Sunday, September 21, 2008

FamilySearch Research Wiki

The LDS church as started a Wiki specifically focused on Family History Research.  The Wiki allows the publication of research related materials to be significantly faster than hard copy.  Additionally, the Wiki opens the opportunity for subject matter experts to easily publish their articles and related images.FamilySearch_wiki

See the Wiki at:   https://wiki.familysearch.org

The front page of the Wiki describes its use and function:   "FamilySearch Wiki is a large, on-line library where you can find thousands of articles and how-to instructions about doing family history."

Last night, someone asked for help in doing research in their Armenian ancestry.  The Wiki had the information! 

Information and aids on the Wiki will grow rapidly in coming months as users contribute information to the knowledgebase.

While you browse the Wiki, watch for not only articles, but maps, links to other sites and even upcoming events.

The Wiki includes a user group, user forums and technical support along with location specific current events links.

Visit the Wiki today.  If you have information to contribute, read the policies and create a user account.  Sign in, write your article and post it.  Everyone in the family history community wins when we share our knowledge, our tips and research related images.

PS. there is a bonus if you can tell me how many times I've included the word Wiki in this note.   A word or concept repeated over and over is remembered and this is a site you don't want to forget.

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