The links to FamilySearch Research Wiki articles in Historical Records, once labeled as “About this Collection,” are now titled “Learn More.”
Now, as new historical record collections are prepared for publication on FamilySearch.org, articles that describe them will be written in the Research Wiki. The effort is community-based, meaning we need your help adding content to our articles.
There are many ways to get involved, so people of all levels of expertise are invited to contribute. Remember, you don’t have to be a genealogy expert or spend your whole day researching and writing to be a volunteer—any amount of time you can offer to share personal skills and insights is both helpful and appreciated.
To learn more about the project, see the FamilySearch Wiki: WikiProject page in the Research Wiki. The article includes background information about the Historical Records project, community meetings, contacts, and more.
The Projects Needing Content section is particularly helpful. The section lists articles and records by major countries or regions to help you locate the records you are most interested in. We also post updates to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
If you would like to be added to our volunteer team and receive personal emails about records from areas or time periods you are interested in, send an email. We would love to have you join us!
More resources are also available for further help. Wiki articles are available to help you with many of the specific questions you may have. In addition, you can attend our MeetingPlace Project Meetings every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm Mountain Standard Time. These meetings can be attended online and/or by phone and are a great opportunity to meet each other, ask questions, and share ideas or concerns.
If you would like to help or have any questions about FamilySearch Records, please contact:
We have plenty of work ahead of us, but our combined efforts can make FamilySearch.org and genealogy in general come alive. Come and explore your family history!