Poll On The Right Sidebar Has Been Closed For “Have You Accessed And Used The New And Improved Wiki At FamilySearch?”; Results Indicated

Hi Everyone!

It is amazing that about  3 months has passed on the life of the poll I had on the right sidebar of the blog since June 8, 2016.  It is time to move on!  I think a new poll question is in order!

The poll had asked the question “Have You Accessed and Used the New and Improved Wiki at FamilySearch?”

The results of the poll showed the following from the 29 total respondents that took the brief time to provide their “Yes” or “No” response to the question.  The numbers show that 12 responses (42.86%) noted they have used the new and improved FamilySearch Wiki  while 17 responses (57.14%) indicated they have not used the new and improved FamilySearch Wiki .

I really wasn’t sure which way this was going to go.  My point here was that if you had not visited and viewed the new Wiki at FamilySearch that you would do so and become familiar with what is all there.  I just feel that this resource is a fantastic one that far two few of us tap into immediately when we are faced to overcome some genealogical research issue.  Maybe we are going to be researching Irish records for the first time and don’t know much at all about the process.  Wiki items on Ireland and Irish researching can be the very helpful things to get you going down the right path.  Maybe you want to write a letter to a Polish church in Poland.  You can look for letter writing guides in the language of the country you are going to write to.  You can copy and paste what these  translation guides offer and send your letter to Poland in Polish.  I personally did that very thing and I got great results back in a few weeks.  Answers came back to me in Polish so I used someone knowing Polish to help translate or I could have used Google Translate to enter in the words in Polish and then see what it told me!  It was amazing that the FamilySearch Wiki had such wonderful letter writing guides across many languages other than in just Polish.

The FamilySearch Wiki is a great resource full of encyclopedic information on too many genealogical topics to even consider.  Search it and see what it delivers to you on something you have been curious about.

You can access the FamilySearch Wiki here:

FamilySearch Wiki

I am always looking for a larger response than even that which I just saw!  So come on down ——  affix your opinion as a “Yes” or “No” when so asked to the varied polls on different topics in the world of genealogy and family history research.  Your answers count.

I plan on putting up a new poll rapidly.  Come back for that one to see the new question being asked.

A big thank you to all of those that took the time to respond to this just recently closed poll.  Take a look at the results of that poll to satisfy your own curiosity.

Don’t forget to visit my Poll Archives as part of this blog.  Look for the link at the top of the homepage of the blog where it simply says “Poll Archives”.  In here you will find the statistical results of the 24 previously active polls in addition to the poll that is generally “active”.  If you were not aware of this Archive, you may want to visit to see what all the previous polls were about.

Here is a direct link to the Poll Archives at my blog:

Poll Archives At Tony’s Genealogy Blog At The Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL)

Get ready for another poll ……………………..SOON!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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