Help:Wiki University Tutorial Answers

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Introduction

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Quick Quiz

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

Exercises

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

  • 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.)

Exercises

  • Where would you click to be able to print this page?
Answer: "Printable version" under the Tool heading
  • If you wanted to upload an image, where would you click?
Answer: Upload file.
  • Where can I click to go to my personal main sandbox?
Personal Sandbox under the Volunteer and Helper header.

Quick Quiz

  • 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 is where you can upload images without having to go through Special pages.
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

Quick Quiz

  • 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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Guiding Principles

Exercises

Talk to your fellow missionaries if you have questions about the Guiding Principles of the Wiki.


Quick Quiz

  • 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

Exercises

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Exercises

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Exercises

Quick Quiz

  • Clear and to the point is the standard we try to achieve in our contributions.
True
  • The articles we contribute are owned only by us.
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

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Quick Quiz

  • How can users contribute to the Wiki?

D. All of the above

  • Where can users learn more about contributing?

D. 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

Quick Quiz

  • 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

Quick Quiz

  • 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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