FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 15 November 2012

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Introduce new members[edit | edit source]

Kudos go to ... [edit | edit source]

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]

New Agenda Items[edit | edit source]

  • New home page 
  • It was suggested that in place of "not names" above the search box, that the wording be changed to "not individuals", make it more clear.
  • United States, How to Find Genealogy Records example of a core page.  Helps someone find information about specific records and where to find them, how to use them.  Links to the page would be welcome, where it would be helpful.
  • Standardizing state pages - ongoing project, with emphasis on digital records.  Nathan will be contacted by someone working on a Beginner's Corner
  • Community Council held its first meeting and Jane Colemnares was elected to be the Chair. See the Wiki pages for their charter, minutes, etc. They will be working with the Family History Library staff, in a council that they have formed, regarding the Wiki.  Steve will be creating a page where the community can post items for the Community Council.

Forums Overview[edit | edit source]

Be part of the solution! Make your opinions known! Post comments to an existing thread or start a new discussion at Wiki Contributors Corner forum.
Current forum threads of interest:


New since last week


Comments added since last week

  • Naming spaces
  • Rather than go back and change all the pages again, I think I'll just let the bread crumbs at the top of the page do the trick for the Spain pages in English. I will also do the same for the pages in Spanish. If we make sure the top of the page has bread crumbs, people should be able to distinguish from a province or a city of the same name by the order it appears in the bread crumbs.
  • Placement of Gazeteers
  • Thanks,
    I have edited our local parish pages which are subject to FamilySearch Indexing agreements and added to the original contributor User page the reason for editing.
    In Kent all existing existing Kent Online Parish Clerks initial page creations contain much more accurate and detailed gazetteer material and maps for parishes, including satellite map images. As we progress those pages to cover over 400 parishes it may be more useful for FamilySearch wiki to link to that material than simply reference one gazetteer source, which unfortunately in the case of Downe contains some inaccuracy.

Decisions made since last week

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.