Have you ever wondered what you can do as a volunteer for the FamilySearch Wiki? The FamilySearch wiki is home to a variety of helpful resources meant to enhance your family history research. One resource is the group of Historical Records articles attached to each published collection. Finding the Historical Records articles is easy. Have you ever clicked on the Learn More link on a collection’s main page? Clicking on the Learn More link for a collection will send you to an article about the collection with the suffix ‘(FamilySearch Historical Records)’ in the title. These articles not only house helpful information but also include sample images.
For many foreign language collections, the sample images uploaded are in need of being translated into English. This is a huge project and you can help with it! While browsing the Historical Records articles, keep an eye out for this box:
Whenever this box is present, FamilySearch Wiki needs your help to translate the text in a sample image into English from its original language. Completing these translations helps other FamilySearch patrons understand the sample images. Understanding the sample images helps patrons know what they will probably find in a collection.
Other than looking out for our box asking for translation help in your own research, you can keep up with ongoing FamilySearch Wiki projects, especially this current one, on the FamilySearch Wikiproject page located at this link: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_FamilySearch_Records.