Talk:Strengthening a Genealogical Society on FamilySearch Wiki

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Create a portal on strengthening a society

We should create a wiki page on strengthening a society in general, not just using the wiki. Make the wiki the place to go to learn how to strengthen a society. Make a portal page and several supporting pages. From these pages we could link to Strengthening a Genealogical Society on FamilySearch Wiki. Perhaps a FHL employee who is also a member or officer of the Utah Genealogical Association might like to do this during scheduled wiki time. RitcheyMT 17:31, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

How to capture member attributes -- and find them?

A prospective volunteer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities must fit the job. If such attributes are captured well on the wiki, societies will be better able to tap their members' talents, as well as talents of other wiki users who aren't even part of the society. Searching the User and User Talk namespaces for keywords like Pennsylvania or African American could yield results in a clunky way if user pages included such attributes. But using categories of Genealogists interested in Pennsylvania research or Genealogists interested in African American research might be a more effective way to find people with common interests. RitcheyMT 17:36, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Can someone please change the title?

I suggest that "on Family Search Wike" be dropped from the title of this page. Apparently I can't do that. I'm hosting a day long meeting of Societies in Texas this Saturday and will use this page to help motivate our Partner Societies to use this and other FS Wiki pages to learn, share and discuss this important topic.

    --  John Wylie