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What is the FamilySearch Research Wiki?[edit | edit source]

The Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide created and maintained by FamilySearch. It contains links to genealogy databases and online resources, research strategies, and other genealogical guidance to assist you in the search of your ancestor. Articles included are locality pages for countries around the world and topic pages that include pertinent genealogy record types explaining how to use the record, what it contains, and how to find it.

Purpose of the FamilySearch Research Wiki[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors the FamilySearch Research Wiki. The Research Wiki is a private resource offered as a public service.
It was created to:

  • Promote the activities of collecting, compiling, maintaining genealogical research for the use and benefit of everyone.
  • Offer educational resources by sharing information about genealogical methodology and records.
  • Assist in fulfilling the genealogical responsibilities of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Search Places and Topics, Not People[edit | edit source]

The Wiki does not contain specific individuals but instead lists genealogical resources that may list an individual. When searching the Research Wiki, search for the place your ancestor was born, lived, and died. If your ancestor, Robert Palmer Jones was born in Sussex, England, type in Sussex in the search field. The Sussex, England page will contain links to online databases and have Sussex topic pages regarding genealogical records pertaining to Sussex.

Searching the Wiki[edit | edit source]

Additional Research Help[edit | edit source]

Contributing To The Wiki[edit | edit source]

How To Contribute To The Wiki[edit | edit source]

Guidelines For Adding Content To The Wiki[edit | edit source]