FamilySearch Wiki:Using the Wiki in FamilySearch Centers

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== '''Benifits of the FamilySearch Wiki to a FamilySearch Center'''  ==
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== '''Benifits of Using the FamilySearch Wiki in a FamilySearch Center'''  ==
  
=== Wiki History ===
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==== What A Wiki Is  ====
  
====What A Wiki Is====
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A wiki is a website where every page can be edited in a web browser, by whomever happens to be reading it. Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick".
  
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==== General Wiki History ====
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The history of wikis dates from 1994, when Ward Cunningham invented the concept and gave it its name.
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=== the FamilySearch Wiki  ===
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Looking for an ancestor? The FamilySearch Wiki has '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} pages''' about records, [[Browse by Country|localities]], [[:Category:Contents|subjects]] and [[Getting Started: General Research Information|methods]] that can help you find your ancestors. Articles are written by [[Community Center|community]] members like you, working together to create an online-library of information which will eventually enable all members of the community to discover precious details about their families. From the novice to the professional, everyone knows something that can [[Help:Contributor Help|help]] someone else. As we work together, we will find our ancestors!
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==== Advantages to Using the FamilySearch Wiki  ====
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*Easy to use
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*Invites collaberation
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*A great place to get free Family History Research advice *Using Place Search - learn more about the place your ancestors lived
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*Accessible from anywhere with a web connection
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*Contains Instructions on how to find, use and analyze records that are genealogically useful.
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*It has Historical definitions of legal terms, occupations and other terms that are useful to genealogists.
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*It is instantaneous so there is no need to wait for a publisher to create a new edition or update information
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==== FamilySearch Wiki History  ====
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FamilySearch Wiki was launched on the Web in an open beta using MediaWiki software during the first quarter of 2008. Before that the wiki was available to a limited group of users on a Plone site.
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====Wiki Case Studies====

Revision as of 21:14, 2 December 2012

Contents

Benifits of Using the FamilySearch Wiki in a FamilySearch Center

What A Wiki Is

A wiki is a website where every page can be edited in a web browser, by whomever happens to be reading it. Wiki is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick".

General Wiki History

The history of wikis dates from 1994, when Ward Cunningham invented the concept and gave it its name.

the FamilySearch Wiki

Looking for an ancestor? The FamilySearch Wiki has 79,739 pages about records, localities, subjects and methods that can help you find your ancestors. Articles are written by community members like you, working together to create an online-library of information which will eventually enable all members of the community to discover precious details about their families. From the novice to the professional, everyone knows something that can help someone else. As we work together, we will find our ancestors!

Advantages to Using the FamilySearch Wiki

  • Easy to use
  • Invites collaberation
  • A great place to get free Family History Research advice *Using Place Search - learn more about the place your ancestors lived
  • Accessible from anywhere with a web connection
  • Contains Instructions on how to find, use and analyze records that are genealogically useful.
  • It has Historical definitions of legal terms, occupations and other terms that are useful to genealogists.
  • It is instantaneous so there is no need to wait for a publisher to create a new edition or update information

FamilySearch Wiki History

FamilySearch Wiki was launched on the Web in an open beta using MediaWiki software during the first quarter of 2008. Before that the wiki was available to a limited group of users on a Plone site.

Wiki Case Studies