Research Using FamilySearch Wiki

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a hidden gem on the extremely popularfswikilogo FamilySearch site.  For some reason, a direct link to it is not listed on the main page of FamilySearch.  To get to it you must click on the ‘Learn” link at the top of the page and then select if from mid-page on the ensuing page …  or   …  simply enter  wiki.familysearch.org as the URL.

I continue to receive numerous “WoW” and “Holy Cow” notes from genealogy researchers that I’ve introduced to the site.   They have included comments like: “I wish the wiki had existed during all of my research life!”

Yes, the information, tools an links on the pages of the wiki articles are that good.  Watching the article counter on the main page, new pages are being added to the site at the rate of almost 100 per week.   That is impressive!

Savingstories posted this great YouTube video that introduces us to use of the wiki as a research aid in our ancestral quest.

 

Researching using FamilySearch Research Wiki
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Family history research is a favored avenue of relaxation. It is a Sherlock-like activity that can continue almost anywhere at any time. By leveraging a lifetime involvement in technology, my research efforts have resulted in terabytes of ancestral data, earning me the moniker of Lineagekeeper. And yes - We are all related to Royalty.