FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 4 Dec 2014

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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]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

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.

Guest Speaker[edit | edit source]

  • this week
  • suggestions

Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]

FS Wiki Contributors group.

  • What do you do when you have covered up the edit this page box and you can't get back in to correct the page? You have edit tab at the very top of the page next to talk and history.
    • If you cover up the save button at the bottom of the page, Click the History tab the top of the page and do a roll back.

Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]

Is there anything updated that moderators need to know? wants to work with others so it is more like a team or a group. Items in local libraries.

  • Adding class handouts to the FHC pages. Permission received from the teacher. Suggestions include external links to the handout or creating a sub-page. Example given Https:// Angeles FamilySearch Library. Jane Colemenares will assist Julie Hammons in completing this task.

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

County libraries, look at their internet pages, get to know what resources they have. Go there if possible. Find things that are not online but compliment. Archives of the state, get online and manuscript info. Guides you can download and learn about more resources.

Resources for documenting wills and probate records: wiki users may not know there are additional or later records on microfilm or other formats. Give description of how to use. Look to where the entire collection is. Including courthouses. Special collections and others.

How can we help people want to contribute links to their databases, information. Perhaps they could create a page that informs people what they have, events.

Genealogy societies could make pages as well. Adopt pages.

Wiki Support[edit | edit source]

Governance Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Governance Council

Community Council Report[edit | edit source]

  • Items to pose to Community Council

Discussions and Proposals Follow-up[edit | edit source]

To access this table click here

FamilySearch Wiki - Contributor's Meeting


Discussions, Proposals, Follow-up



Insert most recent at the top of list

News to be publicized[edit | edit source]

To access this table click here.

  News to be publicized (on the "Community News" page)


News Item (draft)
Everyone should add items to discuss.
Anyone can post to Community News.



Insert most recent at the top of list
access Community News
(New, Review, Final, Rejected, or Posted)

Link to Community News

Meeting Notes/Minutes[edit | edit source]

  • please post below this header