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This is a list of the WikiProject that are currently active and working on content. The projects are always seeking contributors, so feel free to join a group and have fun!  
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{{WikiProjects}} [[Image:People Groups.jpg|right|200px|People Groups.jpg]] This is a list of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProjects]] that are currently active and working on content. Project teams are always seeking additional community members to help with their projects, so feel free to join a group and have fun!  
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If you would like help with organizing a new FamilySearch WikiProject, please [https://www.familysearch.org/help/?wicket:bookmarkablePage=:org.familysearch.help.helpcenter.page.OpenCase contact FamilySearch] or ask for help in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=56 Contributor Help forums].
  
 
== Creating New Projects  ==
 
== Creating New Projects  ==
  
If you would like to create a new project, following the naming conventions for WikiProjects to help make your project easy to find:  
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If you would like to create a new project, follow the naming conventions for WikiProjects to help make your project easy to find:  
  
#The name of the project should begin with the word "FamilySearch Wiki" and followed by a colon :  
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#The name of the project should begin with the word "FamilySearch Wiki" and followed by a colon:  
 
#After the colon type the word "WikiProject"  
 
#After the colon type the word "WikiProject"  
#The type the name of the project. Example: FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah  
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#Then type the name of the project. Example: FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah  
 
#Be sure to add the new project to the list below, under the subject heading that is related to the new project:
 
#Be sure to add the new project to the list below, under the subject heading that is related to the new project:
  
For more details about naming new WikiProject pages, see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages|FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages]]  
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For more details about naming new WikiProject pages, see [[Help:Creating a new WikiProject|FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages]]  
  
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== FamilySearch Records Project ==
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== United States Wiki Projects ==
  
==== Historical Records Wiki Pages  ====
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject United States|United States]]
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| adding content that relates to the whole of the [[United States]]. Also scoping of tasks so that they are consistent throughout US State and US County pages.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho|Idaho]]
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| adding content to the county pages of [[Idaho]]
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Indians of North America|Indians of North America]]
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| The [[Indians of North America]], including their history, types of records, the location of those records, web sites of interest, and much more
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Maryland|Maryland]]
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| Building and updating research content for [[Maryland]]
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Maryland News and Events|Maryland News and Events]]
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| needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events relating to Maryland and link to them from the News and Events section of the [[Maryland|Maryland Portal]].
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New York|New York]]
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| cleaning, correcting links, adding content to the county pages of [[New York]].
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| [[FamilySearch WikiProject:Rural Records of the Southern United States|Rural Records of the Southern United States]]
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| [[User:Marklowe|J. Mark Lowe]]’s rural and agricultural records project
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records|U.S. Vital Records]]
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| Rewriting the [[United States Vital Records|U.S. Vital Records]] page and all the state vital records pages
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah|Utah]]
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| Adding content to the county pages of [[Utah|Utah]].
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject County Page Template|County Page Template]]
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| Although most United States county pages have already been created this project will serve to document the basic elements that seem to make a good county page and provide ideas for continued improvement.
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records|FamilySearch Records]] -- add content to articles describing collections on FamilySearch Historical Records
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==== FamilySearch Indexing Projects  ====
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== United States Projects  ==
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== Europe Wiki Projects  ==
  
==== Idaho  ====
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Sweden|Sweden]]
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| A collaborative effort to improve the coverage of [[Sweden]]-related articles on FamilySearch Research Wiki.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ireland Court Records|Ireland Court Records]]
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject England|England]]
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| Tasks await [[England|English]] experts, wiki experts, and volunteers willing to help with routine editing. Anyone willing to help can sign up now.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject English parishes|English parishes]]
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| A child WikiProject of [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject England|WikiProject England]] with a focus on improving the articles about the many hundreds of English parishes.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wales Parish Template|Wales Parish Template]]
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| An effort to design parish pages that address the needs of Welsh family historians.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wales|Wales]]
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| adding content for articles about [[Wales]]
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Idaho|Idaho]] -- adding content to the county pages of Idaho
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==== Indians of North America Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Indians of North America|Indians of North America]]
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==== Maryland Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Maryland News and Events|WikiProject Maryland News and Events]] needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events relating to Maryland and link to them from the News and Events section of the [[Maryland|Maryland Portal]].
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==== New York  ====
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:[[FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_New_York|New York]] - cleaning, correcting links, adding content to the county pages of New York.
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==== Southern US Rural Records Project  ====
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*[[FamilySearch WikiProject:Rural Records of the Southern United States|Rural Records of the Southern United States]]
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==== US Vital Records Project  ====
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records|FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records]]
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== Europe Projects  ==
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==== Sweden Project  ====
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:See the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Sweden|Sweden]] project page for more details.
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==== Ireland Project  ====
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:See the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ireland Court Records|Ireland Court Records]] project page for more details.
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==== England Content Project  ====
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:The [[England Barn Raising Tasks|England Barn Raising]] project has launched! Tasks await English experts, wiki experts, and volunteers willing to help with routine editing. Anyone willing to help can sign up now.
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==== Danish Articles Revision Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wikiproject: Danish Articles Needing Revision|Denmark]] has several individual projects that need volunteers to help with expanding and improving content about Danish research.
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== Improving Your Wiki User Page Project  ==
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==== The Professional Genealogist User Page Project  ====
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:The [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Professional Genealogists|Professional Genealogists]] wiki project will help professional genealogical researchers market their services for free on their user pages.
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== Wiki Content Improvement Projects  ==
 
== Wiki Content Improvement Projects  ==
  
==== PERSI Linking Project ====
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{| border="1" class="wikitable"
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! Project
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! Description
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records|FamilySearch Records]]
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| Add content to articles describing collections on FamilySearch Historical Records
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject Linking Wiki Articles Mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the Main PERSI Article|PERSI Linking Project]]
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| Link wiki articles mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the main PERSI article
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|BYU Books Archive Linking Project]]
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| WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives. Needs volunteers to link wiki pages to digitized county and state histories on the [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php BYU Family History Archives] site.
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| [[Julian and Gregorian Calendars|Julian and Gregorian Calendar Project]]
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| The page is an article with very little content. Work with others or by yourself to improve the information on this page.
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| [[Barbour Collection|Barbour Collection Project]]
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| A small article that needs lots of improvement! Work with others or by yourself to improve the content on this page.
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject Linking Wiki Articles Mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the Main PERSI Article|Link wiki articles mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the main PERSI article]].
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==== BYU Books Archive Linking Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives]] needs volunteers to link wiki pages to digitized county and state histories on the [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php BYU Family History Archives] site.
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==== Julian and Gregorian Calendar Project  ====
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:The [[Julian and Gregorian Calendars|Julian and Gregorian calendars]] page is an article with very little content. Work with others or by yourself to improve the information on this page.
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==== The Barbour Collection Project  ====
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:The [[Barbour Collection]] is a small article that needs lots of improvement! Work with others or by yourself to improve the content on this page.
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== Wiki Development Projects  ==
 
== Wiki Development Projects  ==
  
==== Portals to un-portals  ====
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! Project
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Professional Genealogists|Professional Genealogists User Pages]]
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| To help professional genealogical researchers market their services for free on their user pages.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Support|Wiki Support]]
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#Help contributors who make the wiki a better place to do research
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#Keep the wiki clean by doing maintenance work in the wiki
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#Help community members work together&nbsp;
  
:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject portals to un-portals|Portals to un-portal pages]] All portal pages on the wiki need to be converted to un-portal pages. Questions can be directed to [[User talk:Laraleepn|Laralee]]
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject portals to un-portals|Portals to un-portals]]  
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| All portal pages on the wiki need to be converted to un-portal pages.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Copy Research Guidance and Help Content into the Wiki|Copy Research Guidance and Help Content]]
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| Copying Research Guidance and Help Content from FamilySearch.org into the Wiki.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Common Taxonomy|Topic Taxonomy Project]]
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| Establishing a new taxonomy to be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki.
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki|Place Standards Project]]  
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| Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki
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==== Copy Old FamilySearch Content  ====
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:[[Task to Copy Research Guidance and Help Content|Copying Research Guidance and Help Content]] from FamilySearch.org into the Wiki.
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==== FamilySearch Topic Taxonomy Project  ====
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:See xxx for more details.
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==== FamilySearch Place Standards Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki|Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki]]
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== WikiProjects for Tier 2 and 3 Support  ==
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==== The Vision of Wiki Support Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Support|WikiProject Support]] - this project will lay the foundation for understanding and operating within the vision of wiki support from both the tier two and tier three perspectives. In addition to tier 2 and 3 support personnel, anyone interested in wiki maintenance is invited to participate in this project.
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==== Wiki Tier 2 Support Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Tier 2 Support|WikiProject Tier 2 Support]] - this project will identify all the sub-projects needed to support the wiki on the tier two level. In addition to tier 2 and 3 support personnel, anyone interested in wiki maintenance is invited to participate in this project.
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==== Wiki Tier 3 Support Project  ====
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:[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Tier 3 Support|WikiProject Tier 3 Support]] - this project will identify all the sub-projects needed to support the wiki on the tier three level. In addition to tier 2 and 3 support personnel, anyone interested in wiki maintenance is invited to participate in this project.
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Revision as of 19:04, 18 July 2012

WikiProjects
About WikiProjects
Projects Seeking Contributors
WikiProject tools
Creating a new WikiProject
Promoting a WikiProject
How to run or manage a WikiProject
People Groups.jpg
This is a list of the WikiProjects that are currently active and working on content. Project teams are always seeking additional community members to help with their projects, so feel free to join a group and have fun!

If you would like help with organizing a new FamilySearch WikiProject, please contact FamilySearch or ask for help in the Contributor Help forums.

Contents

Creating New Projects

If you would like to create a new project, follow the naming conventions for WikiProjects to help make your project easy to find:

  1. The name of the project should begin with the word "FamilySearch Wiki" and followed by a colon:
  2. After the colon type the word "WikiProject"
  3. Then type the name of the project. Example: FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah
  4. Be sure to add the new project to the list below, under the subject heading that is related to the new project:

For more details about naming new WikiProject pages, see FamilySearch Wiki:Naming Conventions for Project Pages


United States Wiki Projects

Project Description
United States adding content that relates to the whole of the United States. Also scoping of tasks so that they are consistent throughout US State and US County pages.
Idaho adding content to the county pages of Idaho
Indians of North America The Indians of North America, including their history, types of records, the location of those records, web sites of interest, and much more
Maryland Building and updating research content for Maryland
Maryland News and Events needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events relating to Maryland and link to them from the News and Events section of the Maryland Portal.
New York cleaning, correcting links, adding content to the county pages of New York.
Rural Records of the Southern United States J. Mark Lowe’s rural and agricultural records project
U.S. Vital Records Rewriting the U.S. Vital Records page and all the state vital records pages
Utah Adding content to the county pages of Utah.
County Page Template Although most United States county pages have already been created this project will serve to document the basic elements that seem to make a good county page and provide ideas for continued improvement.



Europe Wiki Projects

Project Description
Sweden A collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Sweden-related articles on FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Ireland Court Records
England Tasks await English experts, wiki experts, and volunteers willing to help with routine editing. Anyone willing to help can sign up now.
English parishes A child WikiProject of WikiProject England with a focus on improving the articles about the many hundreds of English parishes.
Wales Parish Template An effort to design parish pages that address the needs of Welsh family historians.
Wales adding content for articles about Wales



Wiki Content Improvement Projects

Project Description
FamilySearch Records Add content to articles describing collections on FamilySearch Historical Records
PERSI Linking Project Link wiki articles mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the main PERSI article
BYU Books Archive Linking Project WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives. Needs volunteers to link wiki pages to digitized county and state histories on the BYU Family History Archives site.
Julian and Gregorian Calendar Project The page is an article with very little content. Work with others or by yourself to improve the information on this page.
Barbour Collection Project A small article that needs lots of improvement! Work with others or by yourself to improve the content on this page.



Wiki Development Projects

Project Description
Professional Genealogists User Pages To help professional genealogical researchers market their services for free on their user pages.
Wiki Support
  1. Help contributors who make the wiki a better place to do research
  2. Keep the wiki clean by doing maintenance work in the wiki
  3. Help community members work together 
Portals to un-portals All portal pages on the wiki need to be converted to un-portal pages.
Copy Research Guidance and Help Content Copying Research Guidance and Help Content from FamilySearch.org into the Wiki.
Topic Taxonomy Project Establishing a new taxonomy to be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki.
Place Standards Project Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki