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=== North America  ===
 
=== North America  ===
  
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{{Community NA Skype}}  
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{{Community NA Skype}}
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Illinois, United States<br> New York, United States<br> Hemet, California, United States<br><br>Mexico City, Mexico  
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Illinois, United States<br>New York, United States<br>Hemet, California, United States<br><br>Mexico City, Mexico
 
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=== Europe  ===
 
=== Europe  ===
  
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{{Community Europe Skype}}  
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{{Community Europe Skype}}
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England <br>Sweden  
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England <br>Sweden
 
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=== To join a Skype group:  ===
 
=== To join a Skype group:  ===
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:#'''Add''' the following as a contact:&nbsp;"'''familysearch.research'''".&nbsp; As part of the contact request you send, be sure to add that you would like to be added to a specific genealogy research group.<br>([https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA3281/How-do-I-add-contacts see instructions for adding contacts])  
 
:#'''Add''' the following as a contact:&nbsp;"'''familysearch.research'''".&nbsp; As part of the contact request you send, be sure to add that you would like to be added to a specific genealogy research group.<br>([https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA3281/How-do-I-add-contacts see instructions for adding contacts])  
 
:#'''Join''' in the discussions! It's that easy. <br>([https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA3271/How-do-I-send-instant-messages see instructions for sending a message])  
 
:#'''Join''' in the discussions! It's that easy. <br>([https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA3271/How-do-I-send-instant-messages see instructions for sending a message])  
:#'''Learn''' more about Skype in the [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/support/user-guides/ Skype User's Guide].
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:#'''Learn''' more about Skype in the [http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/support/user-guides/ Skype User's Guide].<br>
  
<br>:Not interested in joining Skype? Try our [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook Communities]] instead.  
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:Not interested in joining Skype? Try our [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook Communities]] instead.  
  
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=== Questions?  ===
 
=== Questions?  ===
  
:*'''I would like to see a community started for ____________, could you create one?'''  
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:*'''I would like to see a community started for ____________, could you create one?'''
 
::Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group created for a location you are researching:
 
::Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group created for a location you are researching:
  
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:::*After your request, add <nowiki>~~~</nowiki>. That will sign your username to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.
 
:::*After your request, add <nowiki>~~~</nowiki>. That will sign your username to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.
  
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:*'''Additional questions?'''  
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:*'''What is Skype?'''
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::Skype is a leading chat program that allows interaction and communication between individuals or groups. You can learn more or download the software at [http://www.skype.com Skype.com].
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:*'''Additional questions?'''
 
::*Ask on the [[Talk:Join a Skype Research Community|Discussion page]]. Edit the page and add your question to the bottom.  
 
::*Ask on the [[Talk:Join a Skype Research Community|Discussion page]]. Edit the page and add your question to the bottom.  
 
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name to it so that someone can contact you if need be.  
 
::*Be sure to add <nowiki>~~~</nowiki> after your question to sign your name to it so that someone can contact you if need be.  
 
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Revision as of 20:00, 6 May 2011

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We are excited to announce the creation of several online research communities powered by FamilySearch, and would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join! These communities are being created to help you and others researching in the same area to:
  • collaborate on your research,
  • ask questions of each other, and
  • share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in that area.

Scroll down for instructions to join. There are groups in the following areas:

North America

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Illinois, United States
New York, United States
Hemet, California, United States

Mexico City, Mexico

 

Europe

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England
Sweden



To join a Skype group:

  1. Download the Skype program at Skype.com and register for an account.
  2. Add the following as a contact: "familysearch.research".  As part of the contact request you send, be sure to add that you would like to be added to a specific genealogy research group.
    (see instructions for adding contacts)
  3. Join in the discussions! It's that easy.
    (see instructions for sending a message)
  4. Learn more about Skype in the Skype User's Guide.
Not interested in joining Skype? Try our Facebook Communities instead.



Questions?

  • I would like to see a community started for ____________, could you create one?
Since this is a pilot program, only a few limited localities are being created now. If you would like to have a group created for a location you are researching:
  • Go to the Discussion page and click to edit the page. (You must be signed in to edit.)
  • Add a note about which groups you'd like to see next.
  • Include whether or not you'd like to be considered for a moderator for the group.
  • After your request, add ~~~. That will sign your username to the request and allow us to notify you when a community is created for that area.


  • What is Skype?
Skype is a leading chat program that allows interaction and communication between individuals or groups. You can learn more or download the software at Skype.com.


  • Additional questions?
  • Ask on the Discussion page. Edit the page and add your question to the bottom.
  • Be sure to add ~~~ after your question to sign your name to it so that someone can contact you if need be.