During the recent Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference in Philadelphia, visitors to the FamilySearch booth were introduced to FamilySearch Wiki, a new site where members of the genealogy and family history community can collaborate to post articles, lessons, news, events and research advice. FamilySearch encourages participation in their new “wiki” (short for “wiki wiki” which means “rapidly” in the Hawaiian language) and invite users to create an account and contribute their knowledge.
There are several tutorials and step-by step instructions to guide individuals through the process of using and contributing to the wiki. FamilySearch also suggests tasks that volunteers can do such as create a new article, categorize articles, get an idea for an article, add external and internal links to articles, suggest an article, or be a moderator.
Research guides for several countries are already included, along with forums and technical support.