Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Attention Genealogists Researching South Carolina

Yesterday FamilySearch posted an item of interests to those of you who have ancestors in South Carolina:

March 28, 2011 - 10:18am by murphynw

In just a few short months, genealogists from around the world will flock to Charleston, South Carolina, for one of the largest yearly family history events in the United States– the National Genealogical Society Conference. The 2011 National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference will be held in Charleston on 11-14 May 2011. To learn more, visit the Conference website.

To show support for this event and to help people seeking South Carolina ancestors, FamilySearch staff are currently working to expand the content in the South Carolina pages in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

FamilySearch Research Wiki is a collection of thousands of research articles containing information on record types and localities around the world. The wiki is available for free atwww.familysearch.org, in the Learn section.

In order to give South Carolina the treatment it deserves, FamilySearch needs your help. Volunteers of all knowledge and skill levels are needed to complete simple and easy to do tasks, only some of which require local expertise.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with Family History Library staff to improve the quality of the South Carolina information in the Research Wiki about deeds, military records, wills, genealogical societies, compiled genealogies, libraries, and much more.

If you have a few hours to share and would like to help out, contact FamilySearch at USWiki@familysearch.org to learn more.

Check out what’s already been completed at wiki.familysearch.org/en/South Carolina. Already involved and want to get others excited? Download, print, and hang up a poster about the FamilySearch Wiki by going to: South Carolina poster.

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