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An overview of the community tools used by FamilySearch.org to support the family history community.

An overview of the community tools used by FamilySearch.org to support the family history community.

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  • FamilySearch Community Tools
    Family history for the community, by the community
    1
  • World-wind Tour
    FamilySearch Community Tools
    2
  • FamilySearch Blog
    3
  • Wiki - English
    4
  • Wiki - Spanish
    5
  • Wiki - Portuguese
    6
  • Wiki - Swedish
    7
  • Forums - English
    8
  • Forums - Spanish
    9
  • Research Courses
    10
  • Worldwide Indexing
    11
  • Getting started with family history
    12
  • FamilySearch Feedback
    13
  • FamilySearch Help
    14
  • Facebook Pages
    FamilySearch
    FamilySearch Wiki
    FamilySearch Indexing
    English
    Spanish
    Family History Library
    15
  • Twitter
    FamilySearch News
    @fs_news
    FamilySearch Indexing
    @FamilySearchInd
    FamilySearch Records
    @RecordsWiki
    16
  • YouTube
    17
    • FamilySearch
    • FamilySearch Indexing
  • Family Tech
    18
  • Wiki Integration
    The following slides show you how the FamilySearch Wiki is tightly integrated with other products available on FamilySearch.org
    19
  • FamilySearch Forums
    Wiki links directly to the Forums
    20
  • Replies in the Forums can include links back to the Wiki articles
  • 22
  • Research Courses
    23
    • 71 in 2010
    • 133 lessons as of 12 Feb 2011
  • Research Courses
    24
    Beginning to Advanced
    Worldwide
    Spanish
    Stay tuned because more is being contributed by the community all the time . . .
    FamilySearch YouTube also has video tutorials
  • Research Courses
    Beginning to Advanced
    Worldwide
    Spanish
    Stay tuned . . .
    FamilySearch YouTube
    video tutorials
    Professional Courses
    Improve skills
    Prepare for exams
    25
  • Research Courses
    Descendancy Research: Related Materials
    Course links to Wiki article
    26
  • 27
  • Research Courses
    Descendancy Research: Related Materials
    Course links to Wiki article
    Give Course Feedback
    28
  • Research Courses
    Descendancy Research: Related Materials
    Course links to Wiki article
    Give Course Feedback
    Both features are a community effort
    29
  • Research Courses
    German Town of Origin
    Sponsored by Teresa S. McMillin
    Links to her website
    Give Course Feedback
    All features are a community effort
    30
  • Historical Records
    31
  • 32
    Historical Records
    Research Wiki
  • FamilySearch Indexing
    33
  • Language Wiki’s
    Links to language wikis
    Peru in English
    Links to Peru in Spanish
    34
  • 35
  • Finding Your Way Around
    The following slides show multiple ways to search and browse the Wiki
    36
  • 37
  • 38
  • Finding Your Way
    Basic Navigation
    Views
    Toolbox
    Community
    Personal tools
    Sections do not expand automatically
    The “Community” section is one of the best-kept secrets!
    39
  • Finding Your Way
    Basic Navigation
    Views
    Toolbox
    Community
    Personal tools
    Sections do not expand automatically
    The “Community” section is one of the best-kept secrets!
    40
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    41
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    42
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    43
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    44
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Keyword searches
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    45
  • Finding Your Way
    Searching
    Keyword searches
    Subject
    Place
    Keyword
    Browse by country
    Browse by topic
    Integrated with the FamilySearch topics
    46
  • Finding Your Way
    Navigational boxes
    Disambiguation pages
    “What links here”
    Clickable maps
    47
  • Finding Your Way
    Navigational boxes
    Disambiguation pages
    “What links here”
    Clickable maps
    48
  • 49
  • Finding Your Way
    Navigational boxes
    Disambiguation pages
    “What links here”
    Clickable maps
    50
  • Finding Your Way
    Navigational boxes
    Disambiguation pages
    “What links here”
    Clickable maps
    51
  • Getting Help
    An overview of the Help content
    52
  • Getting Help
    Wiki Help (research)
    The Wiki Tour
    Wiki Overview
    Etiquette Guidelines
    FAQs
    Community Meetings
    Forums
    And many more …
    53
  • Authoring in the Wiki
    Suggestions for getting started with authoring and editing Wiki content
    54
  • Your User Page
    Learn how to author in the wiki by using your own wiki page.
    Ideas for content:
    A picture
    Short biography
    User boxes
    WikiProjects
    Links to sub-pages
    Pedigree
    55
  • Your Pedigree
    Template
    Template:Ahnentafel
    Can only be used on your personal user page
    Use the Forums to ask for help if you need it
    56
  • Have fun editing your user page!
    If you need help with editing your own user page in the Wiki, use the Forums to post your request
    57
  • Thank You
    58