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=== Overall Objectives  ===
 
=== Overall Objectives  ===
  
[[Image:Under construction icon-blue.png|134x111px]]<br>
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To create entry and landing pages in the wiki that more clearly illustrate and describe the use of the wiki as a genealogical research tool; how it can enhance both beginning and advanced family historians understanding of where and how to search for information concerning their ancestors. Also to give more information to users who might be interested in helping in specific ways.  
  
Please see the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject]] page for basic instructions.<br>
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We are focusing on the following types of users:  
  
We need to list the Project meetings on the Community Meetings page and other places as needed.
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:*Researchers &amp; Research Helpers (Consultants, etc.)
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:*Contributors
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:*Maintenance workers (we believe we can draw more people in who want to help in small ways by doing maintenance work)
  
=== List of Existing Beginners Pages  ===
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[[Image:Under construction icon-blue.png|134x111px]]
  
=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats  ===
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=== Inspiration  ===
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*[http://www.wikihow.com wikiHow]
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Article_Creation_Workflow/Landing_System Wikipedia article creation workflow]
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*[http://www.wikispaces.com WikiSpaces]
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*[http://apps.wikihow.com/survivalkit/#!/home/ Special kind of wikiHow pages]
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=== Resources  ===
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*If anyone is having a hard time verbally describing a layout design they’d like considered, there are a number of free or inexpensive mockup applications available that can be used to create an image(s) to share with others.
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::http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/
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&nbsp;<br>
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=== Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats<br> ===
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*[[User:Ccsmith/sandbox/wiki|Ccsmith Sandbox]]
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*JV&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home|Version 1]] and [[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home2|Version 2]]<br>
  
[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]
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'''Links to Comments and thoughts:'''
  
[[User:Ccsmith/sandbox/wiki|Ccsmith Sandbox]]  
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*[[User:Klk3/sandbox3|KK thoughts]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=14228 FS Wiki&nbsp;Forum Thread]
  
JV&nbsp;[[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home|Version 1]] and [[User:VasquezJL/Sandbox/Home2|Version 2]]
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=== Committees  ===
 
=== Committees  ===
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=== Register to Participate  ===
 
=== Register to Participate  ===
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Add in your information by editing the table.<br>  
 
Add in your information by editing the table.<br>  
  
{| width="200" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="left"
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{| width="500" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
 
|+ Register for Wiki Project  
 
|+ Register for Wiki Project  
 
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! scope="col" | Interest  
 
! scope="col" | Interest  
 
! scope="col" | Contact Info (Email) Optional  
 
! scope="col" | Contact Info (Email) Optional  
! scope="col" | WikiUser Name  
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! scope="col" | WikiUser Name
! scope="col" |
 
 
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| James Tanner  
 
| James Tanner  
 
| Organization and Design<br>  
 
| Organization and Design<br>  
 
| genealogyarizona@gmail.com  
 
| genealogyarizona@gmail.com  
| jamestanner  
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| jamestanner
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| Ken Knight  
 
| Ken Knight  
 
| O&amp;D  
 
| O&amp;D  
 
| klknight@gmail.com  
 
| klknight@gmail.com  
| [[User:Klk3|Klk3]]  
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| [[User:Klk3|Klk3]]
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| Janell Vasquez
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| O&amp;D
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| vasquezjl@familysearch.org
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| [[User:VasquezJL|VasquezJL]]
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=== Meetings and Announcements  ===
 
=== Meetings and Announcements  ===
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We currently meet every Friday from 8:30am to 10:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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Eventually, as we get into the more detailed topics, we may split into smaller groups.
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&nbsp;
  
 
=== Past Meeting Minutes  ===
 
=== Past Meeting Minutes  ===
  
=== Task Descriptions ===
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*March 2, 2012 - General discussion on what the home page should have in it.&nbsp;
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design Meeting - March 9 2012|March 9, 2012]] - Discussed the specific topics and the areas that we want to walk the patrons through when they get to the home page
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=== Task Descriptions ===
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Wiki Design List of beginners pages|Create list of existing beginners pages]]
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*Create "Things to do" list for people who want to contribute but aren't sure where to start
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:*Someone to follow blogs and add items that should be added to the wiki to one page
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:*Someone to add those pieces of information to the pages they belong on
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:*Thought: break out tasks by region?
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[[Category:WikiProjects]]
 
[[Category:WikiProjects]]

Revision as of 15:07, 15 March 2012

Overall Objectives

To create entry and landing pages in the wiki that more clearly illustrate and describe the use of the wiki as a genealogical research tool; how it can enhance both beginning and advanced family historians understanding of where and how to search for information concerning their ancestors. Also to give more information to users who might be interested in helping in specific ways.

We are focusing on the following types of users:

  • Researchers & Research Helpers (Consultants, etc.)
  • Contributors
  • Maintenance workers (we believe we can draw more people in who want to help in small ways by doing maintenance work)

Under construction icon-blue.png


Inspiration


Resources

  • If anyone is having a hard time verbally describing a layout design they’d like considered, there are a number of free or inexpensive mockup applications available that can be used to create an image(s) to share with others.
http://speckyboy.com/2010/01/11/10-completely-free-wireframe-and-mockup-applications/

 

Links to Sandbox Pages with Suggested Formats

Links to Comments and thoughts:

 

Committees

 

Register to Participate

Add in your information by editing the table.

Register for Wiki Project
Name Interest Contact Info (Email) Optional WikiUser Name
James Tanner Organization and Design
genealogyarizona@gmail.com jamestanner
Ken Knight O&D klknight@gmail.com Klk3
Janell Vasquez O&D vasquezjl@familysearch.org VasquezJL


Meetings and Announcements

We currently meet every Friday from 8:30am to 10:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Eventually, as we get into the more detailed topics, we may split into smaller groups.

 

Past Meeting Minutes

  • March 2, 2012 - General discussion on what the home page should have in it. 
  • March 9, 2012 - Discussed the specific topics and the areas that we want to walk the patrons through when they get to the home page

 

Task Descriptions

  • Someone to follow blogs and add items that should be added to the wiki to one page
  • Someone to add those pieces of information to the pages they belong on
  • Thought: break out tasks by region?