FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting Agenda 22 February 2011

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Purpose of the meeting

  • To forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • To discuss content, community, best practices, current issues, and strategy.

Today's Discussion

  1. Improve the Wiki: Share ideas that you have that could help make the wiki better. Resolve current issues and pending decisions

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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.

Kudos go to ...[edit | edit source]

Taneya - a new Wiki contributor who is gathering RootsTech conferences and linking to them!

Forums Discussion[edit | edit source]

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:

Outstanding discussion items (Forum issues, Policies/Manual of Style) Add your comments, form your opions:

Project Help Requests[edit | edit source]

Need help with your project? Add it here:

Thumbs up/down ratings[edit | edit source]

Page Title
# Votes
Thumbs Up
Riverton FamilySearch Library
Consultant Training at RootsTech 2011 44
United States Census Population Schedules 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records) 5
PAF and Other Genealogy Software
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
England and Wales 1891 Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Belgium National Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
These are the top/bottom of the list. What should we do with this information? We need a volunteer to distribute this info - this doesn't need to be in as part of our meeting each week. Thoughts? Volunteers? janellv

Discussion Items - share ideas on what could make the wiki better for patrons and contributors[edit | edit source]

Item 1: Infoboxes
Last week, we discussed adding infoboxes to United States county pages. This space can give us a chance to report on our progress.
KY, LA, FL, NC, SC, CT, SD are finished. Thanks for your help Jane! Murphynw 20:18, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Item 2: Offers to assist in other's projects
What if we start making weekly offers to contribute our skills to other state projects? We each have skill sets that we have developed, such as finding courthouse pics, library addresses, adding infoboxes, historical population tables, breadcrumb trails, etc. Why not collaborate by offering to help out in each other's projects? I'll make the first offer. Murphynw 04:58, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
User Offer Requests
User:Murphynw Add courthouse pics from private collection. Which states would like me to add courthouse pics? (Limit of three states) LA, ID 
User:Evancol Add infoboxes (will do same three states)

Item 3: Two new support project sign-up pages
Ongoing Support Responsibilities
Support Projects

For next week:
Moderators and adopters: Learn from one another. What are you doing? What are the obstacles you are facing? What issues need to be worked out?