Wiki keys to success 10 2011

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Wiki case studies presented in this class are little success stories that will help you learn how to use the Wiki to find answers to your own research questions. Learning how others have been helped …

Wiki case studies presented in this class are little success stories that will help you learn how to use the Wiki to find answers to your own research questions. Learning how others have been helped by the Wiki will open a world of research help to you. We will discover some of the best features of the Wiki while reviewing the case studies.

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  • Looking for a 1949 death certificate.
  • Looking for a 1949 death certificate.
  • Adam S. Glenn born 9 June 1864, died 8 October 1949
  • 1904 – 1956 Death Certificates
  • “I’m looking for the Carlisle Indian school records because my great-grandfather went to that school. Can you help me?’
  • Carlisle Indian Industrial School records
  • How to use ward maps with census records?
  • Country, state, county, and community level navigational boxes are at the bottom of numerous Wiki pages and more will be added as the community of volunteers continues to grow.
  • This page, “How to guess where to start” will answer a lot of common research questions.
  • This page, “How to guess where to start” will answer a lot of common research questions.
  • This page, “How to guess where to start” will answer a lot of common research questions.
  • Images of documents, places, maps, handwriting examples,
  • Germans from Russia and New Sweden are just two examples.
  • Click on the the Watch option and you will be notified by e-mail when the content on that page changes.
  • Options to change your profile, editing options, your watchlist, search default options, and others.

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  • 1. FamilySearch Wiki Success + 25 Key Features
  • 2. FamilySearch Wiki• Success Stories – Utah Death Certificates – Carlisle Indian School Records – Finding Pennsylvania Ward Maps – Norway Birth and Marriage Records – England Probate Records• 25 Key Features of the Wiki
  • 3. Utah Death Certificates Success Story #1
  • 4. Almost Gave UpFilm index included 1949 Film is at the vault! 2 to 3 day wait  Let’s check the Wiki Answer Historical Records
  • 5. Utah Death Records
  • 6. Wiki Article – Utah Vital Records
  • 7. 1949 Death Certificate
  • 8. Historical Records  Wiki
  • 9. Wiki  Historical Record
  • 10. Carlisle Indian School Records Success Story #2
  • 11. “Can you help me?”
  • 12. Wiki to the rescue!
  • 13. Pennsylvania Ward Maps Success Story #3
  • 14. Ward Maps & Census RecordsHow to use ward maps? “Let’s give it a test . . .” Checked PA Census article Checked PA Maps article Success!
  • 15. “Let’s give it a test…”
  • 16. Norway Birth & Marriage Records Success Story #4
  • 17. Monica’s Norwegian Research• Ward consultant• Lives in Colorado• Norway research – 2nd great-grandfather – His siblings – 3rd g-grandparents – Wanted to find birth and marriage records
  • 18. Monica writes . . .
  • 19. England Probate Records Success Story #5
  • 20. England• William Moule• Buried Jan 1659• Chrishall, Essex• Want to verify his son was Stephen• Verify no other children in family
  • 21. Essex Archives Online
  • 22. Essex Parish Probate Jurisdictions 1 2
  • 23. National Archives: PCC Wills
  • 24. Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will • William Moule’s Will • Obtained online from • The National Archives
  • 25. 2 Bonus Success Stories Originally posted on theFamilySearch Wiki Facebook page
  • 26. Jaynie on Facebook said…• Citing sources is sometimes the hardest thing to do when involved in Family History. The hardest part is taking the time to do it! I found this article to be very helpful in many ways.
  • 27. Sara on Facebook said…• Sometimes it is hard to find your ancestors’ genealogy records, especially sailors who weren’t currently home when the census was taken! This article was particularly helpful to me.
  • 28. Best Wiki Features Wiki’s 25 key features, starting withfeatures to help you find your way around in the wiki through browse and search. (A link to the article is in the syllabus)
  • 29. 36
  • 30. 37
  • 31. 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! 38
  • 32. 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
  • 33. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 40
  • 34. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 41
  • 35. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 42
  • 36. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 43
  • 37. Finding Your Way• Searching – Keyword searches • Subject • Place • Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 44
  • 38. Finding Your Way• Searching – Keyword searches • Subject • Place • Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic • Integrated with the FamilySearch topics 45
  • 39. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 46
  • 40. Navigational Boxes
  • 41. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 48
  • 42. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 49
  • 43. Answers to common questions
  • 44. Answers to common questions
  • 45. Answers to common questions
  • 46. Tons of Images
  • 47. New Research Articles
  • 48. Adopt-a-page Societies
  • 49. Watch a page
  • 50. Change your preferences • User profile • Files you upload • Date and time • Editing • Recent changes • Watchlist • Search • Misc
  • 51. WikiProjects
  • 52. Join a WikiProject
  • 53. The Utah WikiProject
  • 54. Help
  • 55. Video Demonstrations
  • 56. Article: Keys to success