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When content (text, pages, images, etc.) is [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deletion Process|deleted]], "[[FamilySearch Wiki:What FamilySearch Wiki is not|What FamilySearch Wiki is not]]" is commonly cited as explanation, and rightly so. Unfortunately, this is not particularly helpful or calming to the person(s) who put in time and effort to write the material. They often see it as their hard work being casually tossed away. The phrase "'''try another {{wpd|wiki}}'''" is also sometimes used, for similar intent.  
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The FamilySearch Research Wiki is not meant to be a resource for all types of genealogy information. There are some things that are [[FamilySearch Wiki:What FamilySearch Wiki is not|outside the "scope"]] of the Wiki. If you have entered information that is marked as outside the scope of the wiki, or has been [[FamilySearch Wiki:Deletion Process|deleted]], you may be wondering why. You may feel that your hard work is is being casually tossed away.  
  
In an effort to foster a spirit of {{wpd|Wikipedia:WikiLove|WikiLove}}, this page provides some referrals to alternative outlets which '''do''' allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not. Sometimes material is submitted that is perfectly factual and verifiable, but simply outside of the scope of FamilySearch Wiki. Just because the content does not belong here does not mean it does not have value.  
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We are grateful for your contributions to the genealogy community. The work that you have put in is very valuable. However, it may not be right for the FamilySearch Wiki. If the information you added to the wiki is about one of the topics below, or as described on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Appropriate Topics]] page, it doesn't belong in the FamilySearch Wiki.
  
Please consider directing people to these sites (or this page), rather than simply telling them that their contributions are not wanted.  
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See the table below to find other wikis and websites that '''do''' allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not.  
  
== Directory of alternatives ==
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== Directory of alternatives ==
  
 
{{notice|'''NOTICE:''' The presence of a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by FamilySearch or the FamilySearch Wiki community.}}  
 
{{notice|'''NOTICE:''' The presence of a third-party site does not constitute an endorsement by FamilySearch or the FamilySearch Wiki community.}}  
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! FamilySearch Wiki is not a...  
 
! FamilySearch Wiki is not a...  
 
! ... so try these instead
 
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| A forum for discussing your Family History Research
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| [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=70 FamilySearch Research Forums]
 
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| FamilySearch products directory  
 
| FamilySearch products directory  
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/help FamilySearch Product Support]
 
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| Place for ancestor information  
 
| Place for ancestor information  
| [http://www.biographicalwiki.com/ Biographical Wiki], [http://familypedia.wikia.com Familypedia], [http://about.generationstation.com/ GenerationStation], [http://werelate.org WeRelate.org]
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| [http://familypedia.wikia.com Familypedia], [http://about.generationstation.com/ GenerationStation], [http://werelate.org WeRelate.org], [http://www.wikitree.com WikiTree], [http://1000memories.com 1000Memories]
 
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| Advertising site  
 
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| Place to post data sets and genealogical records  
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| Place for detailed historical information
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| {{Wpd|Main_Page|Wikipedia}}, [http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk], [http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page Families in British India]
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| Places to post biographies, data sets and genealogical records  
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| [http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]; [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page werelate.org]; [http://1000memories.com 1000Memories]; [http://www.wikitree.com WikiTree]; [[Donations|Family History Library (offline)]]; <br>
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Genealogical Societies—Online directories include:  [http://www.daddezio.com/society/ daddezio]; [http://www.fgs.org/membership/members.php Federation of Genealogical Societies]; <br>
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Other places: [http://www.scribd.com/ scribd] which accepts PDF's of your files. <br>
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''Be sure to add links to your files from appropriate places in this Wiki.''
 
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! Or, if you would like to...
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! ... try these instead
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| Create your own Wiki
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| [http://www.wikia.com/Wikia Wikia], [http://www.wikidot.com/ Wikidot], [http://www.wikispaces.com/ Wikispaces], [http://wikispot.org/ Wikispot]
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Revision as of 14:57, 10 April 2012

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is not meant to be a resource for all types of genealogy information. There are some things that are outside the "scope" of the Wiki. If you have entered information that is marked as outside the scope of the wiki, or has been deleted, you may be wondering why. You may feel that your hard work is is being casually tossed away.

We are grateful for your contributions to the genealogy community. The work that you have put in is very valuable. However, it may not be right for the FamilySearch Wiki. If the information you added to the wiki is about one of the topics below, or as described on the Appropriate Topics page, it doesn't belong in the FamilySearch Wiki.

See the table below to find other wikis and websites that do allow content that FamilySearch Wiki does not.

Directory of alternatives

FamilySearch Wiki is not a... ... so try these instead
A forum for discussing your Family History Research FamilySearch Research Forums
FamilySearch products directory FamilySearch Product Support
Place for ancestor information Familypedia, GenerationStation, WeRelate.org, WikiTree, 1000Memories
Advertising site
Collection of product reviews ProductWiki
Place for religious doctrine or practices Religion-wiki, Mormon Wiki
Place for image of LDS temples LDS Temples
Encyclopedia of holidays and family traditions of the world
Place for detailed historical information Wikipedia, [1], Families in British India
Places to post biographies, data sets and genealogical records USGenWeb; werelate.org; 1000Memories; WikiTree; Family History Library (offline);

Genealogical Societies—Online directories include: daddezio; Federation of Genealogical Societies;
Other places: scribd which accepts PDF's of your files.
Be sure to add links to your files from appropriate places in this Wiki.

Or, if you would like to... ... try these instead
Create your own Wiki Wikia, Wikidot, Wikispaces, Wikispot