FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 27 March 2014

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Welcome[edit | edit source]

Welcome to Lise and Jim and Jane


Kudos go to
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Charles Caleb and Giuseppe for working and they in turn kudos us for being patient

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

Metrics - Wilma: We want to run metrics to find out if they are useful to people. See Wilma's Sandbox Question: What should we measure? Which links are being used, not being used?


Main Page - Working on clickable map. Needing to update articles on main page. We may develop projects for each area. Sidebar has been updated to include family history centers, Adopt A Page, etc.

Research Wiki - start page is in the process of being updated - loosing some of the boxes to tighten up the page

Skype vs Yammer vs Talk Pages some other medium to use for communication between all of us

Giuseppe shows how to join Yammer groups and edit preferences. Wiki Contributors is new group.

Moderators and Adopters
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  • Conversation in the call:

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Have we finally decided to make changes to the opening Wiki page? Can we make changes and go live? Wilma would like to see usability pages. We did look at Popular pages to see the views of every page. Consensus..let's try going live and if anyone complains, send complains to GM.

Featured content - can we make that more visible? Is there someone who could take that on? Place that on the main page? How useful would this be?

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

Jane (Community Council Chair) is working with a group of England missionaries preparing for FGS.

A group plans to go back to courthouses to see what records are not digitized. They are creating a document that lists all the projects that they hold. Will be in a form of an Excel spreadsheet. See Washington County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Items to pose to Community Council[edit | edit source]


Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

New 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. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki


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.