FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 12 June 2014

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  • You can join up to 10 minutes early. If you try to join the meeting at any other time, you will get an error that the meeting doesn't exist.

Purpose of the meeting: Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.

Welcome[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

  • Lise for her help on describing the contents of databases listed under births.
  • Caleb for his eye for design and theory.
  • All of you for your great suggestions

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

Progress on the software update?

Agenda items[edit | edit source]

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting.

Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

Help others make a difference: Invite your friends to

Posts to FS Wiki Contributors group June 5 and later:

  • Projects conversation
  • Creation of County Seats pages: over 40 replies Summary: (please read for yourself, however)
    • Creation of city pages is what started this conversation. The Community Council was against doing city pages. County seats were never a question.
    • So many of these are red links (no page exists) in the "infobox" on the county pages. Red links is one of the things the Support team watches for.
    • City or county seat pages are useful in getting local knowledge
    • In most states, the county is the principle place where users look. Therefore, if something is discovered by doing work on a city page, it should be linked to from the appropriate topic on the county page.
    • Working on these pages can help alert local libraries and societies about the wiki, and get their input on what they want said about their collections and services. Some have even asked to have a wiki presentation for their staff. It's a way to be a great ambassador.

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

  • Review of changes made since last conversation

Discussion: do these pages have enough value to create/ update them for other states?

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Our discussion included Giuseppe, Caleb, and Danielle, about the Community Council and the Governance Council.
    • Community Council needs nominations soon for the members whose terms are expiring
    • Governance council: Giuseppe and Danielle have final decision. Other members to be determined. Expected that a member of the Community Council will be invited.

Items to pose to Community Council

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

Attending: Barbara, David, Jim L, Judy, Lise, Ruth, Linda, Giuseppe, Caleb, Wilma, Van Celaya

Kudos: Wilma--> Lise - for making the IL pages easier to search Lise --> Wilma - for reaching out and helping

Welcome to Van Celaya (new attendee)

Support will cancel meetings on July 3rd and July 24th. This group will decide closer to the date(s)

When making new pages, make in sandbox before making "live". Wilma requested Giuseppe to put this on Yammer.

Discussion on Illinois page - regarding birth records available internally and externally. Transclude information from one pg to another.

Charles will take minutes next week