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!