Research Wiki, Research Courses, and FamilySearch Forums

Research Wiki, Research Courses, and FamilySearch Forums


by Michael Ritchey

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Research Wiki, Research Courses, and FamilySearch Forums


Today we're experiencing a watershed event in genealogy: the rapid publication of our ancestors' original records online. The pace of digitization and the number of organizations doing it is constantly increasing. That presents a challenge. As genealogists, it is very difficult for us to keep up with all the new records being made available online. We need some way to keep up with the availability of new records so that we can be constantly aware of the best sources to use and how to use them. That need is sparking another watershed event: a movement to leverage the Power of We. All of us learn new things about record availability and methodology. Why not share this knowledge with others who need it? This webinar is about how we as a genealogical community can join forces, leverage the Power of We, and use the Wiki and Forums at as tools to provide the research guidance all of us need.


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Presenter: Michael Ritchey

Michael Ritchey has worked for FamilySearch since 2000 as a U.S. Reference Consultant at the Family History Library, as manager of Research Support, and most recently as a community content manager of FamilySearch Wiki, a site full of research advice written for the community and by the community. Michael is a former family history center director, family history consultant, and professional freelance genealogist.

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