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Diving into the FamilySearch Research Wiki

The Wiki.FamilySearch.org website has been incorporated as part of the newer Beta.FamilySearch.org
website. Presently, the Research Wiki, as it is commonly referred to,
is growing at the rate of over 400 pages a day. It is my opinion that
this website is quickly becoming the first place to go to for starting
any research project. I am continually pleasantly surprised at the
amount of information that is pouring into this website.

There are currently 43,557 articles and the start-up page has been
accessed over 167,000,000 times. Not in any particular order here are my
top most useful features of the Research Wiki:

Links from the scanned documents in the Historical Documents Section of
the Beta.FamilySearch.org website to explanatory material in the
Research Wiki. Each collection of records incorporated into the
Historical Documents Section has a link that says, "Learn more..." These
links take the user directly to an associated Wiki page about the
collection. The information in the Wiki often includes documentation of
exactly what information the records contain. For example, a list of
each of the form's information fields translated into modern English.
Here is an example of one of the records with the link to the Wiki
indicated by the red arrow:

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