The FamilySearch Wiki Continues to Grow

I’ve been on the volunteer FamilySearch Wiki team for several years and have been amazed and its rapid growth both in the number of articles and in the amount of traffic the site receives on a daily basis.

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The wiki now contains almost 76,000 articles, most of which focus on helping genealogy researchers find information about the ancestors.

The wiki has proven itself as one of the most useful tools in most genealogists tool kits.  The articles in the wiki are constantly being updated with new information by wiki users, volunteers and some Family History Library staff.

Traffic on the wiki has rapidly increased to well over 1,000,000 unique visits a month in very short time and the graph continues to point upward.

Most people aren’t aware that the wiki exists in numerous languages.

Volunteers and wiki support staff are working to populate the non-English sites now.  They need your help if you have genealogy research knowledge in areas where one of these languages are spoken.   Volunteers with both that knowledge and skills in the respective languages are especially needed.

How can you help?  Check out the Help Wanted article to start.

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About Lee Drew

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.