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Alan Mann is a community manager for the&nbsp;FamilySearch Community Services team, a workgroup in the Family History Department, Corporation of the President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Alan was formerly the Information Services manager for the Family History Library.<br>  
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= [[Image:Alan-mann.jpg|133x178px|Alan-mann.jpg]]&nbsp; Alan Mann, AG<sup>®</sup> =
  
== Authoring aids  ==
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{{User RootsTech 2013}}&nbsp;&nbsp;{{User RootsTech 2012}}&nbsp;&nbsp;{{User RootsTech 2011}}<br> <br>{{Sysopub}} <br> <span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Alan E. Mann, AG</span><sup style="line-height: 1.5em;">®</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">, is an accredited genealogist in England, and Australia. He is a senior research consultant in the Family History Library for FamilySearch. In the past, Alan has been a community manager for the FamilySearch Community Services team and the Information Services manager for the Family History Library.&nbsp;He&nbsp;taught British Research for BYU (History 412, 413, and 481) and various computer courses for Salt Lake Community College. Alan writes columns, reviews, and articles for several magazines, and presents around the country on the Internet and British research. Alan was a director of the Utah Genealogical Association (2004-2009), was program chair for GenTech 2000 in San Diego, and was co-founder and co-chair of the BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference (1998-2002,2006-2010), now replaced by the annual RootsTech conference.</span>
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Headings for Articles about Records|Article headings]]&nbsp;the wiki community has developed&nbsp;for use in articles.  
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*[[Edit and Contribute|Contributer Portal]] covers all things relating to authoring on the wiki.
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*[[Help:How to add citations|How to add citations]]&nbsp;shows how to add wiki code that creates endnotes in an article.
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*[[Policy:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|Content and Appropriate Topics]] lists the types of articles&nbsp;writers should and shouldn't write on this wiki.
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced|FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but&nbsp;Not Referenced]].
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== Projects ==
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== Presentations and Articles ==
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The following presentations are in reverse chronological order, grouped by conference or publication.
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==== RootsTech 2013  ====
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[http://www.rootstech.org/schedule/thursday/W1 Techniques for Successful Searching] (workshop) <br>[http://www.rootstech.org/schedule/friday/D12 What Website Developers Need to Learn from Power Users] (Panel discussion) <br>
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==== Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2013  ====
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East India Company Records <br>
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British Artillery Records <br>
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==== Family History Library classes - 2013 &nbsp; ====
  
=== Current projects  ===
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England Estate or Death Duty Records (November)<br> Records of the Poor (September)<br> Pre-1837 England Research Strategy (September)<br> Probate records and indexes (September)<br>
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Irish Land and Property (February)<br>
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Recently Filmed Resources for Irish Resources: Records Supporting Griffiths Valuation (February <br>
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==== Organize and enable department staff and initial community authors for England barn raising&nbsp;  ====
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See [[England Barn Raising Tasks|England Barn Raising Tasks]]  
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== [[UserMannAE/PastProjects|Past projects and interests]] ==
  
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| Meet with Barbara Baker, Sharon Hintze, and Anne Wuehler to get ideas.
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| Determine scope of barn-raising and communicate on barn raising page.
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| Create barn raising page.
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| List all needed topics for writers to select, and/or add to topic needed list.
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| Recruit someone to get permissions for record images and scan and upload them and place them on pages. Train them.
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| Introduce authors to vetted headings.
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| Look at Mollie's test1 page and create England un-portal.
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| Speak with authors at least weekly to learn of &amp; remove their obstacles.
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| Engage FHL authors
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| Teach authors best practices in citing works studied but not cited. Review&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced|FamilySearch Wiki:Sources Consulted but Not Referenced]].
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| Determine other tasks, list them, do those on which above tasks are dependent.
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==== Engage helpers and research assistants for England barn raising&nbsp;  ====
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| Build up my user page more like Fran's and Mike's with links to outside sources.
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| Review need to link all England topics discussion pages to heading example pages.
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| Write page on major data sites for England research (this fills dependency for missionary to link wiki to 3rd party data sets) (Determine what do with FHL favorites?)
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| Consider separate pages for major data sites, add those needed to topics needed list.
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| Check if US volunteer can handle England, or recruit someone to link wiki&nbsp;pages to&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Record Search|data sets in record search<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1232029318296_836"></span>]] and 3rd party sites. (Dependent on a pg. of U.S. data sites)
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| Check if US volunteer can handle England, or recruit&nbsp;someone to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Linking to Books in the BYU Family History Archives|link wiki pages to digitized books in the BYU Family History Archive]].
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| Recruit project volunteer for linking to Google Books
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| Recruit&nbsp;someone&nbsp;to add to wiki pages the record content bullet lists from [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp Research Guidance]&nbsp;and/or [http://productsupport.familysearch.org/supportroot/Eng/Frameset_Products.asp?ReqPg=EntryDetails.asp&entryid=Q100151797800023&version=1&FAQ=FHSourceGuide&Product=FHSG&Color=green&DisplayName=Family+History+SourceGuide SourceGuide]&nbsp;
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| Recruit a&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject England News and Events|England&nbsp;news and events "reporter"]] (also have him/her do Did You Know section) (Can we use&nbsp;[[Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United States|Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United Statesor]] do we need to create one just for England?)
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=== Past projects  ===
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==== Replacement for portal template  ====
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The place portal pages (those titled "Portal:[place name]" use a MediaWiki template to create and lay out the boxes on the page. This template is problemmatical for two reasons. First, the content of each box on a portal page is actually a sub-page, so none of the content in the sub-pages is considered by search engines to be on the portal page itself. So although a portal's sub-pages may contain a lot of great content, search engines don't attribute any of that content to the portal page itself. That means words within in the sub-pages cannot be used in a search engine to find the portal page. As far as search engines are concerned, then, the Denmark portal page is just an empty shell with some code, not a content-rich page on everything you need to know about Danish research. This problem is common to external search engines like Google as well as the wiki's own search engine. To solve the problem, we need to find a more search-engine-friendly way to lay out boxes in our place pages. Mollie, Fran and Michael have all tried different solutions; have a look and see which ones you like.
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#Mollie's [[England/Test1|England/Test1]] page<br>
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#Michael's [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] page
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<br> {{Sysopub}}
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Alan E. Mann, AG®, is an accredited genealogist in England, and Australia. He is a senior research consultant in the Family History Library for FamilySearch. In the past, Alan has been a community manager for the FamilySearch Community Services team and the Information Services manager for the Family History Library. He taught British Research for BYU (History 412, 413, and 481) and various computer courses for Salt Lake Community College. Alan writes columns, reviews, and articles for several magazines, and presents around the country on the Internet and British research. Alan was a director of the Utah Genealogical Association (2004-2009), was program chair for GenTech 2000 in San Diego, and was co-founder and co-chair of the BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference (1998-2002,2006-2010), now replaced by the annual RootsTech conference.

Presentations and Articles

The following presentations are in reverse chronological order, grouped by conference or publication.

RootsTech 2013

Techniques for Successful Searching (workshop)
What Website Developers Need to Learn from Power Users (Panel discussion)

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2013

East India Company Records
British Artillery Records

Family History Library classes - 2013  

England Estate or Death Duty Records (November)
Records of the Poor (September)
Pre-1837 England Research Strategy (September)
Probate records and indexes (September)
Irish Land and Property (February)
Recently Filmed Resources for Irish Resources: Records Supporting Griffiths Valuation (February


Past projects and interests