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Letter from Wiki Product Manager

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.

As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. Many of you shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...continue



Hello, Laralee, and welcome to FamilySearch Wiki! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.

It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{helpme}} template.

Again, welcome!

Steve 10:09, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Please vote on search result title link color

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 read the thread/explanation and vote. RitcheyMT 16:24, 24 January 2010 (UTC)


Just a note of thanks for all of your hard work! It is appreciated! Kara 15:20, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Additional Information

Added information about images online and Poor Law Union All Poor Law Unions have linked pages wherever possible. If you would like to collaborate on content for county parishes let me know. The collection England Cornwall Parish registers was published under a week ago. Image loadings which are problematic are described in their page.

Poor Law Union links are provided for all online collections at time of publication

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.


The FamilySearch Records Team



Thank you so much for all of your wonderful work!

Kara 17:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Ginabegin 20:12, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Laralee - how is retirement going?  Haven't seen you on the Community Meeting call recently.  You are missed...  Drop me a note and let me know how you're doing with all that time on your hands (ha!). Lise 02:10, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Laralee,

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)