The Power of We: An Introduction to FamilySearch Research Courses, Wiki, and Forums
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The Power of We: An Introduction to FamilySearch Research Courses, Wiki, and Forums The Power of We: An Introduction to FamilySearch Research Courses, Wiki, and Forums Presentation Transcript

  • Leveraging the Power of We
    A Watershed Event in Discovering Where to Find Your Ancestors
  • What we’ll do today
    Note the watershed genealogical event of this era & another event it is sparking
    Introduce three tools:
    Research Courses
    Research Wiki
    Forums
    Learn about ways to give back and leave a legacy
  • Note today’s watershed event
    …and the new watershed event it is sparking
  • Today’s Watershed Event: Digitization (Lots of Records Online)
    Census
    Religious
    Newspapers
    Death
    Birth
    School
    Tax
    Obituary
    Emigration
    Local Histories
    Cemetery
    Court
    Marriage
    Insurance
    Immigration
    Occupational
    Funeral Home
    Land
    Biographies
    Diaries
    Military
    Family Bibles
    Family Histories
  • Today’s Watershed Event: Digitization (Lots of Records Online)
    Challenge: Which records should I search first?
    Census
    Religious
    Newspapers
    Death
    Birth
    School
    Tax
    Obituary
    Emigration
    Local Histories
    Cemetery
    Court
    Marriage
    Insurance
    Immigration
    Occupational
    Funeral Home
    Land
    Biographies
    Diaries
    Military
    Family Bibles
    Family Histories
  • Mass Digitization =Lots of Places to Look
    American Ancestors
    FamilySearch
    RootsWeb
    Google
    National Archives
    Ancestry
    Libraries
    VitalRec
    Chronicling America
    Cyndi’s List
    GenealogyBank
    BLM
    Accessible Archives
    Footnote
    American Battle Monuments Comission
    ProQuest
    DAR
    Interment.net
    INS
    FindAGrave
    OneGreatFamily
    GenWeb
  • Mass Digitization =Lots of Places to Look
    Challenge: Where do I look for the records I need?
    American Ancestors
    FamilySearch
    RootsWeb
    Google
    National Archives
    Ancestry
    Libraries
    VitalRec
    Chronicling America
    Cyndi’s List
    GenealogyBank
    BLM
    Accessible Archives
    Footnote
    American Battle Monuments Comission
    ProQuest
    DAR
    Interment.net
    INS
    FindAGrave
    OneGreatFamily
    GenWeb
  • Sifting
    Now it can be so easy to gather lots of names that the real challenge lies in sifting the names into cohesive family groups. [Image: lots of coins being sorted and rolled. Then another image of one of those automatic banks that sorts coins for you.
  • Watershed Events Yield New Needs
    Event
    Needs: Find out…
    Lots of records available
    Lots of record providers
    Which records to search
    Where those records are
    How to sift the data into family groups
  • Needs Spark New Solutions
    Needs
    Know which records to search
    Know where those records are
    Solutions
    Find people who know
    (Everybody knows something that can help someone else)
    Compile everyone’s knowledge
    Put it in a place everybody can find
  • The Power of We
    We used to have to rely on Web and book publishers for most research guidance. Now we can band together to leverage our collective knowledge.
  • Solutions from FamilySearch
    Three “We” solutions
    Research Courses: Cool how-to videos on many topics.
    Wiki: 59,000 articles on how to find, use, and analyze records in your ancestor’s area.
    Forums: A place to ask/answer questions.
    All are free and community-built
    All leverage the Power of We: collective knowledge & rapid growth
  • Research Courses
    an introduction
  • Research Courses
    Over 160 lessons
  • Research Courses
    Over 160 lessons
    Most by regional experts
  • Research Courses
    Over 160 lessons
    Most by regional experts
    Topic range: Beginner to expert
  • Research Courses
    Over 160 lessons
    Most by regional experts
    Topic range: Beginner to expert
    5-60 mins.
  • Research courses
    examples
  • finding research Courses
    on FamilySearch.org
  • The Research Wiki
    an introduction
  • What’s a Wiki?
    Wiki: Hawaiian for “quick”
    A place to collect community knowledge
    Anyone can contribute
    Writing: Easy as MS Word
    Write an idea now; add more later
  • FamilySearch Wiki
    Research guidance
    Where to find records
    Record contents
    How to use various records
    How to sort findings into family groups
    59,000 articles. Growing by 50/day.
    100+ countries.
    Not about specific ancestors.
  • New York Census
  • Finding the wiki
    at FamilySearch.org
  • FamilySearch Forums
    Asking questions & getting answers
  • FamilySearch Forums
    Purpose: Ask questions & share expertise
    Scope: worldwide
    Ten languages coming
    Most questions get multiple answers
    Mostly advice, but sometimes lookups
    Topics: Research, software, contributing to the wiki
  • FamilySearch Forums
    Live demo
  • What do you need to know?
    Learn from the research courses
    Search the wiki
    Ask in the forums
    Leverage the Power of We
  • Give BackLeave a Legacy
    Contribute a research courseContribute to the wiki
    Answer questions in the forums
    Build the Power of We
  • What we did today
    Noted the watershed genealogical event of this era & another event it is sparking
    Introduced three tools:
    Research Courses
    Research Wiki
    Forums
    Learn about ways you can give back and leave a legacy
  • Come join us!
    Michael Ritchey: ritcheymt@familysearch.org