20 June 2014

FamilySearch handouts: Historical Collections Wiki Project

This is the seventh in a short series of posts that will highlight some of FamilySearch's pamphlets, flyers, and handouts.

Disclaimer: I do not have any legal affiliation with FamilySearch, and believe it is okay to publish these because the flyers are available to the public at no cost. I am simply bringing them to the attention of my blog readership, for their interesting content.

This flyer was at RootsTech 2014 as I recall. It is a little unique because it talks about a lesser known volunteer opportunity. FamilySearch uses volunteers to do a lot of the work of keeping such a big organization going. They do so much to make records available for us to research.

This FamilySearch Historical Records division has a project on the FamilySearch Wiki where they create and maintain pages about every online collection that FamilySearch has. These pages are where you go if you ever click the Learn More link for a collection you are searching on FamilySearch. Some of these pages are wonderfully helpful because of the volunteers. Every collection has quirks and needs special research techniques.

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