FamilySearch Wiki:Using the Wiki in FamilySearch Centers
Using the FamilySearch Wiki in FamilySearch Centers
The Research Wiki is an incredible resource for you as you help in a FamilySearch Center. As a director or consultant, you know a great deal about family history. But you can't know how to research everywhere - and as a consultant, you could get a question about research anywhere in the world.
The Research Wiki will help you with that. It can:
· Guide you as you help patrons with researching in any area.
· Let others know about the resources available at your center.
· Capture your knowledge so that consultants across the world can benefit from your own experience.
· Serves as an excellent training tool for FamilySearch Center Missionaries and Volunteers, so they are all giving patrons the same information
· The Wiki allows a Center to have access to a large amount of information on how to research, records in cities, counties, states and countries without having to have the information on site physically.
Advantages to Using the FamilySearch Wiki
· Easy to use · Invites collaboration
· A great place to get free Family History Research advice
· Using Place Search - learn more about the place your ancestors lived
· Accessible from anywhere with a web connection
· Contains Instructions on how to find, use and analyze records that are genealogically useful. ·
· It has Historical definitions of legal terms, occupations and other terms that are useful to genealogists.
· It is instantaneous so there is no need to wait for a publisher to create a new edition or update information.
Wiki Case Studies
The following case studies show how researchers used the Wiki to lead them to further information about their ancestors. Click on the case you would like to view.
- Finding Ancestors Through Vital Records
- Finding Ancestors Using Historical Records
- Finding Ancestors Using Localitiies
- Researching In The FamilySearch Wiki
Each of these cases involved different research needs, methods of searching, and results. They are good examples of how the Wiki can be used to help find information that would lead to the desired results.
Build your FamilySearch Center page
- IMPORTANT: Soon the FamilySearch Centers search will take patrons to your Wiki page. Be sure to get your FamilySearch Center page on the Wiki as soon as possible so you can be ready!
- For help in adding details to your Center page click here
- If you would like more help, please send us an email at Support@familysearch.org with Wiki in the title.
About the FamilySearch Wiki
Looking for an ancestor? The FamilySearch Wiki has 84,678 pages about records, localities, subjects and methods that can help you find your ancestors. Articles are written by community members like you, working together to create an online-library of information which will eventually enable all members of the community to discover precious details about their families. From the novice to the professional, everyone knows something that can help someone else. As we work together, we will find our ancestors!
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here: