FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 8 August 2013

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Moderators and Adopters

Conversation in the call:

Updates and follow up

  •  Idaho page is fixed (Wilma).
  • Image files are decaying.  Images are disappearing.  History of image is there, but the image is gone.  May be the FCK editor. Please e-mail Lee if you find a missing image. or
  • amp injection is still being found
  • Usability update (Kathryn) - Refined goals for project. 1st round of testing will be with consultants.  Focus is usability of state, county pages.  15 to be tested.  Using three versions of Massachusetts pages.

Priority Items

Community Council Report

Community Council Minutes  August meetings have been canceled.  


New Agenda Items

Resources that help users identify historical records generated for example, in US colonial period and before county formations are greatly needed (also any extinct counties, districts, townships).  What steps can contributors take to make sure users can find resources in these areas?

1.  Look at the localities that you have knowledge about.

2.  Pick an area. Learn about boundary changes.  Use the following resources to learn about boundaries:

3. Learn where records are held during different time periods

4.  Look for resources through genealogical societies, local library, university libraries, historical societies, etc.

5.  Check online sites such as Internet Archives and Google Books for publications that can help users learn more about local histories.  Some may also mention early settlers or allied family.

6.  Identify record types and what these records contain.

7.  Attend a local genealogical workshop conference to meet other experts and learn of resources.



We will continue in an upcoming meeting after August 22nd.

Be bold, post your agenda items!

Feel free to post on the agenda any items you wish to discuss during the meeting. If your item requires details or feedback, post them on the discussion page and link to them from the agenda. Possible topics include:
  • Moderator and Adopters
  • Style Guide Discussions
  • Project Help Requests
  • Training Requests
  • Improve the Wiki

Purpose of the meeting

Improve the Wiki

  • Forge solutions with other community contributors.
  • Share best practices, ideas, and content.
  • Discuss current issues, community matters, and strategies.
  • Move issues to decision.