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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! If you would like help with organizing a new FamilySearch WikiProject, please send your request through the '''[https://help.familysearch.org/help Help]''' link above.  
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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].
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For projects that have been completed or inactive at this time, see [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProjects Seeking Contributors/Inactive|Inactive]].  Many of these projects could still use additional information.  
  
 
== Creating New Projects  ==
 
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#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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==== Historical Records Wiki Pages  ====
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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 Wiki Projects  ==
 
== United States Wiki Projects  ==
  
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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
 
| 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 News and Events|Maryland News and Events]]
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah|Utah]]  
| 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]].
 
| Adding content to the county pages of [[Utah|Utah]].
 
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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.
 
| 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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== Europe Wiki Projects  ==
 
== Europe Wiki Projects  ==
  
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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 Sweden|Sweden]]  
 
| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Sweden|Sweden]]  
 
| A collaborative effort to improve the coverage of [[Sweden]]-related articles on FamilySearch Research Wiki.
 
| 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]]
 
| 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 Wales Parish Template|Wales Parish Template]]  
 
| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wales Parish Template|Wales Parish Template]]  
 
| An effort to design parish pages that address the needs of Welsh family historians.
 
| 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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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wales|Wales]]  
 
| adding content for articles about [[Wales]]
 
| adding content for articles about [[Wales]]
 
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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  ==
  
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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]]  
 
| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject Linking Wiki Articles Mentioning the Periodical Source Index to the Main PERSI Article|PERSI Linking Project]]  
 
| Link 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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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|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 [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]]  
 
| [[Julian and Gregorian Calendars|Julian and Gregorian Calendar 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.
 
| 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  ==
 
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wikiproject portals to un-portals|Portals to un-portals]]  
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Professional Genealogists|Professional Genealogists User 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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| To help professional genealogical researchers market their services for free on their user pages.
 
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| [[Task to Copy Research Guidance and Help Content|Research Guidance and Help Content]]  
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| [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Support|Wiki Support]]  
| 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]]  
 
| [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Common Taxonomy|Topic Taxonomy Project]]  
 
| Establishing a new taxonomy to be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki.
 
| 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]]
 
| Integrating Place Standards Database with FamilySearch Wiki
 
 
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== WikiProject - Support  ==
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[[Image:Broom icon.png|40px]][[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Support|WikiProject Support]] - this project will transition the support to the Worldwide Support teams known as Tier 2 and Tier 3. In addition, both tiers will continue to work with the community members who are interested in any of the maintenance or governance aspects of the wiki. Consequently, anyone interested in wiki maintenance is invited to participate in this project. Please see the project page for details.
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Revision as of 20:56, 17 January 2013

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.

For projects that have been completed or inactive at this time, see Inactive.  Many of these projects could still use additional information.

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
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
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.
Sweden A collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Sweden-related articles on FamilySearch Research Wiki.
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
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 
Topic Taxonomy Project Establishing a new taxonomy to be used as the way to structure topics on the Wiki.