FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 19 June 2014
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Welcome[edit | edit source]
Kudos go to[edit | edit source]
Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]
What have we heard about Salesforce vs. Yammer?
Agenda items[edit | edit source]
Summary of Yammer[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch releases NEW Freedmen's Bureau Records for Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia
- The IL State page topic column lists a topic of "Emigration and Immigration" which is linked to an article named "Illinois Emigration and Immigration." It also lists a topic "Migration" which links to an article named "Illinois Migration." The FHL uses the topics "Emigration and Immigration" and "Migration, internal." What do you think about combining these two topics and articles on the Wiki?
- Creation of county seat pages, cont'd: This is the decision the Wiki Governance Council came up with, regarding the creation of county seat pages.
- We want to avoid the creation of many empty pages, UNLESS, we have a plan to fill those pages in a reasonable amount of time. Exceptions should be submitted for approval to the Wiki Community Council. If empty pages have already been created we should work on finding content for them.
Usability Testing update[edit | edit source]
- There will be a new namespace assigned, so testing can be ongoing, and results will be more transparent.
- The Illinois page will be tested starting next week
Discussion: redirecting locality pages[edit | edit source]
The Illinois page, for example, would become "Illinois Genealogy Research"
How will this affect the wiki?
Moderators and Adopters[edit | edit source]
Wiki Content[edit | edit source]
Review pages added or updated since new format (cont'd)
- How to Find Illinois Birth Records - your opinion needed: valuable for other states?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Illinois Online Genealogy Records Reformatted, added learn more links
- FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Illinois pages Not ready to review
- Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties Made it sortable, added boundary changes links.
- Template:IL-sidebar Changed archives and libraries links to the local resources page; also Societies; added Social Networking Groups, Websites
Wiki Support[edit | edit source]
Community Council Report[edit | edit source]
Items to pose to Community Council