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== Getting Started as a New Contributor<br> ==
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== Getting Started as a New Contributor<br> ==
  
[[Image:WikiProject User Help NT.png|right|Copyright by author: Andrew Hampe (under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License)]]Welcome!&nbsp;Thank you for your willingness to come and contribute your knowledge to help genealogists everywhere find their ancestors. <br>
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[[Image:WikiProject User Help NT.png|right|Copyright by author: Andrew Hampe (under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License)]]Welcome!&nbsp;Thank you for your willingness to come and contribute your knowledge to help genealogists everywhere find their ancestors. <br>  
  
 
The following will help you get started (click the links to learn more about each item):&nbsp;  
 
The following will help you get started (click the links to learn more about each item):&nbsp;  
  
 
:#[[Help:How to Register with the Wiki|Register]] for an account (you may already have one if you use other FamilySearch.org or LDS.org web sites)  
 
:#[[Help:How to Register with the Wiki|Register]] for an account (you may already have one if you use other FamilySearch.org or LDS.org web sites)  
:#Take the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] or visit a [[New Wiki Contributors Training|New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting]] to learn more about ways you can contribute<br>
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:#Take the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] or visit a [[New Wiki Contributors Training|New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting]] to learn more about ways you can contribute<br>  
 
:#Edit your first page by:  
 
:#Edit your first page by:  
 
:#*Sharing something you know about where you live  
 
:#*Sharing something you know about where you live  
 
:#*Adding information about a place you are currently researching  
 
:#*Adding information about a place you are currently researching  
:#*Joining an [[Projects Seeking Contributors|ongoing project]]<br>(The links below will help you get started)
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:#*Joining an [[Projects Seeking Contributors|ongoing project]]<br>(The links below will help you get started)  
 
:#[[Help:User page|Edit your user page]] to tell others a little about yourself.
 
:#[[Help:User page|Edit your user page]] to tell others a little about yourself.
  
 
{{Contributor Help badge}}The Family Search Wiki is a collaborative community effort. Your contributions are welcome on '''every''' page.&nbsp;  
 
{{Contributor Help badge}}The Family Search Wiki is a collaborative community effort. Your contributions are welcome on '''every''' page.&nbsp;  
  
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== Getting Started - Wiki Lessons  ==
 
== Getting Started - Wiki Lessons  ==
  
These lessons belong to a course about the wiki and each contains:  
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Review interactive courses to teach you how to contribute to the wiki. &nbsp;Each lesson takes approximately 15-20 minutes:
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/Wiki_Overview/player.html Wiki Overview]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/EditingWikiArticles/player.html Editing Articles]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/LinksandCitations/player.html Adding Links and Citations]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/InsertingImagesandTemplates/player.html Inserting Images and Using Templates]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/WatchingWikiArticles/player.html Watching Articles and Using History]
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Each one contains:  
  
 
*A basic explanation of how to perform a task.  
 
*A basic explanation of how to perform a task.  
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*Check Your Learning quizzes
 
*Check Your Learning quizzes
  
Click a link below to view the lesson, or view the entire course [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/index.html here].
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/Wiki_Overview/player.html Wiki Overview]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/EditingWikiArticles/player.html Editing Articles]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/LinksandCitations/player.html Adding Links and Citations]
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/InsertingImagesandTemplates/player.html Inserting Images and Using Templates] 20 minute video
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*[http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/WatchingWikiArticles/player.html Watching Articles and Using History]
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== Getting Started - Video Demonstrations  ==
 
== Getting Started - Video Demonstrations  ==
  
'''Review individual contributor videos:'''
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You can also watch shorter 3-5 minute videos on each topic:  
  
 
*[https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit Editing&nbsp;a Wiki Article&nbsp;]  
 
*[https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit Editing&nbsp;a Wiki Article&nbsp;]  
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*Webinar:&nbsp;[http://www.millenniacorp.com/_videos/webinars/2011-07-06-we/2011-07-06-we.html Leveraging the Power of We: a Watershed Event in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors] by FamilySearch's Michael Ritchey
 
*Webinar:&nbsp;[http://www.millenniacorp.com/_videos/webinars/2011-07-06-we/2011-07-06-we.html Leveraging the Power of We: a Watershed Event in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors] by FamilySearch's Michael Ritchey
  
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== Getting Started - Contributor Help Articles  ==
 
== Getting Started - Contributor Help Articles  ==
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'''Editing'''  
 
'''Editing'''  
  
*[[Help:Basic Editing|Basic editing]]&nbsp; (see [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit demo])<br>
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*[[Help:Basic Editing|Basic editing]]&nbsp; (see [https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit demo])<br>  
 
*[[Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page|Basic: Copy and paste into a wiki page]]  
 
*[[Copying and Pasting into a Wiki Page|Basic: Copy and paste into a wiki page]]  
 
*[[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)|Help: The Editing Tool&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)|Help: The Editing Tool&nbsp;]]  
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*[[Help:Formatting|Basic Wikitext]]
 
*[[Help:Formatting|Basic Wikitext]]
  
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'''Citing Sources'''  
 
'''Citing Sources'''  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced|Sources consulted but not referenced]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced|Sources consulted but not referenced]]
  
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'''Linking'''  
 
'''Linking'''  
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*[[Help:Advanced Linking|Advanced linking]][[Create a page linked from an existing page|<br>]]
 
*[[Help:Advanced Linking|Advanced linking]][[Create a page linked from an existing page|<br>]]
  
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'''Wiki Guidelines'''  
 
'''Wiki Guidelines'''  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Policies]]
  
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<br>'''Images'''  
 
<br>'''Images'''  
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*[[Insert an uploaded image in an article|Adding images to a page]]
 
*[[Insert an uploaded image in an article|Adding images to a page]]
  
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'''Creating and Naming Pages'''  
 
'''Creating and Naming Pages'''  
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*[[Create a page linked from an existing page|Creating a new linked page]]
 
*[[Create a page linked from an existing page|Creating a new linked page]]
  
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'''Watching Pages'''  
 
'''Watching Pages'''  
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Join the Community  ==
 
== &nbsp;&nbsp;Join the Community  ==
 
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*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
 
*[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
  
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'''Community Projects'''  
 
'''Community Projects'''  
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*[[Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]]
 
*[[Projects Seeking Contributors|Projects Seeking Contributors]]
  
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'''Community Support'''  
 
'''Community Support'''  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Support|Help Support Wiki Contributors]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Support|Help Support Wiki Contributors]]
  
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'''Community Meetings'''  
 
'''Community Meetings'''  
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#[[FamilySearch Wiki:Technical Meeting|Technical Meeting]]
 
#[[FamilySearch Wiki:Technical Meeting|Technical Meeting]]
  
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== Intermediate/Advanced - Help Articles  ==
 
== Intermediate/Advanced - Help Articles  ==
 
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'''Advanced Editing'''  
 
'''Advanced Editing'''  
  
*[[Edit a page|Advanced editing]] <br>
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*[[Edit a page|Advanced editing]] <br>  
*[[Help:Wiki markup|Advanced editing with Wikitext]]<br>
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*[[Help:Wiki markup|Advanced editing with Wikitext]]<br>  
*[[Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format|Advanced: Copy documents into the wiki]]<br>
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*[[Help:How to Convert a Microsoft Office Document into Wiki Format|Advanced: Copy documents into the wiki]]<br>  
 
*[[How moderators upload images|Uploading images]] (for Reviewers and Moderators)<br>
 
*[[How moderators upload images|Uploading images]] (for Reviewers and Moderators)<br>
  
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'''Categorization'''  
 
'''Categorization'''  
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*[[Special:Categories|Browse existing categories]]
 
*[[Special:Categories|Browse existing categories]]
  
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'''Naming, Renaming, and Redirecting Pages'''  
 
'''Naming, Renaming, and Redirecting Pages'''  
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*[[How to Split Articles|Splitting articles]]
 
*[[How to Split Articles|Splitting articles]]
  
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'''Templates'''  
 
'''Templates'''  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes|Contributor userboxes]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes|Contributor userboxes]]
  
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'''Tables'''  
 
'''Tables'''  
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*[[Copy Spreadsheets into the Wiki|Copy spreadsheets into the wiki]]
 
*[[Copy Spreadsheets into the Wiki|Copy spreadsheets into the wiki]]
  
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== Additional Guidance  ==
 
== Additional Guidance  ==
 
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*[[Help:Talk pages|How to discuss page changes]]
 
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'''Wiki Governance'''  
 
'''Wiki Governance'''  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Volunteer as a Wiki moderator]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Volunteer as a Wiki moderator]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Research Wiki Teaching Aids|Wiki Teaching Aids]]
 
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Revision as of 04:24, 17 September 2011


Getting Started as a New Contributor

Copyright by author: Andrew Hampe (under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic License)
Welcome! Thank you for your willingness to come and contribute your knowledge to help genealogists everywhere find their ancestors.

The following will help you get started (click the links to learn more about each item): 

  1. Register for an account (you may already have one if you use other FamilySearch.org or LDS.org web sites)
  2. Take the Wiki Tour or visit a New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting to learn more about ways you can contribute
  3. Edit your first page by:
    • Sharing something you know about where you live
    • Adding information about a place you are currently researching
    • Joining an ongoing project
      (The links below will help you get started)
  4. Edit your user page to tell others a little about yourself.
Help-content.png Questions?
Visit the Wiki Contributor Help Forum to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.

The Family Search Wiki is a collaborative community effort. Your contributions are welcome on every page. 


Getting Started - Wiki Lessons

Review interactive courses to teach you how to contribute to the wiki.  Each lesson takes approximately 15-20 minutes:

Each one contains:

  • A basic explanation of how to perform a task.
  • A video demonstration (the same demonstrations listed in the Video Demonstrations section below)
  • Practice exercises
  • Handouts with step-by-step instructions and pictures
  • Check Your Learning quizzes


Getting Started - Video Demonstrations

You can also watch shorter 3-5 minute videos on each topic:


Getting Started - Contributor Help Articles

Editing


Citing Sources


Linking


Wiki Guidelines



Images


Creating and Naming Pages


Watching Pages

 

Help-content.png Questions?
Visit the Wiki Contributor Help Forum to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.

  Join the Community

Community Links


Community Projects


Community Support


Community Meetings

  • Community Meetings  -  Learn about all the meetings currently going on around the Wiki.
  1. New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting
  2. Wiki Contributors Meeting
  3. Technical Meeting


Intermediate/Advanced - Help Articles

Advanced Editing


Categorization


Naming, Renaming, and Redirecting Pages


Templates


Tables



Additional Guidance

Forums

  • Research  -  Ask your general or specific research questions of Family Search genealogists.
  • Contributor Help -  This is where you can ask "how to" questions you cannot find answers for.
  • Contributor's Corner   -  Participate in Wiki decision making, vote in polls concerning policy, format and other issues, and discuss relevant topics.
  • Feedback and Suggestions  -  Have a great suggestion to help make the Wiki better ?  Want to give feedback on the Wiki operation, governance or design ?   This is the place to do it.

Avoiding Disputes



Wiki Governance