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Thank you for being willing to take on the responsibilities of a Research Wiki Trainer! As a Wiki Trainer, you'll teach others about contributing to the Wiki. Whether you:<br>
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#Are part of an organization who is contributing in a specific area, or<br>  
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#Are an individual who would like to help others learn how to contribute, <br>
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...we appreciate your service.<br>  
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Thank you for being willing to take on the responsibilities of a Research Wiki Trainer! As a Wiki Trainer, you'll teach others about contributing to the Wiki. You may be:<br>  
  
== Learn about the Wiki ==
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#A volunteer with a Family History Center, or&nbsp;
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#Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or
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#One who would like to help others learn how to use the wiki to enhance their research
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#One who would like to help others learn how to&nbsp;contribute to the wiki.<br>
  
If you are new to the wiki, you'll want to be aware of four important areas to explore further:<br>  
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In any case, we appreciate your service!<br>  
  
#The [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]]<br>
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== Getting Started as a Wiki Trainer<br> ==
#The [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Contributor Helps]] page<br>
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#The&nbsp;[[Community Center|Community Center]]<br>
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#The Community links on the right<br>
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Those four sets of links will give you all the information you need to get started. They are also the first links that you will let others know about as you help them to become contributors in the Wiki.<br>  
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:'''Learn about the Wiki'''
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::If you are new to the Wiki, you'll want to be aware of important links that will teach you what you need to know about the Wiki:<br>
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::#[[Help:Tour|'''Wiki Tour''']]
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::#:What the Wiki is, and how to use it<br>
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::#[[Help:Contributor Help|'''Contributor Helps''']]
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::#:Get started contributing to the Wiki
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::#'''Community''' (Links found in the Community drop down menu in the right margin)<br>
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::#:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meetings]]
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::#:[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]
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::#:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]
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:'''Connect with other Wiki Trainers'''
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::There is a Wiki Trainer group on the Forums where you can&nbsp;connect with other Wiki Trainers to ask questions or discuss what you are doing and how you should do it.<br>  
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::#'''Go '''to the FamilySearch [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=191 Wiki Trainer] forum.
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::#'''Sign In '''in the upper right-hand corner.
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::#'''Subscribe '''to the forum by clicking under '''Group Tools''' dropdown list to be notified when there are posts to this form.
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::#'''Read '''the posts of others and take the opportunity to post comments and questions you may have. (You can read posts without signing in, but you can not post questions or comments.)
  
 
== Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer  ==
 
== Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer  ==
  
==== Within an Organization  ====
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*Help members of your organization (FHC consultants &amp; patrons) learn why and how to use the wiki in their genealogical research
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*Create and/or update your organization’s (or FHC’s) wiki web page
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*Assist those who desire to contribute their own knowledge to the Wiki.<br>
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== Teaching Resources and Suggestions<br>  ==
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*What the wiki is and how to use it
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*:Begin with an [[Help:Research Wiki training presentations|Overview of the Wiki presentation]]<br>Follow with [[Help:Tour#Research_your_Family_History|Research your Family History]]
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*:See also [[Help:Tour#Research_your_Family_History|Wiki Search tips&nbsp;]]
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*Work with groups or one-on-one
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*Invite potential contributors to visit:
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*:[[Help:Tour#Research_your_Family_History|Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki]]&nbsp;which includes information about
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*:Sharing &nbsp;your knowledge with others, &amp;
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Storing informtion in the wiki
  
:As a Wiki Trainer affiliated with an organization, your goal will be to help other members of that organization be successful in contributing to the Wiki.
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::'''Adopting Organizations'''
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== Where can you go for help?  ==
:::Your responsibility will be to work with individuals to help them be successful as they attempt to get started in the Wiki.
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:::*Work one-on-one with individual members to help them know how to contribute
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:For questions about editing and contributing to the Wiki, visit the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=56 Contributor Help forum] to discuss issues and changes to the Wiki with other contributors.<br>
:::*Make sure they know where to go for help<br>
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::'''Family History Centers or LDS Stakes'''
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== For Organizations - Selecting a Wiki Trainer  ==
:::Your responsibilities will be to:<br>
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:::*Begin by working with your family history center director to create a page for your family history center in the Wiki. If you do not already contribute to the Wiki, this will give you a good place to start and learn how to contribute to the Wiki. [[Template:FHC page outline|Go here for instructions]]. (Your FHC wiki page may already have been created and now just needs editing; search for your FHC in the Wiki to see if it has already been created.)<br>
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:As the leader of an organization interested in partnering with FamilySearch to add research guidance to the Wiki, you may be looking for someone who can help train others within your organization about how to use the Wiki.
:::*Teach the Family History Consultants:
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::::*About the Research Wiki and what it is
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::::*How to use the Wiki to help others research
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::::*How to contribute and add their knowledge to the Wiki
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==== An Individual  ====
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:There are many qualities that could make a good Wiki Trainer. It would help for a Wiki Trainer to be:
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::*Comfortable with computers and technology (a background in building websites or involvement with Wikis in the past is a plus, but not necessary, since this can be learned)
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::*Willing to train others - either individually or in a group setting
  
:If you have found satisfaction in contributing your knowledge to the Wiki and would like to share that joy with others, we welcome you to reach out to others and help them be successful as well.<br>
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:It would also be helpful if the Wiki Trainer were comfortable with sharing their opinion on how they feel things should be, as it can sometimes be hard to make changes to the Wiki and make decisions if you're not used to sharing your opinion. Your Wiki Trainer could even be someone who is young, or even new to genealogy, and would be a good way for someone new to the work to get involved and learn more about family history.
  
== Join the Wiki Trainers Social Forum ==
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=== Learn more about ... ===
  
::*Sign in to the FamilySearch Social Groups [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?cat=10 Research Wiki ]forum.  
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::*Read the posts in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/group.php?groupid=191 Wiki Trainer] social forum.
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::*Take the opportunity to post comments and questions in the forum.(You can read posts without signing in, but you can not post questions or comments.)<br>
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Thank you for being willing to take on the responsibilities of a Research Wiki Trainer! As a Wiki Trainer, you'll teach others about contributing to the Wiki. You may be:

  1. A volunteer with a Family History Center, or 
  2. Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or
  3. One who would like to help others learn how to use the wiki to enhance their research
  4. One who would like to help others learn how to contribute to the wiki.

In any case, we appreciate your service!

Contents

Getting Started as a Wiki Trainer

Learn about the Wiki
If you are new to the Wiki, you'll want to be aware of important links that will teach you what you need to know about the Wiki:
  1. Wiki Tour
    What the Wiki is, and how to use it
  2. Contributor Helps
    Get started contributing to the Wiki
  3. Community (Links found in the Community drop down menu in the right margin)
    Community Meetings
    Wiki Forums
    Guiding Principles
Connect with other Wiki Trainers
There is a Wiki Trainer group on the Forums where you can connect with other Wiki Trainers to ask questions or discuss what you are doing and how you should do it.
  1. Go to the FamilySearch Wiki Trainer forum.
  2. Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Subscribe to the forum by clicking under Group Tools dropdown list to be notified when there are posts to this form.
  4. Read the posts of others and take the opportunity to post comments and questions you may have. (You can read posts without signing in, but you can not post questions or comments.)

Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer

  • Help members of your organization (FHC consultants & patrons) learn why and how to use the wiki in their genealogical research
  • Create and/or update your organization’s (or FHC’s) wiki web page
  • Assist those who desire to contribute their own knowledge to the Wiki.

Teaching Resources and Suggestions

          Storing informtion in the wiki

Where can you go for help?

For questions about editing and contributing to the Wiki, visit the Contributor Help forum to discuss issues and changes to the Wiki with other contributors.

For Organizations - Selecting a Wiki Trainer

As the leader of an organization interested in partnering with FamilySearch to add research guidance to the Wiki, you may be looking for someone who can help train others within your organization about how to use the Wiki.
There are many qualities that could make a good Wiki Trainer. It would help for a Wiki Trainer to be:
  • Comfortable with computers and technology (a background in building websites or involvement with Wikis in the past is a plus, but not necessary, since this can be learned)
  • Willing to train others - either individually or in a group setting
It would also be helpful if the Wiki Trainer were comfortable with sharing their opinion on how they feel things should be, as it can sometimes be hard to make changes to the Wiki and make decisions if you're not used to sharing your opinion. Your Wiki Trainer could even be someone who is young, or even new to genealogy, and would be a good way for someone new to the work to get involved and learn more about family history.

Learn more about ...

Thumb Wikibus 100x100.png
Take a Tour
Thumb Meeting.png
Attend a Contributor's Meeting
Bulletin board.png
Participate in Forums
Thumb Teacher.png
Training Presentations