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__NOTOC____NOEDITSECTION__This is the family history Research Wiki community page highlighting current [[Community News#News_and_Events|news and events]] as well as links to [[Community News#Discussion_links|important discussions]] and [[Community News#Introductory_articles|introductory articles]]. <!----------------------------><br>
  
== New Wiki Home Page Design (Nov 16, 2012) ==
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A [[User:WikiSupport/Home Example|new wiki home page design]] is in the works. It will be rolled out in stages. Feel free to add your comments, thoughts, and suggestions onto the [[User talk:WikiSupport/Home Example|discussion page]].  
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== '''''Known Issues''''' ==
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Visit the [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Known_Issues|Known Issues Page]] to see current issues and find out if an issue has been reported.
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== Wiki Community Council has been created! (Nov 16, 2012) ==
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== '''''News and Events''''' ==
  
The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Council|Wiki Community Council]] has been created, and they held their first meeting on November 14, 2012. The purpose of the council is to be advocates of the FamilySearch Research Wiki and help promote the Wiki to the genealogy community, and to be advocates of the Wiki Community to FamilySearch.  
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=== Personal Sandbox UPDATE 4 April 2017 ===
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The personal sandbox link has been returned under the Volunteer and Helper link on the sidebar. PLEASE remember you must be logged before you clink on the Personal Sandbox link to get to your user sandbox page.  Otherwise, you will be sent to another page.
  
Would you like to see something done in the wiki? Would you like help for a WikiProject, either setting one up, or finding volunteers, or anything else? The Community Council can help.  
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=== Personal Sandbox UPDATE 28 March 2017 ===
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The personal sandbox link was inadvertently removed.  We will restore the link as soon as resources allow.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Council|Learn more about the Council and its charter]]
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=== Personal Sandbox has moved 14 March 2017 ===
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Council/Members|See who the members are]]
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For those who contribute to the wiki, you may have noticed that the Personal Sandbox link that used to be under Volunteer and Helper on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen has moved.  We now have the Personal Sandbox link under, Tools directly below.  We also have made it so it only appears when you log into the Wiki.  Previously, users who were not logged in were creating a new page and not being linked to their actual Sandbox page, which caused a lot of confusion.  Having this link only appear after the user has logged into FamilySearch will solve the problem. 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Council/Requests|Make a request of the Council]]
 
  
== Creating a Wiki Community Council (Sep 20, 2012) ==
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=== Upload issue resolved ===
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We are happy to report that for those with Moderator and Reviewer rights can now upload directly to the wiki.  You are also able to reupload images.<br>
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The resizing issue has also been resolved. <br>
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Also note that using the Upload File/Image link for those who do not have Moderator and Reviewer rights, also works at this time.
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Thanks for your patience! [[User:Batsondl|Batsondl]] ([[User talk:Batsondl|talk]]) 20:44, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
  
Calling all Wiki contributors,
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=== Wiki Contributor Social/Open House at Rootsech 2017 ===
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Come join us at the Wiki Contributor Social during Rootstech 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Socialize with other wiki contributors and have some light refreshments. Drop in any time during the hour. Help us get the word out by inviting those who would be interested. WE WILL MEET IN ROOM 253A.
  
The creation of a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Council|Wiki Community Council]], made up of wiki editors from the general public, has been a common discussion over the last couple of years. The purpose of the Council is:
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*This is an in-person social (no webex will be possible).
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*This is a free event but you must be registered for Rootstech to attend.
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*RSVP on [https://www.facebook.com/events/234743040283028/ Facebook]
  
*To be advocates of the FamilySearch Research Wiki and help promote the Wiki to the genealogy community, and to be advocates of the Wiki Community to FamilySearch.
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=== Broken Link - Upload File/Image - Dec 12, 2016 ===
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If you have tried to submit an image to be approved and uploaded to the wiki after November 1, it was not received by Wiki management.  Please send this image again to [mailto:wikisupport@familysearch.org wikisupport@familysearch.org]  Please attach the image and give us information regarding the type of license that should be applied to this image.  For status updates regarding this broken feature, go to the [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Known_Issues|Known Issues Page]].
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=== Missing images - Nov 23, 2016 ===
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Engineers have yet to figure out how to resolve the missing images all at once. However, we have discovered that by clicking on "edit Source" then immediately saving the page somehow renames the path the image is being retrieved from and the images again appear on the page.  
  
While many things can be done on the Wiki without any need for a Council or governing board, a Community Council can help by educating community members about the best ways to "get things done" in the wiki. It can support community members with the things that they would like to do to make the wiki better. It can make recommendations to FamilySearch for major changes to the wiki that require FamilySearch support or authorization.
 
  
It is finally time to create this Council. A [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TIE1D-p7Spzv1fs2H263J6LDiyj1Ez_YFIRaBPYzCBE forum thread] includes a document setting out the Charter and Scope of this council with more specifics of what it will be involved in.  
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=== Missing images - Nov 21, 2016 ===
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In an effort to fix the Upload File/Image, some images were lost from the Wiki. Engineers are working to restore them. We hope to have it resolved soon.
  
We invite your nominations now, to recommend those you have seen as valuable members of the community to be a part of this council. Do you see someone who has done great work in the Wiki? Someone who is an advocate for the general public? Please send your ideas and nominations to {{email|researchwiki@familysearch.org}}.
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Thank you for your patience!
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Wiki Support
  
== New Sign-in Option (Jul 23, 2012)  ==
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=== Broken Feature - Upload File/Image - Nov 14, 2016 ===
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We have just received word that the Upload File/Image is currently not working.  If you would like to upload an image for approval, please email the image and the following info to: [mailto:wikisupport@familysearch.org wikisupport@familysearch.org]
  
Tired of the wiki signing you out when you are in the middle of editing a page?
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*Your name
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*Title of file
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*Creation date
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*Description
  
When you sign in now, you can check the box "Stay signed in for 2 weeks" and not worry about getting kicked out in the middle of an edit! &nbsp;When you Sign Out in the Wiki, you will probably be taken to FamilySearch.org and signing in there brings up the 2-week option.<br>
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'''We will be uploading the image with the Creative Commons license unless you indicate otherwise. To do so you must own the rights to the image or it must not be under copyright.'''
  
== Community Support Meeting, Wiki Contributors Meeting, Technical Meeting Time and Date Change ==
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=== Community Projects Update 11/8/2016===
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We are kicking off the [[FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_Montana|Montana Barn Raising Project]] on Wednesday 11/9/2016.  We have completed the Nebraska and Oklahoma Projects and are about 90% complete with North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Everyone is welcome to participate (we will train you). Join us at the [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Community_Projects_Meeting|Projects Meeting]] or visit [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Current_Projects|Current Projects]] for more information on our ongoing projects.
  
*Community Support - This meeting has been scheduled for 9:00 am on Tuesday morning in the past. It will now be held at 9:30 am on Thursday morning.
 
*Wiki Contributors - Previously met at 1:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon. &nbsp;It will &nbsp;now be held on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm&nbsp;
 
*Technical Meeting - Previously held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon, will now be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm.
 
*This change will take place on '''28 June, 2012'''.
 
  
== Milestone for Links from Learning Center to Wiki Pages (12 Jan 2012)  ==
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== ''Archives'' ==
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[[Community News/Archive 1|Archive 1]]<br>
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[[Community News/Archive 2|Archive 2]]<br>
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[[Community News/Archive 3|Archive 3]]<br>
  
[[Image:Spy glass icon.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Spy glass icon.jpg]]Links have now been made from the tutorials on the Learning Center Page, left hand navigation bar, to corresponding pages on the Wiki. Each lesson is linked to at least one Wiki page. All the content for the countries has been linked, except for United Kingdom and the United States. Those country's links will come along soon.
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--[[User:Carolbmoss|Carol B. Moss]] 22:46, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
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== Live Chat is now available to Wiki Users (9 Jan 2012) Update (18 June 2012) ==
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== ''Discussion links'' ==
  
Phone support has been added and is functioning. &nbsp;Follow the instructions below, and the hours remain the same.
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Community Meetings
  
Anyone needing personal help with the Wiki can now initiate a Live Chat with a Wiki Support person. &nbsp;The best method is to go to [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]:
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;*[[FamilySearch_Wiki:Community_Projects_Meeting|Projects Meeting]]
  
:#Click on "Ask for Help" at the bottom of the page
 
:#Then click on" Contact FamilySearch" on the right hand side of the page
 
:#&nbsp;"Click here to start an online chat"
 
:#A list of options will appear. &nbsp;Wiki is number 8 on the list.
 
:#For phone support, Use Option 3, ResearchHelp and then Option 3 again for the Wiki.
 
  
'''Note''': &nbsp;This option will not work with Chrome. &nbsp;Your browser must be Internet Explorer or Firefox.
 
  
Live Chat will be available as follows: (All Mountain time)
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Other news links
  
:*Monday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:In the News|FamilySearch Wiki: In the News]]
:*Tuesday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Known Issues|Known issues]]
:*Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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:*Thursday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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[[#Top|Top of page]]
:*Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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== ''Introductory articles''  ==
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee/Welcome to FamilySearch Wiki|Welcome Message]]
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:FAQ|Frequently asked questions]] (outdated)
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Introduction|Wiki Introduction]]
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Wiki Policies]]
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]
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::[[Manual of Style|Manual of Style]]
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::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles|"Featured articles"]]
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::Get Involved
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::[[Wikitext Cheatsheet|Research Wiki cheatsheet]],&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Cheatsheet Wikipedia cheatsheet], or&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Cheatsheet-mediawiki.pdf MediaWiki PDF cheatsheet]
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[[Category:Wiki_community]]

Latest revision as of 20:25, 4 April 2017

This is the family history Research Wiki community page highlighting current news and events as well as links to important discussions and introductory articles.


Known Issues

Visit the Known Issues Page to see current issues and find out if an issue has been reported.


News and Events

Personal Sandbox UPDATE 4 April 2017

The personal sandbox link has been returned under the Volunteer and Helper link on the sidebar. PLEASE remember you must be logged before you clink on the Personal Sandbox link to get to your user sandbox page. Otherwise, you will be sent to another page.

Personal Sandbox UPDATE 28 March 2017

The personal sandbox link was inadvertently removed. We will restore the link as soon as resources allow. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Personal Sandbox has moved 14 March 2017

For those who contribute to the wiki, you may have noticed that the Personal Sandbox link that used to be under Volunteer and Helper on the navigation bar on the left side of the screen has moved. We now have the Personal Sandbox link under, Tools directly below. We also have made it so it only appears when you log into the Wiki. Previously, users who were not logged in were creating a new page and not being linked to their actual Sandbox page, which caused a lot of confusion. Having this link only appear after the user has logged into FamilySearch will solve the problem.

Upload issue resolved

We are happy to report that for those with Moderator and Reviewer rights can now upload directly to the wiki. You are also able to reupload images.
The resizing issue has also been resolved.
Also note that using the Upload File/Image link for those who do not have Moderator and Reviewer rights, also works at this time. Thanks for your patience! Batsondl (talk) 20:44, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Contributor Social/Open House at Rootsech 2017

Come join us at the Wiki Contributor Social during Rootstech 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Socialize with other wiki contributors and have some light refreshments. Drop in any time during the hour. Help us get the word out by inviting those who would be interested. WE WILL MEET IN ROOM 253A.

  • This is an in-person social (no webex will be possible).
  • This is a free event but you must be registered for Rootstech to attend.
  • RSVP on Facebook


Broken Link - Upload File/Image - Dec 12, 2016

If you have tried to submit an image to be approved and uploaded to the wiki after November 1, it was not received by Wiki management. Please send this image again to wikisupport@familysearch.org Please attach the image and give us information regarding the type of license that should be applied to this image. For status updates regarding this broken feature, go to the Known Issues Page.

Missing images - Nov 23, 2016

Engineers have yet to figure out how to resolve the missing images all at once. However, we have discovered that by clicking on "edit Source" then immediately saving the page somehow renames the path the image is being retrieved from and the images again appear on the page.


Missing images - Nov 21, 2016

In an effort to fix the Upload File/Image, some images were lost from the Wiki. Engineers are working to restore them. We hope to have it resolved soon.

Thank you for your patience! Wiki Support

Broken Feature - Upload File/Image - Nov 14, 2016

We have just received word that the Upload File/Image is currently not working. If you would like to upload an image for approval, please email the image and the following info to: wikisupport@familysearch.org

  • Your name
  • Title of file
  • Creation date
  • Description

We will be uploading the image with the Creative Commons license unless you indicate otherwise. To do so you must own the rights to the image or it must not be under copyright.

Community Projects Update 11/8/2016

We are kicking off the Montana Barn Raising Project on Wednesday 11/9/2016. We have completed the Nebraska and Oklahoma Projects and are about 90% complete with North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Everyone is welcome to participate (we will train you). Join us at the Projects Meeting or visit Current Projects for more information on our ongoing projects.


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Archives

Archive 1
Archive 2
Archive 3



Discussion links

Community Meetings


Other news links

Top of page


Introductory articles

Welcome Message
Frequently asked questions (outdated)
Wiki Introduction
Wiki Policies
Guiding Principles
Manual of Style
"Featured articles"
Get Involved
Research Wiki cheatsheet,    Wikipedia cheatsheet, or    MediaWiki PDF cheatsheet


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