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Main page of FamilySearch Wiki[edit | edit source]

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How To get to the Wiki Home Page[edit | edit source]

  • Using your browser, go to "".
  • Click on the "Search" tab at the top.
  • From the drop-down box, select "Research Wiki".
  • You will be taken to the Wiki HOME or MAIN page.

Research Wiki Sidebar[edit | edit source]

  • To the left of the Wiki MAIN page is the Research Wiki sidebar.
  • This sidebar appears on all Wiki article pages and contains links to many important topics in the Wiki.
  • A detailed explanation of each topic on the sidebar is provided in the next Lesson.

World Map[edit | edit source]

  • A map of the world is a key feature on the Wiki Main page.
  • This map is color-coded as clickable continents.
  • By clicking on a continent name, a drop down list of countries on that continent is displayed in a box on the left side of the screen.
  • If the country name is proceeded by a greater than (>) symbol, that means there is an additional list of locations.
For example, if the "North America" tab is clicked, a list of countries is displayed in a box.
On that list will be "> United States".
Clicking on "> United States" will expand the list to display the all "States" that make up that country.
  • By clicking on a desired country or state, one is linked to an article containing genealogical information available for that location.

Search Box[edit | edit source]

  • A researcher can also use the search box found in the center of the page.
  • Enter a location name or topic keyword to find links to helpful genealogical material.

Guided Research[edit | edit source]

  • A resource box named "jump-start your research" provides the researcher with a step-by-step Wiki research process.
  • Click on "Guided Research" to begin the process.
  • Additional resources on "How To" begin your genealogy can be found on the Research Wiki sidebar link named Research Resources.

Foreign language Wikis[edit | edit source]

  • At the bottom of the page, you will notice that the Wiki is in 10 other languages.


  • The Wiki languages are (in the order shown in the template):

English | German | Spanish | French | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Swedish | Chinese

  • Some are developed to an extent; others are just beginning.
  • If you know any of these languages, you could help to develop these non-English Wikis.

Try these out[edit | edit source]


Do these exercises from the main page of the Wiki.

  • Using either the search box or the world map, search for pages in different areas of the world or the United States that are of interest to you.

Quick Quiz
  • You can only use the "world map" to search for a location in Wiki.
  • There are six language Wikis
  • Guided Research will provide you with everything you need to know to search the Research Wiki.