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=== Overall Objectives  ===
 
=== Overall Objectives  ===
  
To create entry and landing pages in the wiki that more clearly illustrate and describe the use of the wiki as a genealogical research tool; how it can enhance both beginning and advanced family historians understanding of where and how to search for information concerning their ancestors. Also to give more information to users who might be interested in helping in specific ways.  
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:[[Image:Under construction icon-blue.png|right|130px|Under construction]]To create entry pages in the wiki that more clearly illustrate and describe the use of the wiki as a genealogical research tool; how it can enhance both beginning and advanced family historians' understanding of where and how to search for information concerning their ancestors; and to give more information to users who might be interested in helping in specific ways.
  
We are focusing on the following types of users:  
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:We are focusing on the following types of users:
  
:*Researchers & Research Helpers (Consultants, etc.)  
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::*Researchers & Research Helpers (Consultants, etc.)  
:*Contributors  
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::*Contributors  
:*Maintenance workers (we believe we can draw more people in who want to help in small ways by doing maintenance work)
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::*Maintenance workers (we believe we can draw more people in, who want to help in small ways by doing maintenance work)
 
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[[Image:Under construction icon-blue.png|134x111px]]
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=== Inspiration  ===
 
 
*[http://www.wikihow.com wikiHow]
 
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Article_Creation_Workflow/Landing_System Wikipedia article creation workflow]
 
*[http://www.wikispaces.com WikiSpaces]
 
*[http://apps.wikihow.com/survivalkit/#!/home/ Special kind of wikiHow pages]
 
 
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=== Resources  ===
 
 
*If anyone is having a hard time verbally describing a layout design they’d like considered, there are a number of free or inexpensive mockup applications available that can be used to create an image(s) to share with others.
 
 
::http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
 
 
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=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats<br>  ===
 
=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats<br>  ===
  
*[[User:Ccsmith/sandbox/wiki|Ccsmith Sandbox]]  
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:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Pages|all entry pages we are working on<br>]]  
*JV&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home|Version 1]] and [[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home2|Version 2]]<br>
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:*See the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Pages Organization|interlinking between entry pages]]  
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:*Take the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Survey|Home Page review survey]]
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:*'''Home page''' suggestions:
  
'''Links to Comments and thoughts:'''
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:Nolaneclark/Sandbox/Home4 Proposal from Wiki team in JSMB]
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::*[[User:Ccsmith/sandbox/wiki2|Ccsmith Sandbox Wiki2]]
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::*JV&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home3|Version 3]]&nbsp;and [[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home4|Version 4]]
  
*[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=14228 FS Wiki&nbsp;Forum Thread]
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:*Examples of good home pages:
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::*[http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ BYU Family History site]
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::*[http://www.heraldextra.com/ Herald Extra]  
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::*[http://www.foxnews.com/ Fox News]  
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::*[http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Deseret News]
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::*[http://www.sltrib.com/ Salt Lake Tribune]
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::*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ BBC]
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::*[http://global.nytimes.com/?iht NY Times]
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::*[http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Washington Post]
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::*[http://www.latimes.com/ LA Times]
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::*[http://www.ldsmag.com/ LDS Magazines]
  
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=== Committees  ===
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:'''Links to Comments and thoughts:'''
  
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::*[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=14228 FS Wiki&nbsp;Forum Thread]<br>
  
=== Register to Participate  ===
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=== Participate  ===
  
Add in your information by editing the table.<br>  
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:Add in your information by editing the table.<br>
  
{| width="500" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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{| align="center" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" style="width: 500px; height: 210px;"
|+ Register for Wiki Project
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! scope="col" | Name  
 
! scope="col" | Name  
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| vasquezjl@familysearch.org  
 
| vasquezjl@familysearch.org  
 
| [[User:VasquezJL|VasquezJL]]
 
| [[User:VasquezJL|VasquezJL]]
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| Lee Drew
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| O&amp;D
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| wiki.fsm@gmail.com
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| [[User:Ldrew|Ldrew]]
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| Rorie Jenson
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| O&amp;D
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| rkjenson@live.com
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| [[User:Jenson1|jenson1<br> ]]
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| Lise Embley
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| Style/content/navigation
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| lembley@familysearch.org
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| [[User:Lembley|Lembley]]
 
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:We are broken out into committees working on different entry pages.&nbsp;<br>
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::*Lynda, Rorie, &amp; Sandra:
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:::*Locating information about someone
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:::*Find ways you can help (things to do)
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:::*Things to Do in Supporting the Wiki
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::*James &amp; Danielle
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:::*Want more information about a specific locality/topic<br>
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:::*Organize my genealogy information
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:::*Understand how the wiki is organized (for contributors with a little more experience)
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::*Charles &amp; Lee
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:::*Get started in doing genealogy research<br>
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:::*Add something you know to the wiki (getting started steps)
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::*Lise &amp; Caroline
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:::*Connect with others - researchers<br>
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:::*Connect with others - contributors
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::*Jane, Ken, &amp;&nbsp;Dennis
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:::*Learn how to use the wiki for research<br>
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:::*Find Contributor Help articles<br>
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:::*Training others to use the wiki and/or contribute to it
  
 
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=== Meetings and Announcements  ===
 
=== Meetings and Announcements  ===
  
We currently meet every Friday from 8:30am to 10:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend.  
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:We currently meet every Friday. Anyone is welcome to attend.
  
Eventually, as we get into the more detailed topics, we may split into smaller groups.
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::*Time: 8:30-10:30am MDT
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::*Place: MeetingPlace ID# 5889
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::*Go to [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/ MeetingPlace] then enter the ID#
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::*If needed, call 877-453-7266 and enter the ID#
  
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=== Past Meeting Minutes  ===
 
=== Past Meeting Minutes  ===
  
*March 2, 2012 - General discussion on what the home page should have in it.&nbsp;  
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:*March 2, 2012 - General discussion on what the home page should have in it.&nbsp;  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 9 2012|March 9, 2012]] - Discussed the specific topics and the areas that we want to walk the patrons through when they get to the home page
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 9 2012|March 9, 2012]] - Discussed the specific topics and the areas that we want to walk the patrons through when they get to the home page  
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 16 2012|March 16, 2012]]
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 30 2012|March 30, 2012]]
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - April 20 2012|April 20, 2012]]
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - April 27 2012|April 27, 2012]]
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - May 11 2012|May 11, 2012]]
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - June 1 2012|June 1, 2012]]
  
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=== Task Descriptions ===
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=== Inspiration  ===
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:*[http://www.wikihow.com wikiHow]
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:*[http://www.userfocus.co.uk/resources/taskchecklist.html Task based design guidelines]
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:*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Article_Creation_Workflow/Landing_System Wikipedia article creation workflow]
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:*[http://www.wikispaces.com WikiSpaces]
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:*[http://apps.wikihow.com/survivalkit/#!/home/ Special kind of wikiHow pages]
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=== Resources ===
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design List of beginners pages|Create list of existing beginners pages]]
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:*If anyone is having a hard time verbally describing a layout design they’d like considered, there are a number of free or inexpensive mockup applications available that can be used to create an image(s) to share with others.
*Create "Things to do" list for people who want to contribute but aren't sure where to start
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:*Someone to follow blogs and add items that should be added to the wiki to one page
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:::http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
:*Someone to add those pieces of information to the pages they belong on
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:*Thought: break out tasks by region?
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:*Training videos:<br>
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Videos_and_lessons Wiki Searching and Contributing videos]
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center Videos]&nbsp;(research topics)
  
 
[[Category:WikiProjects]]
 
[[Category:WikiProjects]]

Revision as of 14:59, 23 August 2012

Contents

Overall Objectives

Under construction
To create entry pages in the wiki that more clearly illustrate and describe the use of the wiki as a genealogical research tool; how it can enhance both beginning and advanced family historians' understanding of where and how to search for information concerning their ancestors; and to give more information to users who might be interested in helping in specific ways.
We are focusing on the following types of users:
  • Researchers & Research Helpers (Consultants, etc.)
  • Contributors
  • Maintenance workers (we believe we can draw more people in, who want to help in small ways by doing maintenance work)


Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats

  • Examples of good home pages:


Links to Comments and thoughts:


Participate

Add in your information by editing the table.
Name Interest Contact Info (Email) Optional WikiUser Name
James Tanner Organization and Design
genealogyarizona@gmail.com jamestanner
Ken Knight O&D klknight@gmail.com Klk3
Janell Vasquez O&D vasquezjl@familysearch.org VasquezJL
Lee Drew O&D wiki.fsm@gmail.com Ldrew
Rorie Jenson O&D rkjenson@live.com jenson1
Lise Embley Style/content/navigation lembley@familysearch.org Lembley


We are broken out into committees working on different entry pages. 
  • Lynda, Rorie, & Sandra:
  • Locating information about someone
  • Find ways you can help (things to do)
  • Things to Do in Supporting the Wiki
  • James & Danielle
  • Want more information about a specific locality/topic
  • Organize my genealogy information
  • Understand how the wiki is organized (for contributors with a little more experience)
  • Charles & Lee
  • Get started in doing genealogy research
  • Add something you know to the wiki (getting started steps)
  • Lise & Caroline
  • Connect with others - researchers
  • Connect with others - contributors
  • Jane, Ken, & Dennis
  • Learn how to use the wiki for research
  • Find Contributor Help articles
  • Training others to use the wiki and/or contribute to it


Meetings and Announcements

We currently meet every Friday. Anyone is welcome to attend.
  • Time: 8:30-10:30am MDT
  • Place: MeetingPlace ID# 5889
  • Go to MeetingPlace then enter the ID#
  • If needed, call 877-453-7266 and enter the ID#



Past Meeting Minutes


Inspiration


Resources

  • If anyone is having a hard time verbally describing a layout design they’d like considered, there are a number of free or inexpensive mockup applications available that can be used to create an image(s) to share with others.
http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
  • Training videos: