FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 21 Feb 2012

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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.

Introduce new members

  • Welcome Jim!

Kudos go to ...

Updates and follow up

  • Widgetbox website - Janell is going to try one more person to see if we can find our account and we are going to wait for Jane who is also working on these
  • Where are you researching - any comments about that and how LiquidThreads would work and if we would talk about research on those talk pages? Or would we keep those conversations in the Forums? Forums are probably going to be a better place for these kinds of discussions.
  • Discussion about bringing new people into contributing to the wiki - what's the procedure there?
  • Invite them to our Thursday training meetings
  • Sign up to have a Mentor
  • Teach them how to research, help them understand how to do that and catch the spirit of that and wanting to contribute will follow.


Style Guide Discussions

  • We don't want the wiki to be a "web hosting service"
  • But supporting these kinds of projects could help bring people into the wiki
  • We also got into a discussion about what is the right message for FHCs and Societies and how we all work together.
  • Stub template - when is a stub not a stub any longer? Lise 20:06, 21 February 2012 (UTC)


  • QR Codes in FHL to direct patrons to info about specific geographies.

Project Help Requests

Need help with your project? See a project that needs to be done? Add it here:

Training Requests

Improve the Wiki

Moderators and Adopters

Forums Overview

Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week

  • English FamilySearch Records This goes beyond the Wiki to Historical Records Collections. Very important for FamilySearch to read and address. AdkinsWH 16:52, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Comments added since last week

  • Status of the wiki today "Those who have contributed previously here prefer to work in the more reliable Wikipedia environment" We are working on upgrading from MediaWiki version 1.15 to 1.17. When that is done, we do think that that alone will solve some of the problems. (When more reliability is available, the UK contributors may appreciated special attention and invitation back. AdkinsWH 16:42, 21 February 2012 (UTC))
  • England Census Kent census "FamilySearch microfilm collection is not apparent to visitors to the site which means that searches for towns achieve no result."

Decisions made since last week

Be bold! Post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda.