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Community tools

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

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Community tools

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

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