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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>  
 
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>  
  
#Part of an organization who has adopted pages in the Wiki, or<br>
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#A volunteer with a Family History Center, or&nbsp;
#A volunteer with a Family History Center, or
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#Part of an organization that has adopted pages in the Wiki, or  
#An individual who would like to help others learn how to contribute.<br>
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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>
  
 
In any case, we appreciate your service!<br>  
 
In any case, we appreciate your service!<br>  
  
== Learn about the Wiki  ==
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== Getting Started as a Wiki Trainer<br> ==
  
: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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:'''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>
  
::[[Help:Tour|'''Wiki Tour''']]  
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::#[[Help:Tour|'''Wiki Tour''']]  
:::What the Wiki is for and how to use it<br>  
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::#:What the Wiki is, and how to use it<br>  
::[[Help:Edit and Contribute|'''Contributor Helps''']]  
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::#[[Help:Contributor Help|'''Contributor Helps''']]  
:::Get started contributing to the Wiki  
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::#:Get started contributing to the Wiki  
::'''Community''' (Links found in the Community drop down menu in the right margin)<br>  
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::#'''Community''' (Links found in the Community drop down menu in the right margin)<br>  
:::[[Community Center|'''Community Center''']]
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::#:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Community Meetings|Community Meetings]]  
:::[[wiki:Community%20Meetings|'''Community Meetings''']]
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::#:[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]  
:::[[Community News|'''Community News''']]  
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::#:[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Guiding Principles]]
:::[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=4 Research Forums]
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:::[http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=5 Wiki Forums]  
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:::[[Help:Edit and Contribute|'''Contributor Help''']]
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:::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|'''Guiding Principles''']]
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:::[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|'''Policies''']]
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:::[[Main Page|'''Wiki Home''']]
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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>  
:The above 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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::#'''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.)
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== Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer  ==
 
== Responsibilities of the Wiki Trainer  ==
  
==== Training 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
: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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*Assist those who desire to contribute their own knowledge to the Wiki.<br>
  
::'''Adopting Organizations'''
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== Teaching Resources and Suggestions<br>  ==
:::Your responsibility will be to work with individuals to help them get started.
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:::*Work one-on-one with individual members to help them know how to contribute. The best ways to do this is to:
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*What the wiki is and how to use it
::::#Ensure they know what their specific assignment and responsibility is<br>  
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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]]
::::#Teach them about the getting started links above
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*:See also [[Help:Tour#Research_your_Family_History|Wiki Search tips&nbsp;]]
::::#Review the pages they are working on and offer assistance as necessary<br>
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*Work with groups or one-on-one
:::*Make sure they know where to go for help<br>
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*Invite potential contributors to visit:
::::*Invite them to attend the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Genealogists_Helping_Genealogists Thursday 2pm Community meetings] to learn more about how to contribute to the Wiki<br>
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*:[[Help:Tour#Research_your_Family_History|Contribute Your Knowledge to the Wiki]]&nbsp;which includes information about  
::::*Invite them to ask questions in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributor's Corner]
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*:Sharing &nbsp;your knowledge with others, &amp;
  
::'''Family History Centers or LDS Stakes'''
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Storing informtion in the wiki
:::Your responsibilities will be to:<br>
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:::#Help create your center's Wiki page
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:::#*Search the Wiki for your Family History Center's name to see if a page has already been created. If it has been, work with your family history center director to enter the information you would both like to see there.
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:::#*[[Template:FHC page outline/doc|Review the instructions and guidelines for setting up your FHC Wiki page]].
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:::#*Ask questions you may have about contributing to the Wiki in the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributors Corner forum].<br>
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:::#Teach the family history consultants, volunteers, and interested patrons:
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::::*About the Research Wiki and what it is
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:::::*See the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] for guidance
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::::*How to use the Wiki to help others research
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:::::*See the [[Help:Tour|Wiki Tour]] for research helps
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::::*How to contribute and add knowledge to the Wiki
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:::::*See the [[Help:Edit and Contribute|Contributor Help]] page for links and getting started information, and the '''Community drop down menu''' in the right margin for ongoing help information<br>
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==== Training Individuals ====
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== Where can you go for help? ==
  
: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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: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>
  
:''(More information coming in the near future...)''
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== For Organizations - Selecting a Wiki Trainer  ==
  
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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.
  
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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
  
== Where can YOU&nbsp;go for help?  ==
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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.
  
There are two places that you will want to be aware of for help with what you are doing:
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=== Learn more about ...  ===
  
:#First, if you have questions with your own contributions to the Wiki, visit the [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Contributors Corner forum] to discuss issues and changes to the Wiki with other contributors.<br><br>
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:#Second, if you have questions about your responsibilities as a Wiki Trainer, you can discuss these responsibilities with others in the Wiki Trainer forum:<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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| article1 = Help:Tour
::#Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.  
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| linkwords1 = Take a Tour
::#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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| image2 = Thumb Meeting.png
::#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.)<br>
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| article2 = FamilySearch Wiki Contributors Meeting
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| linkwords2 = Attend a Contributor's Meeting
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| image3 = Bulletin board.png
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| link3 = https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php
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| article3 = FamilySearch Forums
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| linkwords3 = Participate in Forums
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Revision as of 12:53, 14 September 2012

Return to Help:Wiki trainers



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 ...