Wikis for Genealogists
Dick Eastman
March 22, 2014
Today’s slides are available at:
http://www.eogn.com/hand
outs/wiki
What is a Wiki?
According to www.dictionary.com:
"a Web site that allows anyone to
add, delete, or revise content by
using...
What is a Wiki?
According to inventor Ward
Cunningham:
"The Simplest Thing that Could
Possibly Work"
What is a Wiki?
According to Wikipedia:
“A wiki is a website that allows the creation and
editing of any number of interli...
What use is a Wiki?
According to Wikipedia:
“Examples include community websites,
corporate intranets, knowledge
managemen...
What use is a Wiki?
In other words, a wiki is a
publishing system
What use is a Wiki?
A wiki can be used to
publish nearly any kind of
information.
It works well as an
encyclopedia.
What use is a Wiki?
Examples: genealogy
information, news, newsletters,
club bulletins, historical
information, schoolwork...
Why use a Wiki?
Simplicity
Anyone can do it.
Anyone can contribute.
Everything can be in hypertext.
Can include pictures, ...
Why use a Wiki?
A wiki is a great
replacement for your
society’s publications!
Why use a Wiki?
A wiki also can contain a
database of census
records, tax lists,
paymaster records, or
other records of hi...
Why use a Wiki?
Your society can publish
genealogical and historical
information at very low
expense.
Remember: it is a pu...
Why use a Wiki?
In most cases, ANYONE can
add or update information in
a wiki.
It is a great collaboration tool.
Remember:...
Let’s Look at a Few Typical Wikis
Wiki-Wiki Bus at Honolulu Airport
Today’s slides are available at:
http://www.eogn.com/hand
outs/wiki
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  1. 1. Wikis for Genealogists Dick Eastman March 22, 2014
  2. 2. Today’s slides are available at: http://www.eogn.com/hand outs/wiki
  3. 3. What is a Wiki? According to www.dictionary.com: "a Web site that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser."
  4. 4. What is a Wiki? According to inventor Ward Cunningham: "The Simplest Thing that Could Possibly Work"
  5. 5. What is a Wiki? According to Wikipedia: “A wiki is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a WYSIWYG text editor. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used collaboratively by multiple users."
  6. 6. What use is a Wiki? According to Wikipedia: “Examples include community websites, corporate intranets, knowledge management systems, and note services. The software can also be used for personal notetaking."
  7. 7. What use is a Wiki? In other words, a wiki is a publishing system
  8. 8. What use is a Wiki? A wiki can be used to publish nearly any kind of information. It works well as an encyclopedia.
  9. 9. What use is a Wiki? Examples: genealogy information, news, newsletters, club bulletins, historical information, schoolwork assignments, music, videos, pictures, and almost anything else you can think of.
  10. 10. Why use a Wiki? Simplicity Anyone can do it. Anyone can contribute. Everything can be in hypertext. Can include pictures, music, videos, or more.
  11. 11. Why use a Wiki? A wiki is a great replacement for your society’s publications!
  12. 12. Why use a Wiki? A wiki also can contain a database of census records, tax lists, paymaster records, or other records of historical interest.
  13. 13. Why use a Wiki? Your society can publish genealogical and historical information at very low expense. Remember: it is a publishing tool!
  14. 14. Why use a Wiki? In most cases, ANYONE can add or update information in a wiki. It is a great collaboration tool. Remember: it is a publishing tool!
  15. 15. Let’s Look at a Few Typical Wikis
  16. 16. Wiki-Wiki Bus at Honolulu Airport
  17. 17. Today’s slides are available at: http://www.eogn.com/hand outs/wiki
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