FGS Conference – FamilySearch Wiki

During the FGS Conference, FamilySearch made a concerted effort to engage people with their wiki, which is at http://wiki.familysearch.org/. The goal of the FamilySearch wiki is to build a common location for research recommendations.

It has been a while since I looked at the FamilySearch Wiki.

The site now has more than 40,000 entries. Like any Wiki, especially at the beginning stages, there is a wide variety of quality, and especially of completeness. However, it is already a very helpful place to go to find out about researching in a new locality.

I went to the North Carolina Barn Raising (actually started in May 2009) and signed up for the North Carolina Archives and Libraries and North Carolina Bibliography pages, and I have made some edits. As with any wiki, editing is quick and easy, and can be done in a format-based view or in a wiki code view.

This is community work. Join the community!

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