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What’s in the Wiki for You?

Posted on July 16, 2010 in Wiki

Let’s be honest. When we’re researching our family history, there are always more places to check. The records of our ancestors’ lives don’t rise and set with the census, do they? I know that for me, one of the problems I run into is simply not knowing where to look. For example, my Russian great… Read more Family History Wiki First Updates

Posted on June 30, 2010 in Wiki

In case you haven’t heard, has a wiki. (You can read the original announcement here.) We launched in beta in April at the conference of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and since then, there’s been a lot going on. Before getting into that, however, let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Rayback and I am a senior editor for and am the overseer of the wiki.