Are you familiar with FamilySearch’s Research Wiki? The research wiki is a powerful tool for doing genealogy and family history research. You can search the Wiki to find out more about what records exist and where your family lived. Here’s how you can search the Wiki and find some great information.
Searach by Locality:
- Enter the place your ancestors lived. Start broad with a country or state/province. For example, search “Tennessee.”
- On the Tennessee page, review the Topics links on the left to see what records are available at the state level, or click through to a county page to learn more about the records available in a specific county.
Search by topic.
- Search for “military records” to find guidance on searching for your ancestor in the military.
- Search for “brick walls” to learn more about research strategies to get you past the tough problems.
- Search for “organizing” to find multiple articles to help you learn about organizing your records.
Keep Updated on Changes to pages.
- Log in to FamilySearch Research Wiki.
- Go to a locality page for a place where you are actively researching.
- Click Watch in the upper right-hand corner.
- You will now receive an email every time the page is changed, allowing you to see what additional information people are adding to the page.