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<span style="text-align: center; display: block; font-size: 1.4em">'''Kara's Discussion Page'''&nbsp;</span>  
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<span style="text-align: center; display: block; font-size: 1.4em">'''Contact Kara Here!'''</span>
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*Skype is the quickest way to reach me&nbsp;- username is karawiki
 
 
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''See:'' [[Community Center|Community Center]], [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Wikiquette|Wikiquette]], [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:No personal attacks|Be nice]], and [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines|Talk page guidelines]].  
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I love to help new users or researchers when I can. Just leave a message and if I can't find the answer I will direct you to someone who can!&nbsp;
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&nbsp;I am moderator for the State of Wyoming. &nbsp;I was born and raised in Wyoming. If you would like to help, I'd love to work with you. Just leave a message on this page and how you would like me to contact you!&nbsp;[[User:Ckwahlquist|Kara]]&nbsp;<br>
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=== Thanks for the welcome  ===
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Thank you kara for the welcome!&nbsp;I really appreciate it! I&nbsp;have edited every orphan page and included an link back to the original article that that artical was linking back to. Again, thanks!
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~ [[User talk:HawkBlade124|HawkBlade124]]
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== Reviewer role?  ==
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Kara, thanks for the Welcome.
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Although I have been editing the Orange County, California, page for a year, yours is the first communication from the powers that be.&nbsp;:-)
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I have been tasked to create a new page for the Orange (Calif) Large Multi-Stake FHC. The rather vague instructions were to use Riverton's page as a template. I have created a prototype page, not ready for publication, and I was wondering if there's an appropriate method of having it checked by a reviewer?
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I've been trying to digest the style and other articles on how things are to be done, but I'm still a newbie. I don't have audio available, so tutorial videos are not useful. Do you have suggestions about forums, discussions or other sources I may join or monitor to continue to learn? [[User:Jimmyk418|Jimmyk418]] 18:21, 29 July 2010 (UTC)&nbsp;
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discussion Taken off line ckw
  
== Underlined text and wiki-signiture ==
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== Quick Note of Appreciation ==
  
Hi, I had a look for the underlined text you mentioned for [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records]]. There was one phrase "do not list the name of the child", that was underlined. Looking at the wikitext it looks like the intention was just to underline the ''do not'', so that is what I have done.  
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We wanted to send out a quick letter of appreciation for all your hard work and dedication in getting the FamilySearch Records project off the ground. The information you provide is invaluable to those users who are searching out further information about collections in FamilySearch; it helps them make a deeper connection with their research, especially when it has to do with their own ancestry. It’s your contributions that are keeping the project rolling forward. Thank you.  
  
== Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?  ==
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If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you out in any way we can.
  
People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...
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Sincerely,
  
*how to organize projects,
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The FamilySearch Records Team<br>User:HoranDM<br>User:LakeCL <br>User:ginabegin
*how and where to recruit contributors
 
*how to motivate project members
 
*how to track progress on projects
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
 
*...and other stuff.
 
  
Could you go to the wiki feedback forum and give your opinion as to what tool(s) we should choose to communicate? The thread where we will discuss this is [http://forums.familysearch.org/showthread.php?p=3470#post3470 Which tools for wikiproject contributors to communicate?] [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 16:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)  
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<br>[[User:Ginabegin|Ginabegin]] 20:05, 12 August 2010 (UTC)  
  
== Please vote on new name for Reviewer role ==
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== Moderator/Adopter issues coming to a vote  ==
  
The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer]]. [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 16:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)  
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As you probably already know, FamilySearch launched an [[Help:Adopt-a-page|Adopt-a-Page program]] at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference over the summer. Many groups are signing up to adopt a page. We need your help in order to resolve some important questions&nbsp;about the relative roles that [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Moderators]] and Adopters ought to play and how they can work together. These questions and discussions are on the new&nbsp;[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 FamilySearch Wiki Contributors' Corner forum]. We are going to hold a vote on these issues by year's end, and the resolutions will change the roles Moderators and Adopters play, so please [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 visit the forum]&nbsp;and add your thoughts. Thanks! [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 17:42, 19 December 2010 (UTC)  
  
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== Call for Feedback Re: Making Wiki Easier for New Users/Contributors  ==
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question for kara What is "addy"? [[User:Ancestorseeker|Ancestorseeker]] 14:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
  
We need your feedback! Our goal is&nbsp;for wiki.familysearch.org&nbsp;to be a&nbsp;friendly, welcoming place that is easy for you&nbsp;to use and make contributions. Please&nbsp;share your&nbsp;comments. What is your experience?&nbsp;What challenges do you face in using and contributing to the wiki? Where do you find help? When you notice problems, please go to [[Challenges Facing New Users|Challenges Facing New Users]]. This is the page for making comments on challenges you have encountered. If you wish to be anonymous, you may send comments to me and I&nbsp;will post them.
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Thank you for the answer!!&nbsp;[[User:Ancestorseeker|Ancestorseeker]] 14:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC) &nbsp;{See, I am learning!}
  
Please post&nbsp;your comments and&nbsp;ideas&nbsp;for the&nbsp;solutions at&nbsp;[[What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier|What New Users and Contributors Want to Make Wiki Easier]].&nbsp;Then,&nbsp;come&nbsp;add your&nbsp;"Vote"&nbsp;by&nbsp;listing and prioritizing&nbsp;those solutions&nbsp;that are&nbsp;most urgent and important for the entire community at&nbsp;[[Newbies Priorities|Newbies Priorities]].&nbsp;This is not only for newbies, we also need experienced&nbsp;user/contributor feedback on your early, new user experiences. Thank you!
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== Thanks for the welcome  ==
  
Kara aka [[User:Ckwahlquist|CK Whipple]] 12:24, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
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Kara-
  
::Thanks for keeping this discussion off of the forums. Charlene [[User:Pipkincm|Genguide]] 02:14, 9 November 2009 (UTC
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Here it is Feb 16th 20011 and I have just today found your welcoming on my user page. I didn't see my user page till day, that page&nbsp;was made when I was in the FHL. I have and am having a very hard time with this current assignment. You are sunshine in all of this, thank you Kara.[[User:HoleDL|Dawne]]  
  
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Feb 28th 2011
  
== Forum message  ==
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Today I saw where i can find newbys and in all but two you had welcomed them. Now I just have to figure out how to do a talk page for them.
  
I am not sure if you saw my forum message or not. I know you said you do not get there very often, but I was a little unsure about a couple of things you requested. Also, you should have got an e-mail alerting you to my reply. Has the problem been taken care of? [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 15:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
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Kara you are awesome in what you are doing with the Wiki! Kara I do NOT know how I did this but I have messed up your bullet three take a look and redo it. I am so sorry&nbsp;:&nbsp;&nbsp; (  
  
:Posted another two. [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 06:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
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[[User:HoleDL|Dawne]]  
  
== Community Center  ==
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Hello CK Whipple, I hope you do not mind . . . I saw the new [[Community Center]] and saw some minor formatting issues. I went into Wikitext and did some cleanup so it looks a bit better. I also did some other minor cleanup. I am not 100% sure of the direction you are going with that page. If you would like me to help you with more, please let me know.&nbsp; Oh yes, I also some some of the links to anchors (headings) on articles need to be updated. I was going to do that, but got distracted. [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 17:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
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== User Talk Pages Forum Thread  ==
  
== Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?  ==
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Hi Kara,
  
Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project]]? Thanks! [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 00:08, 15 December 2009 (UTC)  
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I'd love to hear your thoughts about the importance of user pages!&nbsp; Can you take a minute and add your thoughts on the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?p=26268#post26268 Forum thread] I've started?&nbsp; [[User:Lembley|Lise]] 02:16, 5 March 2011 (UTC)  
  
== My Welcome Message  ==
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:Hi Kara, I have converted the welcome message that you have put together into a template {{tl|Welcome}}. To use it, type <nowiki>{{subst:Welcome}}</nowiki> on a users talk page. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 15:15, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
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Kara,  
  
== Welcome...  ==
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Much thanks to you, for all the&nbsp; time you have spent in the Wiki with our authors and editors and all contributions you make that have 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 in one space and costs only in effort to search on their part.  
  
Hello!
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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 changes coming in June: I know you and I spoke on the phone but I wanted to post this as well so you can see waht others are receiving. I think most on the committee are busy doing other things on the wiki. I think it has only been you and Vickie. Now it will be you, and Joy who is a new missionary here.
  
The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee|Welcoming Committee]] is here to&nbsp;support you and offer you&nbsp;a warm welcome to&nbsp;a Community that loves Family History. We thank you for your contributions!&nbsp;Please continue&nbsp;[[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)|editing]] and&nbsp;consider joining the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee|Welcoming Committee]] or [[Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]] where you&nbsp;may work with experienced users&nbsp;who will&nbsp;help you feel comfortable.&nbsp;This message is posted&nbsp;on your&nbsp;[[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|Talk Page]] which is associated&nbsp;with&nbsp;your personal User Page. You may practice editing on the Wiki by creating a [[FamilySearch Wiki:User page|User Page]] about yourself. We hope you like this place and decide to join in.  
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 We will have another Welcome Message Template designed to be more individualized. The others will be there too but we hope that you will use this new welcome message. Steve Cottrell will be helping&nbsp;with the Template, a special thanks to him.<br>&nbsp;Please read more carefully what the contributor or editor have put on the page. The current steps listed for reviewing the contributions are good to follow.<br>&nbsp;Avoid adding the welcome message before following the steps outlined.<br>The question Templates will stay the same.  
  
There are a few pages you may find helpful:  
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Kara thanks again for all you do.<br>[[User:HoleDL|Dawne]] 15:07, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  
*The [[Community Center|Community Center]] for the Wiki.
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== Out-of Date Pages  ==
*The [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]] of FamilySearch Wiki.
 
*Learn to [[Search for an article or topic|Search for Articles]].
 
*Learn how to [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Help:Edit and Contribute]].
 
*Check the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]].
 
  
You may find additional&nbsp;editing assistance&nbsp;from experienced contributors in the&nbsp;forums&nbsp;at [http://www.Forums.FamilySearch.org www.Forums.FamilySearch.org].&nbsp;We have&nbsp;groups for [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=59 Newbies to the Wiki], [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=65 Help for Wiki Contributors] and&nbsp;[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=60 Wiki Tech&nbsp;Power Users]. Please [[FamilySearch Wiki:Signatures|sign your name]] only on discussion/talk pages. If you need personal assistance,&nbsp;feel free to contact the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee/members|Welcoming Committee Members]].
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Our small team of WikiSupport missionaries are working on maintanence. We have found these pages in the Out-of-Date Pages.&nbsp; Could you help us know what is intended for these?&nbsp; We would not like missing up others plans.<br> A<br> Alberta, Canada, Birth, Marriage, and Death Records 1870 to the Present<br> B<br> Beginning British Research&lt;br. Beginning Irish Research<br> Beginning Welsh Research<br> British City and Town Maps<br> E<br> England Compiled Sources<br> England Family Histories<br> England Research Guidance<br> England Using Gazeteers<br> I<br> Ireland Householders Index<br> Ireland Rural and City Maps<br> S<br> Scotland Rural and City Maps<br> T<br> Talk:England Census<br> Talk:England Church Records<br> Talk:England Civil Registration<br> Talk:England Court Records<br> Talk:England History<br> Talk:England Land and Property<br> Talk:England Maps<br> Talk:England Military Records<br> Talk:England Probate Records<br> Talk:Getting Started With Your Scottish Research<br> Talk:Scotland<br> Talk:Scotland History<br> Talk:Scotland Maps<br> Talk:Write a Personal History<br> W<br> Wales Research Guidance
  
Again, welcome! [[User:Ckwahlquist|CK Whipple]] 00:00, 5 January 2010 (UTC)  
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Thanks so much for all you do. [[User:Sandralpond|Sandralpond]] 18:24, 6 September 2011 (UTC)  
  
== Please vote on search result title link color<br> ==
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=== Requested Move<br> ===
  
Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?p=6064#poststop read the thread/explanation and vote]. [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 16:17, 24 January 2010 (UTC)<br>
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We found Sandbox - Kara in the Maintenance-Requested Moves and have moved it to User:Ckwahlquist\Sandbox - Kara&nbsp; If not needed use the delete template. [[User:Sandralpond|Sandralpond]] 13:11, 17 October 2011 (UTC)<br>  
  
== To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order... ==
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=== England Street Index ===
  
By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order. [[User talk:Benrbennett|CONTINUE]]  
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Kara, please see the Talk page for[[England_Street_Index_Register_1871|England Street Index Register]]. There is a suggestion that the title of the page might be changed since some Wales information is included. Would you please take a look at that and see if that is a feasible idea? It looks like you make many contributions to the Wiki. Thanks so much! [[User:Averyld|averyld]] 20:51, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
  
== Genealogists Helping Genealogists meeting  ==
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Thanks for putting up that meeting. I know how you can record it for an archive, I use it for some other things. It's called 'Ask and Record Toolbar', and it will record Skype conversations. Google for it, and install it, then when the meeting is ready, hit the 'Record Audio' button, and stop it at the end.
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You might want to test it with someone while using Skype first to be sure there are no glitches. [[User:JamesAnderson|JamesAnderson]] 20:00, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
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Contact Kara Here!


  • Please post new messages at the bottom of this page.
  • Please sign your comments. .
  • Please use section headings to separate conversation topics.

See: Community Center, Wikiquette, Be nice, and Talk page guidelines.


I love to help new users or researchers when I can. Just leave a message and if I can't find the answer I will direct you to someone who can! 

 I am moderator for the State of Wyoming.  I was born and raised in Wyoming. If you would like to help, I'd love to work with you. Just leave a message on this page and how you would like me to contact you! Kara 


Thanks for the welcome

Thank you kara for the welcome! I really appreciate it! I have edited every orphan page and included an link back to the original article that that artical was linking back to. Again, thanks!

~ HawkBlade124

Reviewer role?

Kara, thanks for the Welcome.

Although I have been editing the Orange County, California, page for a year, yours is the first communication from the powers that be. :-)

I have been tasked to create a new page for the Orange (Calif) Large Multi-Stake FHC. The rather vague instructions were to use Riverton's page as a template. I have created a prototype page, not ready for publication, and I was wondering if there's an appropriate method of having it checked by a reviewer?

I've been trying to digest the style and other articles on how things are to be done, but I'm still a newbie. I don't have audio available, so tutorial videos are not useful. Do you have suggestions about forums, discussions or other sources I may join or monitor to continue to learn? Jimmyk418 18:21, 29 July 2010 (UTC) 

discussion Taken off line ckw

Quick Note of Appreciation

We wanted to send out a quick letter of appreciation for all your hard work and dedication in getting the FamilySearch Records project off the ground. The information you provide is invaluable to those users who are searching out further information about collections in FamilySearch; it helps them make a deeper connection with their research, especially when it has to do with their own ancestry. It’s your contributions that are keeping the project rolling forward. Thank you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you out in any way we can.

Sincerely,

The FamilySearch Records Team
User:HoranDM
User:LakeCL
User:ginabegin


Ginabegin 20:05, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Moderator/Adopter issues coming to a vote

As you probably already know, FamilySearch launched an Adopt-a-Page program at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference over the summer. Many groups are signing up to adopt a page. We need your help in order to resolve some important questions about the relative roles that Moderators and Adopters ought to play and how they can work together. These questions and discussions are on the new FamilySearch Wiki Contributors' Corner forum. We are going to hold a vote on these issues by year's end, and the resolutions will change the roles Moderators and Adopters play, so please visit the forum and add your thoughts. Thanks! RitcheyMT 17:42, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Section heading

question for kara What is "addy"? Ancestorseeker 14:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer!! Ancestorseeker 14:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC)  {See, I am learning!}

Thanks for the welcome

Kara-

Here it is Feb 16th 20011 and I have just today found your welcoming on my user page. I didn't see my user page till day, that page was made when I was in the FHL. I have and am having a very hard time with this current assignment. You are sunshine in all of this, thank you Kara.Dawne

Feb 28th 2011

Today I saw where i can find newbys and in all but two you had welcomed them. Now I just have to figure out how to do a talk page for them.

Kara you are awesome in what you are doing with the Wiki! Kara I do NOT know how I did this but I have messed up your bullet three take a look and redo it. I am so sorry :   (

Dawne


User Talk Pages Forum Thread

Hi Kara,

I'd love to hear your thoughts about the importance of user pages!  Can you take a minute and add your thoughts on the Forum thread I've started?  Lise 02:16, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


Kara,

Much thanks to you, for all the  time you have spent in the Wiki with our authors and editors and all contributions you make that have 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 in one space 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 changes coming in June: I know you and I spoke on the phone but I wanted to post this as well so you can see waht others are receiving. I think most on the committee are busy doing other things on the wiki. I think it has only been you and Vickie. Now it will be you, and Joy who is a new missionary here.

 We will have another Welcome Message Template designed to be more individualized. The others will be there too but we hope that you will use this new welcome message. Steve Cottrell will be helping with the Template, a special thanks to him.
 Please read more carefully what the contributor or editor have 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.
The question Templates will stay the same.

Kara thanks again for all you do.
Dawne 15:07, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Out-of Date Pages

Our small team of WikiSupport missionaries are working on maintanence. We have found these pages in the Out-of-Date Pages.  Could you help us know what is intended for these?  We would not like missing up others plans.
A
Alberta, Canada, Birth, Marriage, and Death Records 1870 to the Present
B
Beginning British Research<br. Beginning Irish Research
Beginning Welsh Research
British City and Town Maps
E
England Compiled Sources
England Family Histories
England Research Guidance
England Using Gazeteers
I
Ireland Householders Index
Ireland Rural and City Maps
S
Scotland Rural and City Maps
T
Talk:England Census
Talk:England Church Records
Talk:England Civil Registration
Talk:England Court Records
Talk:England History
Talk:England Land and Property
Talk:England Maps
Talk:England Military Records
Talk:England Probate Records
Talk:Getting Started With Your Scottish Research
Talk:Scotland
Talk:Scotland History
Talk:Scotland Maps
Talk:Write a Personal History
W
Wales Research Guidance

Thanks so much for all you do. Sandralpond 18:24, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Requested Move

We found Sandbox - Kara in the Maintenance-Requested Moves and have moved it to User:Ckwahlquist\Sandbox - Kara  If not needed use the delete template. Sandralpond 13:11, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

England Street Index

Kara, please see the Talk page forEngland Street Index Register. There is a suggestion that the title of the page might be changed since some Wales information is included. Would you please take a look at that and see if that is a feasible idea? It looks like you make many contributions to the Wiki. Thanks so much! averyld 20:51, 16 April 2013 (UTC)