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=== Overall Objectives  ===
 
=== Overall Objectives  ===
  
[[Image:Under construction icon-blue.png|right|130px|Under construction]]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; and 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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=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats<br>  ===
 
=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats<br>  ===
  
*[[Editing FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Pages|All landing pages we are working on]]  
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:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Pages|all entry pages we are working on<br>]]  
*Home page suggestions
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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:
  
:*[[User:Ccsmith/sandbox/wiki|Ccsmith Sandbox]]  
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:Nolaneclark/Sandbox/Home4 Proposal from Wiki team in JSMB]
:*JV&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home|Version 1]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home2|Version 2]]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home3|Version 3]]<br>
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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]]
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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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'''Links to Comments and thoughts:'''  
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:'''Links to Comments and thoughts:'''
  
*[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]  
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::*[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=14228 FS Wiki&nbsp;Forum Thread]<br>
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::*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=14228 FS Wiki&nbsp;Forum Thread]<br>
  
 
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=== Participate  ===
 
=== Participate  ===
  
Add in your information by editing the table.<br>  
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:Add in your information by editing the table.<br>
  
 
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{| align="center" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" style="width: 500px; height: 210px;"
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We are broken out into committees working on different landing pages.&nbsp;<br>  
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:We are broken out into committees working on different entry pages.&nbsp;<br>
  
:*Lynda, Rorie, &amp; Sandra:  
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::*Lynda, Rorie, &amp; Sandra:  
::*Locating information about someone  
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:::*Locating information about someone  
::*Find ways you can help (things to do)  
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:::*Find ways you can help (things to do)  
::*Things to Do in Supporting the Wiki
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:::*Things to Do in Supporting the Wiki
  
:*James &amp; Danielle  
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::*James &amp; Danielle  
::*Want more information about a specific locality/topic<br>  
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:::*Want more information about a specific locality/topic<br>  
::*Organize my genealogy information  
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:::*Organize my genealogy information  
::*Understand how the wiki is organized (for contributors with a little more experience)
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:::*Understand how the wiki is organized (for contributors with a little more experience)
  
:*Charles &amp; Lee  
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::*Charles &amp; Lee  
::*Get started in doing genealogy research<br>  
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:::*Get started in doing genealogy research<br>  
::*Add something you know to the wiki (getting started steps)
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:::*Add something you know to the wiki (getting started steps)
  
:*Lise &amp; Caroline  
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::*Lise &amp; Caroline  
::*Connect with others - researchers<br>  
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:::*Connect with others - researchers<br>  
::*Connect with others - contributors
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:::*Connect with others - contributors
  
:*Jane, Ken, &amp;&nbsp;Dennis  
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::*Jane, Ken, &amp;&nbsp;Dennis  
::*Learn how to use the wiki for research<br>  
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:::*Learn how to use the wiki for research<br>  
::*Find Contributor Help articles<br>  
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:::*Find Contributor Help articles<br>  
::*Training others to use the wiki and/or contribute to it
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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. Anyone is welcome to attend.  
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:We currently meet every Friday. Anyone is welcome to attend.
  
:*Time: 8:30-10:30am MDT  
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::*Time: 8:30-10:30am MDT  
:*Place: MeetingPlace ID# 5889  
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::*Place: MeetingPlace ID# 5889  
:*Go to [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/ MeetingPlace] then enter the ID#  
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::*Go to [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/ MeetingPlace] then enter the ID#  
:*If needed, call 877-453-7266 and 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  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 16 2012|March 16, 2012]]  
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 16 2012|March 16, 2012]]  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 30 2012|March 30, 2012]]  
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:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 30 2012|March 30, 2012]]  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - April 20 2012|April 20, 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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=== Inspiration  ===
 
=== Inspiration  ===
  
*[http://www.wikihow.com wikiHow]  
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:*[http://www.wikihow.com wikiHow]  
*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Article_Creation_Workflow/Landing_System Wikipedia article creation workflow]  
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:*[http://www.userfocus.co.uk/resources/taskchecklist.html Task based design guidelines]
*[http://www.wikispaces.com WikiSpaces]  
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:*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Article_Creation_Workflow/Landing_System Wikipedia article creation workflow]  
*[http://apps.wikihow.com/survivalkit/#!/home/ Special kind of wikiHow pages]
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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  ===
 
=== 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.
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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.
  
::http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
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:::http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
  
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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: