Another DianeFamilySearch genealogical community services manager Diane Loosletalked about the FamilySearch Research Wiki at last week’s blogger day. The wiki is where where FamilySearch consultants and other genealogists have contributed articles about genealogy research topics and related Family History Library holdings (a wiki is a site to which anyone can add or edit an article).
The wiki, available in Spanish and Swedish in addition to English, has had 5.5 million page views and 1.25 million unique visitors since its launch in 2008.
Loosle talked about a few special projects, including:
- The Rural Records of the Southern United States page, which has information about agricultural censuses.
- The Indians of North America page, to which a researcher of American Indian history is posting information.
- Tennessee genealogists beefed up the Tennessee pages before the summers Federation of Genealogical Conference in Knoxville
You can use the wiki by typing a search termsuch as a place youre researching, a war your ancestor fought in, or a type of genealogical recordinto the search box on the home page. You also can use the Browse by Country link to find articles about your ancestral homeland; many articles link to related records on the FamilySearch Beta site or listings in the Family History Library Catalog.
For help getting started, click the Tour link on the wiki home page.