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 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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Wiki keys to success 10 2011

  1. 1. FamilySearch Wiki Success + 25 Key Features
  2. 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. 3. Utah Death Certificates Success Story #1
  4. 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. 5. Utah Death Records
  6. 6. Wiki Article – Utah Vital Records
  7. 7. 1949 Death Certificate
  8. 8. Historical Records  Wiki
  9. 9. Wiki  Historical Record
  10. 10. Carlisle Indian School Records Success Story #2
  11. 11. “Can you help me?”
  12. 12. Wiki to the rescue!
  13. 13. Pennsylvania Ward Maps Success Story #3
  14. 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. 15. “Let’s give it a test…”
  16. 16. Norway Birth & Marriage Records Success Story #4
  17. 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. 18. Monica writes . . .
  19. 19. England Probate Records Success Story #5
  20. 20. England• William Moule• Buried Jan 1659• Chrishall, Essex• Want to verify his son was Stephen• Verify no other children in family
  21. 21. Essex Archives Online
  22. 22. Essex Parish Probate Jurisdictions 1 2
  23. 23. National Archives: PCC Wills
  24. 24. Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will • William Moule’s Will • Obtained online from • The National Archives
  25. 25. 2 Bonus Success Stories Originally posted on theFamilySearch Wiki Facebook page
  26. 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. 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. 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)
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  31. 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. 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. 33. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 40
  34. 34. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 41
  35. 35. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 42
  36. 36. Finding Your Way• Searching – Subject – Place – Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 43
  37. 37. Finding Your Way• Searching – Keyword searches • Subject • Place • Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic 44
  38. 38. Finding Your Way• Searching – Keyword searches • Subject • Place • Keyword – Browse by country – Browse by topic • Integrated with the FamilySearch topics 45
  39. 39. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 46
  40. 40. Navigational Boxes
  41. 41. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 48
  42. 42. Finding Your Way• Navigational boxes• “What links here”• Clickable maps 49
  43. 43. Answers to common questions
  44. 44. Answers to common questions
  45. 45. Answers to common questions
  46. 46. Tons of Images
  47. 47. New Research Articles
  48. 48. Adopt-a-page Societies
  49. 49. Watch a page
  50. 50. Change your preferences • User profile • Files you upload • Date and time • Editing • Recent changes • Watchlist • Search • Misc
  51. 51. WikiProjects
  52. 52. Join a WikiProject
  53. 53. The Utah WikiProject
  54. 54. Help
  55. 55. Video Demonstrations
  56. 56. Article: Keys to success

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