The FamilySearch Community: Wiki and Forums

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  • Click on the Sign In button to register so that you can be notified of updates to a page.
  • Click on the “Create New Account” button.
  • Click on the “FamilySearch Account” option.
  • Fill in the registration form and watch for a confirmation email.
  • Once you have an account and are logged into the system you can mark a page “Watch” to be notified of changes. When emails are sent, you need to click on one of the links in the email to view the watched page or you will not get any more notifications.
  • The community link will allow you to visit forums where you can ask for help.
  • You can search for a FamilySearch Center near where you live.
  • The FamilySearch Community: Wiki and Forums

    1. 1. THE FAMILYSEARCH COMMUNITY: WIKI AND FORUMS https://www.familysearch.org
    2. 2. Agenda• What is a wiki?• Find It• Searching• Navigating• Why you should register• Your user page• Ask questions• Get involved
    3. 3. WHAT IS A WIKI?
    4. 4. What Is A Wiki?• A quick reference tool• Free family history research advice for the community, by the community• A collection of more than 63,000 articles• Repository of knowledge and expertise
    5. 5. Research WikiThe Research Wiki is a free collection offamily history articles provided by familyhistory enthusiasts from around theworld.Unlike Wikipedia the Research Wiki isonly about family history how toinformation
    6. 6. FIND THE FAMILYSEARCH RESEARCH WIKI
    7. 7. SEARCHING THE WIKI
    8. 8. Start typing a search term and related topics will appear.
    9. 9. NAVIGATING THE WIKI
    10. 10. WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER
    11. 11. With a page added to your watch list youwill be notified by email of any changes to the page.
    12. 12. YOUR USER PAGE
    13. 13. ASK QUESTIONS
    14. 14. You don’t know whomight answer yourquestions in theFamilySearch forums.
    15. 15. Communities thrive onlinebut face to face interaction is still important• Societies• Conferences• Seminars• Libraries
    16. 16. Get Involved• Your questions will spark solutions• Your experience can help others• Not everyone has all the answers• Many hands make light work

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