Talk:Genealogists Helping Newbies Meeting

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List your Skype username on this talk page and you will receive an invitation.

Skype user name = jimmy.b.parker

Skype user name = karawiki

JamesAnderson Skype username: mackerelcat

Skype question

Is Skype still being used for inviting attendees? If not, these instruction should be changed or deleted. -Fran

Proposed Combining of Meetings, with Name Change

The two consecutive meetings, “Genealogists Helping Genealogists” and "Genealogists Helping Newbies," have evolved. Previously, the meetings were loosely structured. Those who attended where directed to the "Help:Contributor Help" page, some of the links that pertained to their particular situation were reviewed, and questions were answered. That worked well for first-time attendees, but those who returned wanted more training.

Although, once, someone came to request help about the Wiki in general, all other attendees have been contributors who wanted help with the necessary skills for that endeavor.

These two meetings have been combined into one, with a structured training agenda. Time is left at the end for questions and individualized help. Attendees have expressed the feeling that this was helpful to them and was meeting their needs.

The proposed training agenda was reviewed and approved by training attendees and Janell, who is currently in charge of Wiki Community Support for FamilySearch.

Thus, the name of this meeting is being changed to reflect its current direction and purpose. The new name will be "New Wiki Contributors Training Meeting." It will replace the “Genealogists Helping Genealogists” meeting page, to preserve the already established meeting links. The "Genealogists Helping Newbies" meeting page will be directed to this new page.

If you have any comments or questions, please include them here. --Judy 20:00, 1 March 2011 (UTC)