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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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  • Ohio56 wanted to know if town records exist for Vermont in 1818. The reply from Tom linked directly to the Wiki article.
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    • 1. FamilySearch Community Tools
      Family history for the community, by the community
      1
    • 2. World-wind Tour
      FamilySearch Community Tools
      2
    • 3. FamilySearch Blog
      3
    • 4. Wiki - English
      4
    • 5. Wiki - Spanish
      5
    • 6. Wiki - Portuguese
      6
    • 7. Wiki - Swedish
      7
    • 8. Forums - English
      8
    • 9. Forums - Spanish
      9
    • 10. Research Courses
      10
    • 11. Worldwide Indexing
      11
    • 12. Getting started with family history
      12
    • 13. FamilySearch Feedback
      13
    • 14. FamilySearch Help
      14
    • 15. Facebook Pages
      FamilySearch
      FamilySearch Wiki
      FamilySearch Indexing
      English
      Spanish
      Family History Library
      15
    • 16. Twitter
      FamilySearch News
      @fs_news
      FamilySearch Indexing
      @FamilySearchInd
      FamilySearch Records
      @RecordsWiki
      16
    • 17. YouTube
      17
      • FamilySearch
      • 18. FamilySearch Indexing
    • Family Tech
      18
    • 19. Wiki Integration
      The following slides show you how the FamilySearch Wiki is tightly integrated with other products available on FamilySearch.org
      19
    • 20. FamilySearch Forums
      Wiki links directly to the Forums
      20
    • 21. Replies in the Forums can include links back to the Wiki articles
    • 22. 22
    • 23. Research Courses
      23
      • 71 in 2010
      • 24. 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
    • 25. Research Courses
      Beginning to Advanced
      Worldwide
      Spanish
      Stay tuned . . .
      FamilySearch YouTube
      video tutorials
      Professional Courses
      Improve skills
      Prepare for exams
      25
    • 26. Research Courses
      Descendancy Research: Related Materials
      Course links to Wiki article
      26
    • 27. 27
    • 28. Research Courses
      Descendancy Research: Related Materials
      Course links to Wiki article
      Give Course Feedback
      28
    • 29. Research Courses
      Descendancy Research: Related Materials
      Course links to Wiki article
      Give Course Feedback
      Both features are a community effort
      29
    • 30. 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
    • 31. Historical Records
      31
    • 32. 32
      Historical Records
      Research Wiki
    • 33. FamilySearch Indexing
      33
    • 34. Language Wiki’s
      Links to language wikis
      Peru in English
      Links to Peru in Spanish
      34
    • 35. 35
    • 36. Finding Your Way Around
      The following slides show multiple ways to search and browse the Wiki
      36
    • 37. 37
    • 38. 38
    • 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!
      39
    • 40. 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
    • 41. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      41
    • 42. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      42
    • 43. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      43
    • 44. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      44
    • 45. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Keyword searches
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      45
    • 46. Finding Your Way
      Searching
      Keyword searches
      Subject
      Place
      Keyword
      Browse by country
      Browse by topic
      Integrated with the FamilySearch topics
      46
    • 47. Finding Your Way
      Navigational boxes
      Disambiguation pages
      “What links here”
      Clickable maps
      47
    • 48. Finding Your Way
      Navigational boxes
      Disambiguation pages
      “What links here”
      Clickable maps
      48
    • 49. 49
    • 50. Finding Your Way
      Navigational boxes
      Disambiguation pages
      “What links here”
      Clickable maps
      50
    • 51. Finding Your Way
      Navigational boxes
      Disambiguation pages
      “What links here”
      Clickable maps
      51
    • 52. Getting Help
      An overview of the Help content
      52
    • 53. Getting Help
      Wiki Help (research)
      The Wiki Tour
      Wiki Overview
      Etiquette Guidelines
      FAQs
      Community Meetings
      Forums
      And many more …
      53
    • 54. Authoring in the Wiki
      Suggestions for getting started with authoring and editing Wiki content
      54
    • 55. 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
    • 56. 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
    • 57. 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
    • 58. Thank You
      58

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