In the last post, we shared information about transfer of the FamilySearch website to their new online domain – www.familysearch.org and highlighted some of the new features. One such feature included their Research Wiki – a site designed to help guide you to resources for locality searching and also to provide information on a wide array of genealogy resources. Think of it like a Wikipedia for genealogy.
The FamilySearch Research Wiki team has been actively trying to grow the wiki so that it as effective as possible. Part of this initiative includes their Adopt-A-Wiki program whereby societies, archives or other family history organizations can sign up to help enrich and monitor specific pages.
Joining other USGenWeb State Projects, the NCGenWeb is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the North Carolina pages on the Wiki. Now when you visit one of the county pages, you’ll find a badge identifying the NCGenWeb as the adopter. Our goals as adopters are to help round out the pages with basic information to help get you started; similar to what we do anyway here at the NCGenWeb. Our collaboration with the Family History Library on this project provides you more access points for your research.
The benefit of the Wiki is that YOU can contribute directly to the page. A registration is required in order to make changes, but editing is as simple as using today’s standard Word processing programs. Here are some helpful links if you’d like to get started:
Bear with us as we spend the next few weeks enhancing the pages, but visit the wiki site to explore. If you have knowledge to share – add it! Others will benefit.