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FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 14 Aug 2014

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Purpose of the meeting: Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.


Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

Agenda items[edit | edit source]

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting.


Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

FS Wiki Contributors group. August 8- August 14 am:

  • CHARLES' Tip of Week:
    • problem - you come across links in a table that don't work
    • solution
      • check the wikitext code for align="left" (It will follow the Beginning {| tag.)
      • if it is there, delete it. Then the links should work.
  • GUISEPPE:
    • GenForum is closing 30 September; it will be archived for read only
      • If ancestry doesn't change URLs OK.
      • If we have links to GenForum as a place to post queries we will need to clean these up. Are you aware of these situations? Perhaps a little clean up project is in order.
  • GUISEPPE:
    • asked what is the difference between the meanings of "Baptism" and" Christening?" (for translation purposes) - He received many responses.
  • LINDA
    • noted that facebook has several genealogical pages of European Countries that are monitored by FamilySearch
      • no one is looking to see if the facebook pages have something to add to Wiki and visa-verse; BETSEYLEE BROWNING said she is not aware of anyone coordinating this
      • GIUSEPPIE and LINDA think this is an opportunity to create projects, long and short term
      • GIUSEPPIE thinks we should establish contact with those communites
    • for the next two weeks there is a need for someone to share something new on the facebook pages of Czechoslovakia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany/Prussia, Russia, France, Netherlands, Italy, Ukraine, Austria

"waypointing" is a process of grouping images by locality, record type, and year range in preparation for publishing. It allows publishing of many images that will not be indexed in the near future. There are 21 Wiki pages with category "WikiProject Waypointing"

Guest Speaker[edit | edit source]

Dorothy Horan, User Guidance Supervisor (and Historical Records team manager)


Next Week: Lisa McBride, who is on the governance council and has responsibilities with outreach to Family History Centers. Staff -- can we use them on the wiki? Contact them? Procedure?

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

Items to pose to Community Council

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

(we're still having recording issues) Attendance Charles, David, Dorothy Horan (guest speaker), Jane C, Jessica B, Judy, Jim A, Ruth, Wilma, Giuseppe, Linda, LaVera

Welcome : Dorothy Horan

Kudos: Jim Landucci and Charles for working in beta. Judy for posting yammer highlights

Business: Wide wiki is out

Guest Speaker: Dorothy Horan - Historical Records & written pages of Known Issues.

Dorothy went over the process of a record being looked at by FamilySearch, deciding if it should be published, indexed, etc... and the steps it takes before it is available to the public. This process takes time. There are also ROC (ROX) missionaries who work from home auditing parts of Family Tree.

Legacy items sometimes appear in some collections, but the group was disbanded. Dorothy's group now consists of 11 people, (PT employee, a temp, interns and missionaries)

Next week's guest speaker: Lisa McBride - FHC outreach