Much thanks to you, for spending time in the Wiki with our authors and editors and all contributions you make that have helped the Wiki to grow. The Research Wiki is in its first years but it is growing and becoming a wonderful tool that helps people find answers in one space and costs only in effort to search on their part.
We want to improve the process for Welcoming new authors and editors in the Wiki. I want to make each member of the committee aware of some improvements coming in June:
• We will have another Welcome Message Template designed to be more individualized. The others will be there too but we hope that you will use this new welcome message. Steve Cottrell will be helping us with the Template, a special thanks to him.
• Please read more carefully what the contributor or editor have put on the page. The current steps listed for reviewing the contributions are good to follow.
• Avoid adding the welcome message before following the steps outlined.
.• The question Templates will stay the same.
We thank you again for all you do.
Hi Lise -- What a great idea we've got rolling. I set up a "home page" for the project: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_Illinois using Idaho's WikiProject as a shell. Would you like to start tweaking it with the adopter's input to come up with some tasks? I made a link to your County Boxes page too. Murphynw 22:13, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Would you let me know if you would be able to teach me a little on a Skype with Share Screen?
Thanks! Ancestorseeker 20:40, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Hello again! How was your trip home? I hope all is well! Can you please tell me where to access the link to attend Tuesday's meeting? Thank you! Ancestorseeker 22:41, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi! I finally got to email to see you had added a note on my Talk page! How was lunch with programmers?Ancestorseeker 19:16, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
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.
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:
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.
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)
I miss you guys, but I'm serving a mission in FamilySearch support, working in new FamilySearch & Product Support. I was asked to be an MLA (Mission Lead Assistant) within a few weeks of coming out of training and that gave me several more meetings to attend during the week & one of them is right at the same time as the wiki group. I do get opportunity serving this mission to tell folks about the wiki and when appropriate to let patrons know about it as well, so that's a plus. I ought to review the meetings so I know what you folks are up to these days, but am not that organized yet. Retirement is good and I'm really enjoying the mission as well, although I'm not doing all the things I intended to do, at least portions of my day are spent in serving. The cats seem to enjoy me being at home too. Thanks for the shout-out and I'll try and keep in touch better. Laralee 04:03, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
That's terrific. Those online church records at the website of the Maryland State Archives were one of my biggest finds when I visited Annapolis. I'm very glad to hear they have been helpful to someone.
With regards to Catholic (arch)dioceses, one of our staff User:BingamanTD has identified which Catholic diocese every county in the United States belonged to under the "Church Records" section for each state. As far as I know, he didn't try to connect each county with their archdiocese though. It might be useful to state Richmond's records are in Baltimore on the Richmond, Virginia page under the "Church" section. You're right, I probably wouldn't have gone to Baltimore to search for these. All the best! Murphynw 18:21, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks Lise. It looks great! Murphynw 23:20, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
We noticed you recently edited one of our articles and we wanted to send out a quick thank you for contributing to a FamilySearch Historical Records' article. You may not know it, but this is a new project that is just getting off the ground and your contribution helps! 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.
We'd love to have you become part of our community here. We've got lots of ways to get involved a little deeper into the project and what the project entails: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_FamilySearch_Records. In this page you will find information about the FamilySearch Records project, getting started in wiki editing, tasks for which you can sign up to volunteer, etc. We are excited you have decided to share your talents, time and resources towards forwarding the goals of FamilySearch.org and those who use it (including 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.
The FamilySearch Records Team
Login glitch mentioned in 19 April Tech Meeting
Just tried to replicate the problem you reported in logging into the wiki, after logging into the Indexing program. No problems on my side, even was able to go into consultant.familysearch.org and see those things I'm able to see. You should be able to see what you needed there if your calling is up to date both in MLS and on that page under preferences. JamesAnderson
I focus is the SLC FHC designations - FHC (IE Ward FHC), Stake FHC, Multi-stake FHC & Large Multi-stake along with the branch variations declared in April 2010 when SLC sent out new certificates at least to the Large Multi-stake and Multi-stake facilities renaming them as such. Coming up with new designations not approved by the LDS Church for obfuscation is dishonest in many ways. Providng the general description based on the type of of FHC is the more appropiate way for both member and non-member.
I do not wish to have any more input other than the warnings and reasons given here and on the Talk:Family History Centers page. Anyone can make changes ... Whether or not they are appropiate is another manner. I would much rather see an official statement from SLC regarding the types of FHCs rather than labeling them generally as film or non-film facilities.
PS Library class - a designation of a facility approved by city, county or state meeting the minimal requirements of a library. This makes them eligibile for library discounts on books and other material. For example in California, only 3 FHCs are listed under the approved state library category. Oakland, Los Angeles & San Diego - all now designated as "Large Multi-stake Family History Centers" by the LDS Church. None of the hundreds of other FHCs in the state have earned this distinction.
I really hope this helps.
JRC Jrcrin001 19:40, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Jrcrin001 19:40, 5 May 2011 (UTC)