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&lt;&nbsp;[[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook Research Communities<br>]]&lt;&nbsp;[[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype Research Communities]]
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FamilySearch has begun a project to create a place where people can get assistance with their research questions. Each area has an Admin who helps with the administration of the page.&nbsp;Facebook and Skype Admins do an incredible work to help people with their research in all areas of the world.&nbsp;
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* < [[Research Communities on Facebook]]
  
== Admin Responsibilities  ==
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FamilySearch sponsors Facebook pages to bring together the Genealogy Research Community (GRC) where people can get assistance with their research questions. Each area has one or more volunteers who help with the administration of the page. Volunteers do an incredible work to help people with their research in all areas of the world.
  
#Lead the creation of a vibrant, collaborative research community on Facebook and Skype. These responsibilities revolve around three main ideas:<br>
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== Request to become a community administrator  ==
#*Interacting with those who post on the page by answering questions posted or commenting on them if you don't have an answer, encouraging others to answer questions, and showing gratitude for resources shared.
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#*Sharing news and information about how to do genealogy research in this area, information about genealogy events, and great resources available for this area.
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#*Partnering with local organizations such as libraries, archives, and societies, to invite them to share their news and events on the page.
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#Help the community members adhere to the following policies:
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#*Keep group discourse civil and polite at all times.
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#*All posts should be genealogy-related and off-topic posts will be removed.
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#*All discussions should be kept neutral and non-denominational. (LDS-specific discussions should not take place in these groups.)
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#Join our group of community admins, and connect with the fellow admins of your specific group (we hope that each group will eventually have 2-3 admins).
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4.&nbsp; If you must leave as an admin, help us find someone else to take your place.
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If you are interested in being an administrator of a Genealogy Research Community, please fill out the following form:
  
== Best practices for a genealogy community administrator ==
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:[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5cjBnQ3RiYld2Q3ZWZkI1S2wxdFE6MQ#gid=0 Request to be a volunteer administrator]
  
As a volunteer administrator for a FamilySearch Genealogy Research Community you are in a position to reach thousands of individuals and provide helpful research resources. There are countless blogs and classes available online which are available to help define best practices for social media. These best practices can change on a regular basis as the tools we use for social media continue to evolve. The following resources will help you stay up to date with this ever changing world:
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== FamilySearch Community Administrator Guide  ==
  
*Join the Genealogy Research Community Admins [https://www.facebook.com/groups/117212955030975/ Facebook group] (membership in this group is included with [[#Request_to_become_an_Admin|volunteering]] as a FamilySearch Genealogy Research Community admin)
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=== [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Community|Administrator Community]] ===
*Join the [[Genealogical Society Webmasters|Genealogical Society Webmasters]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenSocWebmasters/ Facebook group]&nbsp;
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*Understand how [[Facebook|Facebook]] and [[Skype|Skype]] can be used for genealogy
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*Follow [https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150585382860868 ✭FACEBOOK Experts &amp; Resources!] Interest List on Facebook<br>
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== Facebook administrator training ==
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Welcome to our growing team of administrators on our FamilySearch sponsored Facebook pages for research support. It has been exciting to see so much research help provided since the communities were first introduced in May 2011.
  
=== MeetingPlace webinars  ===
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#Administrator training
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#FamilySearch sponsors
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#Special roles
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#Regional managers
  
Each Saturday and Tuesday, a training webinar is held to teach about the different things that can be done with a Facebook page.
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=== [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Responsibilities|Administrator Responsibilities]]<br>  ===
  
Though the FamilySearch pages may often be referred to in these discussions, '''these trainings are open to the general public.'''&nbsp;If you are an administrator of a genealogy-related page on Facebook, you are welcome to attend! Simply [[#Request_to_become_an_Admin|Request to become an Admin]] and, under the "Suggest a new community" question, type "Genealogy Research Community Admins group only."<br>  
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#Responding to questions and posts<br>  
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#Sharing resources
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#Building community
  
'''Meeting information:'''
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== Handouts and other resources  ==
  
:*'''Date:''' Each Saturday and Tuesday<br>
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*Genealogy Research Communities in the news and success stories
:*'''Time:'''&nbsp;10:15am Mountain Time
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*#[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/facebook/ Like Us on Facebook (FamilySearch Blog)] - 22 Mar 2012
:*'''Place:''' [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/aab71f311d4cf146d7a848bf1c027732 Click to attend]
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*#[http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2012/01/familysearch-seeks-admins-for-facebook-pages-and-skype-group-chats.html FamilySearch Seeks Admins for Facebook Pages and Skype Group Chats (EOGN Blog)] also [http://www.geneapress.com/2012/01/familysearch-seeks-admins-for-facebook.html GeneaPress]- 23 Jan 2012
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*#[[Walker History Room uses GRCs|Walker History Room uses GRCs (Walker History Room Monthly Report)]] - Oct 2011
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*#[http://ancestryinsider.blogspot.com/2011/08/beyond-walls-of-your-fhc.html Beyond the Walls of Your FHC (The Ancestry Insider Blog)] - 23 Aug 2011
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*#[https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/2011/05/facebook-research-community Join a Facebook Research Community! (FamilySearch TechTips Blog)] - 19 May 2011
  
'''Instructions to join:'''
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{{H-langs|en=Main Page|es=Guía de administradores de las comunidades de FamilySearch}}
 
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:*'''Click '''the above link.
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:*Sign in as a '''Guest '''(your name will be shown as a meeting attendee).
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:*Enter your '''phone number''' (no punctuation) to have the system call you.
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:*If it doesn't call you, you may need to call in instead. Dial 877-459-7266, then follow the prompts and enter the code to join the meeting.
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:*International callers may need to use Skype to dial into the meeting if the system doesn't call them.
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'''Reviewing recordings:'''<br>
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:*[https://chqmpweb1.ldschurch.org/mpweb/scripts/mpx.dll Go to MeetingPlace].
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:*Enter the code and click '''Find Meeting'''.
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:*Click '''Past''', change the dates if needed.
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:*In the bottom section, find the meeting on the '''date '''of the meeting you want to watch.
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:*Click on the numberto go to the meeting room.
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:*Click on '''Attachments/Recordings '''on the right side of the screen.
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:*Click on the '''WebRecording '''link.
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=== Screencasts (5 minute videos)  ===
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Recordings of the the webinars are available for at least a week afterward, but in the world of social media things change at a rapid pace. For that reason, and for your convenience, links to 5 minute trainings will be provided here. As these become obsolete they will also be updated. Due to the Facebook Timeline and management changes in March 2012, the 5 minute trainings are being redeveloped. Check back later.
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=== Handouts and other resources  ===
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Expert advice from social media professionals and enthusiasts adapted for our genealogy research community volunteers:
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*[[Six_Principles_of_a_Viable_Genealogy_Research_Community|Six Principles of a Viable Genealogy Research Community]]<br>
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== Request to become an Admin  ==
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If you are interested in being an admin of a Genealogy Research Community, please fill out the following form:
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:[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVZMWdHSVBzSXdNTDhQYk40Q2V5b0E6MQ Request to be an Admin of a Genealogy Research Community]
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[[Category:Social_Media]] [[Category:Volunteer]]
 
[[Category:Social_Media]] [[Category:Volunteer]]
 
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Revision as of 18:16, 25 March 2013

FamilySearch Communities This article is about an aspect of the Genealogy Research Communities sponsored by FamilySearch.

Can you help.jpg

FamilySearch sponsors Facebook pages to bring together the Genealogy Research Community (GRC) where people can get assistance with their research questions. Each area has one or more volunteers who help with the administration of the page. Volunteers do an incredible work to help people with their research in all areas of the world.

Contents

Request to become a community administrator

If you are interested in being an administrator of a Genealogy Research Community, please fill out the following form:

Request to be a volunteer administrator

FamilySearch Community Administrator Guide

Administrator Community

Welcome to our growing team of administrators on our FamilySearch sponsored Facebook pages for research support. It has been exciting to see so much research help provided since the communities were first introduced in May 2011.

  1. Administrator training
  2. FamilySearch sponsors
  3. Special roles
  4. Regional managers

Administrator Responsibilities

  1. Responding to questions and posts
  2. Sharing resources
  3. Building community

Handouts and other resources