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== The Wiki Overview ==
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== '''Welcome to the Research Wiki!''' ==
  
We are glad you are here! To get up to speed easily and quickly, you&nbsp;will want to begin with the [[Help:Wiki Overview|Wiki Overview]]. Other options for getting help with the wiki include:
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=== Forums  ===
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Click to learn more about how the FamilySearch Research Wiki can help you:
  
Genealogists world-wide are working together to help each other&nbsp;find our ancestors! Imagine a place where you may ask any question about anything related to family history. Then imagine community members all over the world with their collective knowledge answering these questions. It is happening on the FamilySearch [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ Forums]. Post your questions by registering and starting a new thread. Registering also allows you to post answers to questions from other researchers. After registering with the FamilySearch Forums the system will automatically notify you when your question is answered!
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:*'''[[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|What types of information can you expect to find on it?]]'''
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:*'''[[#Research_your_Family_History|Research your Family History]]'''
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=== Live  Community Meetings  ===
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Some community members prefer receiving live help on a conference call with fellow community members. If this is your preference, join one or more [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meetings]] that are held live online. You will find helpful, friendly support in each meeting.
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=== Edit and Contribute Articles ===
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== '''Research your Family History'''  ==
  
Review the content listed on the [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Edit and Contribute]] article. This page links to several other pages that will help answer numerous question you might have. Articles include information about how to use, search, and contribute to the Wiki.
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:In the Wiki, you can learn what records exist in specific areas or topics. Here are some articles to help you get started:
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:'''<span id="finding">1.&nbsp;</span>Research Help'''
  
== Related Articles  ==
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::*[http://hiddenancestors.com/FStour.html Video: Researching using the Wiki]&nbsp;
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::*[[Family History for Beginners|Family History for Beginners]]
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::*[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]]<br>&nbsp;
  
*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic Wiki Searches]]  
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*[[Boolean Searches in the Wiki|Advanced Wiki Searches]], including Boolean searches
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::*[[Help:Basic Searches|Basic searches]] (also see [[FamilySearch Wiki:How To Demonstrations|video demonstrations]])
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::*[[Boolean Searches in the Wiki|Advanced searches]] (also see&nbsp;[[Help:Search Tips|Help:Search Tips]])
  
== How to Research Your Family History  ==
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Principles of Research: [[Portal:Get started with this site|Research Articles]] from beginning methods to advanced research strategies. A great place to start!
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== '''Preserve your Research Knowledge'''  ==
  
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==== '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Share your knowledge with others'''  ====
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::You know something that can help other researchers find their family members. Contribute your knowledge to the wiki to give others tips about researching in a specific area or topic.
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:::*The&nbsp;[[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]]&nbsp;page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.
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:::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject/Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]] lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
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:::*There is a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meeting]] for New Wiki Contributors on Thursday afternoons. Come to learn more about how to edit in the Wiki.
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==== '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Store Information in the Wiki'''  ====
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::As you learn tips and tricks that will help you in your genealogy research, instead of Bookmarking or creating a Favorite in your browser, go to the Wiki page for that locality or topic, and add a note about the resource. Then you and anyone else researching in that area/topic will be able to find it too.
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:::*[[Help:Watchlist|"Watching" pages of interest]]
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:::*[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|Use Talk/Discussion pages]]
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:::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5%7CWiki Forums]
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== More information?  ==
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:If you would like to know more about what the Wiki is, the following links will help:
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Why We Built FamilySearch Wiki]]
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Revision as of 21:36, 21 September 2012


Welcome to the Research Wiki!

Treasure-map1.jpg

Click to learn more about how the FamilySearch Research Wiki can help you:



Research your Family History

In the Wiki, you can learn what records exist in specific areas or topics. Here are some articles to help you get started:
1. Research Help
2. Wiki Search Tips


Preserve your Research Knowledge

    Share your knowledge with others

You know something that can help other researchers find their family members. Contribute your knowledge to the wiki to give others tips about researching in a specific area or topic.
  • The Contributor Help page is the central resource for instructions about how to edit in the Wiki.
  • Projects Seeking Contributors lists some of the community projects that are currently being worked on.
  • There is a Community Meeting for New Wiki Contributors on Thursday afternoons. Come to learn more about how to edit in the Wiki.


    Store Information in the Wiki

As you learn tips and tricks that will help you in your genealogy research, instead of Bookmarking or creating a Favorite in your browser, go to the Wiki page for that locality or topic, and add a note about the resource. Then you and anyone else researching in that area/topic will be able to find it too.
Here are a few links to get you started:
If you would like to work with others who are trying the wiki together, see the following:



More information?

If you would like to know more about what the Wiki is, the following links will help: