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Hey Jimmy, will you weigh in on&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Manual of Style#.22Local_Histories.22_or_.22Histories.22_heading_on_county_pages.3F|"Local Histories" or "Histories" heading on county pages?]] I want to reach consensus on this quickly in order&nbsp;to get a big missionary team&nbsp;engaged in&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives]]. Thanks in advance!&nbsp;[[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 13:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
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==Many Thanks!==
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The Family Search Research Wiki&nbsp;is delighted to let you know that your "Indians of Idaho" and "WikiProject - - Tribal Prototype"&nbsp;pages you helped create have become '''Featured Articles''' that&nbsp;are highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki.&nbsp;&nbsp;They will&nbsp;appear there&nbsp;for seven days. Thank you for your excellent&nbsp;work to help others quickly access records.&nbsp; Your contributions are appreciated&nbsp;and will&nbsp;help others find their ancestors.
  
'''Wiki Etiquette and Conflict Resolution'''
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Jimmy, we at the Wiki want to personally&nbsp;thank you for all of your&nbsp;amazing efforts over the years.&nbsp;You have made an enormous&nbsp;difference in research!&nbsp;&nbsp;Love and prayers from Darris, Dawne, Michael, Elaine, Fran&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Wiki team.&nbsp; [[User:Gloriaannclark|Gloriaannclark]] 15:20, 30 August 2011 (UTC)<br>
  
I have now reviewed a number of articles in Wikipedia to see how they handle dispute resolution, and deal with contributors who could become difficult. From what I have read, I believe we need to prepare some pages on the FamilySearch Wiki on proper behavior on our Wiki, on how to treat others, on how to mentor newbies without making them feel inadequate, etc.
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== Moderator/Adopter issues coming to a vote  ==
  
One of the articles in Wikipedia which has some good information is "Wikipedia:Etiquette." I think it needs some work and needs to be rewritten to reflect our own philosophies, but there are some good ideas in it. Two others are "Wikipedia:Dispute Resolution" and "Wikipedia:Consensus."
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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)
  
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
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[[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 18:20, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
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== Messages for Jbparker regarding the Idaho Project  ==
  
:For direct access to the above mentioned Wikipedia articles, click on one of the following links: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Etiquette Etiquette], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution Dispute Resolution], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Consensus Consensus]. I have read the articles. My hope is that we will have shorter and fewer articles. My opinion is that like longer and more articles will equate to less read articles especially dealing with these kinds of subjects. [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 15:21, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
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''This is the place to add comments about the Idaho Project or to ask for help with contributing information to the Wiki.''
  
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Question: Where should info re: a published book re: obituaries be posted? Newspapers? Cemeteries (related somewhat)? Vital-Death? (I'm leaning towards newspapers, but wanted to check with you.) Thanks! [[User:AnnaBBB|AnnaBBB]]
  
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Technically they are a newspaper record. If we had a karge quantity of them, we could add an additional heading at the same level as newspapers, in alphabetical order, so it would show as a separate item in the Contents list at the top of the Wiki page.[[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 07:01, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
  
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Hello - Just wanted to let you know that you can search for churches (and other "features" such as towns, schools, cemeteries, etc.) at the US Geographic Names Information System. The system includes current and historical (no longer existing) features. It provides the county and longitude/latitude. I thought this would be a good way for you to find churches. See [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic]. [[User:AnnaBBB|AnnaBBB]] 22:24, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
  
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Hi Jimmy&nbsp; ~&nbsp; I heard through the grapevine that you might like the Hist/Pop charts, so I'm leaving you a few little presents.&nbsp; [[User:Evancol|Jane]]
  
This will also be important for other reasons in the future to have these pages as concise as possible, to aid in translation to the future language instances of the wiki, and also so as not to leave the user or potential editor feeling intimidated.&nbsp; Most people realize there is supposed to be some sort of user etiquette and policies regarding terms of use, and for most it won't affect what they do on a day to day basis.&nbsp; However, they will be necessary for those times when there are problems.
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Boiling down the apparently overinflated policies at Wikipedia, and by that I mean they are very wordy and almost look like something I would read in a law library, and may scare off potential editors just because of those two factors alone. &nbsp;
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Hi Jimmy, this is Blaine. I'm working my way though the procedures to join your Tuesday 11 am meeting. Do I call a number or just log on? [[User:Brbake|Brbake]] 16:58, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
  
PS:&nbsp; I'll make some changes to the copy below and let's see how that sits with anyone working on this.&nbsp; [[User:JamesAnderson|JamesAnderson]] 22:43, 4 March 2009 (UTC)&nbsp;
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It's Wednesday morning at 11:00, Blaine. I'll send you the meeting number, link and phone number when I get home.[[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 17:01, 25 May 2010 (UTC)  
  
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<br>Hi Jimmy, I have added the {{tl|User WikiProject Idaho}} to your user page. I have created this along with some [[Template:WikiProject Idaho|templates]] and [[:Category:WikiProject Idaho|categories]] that can help you with the WikiProject Idaho. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 12:11, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
  
[This statement, or something like it, would go on the Main Page as the invitation or "teaser" to get people to contribute.]  
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Thanks, Steve. [[User:Jbparker|Jimmy B. Parker]] 17:13, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
  
Would you like to add something to this Wiki? Whether it's something small or a full article, it's easy! Click here for a guide to contributing on FamilySearch Research Wiki.  
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[8:57:34 AM] Jan Edwards (TL/Trainer): meeting room is 5890 http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org 11 MT Wed. 27 May 2010
  
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Hi Jimmy, this is Blaine. I'm working my way though the procedures to join your Tuesday 11 am meeting. Do I call a number or just log on?
  
[The following would be a separate page and would be kind of an umbrella article to lead contributors to how-to articles, hopefully, without overwhelming them with more information than they need to know initially. Everywhere it says "Here's how," there would be a link to a more detailed, step-by-step article on that subject. Many of these pages already exist. We just need to provide a simple, user-friendly "table of contents" for the contributor. All of this needs some more thought and work. It is at the conceptual level only right now.]
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== ''This is the place to add comments about the Indians of North America Project or to ask for help with contributing information to the Wiki.''  ==
  
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=== Indians of Maryland ===
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== Other Messages ==
  
Hey there! I noticed you've done some great work on [[Indians of Maryland|Indians of Maryland]] -- thanks! As the barn raising winds down, I want to get a feel for how each article on the [[Maryland Barn Raising Tasks|Maryland Barn Raising Tasks]] is coming along so I can tell where to allocate any help that contributors can give for a last push. Could you either send me a message by editing [[User talk:Ritcheymt|my User Discussion page]] or go to the [[Maryland Barn Raising Tasks|Maryland Barn Raising Tasks]] page and update the column on the&nbsp;% of "doneness" the article is at now? [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 15:52, 16 February 2009 (UTC)<br>  
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''This is the place to add other messages pertaining to the Wiki.'' <br><br>Jimmy -- Would you mind to make a populated places expandable box for a SC county? I'd love to see how this is put together. Could we create one for [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley County]]? [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 17:40, 3 March 2011 (UTC)<br>
  
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Hi Jimmy,
  
=== Getting started as a Contributor  ===
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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)
  
Anyone can use the FamilySearch Research Wiki to read about and obtain information about research and records, just about anywhere in the world. Some localities are becoming fairly well-developed as to their content. For other localities, little has been added or in some cases readily available.&nbsp; The underlying reasons may simply be that the information is in hard to locate physical locations of the data, or is in an obscure location that is difficult for the average&nbsp; Internet user to find online easily.&nbsp; Even in the more well-developed areas, there is always more detail that is known by only a few people. Maybe one of those people is '''YOU!'''
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We welcome your input, even if that input is only information about the location of an obscure cemetery, or a link to a web site, or just about anything about the content, location, or use of a record.
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Thanks! [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 12:13, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
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Will do, Michael. I'll try to get to it this morning, at least part of them. I assume you would like me to do so before tomorrow's meeting. [[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 13:32, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
== What's your best work? And your favorites from others?  ==
 
 
 
Hey Jimmy! I'm searching for the wiki's best content to highlight it during a presentation I'm doing soon. Will you link me to 2 or 3 articles you've contributed to that you are most pleased with? Also, could you link me to your favorite article(s) written by others? Thanks! [[User:Ritcheymt|Ritcheymt]] 17:06, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
:Will do, Michael. I'll get back to you later today. I will say that mine are kind of bland, compared to some of the more appealing articles on the Wiki. I haven't concentrated on looks, more on content. So there are certainly more exciting articles on the Wiki than any I've done![[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 17:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
:Some of the pages that I have written, which I feel are coming along fairly well, are I[[Indians of Montana|ndians of Montana]] (as an example of western Indians), [[Indians of Maryland|Indians of Maryland]] (as an example of eastern Indians), and [[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee County, Idaho]] (as an example of a U.S. county page). I like the [[Wales|Wales]] non-portal page and the [[Maryland|Maryland]] non-portal page, not only for content, but for how they look. I hope that helps. [[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 21:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?  ==
 
 
 
People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...
 
 
 
*how to organize projects,
 
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*how to track progress on projects
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
 
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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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Michael -- I have added a post to the thread suggested above. I really think our "power contributors," as you call them -- the ones attending the Community Meeting -- need to know a little more about the "writing projects." How many of them are among those being asked to be a project coordinator? And will the questions above mean anything if they aren't?[[User:Jbparker|Jbparker]] 07:14, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:03, 29 September 2011

This page is dedicated to the memory of a FamilySearch Research Wiki Contributor who has died. "Jimmy Parker" passed away on 9 September 2011.[1] His userpage is preserved for historical purposes.

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  • Please post new messages at the top of the page to prevent confusion.
  • Please sign your comments. Type ~~~~ after your text.
  • Please use section headings to separate conversation topics.

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

Many Thanks!

The Family Search Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that your "Indians of Idaho" and "WikiProject - - Tribal Prototype" pages you helped create have become Featured Articles that are highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki.  They will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work to help others quickly access records.  Your contributions are appreciated and will help others find their ancestors.

Jimmy, we at the Wiki want to personally thank you for all of your amazing efforts over the years. You have made an enormous difference in research!  Love and prayers from Darris, Dawne, Michael, Elaine, Fran and the Wiki team.  Gloriaannclark 15:20, 30 August 2011 (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)


Messages for Jbparker regarding the Idaho Project

This is the place to add comments about the Idaho Project or to ask for help with contributing information to the Wiki.

Question: Where should info re: a published book re: obituaries be posted? Newspapers? Cemeteries (related somewhat)? Vital-Death? (I'm leaning towards newspapers, but wanted to check with you.) Thanks! AnnaBBB

Technically they are a newspaper record. If we had a karge quantity of them, we could add an additional heading at the same level as newspapers, in alphabetical order, so it would show as a separate item in the Contents list at the top of the Wiki page.Jimmy B. Parker 07:01, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello - Just wanted to let you know that you can search for churches (and other "features" such as towns, schools, cemeteries, etc.) at the US Geographic Names Information System. The system includes current and historical (no longer existing) features. It provides the county and longitude/latitude. I thought this would be a good way for you to find churches. See http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic. AnnaBBB 22:24, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jimmy  ~  I heard through the grapevine that you might like the Hist/Pop charts, so I'm leaving you a few little presents.  Jane


Hi Jimmy, this is Blaine. I'm working my way though the procedures to join your Tuesday 11 am meeting. Do I call a number or just log on? Brbake 16:58, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

It's Wednesday morning at 11:00, Blaine. I'll send you the meeting number, link and phone number when I get home.Jimmy B. Parker 17:01, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi Jimmy, I have added the {{User WikiProject Idaho}} to your user page. I have created this along with some templates and categories that can help you with the WikiProject Idaho. --Steve 12:11, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Steve. Jimmy B. Parker 17:13, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

[8:57:34 AM] Jan Edwards (TL/Trainer): meeting room is 5890 http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org 11 MT Wed. 27 May 2010

Hi Jimmy, this is Blaine. I'm working my way though the procedures to join your Tuesday 11 am meeting. Do I call a number or just log on?

This is the place to add comments about the Indians of North America Project or to ask for help with contributing information to the Wiki.



Other Messages

This is the place to add other messages pertaining to the Wiki.

Jimmy -- Would you mind to make a populated places expandable box for a SC county? I'd love to see how this is put together. Could we create one for Berkeley County? Murphynw 17:40, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jimmy,

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)

References

  1. Obituary for Jimmy Parker