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Utah Thank you![edit source]

I see you have been busy! Thanks for your great help. Just saw Duchesne County. Perfect! AdkinsWH 01:15, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

South Korea[edit source]

The new content on the wiki home page for South Korea looks like it needs a spelling change. The word providences should probably be provinces. That would make the home page content match the wiki page for South Korea. Darris G. Williams 15:00, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Summit County changes[edit source]

Joy, way back in December you took off some website from the county page because they were already listed. Good catch!. Sorry it too me so long to notice. AdkinsWH 22:10, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Summit stake page[edit source]

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

Joy, Summit Stake, Utah LDS Wards and Branches page is marked for deletion but it links to the Summit County, Utah page. Where should the link from the county page go? averyld 16:57, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Joy, you do such a great job with the work you do on the main page! Thank you so much. Just saw the section for Help needed. It looks wonderful.averyld 20:23, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Joyful one: thanks for all your great changes with Beaver Stake, and for your great leadership of the Wiki Always Team. AdkinsWH 04:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Joy I love the main page today with China, Ireland and Colorado! Thank you so much! HoleDL  5 Nov 2012  

Joy, no problem :)  Do you remember what page I edited that you were talking about on my user talk page?  I usually only edit the indexing pages, except I think for the Alberta Cemeteries where I changed the link to the Medicine Hat Hillside Cemetery cause the city had changed it.  April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 19:09, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Joy, I love the minutes. Tomorrow, I'll show them as they are. I hear you have been sick. (You'll downplay this, I'll bet.) Surely hope you get a lot better. I was tickled to realize it was Darlene Hagberg who attended last week. (Didn't know who "Darlene" was at the time.) I'm going to try calling you. Won't take too much time on your cell, though. Sure do appreciate (read love) you! Wilma

I like it, Joy. Do you think the picture looks better now? So glad you're making progress on turning a heading white!. This is fun, isn't it! Just wish we could brainstorm together even more. We come up with good stuff. AdkinsWH 02:33, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Hey, Joy! Did Carol Moss tell you how people are LOVING the experimental page? How did you know to change that border. It sure looks good. You and the work you do, are WONDERFUL. Missed seeing you today. Am trying to email you a picture to use for Beaver and Millard counties at the top. Carol sent it to me. AdkinsWH 03:13, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Joy! I'm crazy in love with the panorama you added! WHAT A GREAT ADDITION! Eye-popping. AdkinsWH 18:47, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

I get excited too easily! The experimental page was shared with the "big community" today. Some really good comments came from it. Then I got the notice about your color changes. How great this is to work with you. AdkinsWH 21:16, 17 January 2012 (UTC) (I'll email you separately)

Hi, Joy! Are you available tomorrow? I'll plan to be there from 10:30-11:30 or 12. Does that work for you? Are you being allowed to continue on the Utah project? I have not wanted to interfere, what with changes happening. What changes ARE happening? Would surely enjoy another "brainstorm" with you and others. AdkinsWH 21:33, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I certainly hope you two had a wonderful Christmas! want to know the "who's and what's" on Wednesday.

Well, after a long delay, I finally started on some of the ideas with you and Sister Hagburg last Wednesday. Something for you and I to play with more. See county sandbox

Here's some icons and colors thought of so far:

  • Those sub-headings in the light blue text box, as we mentioned? (no icon)
  • What about a light bulb icon and the word "Ideas" when we have suggestions--in a yellow text box?
  • What icon and color for "informational stuff"? An FYI?
  • Also what icon and color for "cautions"? (Red is pretty dark)

I loved doing this with you and Sister Hagburg last week! But I surely ignored Sister Steven's requests. Hope things worked out for her. AdkinsWH 19:37, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

You are finding the most wonderful images, Joy! I like the Kiva -- thought it was a huge dinasaur print at first!. AdkinsWH 20:24, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Hey, Joy! Thanks for the new image on the Utah project page!AdkinsWH 17:52, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Joy, Where do I like my messages? What I need to do is create myself a sandbox instead of how I have it. I really like messages at the top. Just go ahead and put them above my practice area, which I will move. Thanks again so very, very much!AdkinsWH 22:21, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Joy! (to the world) You did an awesome job yourself on Beaver County. Right on! I had one other change forgotten previously, so just went ahead and made it on all counties. Thanks for your words of encouragement -- and pointing out areas I don't explain well enough. You are in the right place at the right time for me! You -- and your attitude -- are just right. Keep up the great work. AdkinsWH 22:39, 7 December 2011 (UTC) PS do you want me to post to the end instead of the beginning?

Joy, (Great picture, by the way!) Thanks for the posting you have done to Salt Lake. There are a couple of tweaks. Will you call me at 801-278-4806? I'll try getting your number in the meantime. AdkinsWH 20:09, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Joy, Featuring the WikiProject Utah page in November is GREAT! Thank you. AdkinsWH 15:14, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Joy, would it be possible for you in your role as a member of the Welcoming Committee to offer contributors some guidance about the use of Copyright site material; British History Online is a site claiming copyright which moderators have objected to. See Cromwell, Nottinghamshire for an example of a time consuming series of edits needed to restore image captions and remove copyright material. I have asked the contributor responsible if they can rework some of their edits and their user talk page contains some examples of Nottinghamshire pages which have been corrected for them to work on. The work involved in re-editing allows the Nottinghamshire team and others to add appropriate content but it does deflect us from planned work for the county. Thank you for your help in supporting the contributor concerned. Royalsarah

Welcome, Wyzer17,

We are happy that you have joined the research community of FamilySearch Research Wiki. We want to help you enjoy your involvement in this wiki community. Thank you for contributing to the Research Wiki and for your edits, and added links.

You are not alone. I am one of several people on the Welcoming Committee for FamilySearch Wiki. Each of us wants to make your time on the Wiki a fulfilling, and worthwhile experience.

As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the scope of the Wiki. If and when you need help please contact me (Wyzer17) for assistance. If I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does.

Review the Wiki Tour to get you started and help

Thanks again and welcome aboard,
joy Wyzer17 17:58, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Welcome[edit source]


Hello Joy - Wyzer17!

The Welcoming Committee is here to support you and offer you a warm welcome to a Community that loves Family History. Thank you for creating your "User Page". It is a great place to let others know something about you and your interests and talents. We thank you for your contributions! Please continue editing and consider joining in Projects Seeking Contributors or a live Community Meeting where you may meet other experienced users and contributors.

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You may find additional editing and technical assistance from experienced contributors in the FamilySearch Forums. Please sign your name only on discussion/talk pages. If you need personal assistance, feel free to contact Welcoming Committee Members.

Again, welcome! Vlfunk 23:11, 17 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi Joy,

Much thanks to you, each of you, who have spent time in the Wiki with our authors and editors and all else that you do. It has helped the Wiki to grow. The Research Wiki is in its first years but it is growing and becoming a wonderful tool that helps people find answers and costs only in effort to search on their part.
We want to improve the process for Welcoming new authors and editors in the Wiki. I want to make each member of the committee aware of some improvements coming in June:
• We will have one Welcome Message Template designed to be more individualized. We hope that you will use this new welcome message. Steve Cottrell will be helping us with this.
• Please read more carefully what the contributor or editor has put on the page. The current steps listed for reviewing the contributions are good to follow.
• Avoid adding the welcome message before following the steps outlined.
• Additional items will be added in June to help the committee members know how to review the articles authored and edited by our wiki users.
.• The "question template" will stay the same.


Please put a welcome to the Wiki to Brennejb.,  Thank-you Sandralpond 15:57, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Reversed edit to {{Add-desc-I}}[edit source]

Hi Joy, I have reversed your recent edit to {{Add-desc-I}}. This is a meta-template and the edits that you made should be made to template contained on the description page for File:Sebastian.jpg. Let me know if you need further assistance. --Steve (talk | contribs) 15:55, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks from the wiki:

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the gold stars you added to all the Featured Article pages is beautiful and much appreciated, especially by those contributors who are highlighted on the FamilySearch Research Wiki of the Wiki. Your choice of visuals for the "Papua New Guinea" article were so colorful and appropriate. Thank you for your excellent work to help users enjoy the sites and feel valued. Your contributions make a positive impression.
You continue to made a difference in research!


Thanks![edit source]

Joy, thanks again for the marvelous pictures that give such personality to the wiki articles. You are a "life saver"! Glo

Change of image`[edit source]

Hi Joy, I've changed the image used on the page FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject which was also being used on the FamilySearch Research Wiki as it is being featured this week from the one that represents help/support to one with a better representation of projects. --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:12, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Iron County, Missouri[edit source]

Hi Joy, I removed the stub from the Iron County, Missouri page.

Thanks, Larry

Thank you[edit source]


Thank you for all you do for the wiki and contributors. You really need to know we are grateful.This thank you does NOT come from you to you but from someone who is grateful for you.


Removed Stub[edit source]


Have removed the stub on Humboldt County, Nevada .   Thanks for all the great work. Sandralpond 16:51, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Award on Jbparker userpage[edit source]

Hi Joy, I noticed that you've added an award to Jimmy's userpage. What you've actually done is added a copy of the whole template. To add an award just use the code {{User Gold Star|citation=}} adding the citation phrasing you wish. An example is give on the template page. --Steve (talk| contribs) 16:16, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

New York Wiki Project Page[edit source]

Linda and I were wondering why you changed the picture we just barely put in? Linda is from New York and thought it would be a good idea to portray a part of New York as well as the city. So, we put in a picture of the countryside just an hour or so ago. And now, lo and behold, suddenly it is changed. So, hopefully you won't mind that we are changing it back. We are smiling while writing this, so I hope you know we aren't upset, just think it is funny that it happened so quickly.

Germany Wiki[edit source]

The major work will not commence until at least Jan 2012 per the moderator, Baerbel Johnson. Until then, there will be minor corrections and additions as needed. Dsammy 18:50, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Headings on County Pages for Utah[edit source]

hI wYZER17,

We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah.
Will you please review the page for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah and make comments on its discussion page?

Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January.

Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.

Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and Wyzer17 (Joy), communications and volunteers liaisons.

"RE: Bo and I have just finished "letters" to all 2011 Utah contributors. I will work on the excel sheet with all the data you have requested. Timelines are being worked on and I'll get the GenWeb links completed by the end of next week." Wow, Joy! What progress you, Bo, and all have made! I am THRILLED! AdkinsWH 18:18, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article Committee members

Image of Boyle Abbey[edit source]

Hi Joy,

I see you have add the an image of Boyle Abbey to the page Boyle County, Kentucky and in the featured article section of the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Boyle Abbey is in Boyle, County Roscommon and not in Kentucky. I do not believe the county in Kentucky was named after the town in Ireland or the Abbey, so I wonder why you don't use the county courthouse image already on the page on the FamilySearch Research Wiki rather than one that is misleading? --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:45, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Image of Bell Co. KY[edit source]

Joy, the image on the main page is being questions for source information.  Can you add the info box to the image with the copyright information to this image?  If not, it probably should be removed and I'll delete it.  Sorry about this.Lynda 23:52, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Bell County Image[edit source]

Hi Linda,

Thank you for bringing this Bell County image to my attention.  I did not upload the image, but I will look this evening and see if I can find the source.  I am guilty of most errors - and should have checked - but found the image already on the article's page.  This article is scheduled to come off tomorrow.  I would appreciate a chance to see if I can source it.  Thank you for bringing it to my attention and being gracious.

joy 02:49, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Perfect image description![edit source]

The image description you provided for File:800px-StrawResSunset.JPG is perfect! Well done. Thank you, thank you, thank you. DiltsGD 15:34, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

FHL Image[edit source]

Joy, would you look at this Image:Family History Library.PNG|image and see the comments about it.  You might want to change it on the page, or get the copyright information into the info template.  Thanks for all your hard work! Lynda 20:46, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Main Page Image[edit source]

Joy, you probably watch the Main page, but David has added a comment on the Talk page about an image you have there now.  Thought you might want to check it, if you haven't already. Main Page talk.Lynda 16:23, 28 March 2012 (UTC)  Looks like you already took it off!  You're just too fast.

Another image[edit source]

Joy, there's one more image that David marked.  Will you let me know if you want to add more citations to it or should I just delete it, or what?  Sorry to be a pain.Lynda 21:18, 23 April 2012 (UTC) Oops.  Forgot the link. TyreeTiree, Balephuil Bay.jpg

File source problem with File:Creating a Personal Journal.jpg[edit source]

Please refer to the image use policy to learn what images you can or cannot upload on the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Please also check any other files you have uploaded to make sure they are correctly tagged. Here is a list of your uploads. Thank you. --Steve (talk| contribs) 16:34, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank YOU![edit source]

I thought that I had this documented. So I have emailed for permission.  If I don't get a responce by tomorrow

I will find something else.

Thank you!


Hi Joy, as you have now uploaded a new image to use instead, I have deleted the image that was protected by copyright. --Steve (talk| contribs) 14:19, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

File:19 R163395 9 0Middlesex NY.jpg source and permission problems[edit source]

Hi Joy:

The image you uploaded, 19 R163395 9 0Middlesex NY.jpg does not have a source link that works. We need to see the page where you found the image. Also, we need to know the date and person who gave you permission to use the image in our Wiki (quotes of their own words preferred).

DiltsGD 21:15, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Welcoming Committee[edit source]

Hi Joy,

As the new lead for the welcoming committee I wanted to get acquainted with the other members. I read your User Page and am impressed with your knowledge and experience. It is my hope that you will remain an active member of the committee. Please let me know your intention.


Parrisl 21:18, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcoming Committee Lead

Clickable maps[edit source]

Joy Not knowing how you created your clickable map, I would suggest you look at: and youtube has some useful demonistrations as well. I personally have had little experience with them so I am not sure I would be of much help. You are probably more knowledgeable than I. Charles........ Ccsmith 16:59, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Great pics for the main page![edit source]

Joy, these are WONDERFUL pics for the main page! So much more inviting than the others. AdkinsWH 15:20, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

User Person-to-Person testing[edit source]

The purpose: to discover some of the "kinks" before we actually start the test. AdkinsWH 20:08, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

The link: User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox State Illinois 2

Prep for metrics testing

  • What caught your eye first? Why?
  • What would you click first? Why?
  • Did the tabs/links reflect what you were expecting to find?
  • What looks useful if it were your state page?
  • What can you do with the map?
  • The solid bars: what do they mean to you?
    • Which communicates best – Getting Started? Quick Start?
    • What words would mean more to you? __________________________________________
    • Which color is best? Why?
  • The Tabs: Can you think of a tab that we should add or rename?
  • What do we mean by “Wiki pages?”

Wikitext page[edit source]

Moved your Wikitext practice page to User:Wyzer17/sandbox / Wikitext Lessons Sandralpond 00:42, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

[What You'll Learn and What You'll Learn in the Census[edit source]

The material on these pages are already on the following page United States Census in the Contents of Federal Censuses section. Therefore these are being deleted. Sandralpond 00:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

DELETE Template[edit source]

Hi Joy,

Just a FYI. To delete a page put the following template on it. 2{ and 2} with the word delete in lower case between. I am removing all the Template DELETES. Love your work and Thank you for helping in the Wiki. Sandralpond 01:35, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry I gave you the impression that Templates can't be deleted. This is the Template:Delete Thanks again. Sandralpond 00:07, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Possible deletion?[edit source]

Can this be deleted? Sjkennedy 12:10, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

You are AWESOME, Joy![edit source]

I see you have already done several states. How did you solve that strange thing encountered on Tuesday?