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Hi Lise. I'm Dorothy Horan and I met you during NGS. I work with NaDine, who left you a message below. I wonder if you know my Mom, Kay Cavender. Kay was the FHC director in Frederickburg, I believe, before Mom and Dad moved back here almost 5 years ago.
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Hi Lise. I'm Dorothy Horan and I met you during NGS. I work with NaDine, who left you a message below. I wonder if you know my Mom, Kay Cavender. Kay was the FHC director in Frederickburg, I believe, before Mom and Dad moved back here almost 5 years ago.  
  
 
NaDine mentioned that I should check out your comments. You mentioned that you don't like the style guide where it is. Maybe I'm trying to do too much with it. I'm sort of trying to recruit and encourage folks to use the style guide. There is a second style guide reference at the end of the article, so I could just go with it.  
 
NaDine mentioned that I should check out your comments. You mentioned that you don't like the style guide where it is. Maybe I'm trying to do too much with it. I'm sort of trying to recruit and encourage folks to use the style guide. There is a second style guide reference at the end of the article, so I could just go with it.  
  
We're also looking at changing the contribute template that appears at the top of the article.Is there anything that you can think of that could encourage folks to contribute? It amazes me that folks are afraid to change the wiki pages. Do you think the style guide actually discourages contributions?   
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We're also looking at changing the contribute template that appears at the top of the article.Is there anything that you can think of that could encourage folks to contribute? It amazes me that folks are afraid to change the wiki pages. Do you think the style guide actually discourages contributions?     
  
After reading Wilma's paragraph below, I'm wondering if you think that the Illinois State Genealogical Society would be interested in adopting this page to help give it more value?  
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After reading Wilma's paragraph below, I'm wondering if you think that the Illinois State Genealogical Society would be interested in adopting this page to help give it more value?    
  
My contact info is: [mailto:Horandm@familysearch.org Horandm@familysearch.org]  I'm at 801-240-6125, or you can just write on my wiki page.
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My contact info is: [mailto:Horandm@familysearch.org Horandm@familysearch.org]  I'm at 801-240-6125, or you can just write on my wiki page.  
 
 
Dorothy Horan
 
  
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Hill Lise -- I am the coordinator for all the United States FamilySearch Historical Records pages. I would like to have direct contact with you. Here is my contact information:<br>NaDine Timothy  
 
Hill Lise -- I am the coordinator for all the United States FamilySearch Historical Records pages. I would like to have direct contact with you. Here is my contact information:<br>NaDine Timothy  
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At the Directors meeting earlier this year, we were told to try to use Riverton's site as a template, which I did not find helpfull at all.&nbsp; At this time I am waiting for approval of an image (our logo) to put on the site. After I'm done, I hope ours will be a better "template", than Riverton's.&nbsp; But, I'm still on a pretty steep learning curve.[[User:Jimmyk418|Jimmyk418]] 17:25, 12 August 2010 (UTC)  
 
At the Directors meeting earlier this year, we were told to try to use Riverton's site as a template, which I did not find helpfull at all.&nbsp; At this time I am waiting for approval of an image (our logo) to put on the site. After I'm done, I hope ours will be a better "template", than Riverton's.&nbsp; But, I'm still on a pretty steep learning curve.[[User:Jimmyk418|Jimmyk418]] 17:25, 12 August 2010 (UTC)  
  
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Sister Embley, thanks for catching my "Wikipedia" versus "FamilySearch Wiki" mistakes earlier today--I'll fix the boilerplate I'm using to avoid this problem in future [[User:Gehringjg|gehringjg]]; 21 Apr 2010  
 
Sister Embley, thanks for catching my "Wikipedia" versus "FamilySearch Wiki" mistakes earlier today--I'll fix the boilerplate I'm using to avoid this problem in future [[User:Gehringjg|gehringjg]]; 21 Apr 2010  
  
<br>Thanks, Sister Embley, for continually contributing to the Virginia portion of the Wiki. As the moderator for this section, I hope that you will continue your efforts. Wouldn't it be great if the Wiki could become the most comprehensive starting point for researchers?[[User:Gregorybean|Gregorybean]] 04:23, 26 September 2009 (UTC)  
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<br>Thanks, Sister Embley, for continually contributing to the Virginia portion of the Wiki. As the moderator for this section, I hope that you will continue your efforts. Wouldn't it be great if the Wiki could become the most comprehensive starting point for researchers?[[User:Gregorybean|Gregorybean]] 04:23, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
 
 
== Where should wikiproject contributors communicate?  ==
 
 
 
People who work on writing projects on the wiki are asking for an online venue they can use to talk about...
 
 
 
*how to organize projects,
 
*how and where to recruit contributors
 
*how to motivate project members
 
*how to track progress on projects
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] issues that we need to settle to avoid rework
 
*...and other stuff.
 
 
 
Could you go to the wiki feedback forum and give your opinion as to what tool(s) we should choose to communicate? The thread where we will discuss this is [http://forums.familysearch.org/showthread.php?p=3470#post3470 Which tools for wikiproject contributors to communicate?] [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 16:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Please vote on new name for Reviewer role  ==
 
 
 
The wiki community is voting on a proposed renaming of the Reviewer role so that we can give the role to anyone we trust to upload their own images without review. If you care about the name of this role, please discuss the issue and cast your vote at [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Reviewer]]. [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 16:47, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Welcome!  ==
 
 
 
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Hello, Lembley, and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Welcoming committee/Welcome to FamilySearch Wiki|welcome to FamilySearch Wiki!]] Thank you for [[Special:Contributions/Lembley|your contributions]]. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. {{#switch:{{{npov}}}|true=Unfortunately, one or more of your edits {{#if:|to the page [[:{{{article}}}]]|}} have not conformed to '''[[Policy:Neutral Point of View|FamilySearch Wiki's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV)]]''', and have been reverted. FamilySearch Wiki articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media. There's a page about the [[Policy:Neutral Point of View|NPOV policy]] that has tips on how to effectively write about disparate points of view without compromising the NPOV status of the article as a whole.</p><p>|}} Here are some {{#if:|other||}} pages that you might find helpful:
 
 
 
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Please [[FamilySearch Wiki:Sign your posts on talk pages|sign your name]] on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] using four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or place <code><nowiki>{{helpme}}</nowiki></code> on your talk page and ask your question there. {{#if:It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.|</p><p>It was decided at the community on November 17, that regular attendees at the meeting would be given an opportunity to review the welcome message and test out the {{tl|helpme}} template.</p><p>|&nbsp;}}{{#if:||Again, welcome!
 
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== Weigh in on FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project?  ==
 
 
 
Project pages are getting hard to find because people are putting them in multiple namespaces and using all kinds of naming conventions. Would you mind weighing in on [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project|FamilySearch Wiki talk:Naming a Project]]? Thanks! [[User:RitcheyMT|Ritcheymt]] 00:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Please vote on search result title link color<br> ==
 
 
 
Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?p=6064#poststop read the thread/explanation and vote]. [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 16:25, 24 January 2010 (UTC)<br>
 
 
 
== To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...  ==
 
 
 
By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order. <br>As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...[[User talk:Benrbennett|CONTINUE]]
 
 
 
== You're Welcome  ==
 
 
 
I'm glad you found the link to Cook County, Illinois military veterans useful. I thought it was a pretty neat resource, too&nbsp;:-) --[[User:Ajcrow|Ajcrow]] 00:26, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Quick Note of Appreciation  ==
 
 
 
We wanted to send out a quick letter of appreciation for all your hard work and dedication in getting the FamilySearch Records project off the ground. The information you provide is invaluable to those users who are searching out further information about collections in FamilySearch; it helps them make a deeper connection with their research, especially when it has to do with their own ancestry. It’s your contributions that are keeping the project rolling forward. Thank you.
 
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you out in any way we can.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
 
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The FamilySearch Records Team<br>User:HoranDM<br>User:LakeCL <br>User:ginabegin
 
 
 
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Revision as of 16:53, 2 November 2010

Hi Lise. I'm Dorothy Horan and I met you during NGS. I work with NaDine, who left you a message below. I wonder if you know my Mom, Kay Cavender. Kay was the FHC director in Frederickburg, I believe, before Mom and Dad moved back here almost 5 years ago.

NaDine mentioned that I should check out your comments. You mentioned that you don't like the style guide where it is. Maybe I'm trying to do too much with it. I'm sort of trying to recruit and encourage folks to use the style guide. There is a second style guide reference at the end of the article, so I could just go with it.

We're also looking at changing the contribute template that appears at the top of the article.Is there anything that you can think of that could encourage folks to contribute? It amazes me that folks are afraid to change the wiki pages. Do you think the style guide actually discourages contributions?   

After reading Wilma's paragraph below, I'm wondering if you think that the Illinois State Genealogical Society would be interested in adopting this page to help give it more value?  

My contact info is: Horandm@familysearch.org  I'm at 801-240-6125, or you can just write on my wiki page.

Dorothy Horan


Hill Lise -- I am the coordinator for all the United States FamilySearch Historical Records pages. I would like to have direct contact with you. Here is my contact information:
NaDine Timothy

timothynb@ldschurch.org

office -- (801) 240-4487

cell -- (801) 347-3783

Thanks for adding information to the Illinois Cook County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) page. The page has been split into three pages. I tried to preserve all your comments from the original page.

Thanks. NaDine

Hi, Lise! I have recently joined the Community Services team and very much need to talk with you directly. My new assignment is with moderators and a very recent addition of "page adopters," which consists of societies and groups. You are the moderator for Illinois and the Illinois State Genealogical Society has "adopted" Illinois. So, you and I need to talk so a conversation can be started across the board to understand the differences, similarities, and overlap in the roles of moderators and page adopters and to promote encouragement and collaboration. This "page adopters" came from the recent FGS conference in Knoxville. My number is 801-240-4530, cell 801-641-1080. Thanks, Wilma AdkinsWH 16:43, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Mrs. Lembly, for the encouraging words about the Orange, California FHC and Periodicals pages. We have had a website for a few years, but the powers-that-be want them eliminated in favor of the wiki pages. So, we are trying to learn wiki-speak. :-)

At the Directors meeting earlier this year, we were told to try to use Riverton's site as a template, which I did not find helpfull at all.  At this time I am waiting for approval of an image (our logo) to put on the site. After I'm done, I hope ours will be a better "template", than Riverton's.  But, I'm still on a pretty steep learning curve.Jimmyk418 17:25, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Sister Embley, thanks for catching my "Wikipedia" versus "FamilySearch Wiki" mistakes earlier today--I'll fix the boilerplate I'm using to avoid this problem in future gehringjg; 21 Apr 2010


Thanks, Sister Embley, for continually contributing to the Virginia portion of the Wiki. As the moderator for this section, I hope that you will continue your efforts. Wouldn't it be great if the Wiki could become the most comprehensive starting point for researchers?Gregorybean 04:23, 26 September 2009 (UTC)