Help:Wiki University Tutorial Answers

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • The component of the 1860 census that you would not expect to find in the Wiki is:
A. Links to indexed records by family name
  • The Wiki is only for beginners in genealogical research.
False
  • A benefit of the Wiki format is real-time updating.
True
  • The only way to get to the Wiki is first going to FamilySearch.org
False

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Purpose of the Wiki[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • Links are limited only to other articles in the Wiki
False
  • You can search for names of your ancestors in the Wiki.
False
  • The Wiki has a complete list of all places where genealogical records are kept in the world.
False

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Appropriate Topics[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

Which of the following are appropriate Wiki content?

A. Sample images of records

D.Information about an upcoming genealogical event that has a fee

K.Brief description of the resources of a local genealogical library

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Main Page[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Do these exercises from the main page of the Wiki.

In the search box, type in "Missouri." Check out some of the articles listed there. Under "New to Genealogy," how many steps are listed in the research process?

Answer: 5

Under "New to the Wiki," how many articles are listed?

Answer: 8

Under "Want to Help," how many projects are shown with images?

Answer: 7

In which box will you find a link to the article "Principles and Policies?"

Answer: New to the Wiki?

What is the fourth step in the research process?

Answer: Obtain and search the records.

What are the three kinds of projects listed in "All Projects by Topic?"

Answer: Content Projects, Historical Records Projects, Support Projects

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • If you want to know if a particular topic is ok in the Wiki, read the article "Principles and Policies."
True
  • If you reject a posting of a patron's genealogy, you would quote from Guiding Principles and Policies when you contact them to state why their posting was removed.
True
  • There are six language Wikis
False
  • Fixing broken links is not one of the projects pointed out on the projects page.
False

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Main Page (Cont.)[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]

  • Where would you click to be able to print this page?
Answer: "Printable version" under the Tools heading
  • If you wanted to upload an image, where would you click?
Answer: 'Upload file/Image' under Volunteer and Helper or if you are a missionary, 'Upload file' under Tools.
  • Where can I click to go to my personal main sandbox?
Answer: 'Personal Sandbox' under Volunteer and Helper or under Tools.

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • The left sidebar appears on the main page with all the same items as on other pages.
True
  • Adopt a Page is under the Getting Started header.
False
  • To change the title of an article, you click on the little blue star at the top of the page.
False
  • To edit in Wikitext, you click on Edit at the top of the page.
False
  • Upload file/Image is where you can upload images that are reviewed by the Salesforce team.
True
  • Talk next to the Page tab is for sending messages to Wiki support about a problem you have with the material in the article.
True
  • Preferences gives you a list of items that help you to choose what and how you want material in the Wiki displayed on your monitor.
True


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Research Wiki Tabs[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • To use the VisualEditor you click on what tab in the toolbar?
D. None of the above.
  • What is the star used for?
B. Place a "watch" on a page.
  • What is View history tab for?
D. All of the above

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My Preferences[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • If you want to display 500 recent changes when patrolling you can.
True
  • You can decide what items you want to put on a watch list and for how long.
True
  • You can control going to Wikitext rather than the rich editor through the Appearance Option.
False
  • You cannot change the number of recent changes that are displayed on a page.
False
  • If you do not like the changes you have made to your personal settings, but cannot remember what was in place before, you can click "Restore all default settings."
True

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Guiding Principles[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]


Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • If you see something wrong, you need to ask permission of the author before correcting it.
False
  • Do not assume everyone who contributes to the Wiki is acting in good faith.
False
  • The Wiki allows advertisers to place ads.
False
  • We as contributors are allowed to state our point of view on religion.
False
  • The purpose of the Wiki is to teach people where the records they can use are located and how to access them.
True
  • We are free to be critical of any culture or individual in history.
False
  • A neutral point is for wimps.
False

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Policies[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • You do not have to be civil if the other person is not.
False
  • Others do not have the right to edit whatever you have written in the Wiki.
False
  • Biography of your grandfather is ok in the Wiki.
False
  • You can use your point of view when describing a resource.
False
  • Use links rather than copying large amount of text in the Wiki.
True
  • Controversial topics do not necessarily have to be deleted.
False
  • Only those who attack other contributors will be blocked.
False
  • Copyrights are not an issue in the Wiki.
False
  • Any contributor can change Wiki policies.
False

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Conditions of Use[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • You may contribute material to the Wiki even if you disagree with a couple of policy items.
False
  • You have to have permission to copy material from the Wiki.
False
  • You can contribute text to the Wiki but not images.
False
  • FamilySearch Wiki cannot delete any material you have contributed without your permission.
False
  • Contributing offensive material to the Wiki could result in you being blocked from doing so in the future.
True
  • Your user name is kept confidential when you contribute to the Wiki.
False
  • The Wiki is not regulated by any state or federal laws.
False
  • You can only file suit against the Wiki in Washington D.C.
False
  • You can submit a request that copyrighted material owned by you be removed from the Wiki
True

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Manual of Style[edit | edit source]

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • Keeping writing clear and simple is the goal of all contributions to the Wiki.
True
  • All material contributed to the Wiki remains in the ownership of the author.
False
  • Use long sentences to express genealogical concepts.
False
  • Chicago Manual of Style is a good reference to use for acceptable grammar.
True
  • Titles should be short and leave no doubt as to what the article is about.
True
  • You can capitalize titles anyway you want.
False
  • Abbreviations are ok in titles of articles.
False
  • The word "and" and an ampersand (&) may be used interchangeably.
False
  • You should display the URL in external links.
False

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Article Anatomy[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • The table of contents, access history, and navigation tabs are generated automatically and you do not have to create them.
True
  • An SEO should contain terms like genealogy, family history, or ancestry.
True
  • The wiki sidebar appears automatically and cannot be changed.
True
  • You can link quickly to other related articles through sidebars and navboxes.
True
  • You can only edit a page by clicking on the "Edit This Page Button".
False
  • Credit is given when quoting the works of others by placing a reference at the bottom of the page.
True

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How to Contribute[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • How can users contribute to the Wiki?

D. All of the above

  • Where can users learn more about contributing?

C. All of the above

  • You can only submit information to the Wiki if you can code in wikitext.

False

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How to Edit[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • You can open a page for editing in several ways.

True

  • If you make a mistake in the Wiki, it is permanent.

False

  • Your wikitext work saves automatically about every ten minutes.

False

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How to Research[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz[edit | edit source]

  • You can search for names of your ancestors in FamilySearch Wiki.

False

  • FamilySearch Wiki has a complete list of all places where genealogical records are kept in the world.

False

  • The only way to get to the FamilySearch Wiki is through FamilySearch.org

False

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