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*[[Austria|Austria]] is:......................................................... [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
 
*[[Austria|Austria]] is:......................................................... [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]] is:.................  [[User:MDianeRogers]]  
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*[[British Columbia|British Columbia, Canada]] is:................. [[User:MDianeRogers]]  
*[[Brazil]] and the [[A1gina principal Portuguese Wiki]] is:........[[User:Rodrigosette Rodrigo Sette]]  
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*[[Brazil]] and the [[A1gina principal Portuguese Wiki]] is: ................................[[User:Rodrigosette Rodrigo Sette]]  
*[[China|China]] is:................................................ [[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[China|China]] is:.................................[[User:Twlisa|Twlisa]] and [[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
*[[Czech Republic|Czech Republic]] is:................................. ..............[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
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*[[Czech Republic|Czech Republic]] is:.........................................[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]]  
*[[France|France]] is:......................................................... [[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
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*[[France|France]] is:.........................................................[[User:SugdenHG|SugdenHG]]  
*[[Germany|Germany]] is:..........................................................<u>.[[User:Baerbel|Baerbel]]</u>&nbsp;
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*[[Germany|Germany]] is:..........................................................[[User:Baerbel|Baerbel]]
 
*[[Panama|Panama]] is:............................................................[[User:Anelson|Anelson]]  
 
*[[Panama|Panama]] is:............................................................[[User:Anelson|Anelson]]  
*[[Italy|Italy]]  
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*[[Italy|Italy]] is:
*[[Bascharage Commune, Luxembourg|Luxembourg]]  
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*[[Bascharage Commune, Luxembourg|Luxembourg]] is:
*[[Aker, Norway|Norway]]&nbsp;is: ...................... &nbsp; &nbsp;.....................&nbsp;[[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
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*[[Aker, Norway|Norway]]&nbsp;is: ....................[[User:Rcsteuart|Rcsteuart]] and/or [[User:SteuartRC|SteuartRC]]  
*[[Poland]] is:......... &nbsp; &nbsp;................................&nbsp;[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
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*[[Poland]] is:..................................[[User:Pysnaks|Pysnaks]] and [[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
*[[Singapore]] is:..... &nbsp; &nbsp;.................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Singapore]] is:......................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
*[[Sweden]] is:.........................................&nbsp;[[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] and [[User:LarsonW|Larson]]  
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*[[Sweden]] is:......................................[[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] and [[User:LarsonW|Larson]]  
 
*[[Switzerland]] is:..........................................................[[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Switzerland]] is:..........................................................[[User:NishimotoSR|Sonja]]  
 
*[[Taiwan]] is:...............................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
 
*[[Taiwan]] is:...............................................................[[User:Chincm|Chincm]]  
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*[[Alabama|Alabama]] is  
 
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*[[Alaska]] is  
 
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*[[Arizona|Arizona]] is:....................................................&nbsp;[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[Arizona|Arizona]] is:.............................................[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
 
*[[Arkansas]] is:  
 
*[[Arkansas]] is:  
*[[California]] is:................................................. &nbsp;[[User:Jamiemayhew|jamiemayhew]]  
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*[[Colorado]] is:  
 
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*[[Georgia (state)]] is:  
 
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*[[Hawaii]] is:  
 
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*[[Idaho|Idaho]] is:................................................................&nbsp;[[User:Jenson1|jenson1]]  
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*[[Idaho|Idaho]] is:...............................................................[[User:Jenson1|jenson1]]  
*[[Illinois]] is:..............................................................&nbsp;[[User:Lembley|Lembley]]  
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*[[Illinois]] is:..............................................................[[User:Lembley|Lembley]]  
 
*[[Indiana]] is:  
 
*[[Indiana]] is:  
*[[Iowa]] is:........................................................&nbsp;[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
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*[[Iowa]] is:........................................................[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
 
*[[Kansas]] is:........................[[SAErickson|SAErickson]] (need wiki username)  
 
*[[Kansas]] is:........................[[SAErickson|SAErickson]] (need wiki username)  
 
*[[Kentucky]] is:  
 
*[[Kentucky]] is:  
*[[Louisiana]] is:........................................................&nbsp;[[User:Aberksan|Aberksan]]  
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*[[Maryland]] is:  
 
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*[[Massachusetts]] is:....................................................&nbsp;[[User:Ldrew|Ldrew]]  
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*[[Massachusetts]] is:....................................................[[User:Ldrew|Ldrew]]  
*[[Michigan]] is:......................................................&nbsp;[[User:Sallyrose1|Sallyrose1]]  
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*[[Michigan]] is:......................................................[[User:Sallyrose1|Sallyrose1]]  
 
*[[Minnesota]] is:  
 
*[[Minnesota]] is:  
 
*[[Mississippi]] is:  
 
*[[Mississippi]] is:  
*[[Missouri]] is:..............................................................&nbsp;[[User:86woo|86woo]]  
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*[[Montana]] is:  
 
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*[[Nebraska]] is: &nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[[Nevada]] is:  
 
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*[[New Hampshire]] is:.........................................&nbsp;[[User:Jabhammons|Jabhammons]]  
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*[[New Hampshire]] is:.........................................[[User:Jabhammons|Jabhammons]]  
 
*[[New Jersey]] is:  
 
*[[New Jersey]] is:  
*[[New Mexico]] is:.............................................&nbsp;[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[New Mexico]] is:.............................................[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
*[[New York|New York]] is: &nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[[North Carolina]] is:  
 
*[[North Carolina]] is:  
 
*[[North Dakota]] is:  
 
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*[[Ohio]] is:........................................................&nbsp;[[User:Familyjournals|Familyjournals]]  
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*[[Oklahoma]] is  
 
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*[[Rhode Island]] is&nbsp;  
 
*[[Rhode Island]] is&nbsp;  
*[[South Carolina]] is:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,[[User:SavingStories|SavingStories]]  
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*[[South Dakota|South Dakota]] is:  
 
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*[[Tennessee]] is:........................................................&nbsp;[[User:Evancol|Evancol]]  
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*[[Texas]]&nbsp;is:..............................................................&nbsp;[[User:Oldnews|OldNews]]&nbsp;
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*[[Utah|Utah]] is:.........................................................&nbsp;[[User:Jamestanner|James Tanner]]  
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*[[Vermont]] is:  
 
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*[[Virginia]] is:  
 
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*[[Washington]] is:....................................................&nbsp;[[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]]  
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*[[West Virginia]] is:  
 
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*[[African_American_Research|African American Research]] is:.................[[User:SavingStories|SavingStories]]  
 
*[[African_American_Research|African American Research]] is:.................[[User:SavingStories|SavingStories]]  
 
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] is:  
 
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*[[Indians of North America|Indians of North America]] is: &nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors|LDS Research]] is:.........................................................&nbsp;[[User:BanksCB|cbb]]  
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors|LDS Research]] is:............................................[[User:BanksCB|cbb]]  
 
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] is:  
 
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] is:  
*[[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] is:......................&nbsp;[[User:McBrideLW|McBrideLW]]
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*Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|policies]]  
 
*Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify [[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|policies]]  
 
*Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and assist contributors in your area to implement them  
 
*Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and assist contributors in your area to implement them  
*Communicate important issues&nbsp;to other contributors in your subject area  
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*Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area  
 
*Organize and lead [[How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project|WikiProjects]]  
 
*Organize and lead [[How to Run or Manage a Wiki Project|WikiProjects]]  
 
*Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki
 
*Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki

Revision as of 20:46, 9 May 2014

Policies of FamilySearch Wiki
Tools for Moderators
  • The moderator user box added to your user page will communicate to other wiki users that you are the moderator for the content.
  • Add the box by typing {{User Moderator}}
    to your user page.
  • You might want to add the name of the localities and/or subjects you are moderating to your user page along with the user box.
Return to Help:Moderators

What is a moderator?

Moderators are volunteer administrators of the FamilySearch Wiki who encourage contribution within a subject area on the wiki, monitor its content, and guide contributors. If you are interested in becoming a moderator for a specific locality or research subject, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.  If you have any further questions, please contact Robin Foster at rfoster@familysearch.org.

Your request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted in a short period of time.

Responsibilities

The Moderator Job Description includes the following items:

  • Build Community - Help build an active, vibrant community of contributors in a locality or topic.
  • Recognize Contributions - Introduce themselves to new contributors to that locality, potentially recognizing those contributors whose work is particularly valuable.
  • Help Resolve Problems - Generally a very minor part of these responsibilities, it will be important to respond when Wiki Guidelines and Policies are not observed by contributors, and assist when two or more contributors have an editing dispute by supporting the Dispute Resolution guidelines.
  • For more detailed information on the responsibilities, see the Moderator Responsibilities page.

Who are the Moderators?

Our current moderators include:

Countries

United States

Focused Research

Historical Records

Things you can do

The following items are things that a moderator can do to help improve the content in their area of expertise and also grow the community of volunteers authors and editors:

  • Review and edit content as needed
  • Populate the "Help Wanted" page for your locality
  • Upload images
  • Encourage the creation of new pages
  • Encourage users to clarify ambiguous page titles
  • Discuss, approve, interpret, and clarify policies
  • Get good ideas from other moderators and areas of the wiki and assist contributors in your area to implement them
  • Communicate important issues to other contributors in your subject area
  • Organize and lead WikiProjects
  • Identify and invite knowledgeable people to help with the wiki

See also