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Another Diane—FamilySearch genealogical community services manager Diane Loosle—talked
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:
Records of the Southern United States page, which has information about agricultural
of North America page, to which a researcher of American Indian history is posting
Tennessee genealogists beefed up the Tennessee
pages before the summer’s Federation of Genealogical Conference in Knoxville
You can use the wiki by typing a search term—such as a place you’re researching, a
war your ancestor fought in, or a type of genealogical record—into 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.