Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The FamilySearch Community and Resource

May 11, 2010

The FamilySearch Community and Resources

Dear Family History Consultants, Family History Center Directors, and Stake Extraction Directors:
FamilySearch invites you to become a member of the FamilySearch online community. The community resources will become invaluable as you do your own family history work or help others with theirs. In addition, community members’ experience and assistance is needed in building online help for family history enthusiasts and newcomers.


FamilySearch Research Wiki
On the Research Wiki you can:
  • Find information about resources available for family history research in a particular geographic area.
  • Determine where best to look for records from a specific time period.
  • Add information about a place that you’ve been to or researched.
  • Add information about records or archives that will help others.
You can access the Research Wiki by clicking this link: . You do not need to register in order to contribute to the site if you already have an LDS Account.

FamilySearch Forums
On the FamilySearch Forums site, you can find answers to any question that you may have. Here you can ask about:
  • Specific ancestors that you’re trying to find.
  • Which records are best for a particular time period.
  • Locations of resources.
  • Features of
  • Any other FamilySearch product or Web site, such as the Indexing site.
To access the FamilySearch Forums, click here: . If you register on the site, you will need to set up a user name and password because the Forums site has not yet converted to the LDS Account system. Hint: It is recommended that when you register for Forums, you choose the same user name and password that you use for your LDS Account so that you will not have to change your user information later.

Where do I go from here?
  • Join the community, and contribute to both the FamilySearch Research Wiki and the FamilySearch Forums! Others need the information that you have.
  • Please share information about these sites with members of your units and FHC patrons. Both the FamilySearch Research Wiki and the FamilySearch Forums improve as more patrons use and contribute to these sites.
Your contribution to this great cause is very much appreciated. Please come share what you know!


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