Staff at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City have led several Wiki projects over the past few years. This article will discuss United States projects. Wiki projects are selected to help patrons answer frequently asked questions, build relationships with the community, and enable staff to share their unique expertise.
For the United States, many projects have focused on geographic areas where national genealogical conferences have been held. Here is a list:
- Alabama (Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference [FGS], Birmingham, 2012)
- Illinois (FGS, Springfield, 2011)
- Tennessee (FGS, Knoxville, 2010)
- South Carolina (National Genealogical Society Conference, Charleston, 2011)
The focus of these projects has been to beef up county and topic pages for these states in preparation for answering questions at the FamilySearch booth for these conferences, and as a way to thank local conference hosts.
Other Wiki projects focused on geographic areas where FamilySearch receives high volumes of research questions. These include:
Projects also include special interests of different staff members, such as:
- African American Research
- American Indian Genealogy
- Civil War Research
- DNA Research
- Migration Trails
- Principles of Family History Research
- Tracing Immigrant Origins
- War of 1812 Research
To learn more about our staff, see the United States and Canada Research Consultants directory.