Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FamilySearch Research Wiki Makeover

FamilySearch has done a makeover on its' FamilySearch Research Wiki pages recently.  The Research Wiki URL has changed to https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page.

The home page says:

"The FS Research Wiki has recently been upgraded. Please be patient as we update and correct pages. If you find a problem, please report it here."

Here is the home page:

There are several links to how to use the Research Wiki on the left side of the page.  The editing controls are at the top right of the page.  The search field box is in the middle of the page.  A user can click on the continents on the map to narrow a search.  The three images at the bottom of the image are for "New to Genealogy - The Research Process;" "New to the Wiki? - How to Use the Wiki;" and "Want to Help? - Get Involved."

At the bottom of the hjome page are links to translate the Wiki pages into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese.

I put "california" in the search field on the screen above, and saw (four screens shown):

The link for "California Online Records" is prominent above the map.  The map of Counties is clickable.  The clickable list of counties is below the map.  The Record Types are available on the right side of the page.  Near the bottom of the page are links for FamilySearch Resources and Additional Resources (other genealogy websites with California information).

Have you checked out the FamilySearch Research Wiki yet?  You really should - it is my first go-to website when I start researching in a new locality or with a new record type.


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