FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Underserved Countries

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this project is to add substantial content to country topic pages that currently do not exist or are missing information in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. The goal is provide templates and instructions to guide volunteers to add the content. This project is in a two step process. Step 1 is to create/add content to a page by one volunteer. Step 2, is to have the page reviewed by a subject matter expert to adjust or add information thus improving the content.

Contact[edit | edit source]

If you are interested in helping us with this project, please contact us before starting any project. We will make a time to train you - virtually or in person at the Family History Library.

Underserved Countries Project Coordinator:
Amber Larsen: Amberlarsen@familysearch.org

Available Topic Page Projects[edit | edit source]

More topic page projects will be added.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Heather Mecham
Task List: Cemetery topic pages
Example: Malta Cemeteries
Purpose: To update/standardize the cemeteries pages for each country, especially those countries without much content in the Wiki. This will help those in underserved countries know where to access cemeteries information.
Instructions: Cemetery topic pages

Colonial Records[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Janae Brown
Task List: Task List
Examples:
Egypt Colonial Records page example
Ghana Colonial Records page example
Malta Colonial Records page example
Purpose: To create colonial records pages for each country of the world. You will need to find information for how to access these records. You will use a lot of your best judgement to make these pages better. Please reach out anytime you have questions or have difficulties knowing where to place information.
Instructions: Colonial Records

Church Records/Missionaries[edit | edit source]

Part 1[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Taylor Huguely
Task List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H-7MyXHDdC27QXgsUjgmxrGg4_jyN9DsHLUlpsrv53E/edit?usp=sharing
Example: Angola Church Records and New Zealand Church Records
Template: Church Records Template
Purpose: To add content to every country Church Records page. Each Church Records page will have information on every major Christian denomination in the country. Such information will include: how to find the records, historical background, and information recorded in the records. For part 1 we will be focusing on finding online records on FamilySearch.
Instructions: Instructions


Civil Registration/Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Amber Larsen
Task List: Task List
Example: Zambia Civil Registration
Purpose: To update/standardize the civil registration pages for each country, especially those countries without online records easily available. This will help those in underserved countries know where to access their civil registration information.
Instructions: Instructions

Genealogies/Oral Histories[edit | edit source]

In process



Religious Records[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Sylvie Pysnak
Task List: Task List
Example: South Africa Religious Records
Purpose: Every major religion practiced in each country has been previously identified using the CIA Factbook. The purpose of this project is to change the format of the Religious Records page and add links for every Christian church to the Church Records page.
Instructions: Instructions


Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Amber Larsen
Task List: see below
Example: Sweden Jurisdictions
Purpose: To update/standardize the jurisdiction pages for each country, especially those countries without much content in the Wiki. This will help those in underserved countries know which jurisdictions they need to access their records.
Instructions: Instructions






Histories[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Amber Larsen
Task List: Task List
Example: American Samoa History
Purpose: To update/standardize the history pages for each country, especially those countries without much content in the Wiki. This will help those in underserved countries know historical background for the countries their ancestors came from.
Instructions: Instructions




Languages[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Amber Larsen
Task List: Task List
Example: Zambia Languages
Purpose: To update/standardize the language pages for each country, especially those countries without much content in the Wiki. This will help those in underserved countries know linguistic background for the countries their ancestors came from to understand records.
Instructions: Instructions


Maps[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Janae Brown
Task List: Task List
Example: Mexico Maps page example
Purpose: To update/standardize the maps pages for each country. You will use a lot of your best judgement to make these pages better. Some of these pages won't have much information. And some may have an incredible amount of information. And so we may have to modify the template in the future. Please reach out anytime you have questions or have difficulties knowing where to place information.
Instructions


Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Heather Mecham
Task List: Task List
Examples:
Angola Gazetteers page example
Iran Gazetteers page example
Malta Gazetteers page example
Moldova Gazetteers page example
Purpose: To update/standardize the gazetteers pages for each country. You will use a lot of your best judgement to make these pages better. Some of these pages won't have much information and some may have an incredible amount of information. Therefore, we may have to modify the template in the future. Please reach out anytime you have questions or have difficulties knowing where to place information.
Instructions: Instructions


Societies[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Becca Curtis
Task List: Task List
Example: Andorra Societies
Purpose: To create a Societies page on the wiki for every country in the world and add information about genealogical and historical societies.
Instructions: Instructions




Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Project Leader: Heather Mecham
Task List: Task List
Example: Albania Archives and Libraries
Purpose: To create, reformat, and/or add content to every country Archives & Libraries wiki page.
Instructions: Instructions