FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Guide

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[[Image:Can you help.jpg|right|Can you help.jpg]] &lt;&nbsp;[[Join a Facebook Research Community|Research Communities on Facebook<br>]]&lt;&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=4 Research Communities on Forums<br>]&lt;&nbsp;[[Research Communities on Google+|Research Communities on Google+<br>]]&lt;&nbsp;[[Join a Skype Research Community|Research Communities on Skype<br>]]&lt;&nbsp;[[Research Communities on Twitter|Research Communities on Twitter<br>]]&lt;&nbsp;[[Research Communities on Wiki|Research Communities on Wiki<br>]]
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FamilySearch's Genealogy Research Communities (GRCs) create a place where people can get assistance with their research questions. Each area has one or more volunteers who help with the administration of the page and/or community. You can [[#Request_to_become_a_community_administrator|volunteer to be an administrator]], if you want to be more involved. You can also help by visiting a community to join in on the conversation. Click one of the links above for a listing of available communities on each platform. The title of the volunteer may differ depending on the social media platform (e.g. "Admin" on Facebook pages, "Manager" on Google+ pages), but for consistency we often use the term administrator. Currently, Facebook and Skype have the largest community presence; although, the communities are growing on Google+, Twitter, forums, and this wiki. Volunteers do an incredible work to help people with their research in all areas of the world.&nbsp;
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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.  
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== Request to become a community administrator  ==
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If you are interested in being an administrator of a Genealogy Research Community, please fill out the following form:
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:[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFE5cjBnQ3RiYld2Q3ZWZkI1S2wxdFE6MQ#gid=0 Request to be a volunteer administrator]
  
 
== FamilySearch Community Administrator Guide  ==
 
== FamilySearch Community Administrator Guide  ==
  
'''Table of Contents'''
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=== [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Community|Administrator Community]]  ===
  
=== [[FamilySearch Communities: Administrator Community|Administrator Community]]<br>  ===
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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.
  
#Welcome
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#Administrator training
#Our administrator community
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#FamilySearch sponsors  
 
#FamilySearch sponsors  
 
#Special roles  
 
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#Building community
 
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=== [[FamilySearch Communities: Best Practices|Administrator Best Practices ]]<br> ===
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== Handouts and other resources ==
  
#Responding to questions and posts<br>
 
#Sharing resources
 
#Building community
 
 
== Volunteer administrator training  ==
 
 
=== MeetingPlace webinars  ===
 
 
Each Saturday and Tuesday, a training webinar is held to teach about the different things that can be done with a Facebook page.
 
 
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_a_community_administrator|request to become a community administrator]] and, under the "Suggest a new community" question, type "Genealogy Research Community Admins group only."<br>
 
 
'''Meeting information:'''
 
 
:*'''Date:''' Each Saturday and Tuesday<br>
 
:*'''Time:'''&nbsp;10:15am Mountain Time
 
:*'''Place:''' [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/aab71f311d4cf146d7a848bf1c027732 Click to attend]
 
 
'''Instructions to join:'''
 
 
:*'''Click '''the above link.
 
:*Sign in as a '''Guest '''(your name will be shown as a meeting attendee).
 
:*Enter your '''phone number''' (no punctuation) to have the system call you.
 
:*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.
 
:*International callers may need to use Skype to dial into the meeting if the system doesn't call them.
 
 
'''Reviewing recordings:'''<br>
 
 
:*[https://chqmpweb1.ldschurch.org/mpweb/scripts/mpx.dll Go to MeetingPlace].
 
:*Enter the code and click '''Find Meeting'''.
 
:*Click '''Past''', change the dates if needed.
 
:*In the bottom section, find the meeting on the '''date '''of the meeting you want to watch.
 
:*Click on the numberto go to the meeting room.
 
:*Click on '''Attachments/Recordings '''on the right side of the screen.
 
:*Click on the '''WebRecording '''link.
 
 
=== Platform overviews  ===
 
 
The following platform overviews vary in thoroughness, but each provides important understanding of what each platform offers. As a volunteer, you will help more people when you understand how each platform works. Click a heading for more detail on using the platform for genealogy. <br>
 
 
===== [[Facebook|Facebook]]<br>  =====
 
 
*[http://youtu.be/_yQcMBiD2yo New Pages: Controlling Posts on your Page] (Official Facebook video)<br>
 
 
===== Forums<br>  =====
 
 
*[https://help.familysearch.org/kb/videos/en/index.html FamilySearch Web Site Video Demonstrations]<br>
 
 
This web site offers thorough tutorials for the Forums and several other FamilySearch products.<br>
 
 
===== [[Google+|Google+]]<br>  =====
 
 
*[http://youtu.be/A3Atj57r15U Google+: There's more to explore]
 
*[http://youtu.be/WVROEsSxRk8 Google+: Set Up Your Profile]
 
 
While this tutorial covers profiles and not pages, there are more similarities than differences.
 
 
===== [[Skype|Skype]]<br>  =====
 
 
*[http://youtu.be/h7v0YwTwXSA How to start a Skype group text chat - Windows] ([http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL73F9EA2D155BF3B2 other] Official Skype Windows videos)<br>
 
*[http://youtu.be/Yj1NT6_adKw How to start a Skype group text chat - Mac] ([http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFCAC5DF15DBE2C56 other] Official Skype Mac videos)<br>
 
 
Besides learning how the GRC group chats were first started, these videos will show you how to add one of the GRC chats to your contacts. Remember, you must be first added to the chat by someone who is already in the group chat.<br>
 
 
===== [[Twitter|Twitter]]  =====
 
 
*[http://youtu.be/NshQFrpC2O4 Discover more about #newtwitter] (Official Twitter video)
 
 
===== [[Wikis|Wiki]]<br>  =====
 
 
*[https://help.familysearch.org/kb/videos/en/index.html FamilySearch Web Site Video Demonstrations]<br>
 
 
This web site offers thorough tutorials for the Wiki and several other FamilySearch products.<br>
 
 
=== Handouts and other resources  ===
 
 
*Expert advice from social media professionals and enthusiasts adapted for our genealogy research community volunteers
 
*#[[Six Principles of a Viable Genealogy Research Community|Six Principles of a Viable Genealogy Research Community]]<br>
 
 
*Genealogy Research Communities in the news and success stories  
 
*Genealogy Research Communities in the news and success stories  
*#[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/facebook/ Like Us on Facebook (FamilySearch Blog)] - 22 Mar 2012  
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*#[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/facebook/ Like Us on Facebook (FamilySearch Blog)] - 22 Mar 2012<br>
*#[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  
 
*#[[Walker History Room uses GRCs|Walker History Room uses GRCs (Walker History Room Monthly Report)]] - Oct 2011  
 
*#[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  
 
*#[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  
 
*#[https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/2011/05/facebook-research-community Join a Facebook Research Community! (FamilySearch TechTips Blog)] - 19 May 2011
 
*#[https://www.familysearch.org/techtips/2011/05/facebook-research-community Join a Facebook Research Community! (FamilySearch TechTips Blog)] - 19 May 2011
  
=== Discuss community building  ===
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Please share your community building ideas on the [[Talk:Facebook and Skype Community Administrators|Discussion page]].<br>
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== Request to become a community administrator  ==
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If you are interested in being an administrator 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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Revision as of 17:12, 11 September 2013

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

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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.

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