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AM or PM[edit source]

It's not clear whether the meetings are to be held AM or PM. I know the Wiki Community meetings are 2:00 PM, so I'm guessing the new meetings will also be PM, but am I right? --Steve 00:03, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

From the details posted on the FamilySearch Wiki:New Contributors Training page it is apparent that these meeting will be held Sunday evening Mountain time. I have amended this article to make this clear. I have also dropped the MST to just Mountain time, as I suspect that the the meetings will be held at 7:00 PM all year round. --Steve 11:21, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Skype User GenHelp[edit source]

Kara, I was following the instructions concerning the Sunday meetings and found that two GenHelp contacts exists. Which one would be the correct one? The instructions may need some clarification. Thank you Kara. Thomas_Lerman 16:02, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

FamilySearch Record Search Meeting times[edit source]

There is a conflict on the day and time for this meeting (the last one on the page). In the description, it states "This meeting is held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month." In the listing of day and time above that, it says it is held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. MDT, which is the time for the Idaho Project Team Meeting. Jimmy B. Parker 21:28, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

I changed it back the Record Search meeting is the 1st and third Wednesday at 1:30pm; I think someone meant to change the Idaho meeting time and changed the Record Search meeting instead. So conflict averted. Chris Lake 3 September 2010

Proposed Combining of Meetings, with Name Change[edit source]

The two consecutive meetings, “Genealogists Helping Genealogists” and "Genealogists Helping Newbies," have evolved. Previously, the meetings were loosely structured. Those who attended where directed to the "Help:Edit and Contribute" page, some of the links that pertained to their particular situation were reviewed, and questions were answered. That worked well for first-time attendees, but those who returned wanted more training.

Although, once, someone came to request help about the Wiki in general, all other attendees have been contributors who wanted help with the necessary skills for that endeavor.

These two meetings have been combined into one, with a structured training agenda. Time is left at the end for questions and individualized help. Attendees have expressed the feeling that this was helpful to them and was meeting their needs.

The proposed training agenda was reviewed and approved by training attendees and Janell, who is currently in charge of Wiki Community Support for FamilySearch.

Thus, the name of this meeting is being changed to reflect its current direction and purpose. The new name will be "New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting." It will replace the “Genealogists Helping Genealogists” meeting page, to preserve the already established meeting links. The "Genealogists Helping Newbies" meeting page will be directed to this new page.

If you have any comments or questions, please include them here. --Judy 20:47, 1 March 2011 (UTC)