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Getting the Most from FamilySearch Wiki


The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide created and maintained by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization. It contains links to genealogy databases, websites, other resources, research strategies, and genealogical guidance to assist in the search for your ancestors. 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.

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. Join Darris Williams to find out how to best use this very useful online resource.

About the speaker: Darris Williams began discovering his family history while stationed at RAF Alconbury in 1983. Darris has a bachelor’s degree in Family & Community History and he worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years. The following 15 years have been spent creating new record publications and help projects.

Developing research and teaching skills continues to be a priority after 30 years as a FamilySearch employee. He was a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently the FamilySearch Wiki & Community Trees Manager, freelance genealogist, and family history instructor. A special area of interest has been Welsh family history.

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