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The [[Main Page|Wiki home page]] has been re-designed to help with links to various areas of interest for anyone who is interested in genealogy as a researcher, beginner, contributor. Check out the links there.  
 
The [[Main Page|Wiki home page]] has been re-designed to help with links to various areas of interest for anyone who is interested in genealogy as a researcher, beginner, contributor. Check out the links there.  
  
 
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== Learning how to contribute to the Wiki? ==
  
 
'''[[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] '''is a great place to get started. You'll see links to pages that will help you with editing, images, creating pages, wiki basics, and more.  
 
'''[[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] '''is a great place to get started. You'll see links to pages that will help you with editing, images, creating pages, wiki basics, and more.  
  
Questions? Check [[Help:Questions|Help:Questions]]  
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Want to talk to someone directly? Check the [[Help:Questions|Questions page]] to learn where to go to get one-on-one assistance.
  
 
If you get stuck, the following people have volunteered to give you a helping hand learning the ropes:  
 
If you get stuck, the following people have volunteered to give you a helping hand learning the ropes:  
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You don't need great technical skills to contribute to the wiki. ''Be bold'' in contributing and ''assume good faith'' for the intentions of others. This is a wiki - have fun with it.  
 
You don't need great technical skills to contribute to the wiki. ''Be bold'' in contributing and ''assume good faith'' for the intentions of others. This is a wiki - have fun with it.  
  
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== Talk to other Contributors ==
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Talk pages are there to help you communicate with other contributors. Edit a talk page and add some notes to it to share what you think about the main article page.
 
:Tip: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sign your posts on talk pages|Sign your name]] on talk pages by adding four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>) after your question; this will automatically produce your username and the time, aiding the flow of discussion.
 
:Tip: [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sign your posts on talk pages|Sign your name]] on talk pages by adding four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>) after your question; this will automatically produce your username and the time, aiding the flow of discussion.
  
 
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Welcome aboard! We're glad you wish to help develop the FamilySearch Wiki, and hope you enjoy participating in its community as much as we do. There are some resources set forth below to help you get started. Good luck and have fun! -- The FamilySearch Wiki Welcoming Committee

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Researching in the Wiki: Where do I start?

The Wiki home page has been re-designed to help with links to various areas of interest for anyone who is interested in genealogy as a researcher, beginner, contributor. Check out the links there.

Learning how to contribute to the Wiki?

Contributor Help is a great place to get started. You'll see links to pages that will help you with editing, images, creating pages, wiki basics, and more.

Want to talk to someone directly? Check the Questions page to learn where to go to get one-on-one assistance.

If you get stuck, the following people have volunteered to give you a helping hand learning the ropes:

You don't need great technical skills to contribute to the wiki. Be bold in contributing and assume good faith for the intentions of others. This is a wiki - have fun with it.

Talk to other Contributors

Talk pages are there to help you communicate with other contributors. Edit a talk page and add some notes to it to share what you think about the main article page.

Tip: Sign your name on talk pages by adding four tildes (~~~~) after your question; this will automatically produce your username and the time, aiding the flow of discussion.