Ancestry.com Wiki:About Us
Welcome to the Ancestry.com Wiki
The Ancestry.com Wiki is a great place for family history education. Built on a solid foundation of genealogical reference material, the Ancestry.com Wiki is free to read, edit, add to, and discuss.
We are now accepting registrations! Join the fun.
- If you are a current Ancestry.com member, you are already registered. Just click here and sign in.
- If you're new, go here and register.
- For more on registration, see Help:Registering for the Ancestry.com Wiki
Also, we now have some documentation in place. Check out Help:Contents for more.
How the wiki works
A wiki is a website that is editable by anyone. For example, Wikipedia is a wiki. Because anyone can edit, update, or add articles, a wiki can tap into the strengths and experience of a community.
The Ancestry.com Wiki is free for anyone to use.
Every change that is made is saved so if someone makes a change that turns out not to be right, it’s easy to revert to an earlier version. As users make changes, they include reasons for their changes, so that others can see what happened and why. If there is ever a conflict about a change, each article has a discussion page, where users can figure out the best way to go.
The Ancestry.com Wiki is still in beta
What does this mean? It means that, though all the bells and whistles aren’t in place, we’re ready for you to take a look at what we have and even start adding your own stuff. This means a few important things: