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Oregon FHCs

Gilliam and Sherman counties - they go to Boardman and Hermiston FHCs, not Grant County. Jefferson County, go to Deschutes County (Bend FHC), just across county line. Harney and Malheur counties (particular those in south part of them) go to Winnemucca, Nevada. Noticed Halfway (Pine Valley FHC) is new one for Baker County beside long time one at Baker City. Dsammy 17:03, 30 August 2011 (UTC) (Oregonian native)

"Looking for help" box

I'm glad to see there are people interested in helping to clean up the wiki.

I was surprised to see the "Looking for help" box appear with my discussion within the Contributors Meeting for 19 July 2011. This seems to be a misinterpretation of my intent. I'm not looking for help. I'm wanting to discuss this issue with wiki contributors. I placed an item on the agenda and expanded on the topic within the discussion page, as instructed. Please let me know why you inserted this box. Charlene Pipkin 21:21, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Wrong type of transcription

The transcripton for Tech meeting agenda is not the kind we wanted. I am talking about who said what about what and what urls and examples shown, etc. That is the area we are missing out too much. Transcription from the recording is what I and others are seeking. Dsammy 09:17, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


Hello Sandralpond!

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Again, welcome! Kara 17:10, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

File name for image uploads

Hi Sandra, I've noticed that many of the files you are uploading start with Downloaded and then a string of numbers before a recognisable name is then included. It would be helpful if these filenames were edited so as to be more user friendly before the images are uploaded. I'm guessing that you may be processing files that other users have submitted, but would it be possible for the files to be renamed before upload? --Steve (talk| contribs) 13:05, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Outdated Pages notice to LoisFowles

Hi, Sandra. Lois Fowles was helping me move stuff from the old Research Guidance into the Wiki. We didn't have a good template to name them, so we added the "outdated" template. They probably should not be removed until someone compares them with info already in the Wiki. Fran Jensen knows a lot about that project. A list of them is in the pages related to FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Copy Research Guidance and Help Content into the Wiki. Hope this helps.AdkinsWH 03:53, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Stub Removal

We at the FamilySearch Wiki would like to use this article, Humboldt County, Nevada for a featured article on the Main Page of the Wiki. However, the word "stub" appears at the very top of the page. If you feel there is enough content to give researchers a good place to work from - we need YOU to remove the word "stub" from the article before we can feature it.
Thank you for your consideration.
Joy Wyzer17

When redirection is a better option to deletion

Hi Sandra, I've noticed that you've been adding reasons to page that have been marked for deletion. I'm glad you are doing this as it helps other understand the reason for the request.

While there are some good reasons why deleting a page is justified there are also circumstances where a redirect is a better option.

So if you find out the reason why a user has requested that a page is deleted is due to the content having been moved - in these cases change the {{delete}} template for a redirect. --Steve (talk| contribs) 15:38, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article consideration: Germans from Russia Archives and Libraries

Hi Sandralpond,

Your contribution on the Wiki: Germans from Russia Archives and Libraries is being considered for the main page featured articles. Are there any enhancing things that you would like to do to this article before we post it on the Main Page of the Wiki?

joy Wyzer17 20:28, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU / Your Article is Selected

Hi Sandralpond,

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the Baltimore County, Maryland article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 19, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!

joy Wyzer17 14:27, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Sandralpond, Thank you for your posting: We found Sandbox: County Shell (09 Dec) , and Sandbox: Historical and Genealogical Societiesin the Maintenance-Requested Moves and have moved them to User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox: County Shell (09 Dec) and Sandbox: Historical and Genealogical Societies If not needed use the delete template. Sandralpond 23:59, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you AdkinsWH 15:22, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Civil War

Thanks, Sandra, for moving some of the Civil War sandboxes.  I am working on moving the rest and attaching them to the main Civil War project page (which I am still working on).  MarkhamMJ 23:22, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

I am naming them FamilySearchWiki:WikiProject United States Civil War/Sandbox.cw1936, though what comes after Sandbox will vary of course.  I am deleting some of the sandboxes, but some are still needed or we may use them later.  MarkhamMJ 16:00, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Headings on County Pages for Utah

Hi Sandralpond,

We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah. Will you please review the page for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah and make comments on its discussion page?

Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January 2012.

Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.

Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and (Joy) Wyzer17, communications and volunteers liaisons.

Wyzer17 15:05, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Sandbox merger 2-different people


wyzer17 is my sandbox.

Merlin and Joy Price  are totally different people.  Would it be possible for you to fix it back.

Thank you for all that you do.

wyzer17  joy 19:39, 5 February 2012 (UTC)