Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Family Search Research Wiki

Main Page | Learn | FamilySearch.org:

Above is a link to a Wiki page on Family Search.

Below is a link to a Wiki Tour

Wiki Tour

Want to learn more about this?

YouTube Video

We can contribute to the information available on this Wiki.  For example, one of us might write a "Henthorn" wiki page.

Below is a link to a series of tutorial articles about how to use the Family Search Research Wiki.  Use the sidebar on the right to select the tutorial you'd like to watch.

Wiki Tutorials

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Monday, July 30, 2012

WikiTree - Collaborative Family Tree

WikiTree - Collaborative Family Tree:

If you are interested in genealogy and Wikis this website may be of interest to you.  I'd like to hear from anyone who has used this application.  I haven't spent any time looking at it myself.  I'm interested in the topic of using Wikis for genealogy.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Shirley York Anderson Web Page

Surname Index - Shirley York Anderson Web Page:

Visit the Surname Index page of  the Shirley York Anderson web pages to find links to Henthorn information about the Henthorn family of Wisconsin who trace their roots to Monroe County, Ohio.  Thanks to Mark Henthorne of Wisconsin who called me on 27 July 2012 to provide this information.

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How JotSpot Became Google Sites

JotSpot reincarnated as Google Sites | Outside the Lines - CNET News:

Did you know that JotSpot was a Wiki?  I didn't.  Google doesn't use the term "Wiki' in any of it's postings about Google Sites.  Many months ago I create a Google Site where I share many PDFs of information about families that I gathered over the years when I was actively working on genealogy.

Henthorn Genealogy Site on Google

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Wikis As A Genealogy Research Tool

Wikis As A Genealogy Research Tool

I think Wikis have lots of potential as genealogy tools.  I'm interested in investigating the topic.  

The most attractive feature of a Wiki, it seems to me, is that if the Wiki is public or open to invited members anyone can create or add to a page.  It's a way to collaborate in The Cloud.  Thus, it provides an open-ended way to share genealogy information, to post queries, to meet and bond with other people working on the same families.


Wiki Defined

Wiki defined on Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

These links are to articles found in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

All but one of the links are abbreviated.  To read the entire article you must be a subscriber to the Plus Edition.

What is a Wiki and Why Should I Care?

A Very Personal Wiki

Video: Wikis in Plain English

Build a Wiki the Easy Way

Organize Your Life With A Wiki

Genealogy and Wikis


HenthornFamily Wiki On Wikispaces

I created the HenthornFamily Wiki on Wikispaces to get us started with the learning process.  This isn't "my" Wiki.  Rather, it is "our" Wiki.  It's a learning exercise.  It's an experiment.  It's a genealogy project.  We don't know how the experiment will turn out.  In reality it all depends on "you."  If visitors are willing to post and share information there's no telling how useful the Wiki might be.  Don't hesitate to get involved.  As long as you keep your postings civil (no flaming allowed) and don't post advertisements we all should get along fine.

Wikis As A Genealogy Research Tool

Wikis As A Genealogy Research Tool

I think Wikis have lots of potential as genealogy tools.  I'm interested in investigating the topic.  

The most attractive feature of a Wiki, it seems to me, is that if the Wiki is public or open to invited members anyone can create or add to a page.  It's a way to collaborate in The Cloud.  Thus, it provides an open-ended way to share genealogy information, to post queries, to meet and bond with other people working on the same families.


Wiki Defined

Wiki defined on Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

These links are to articles found in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

All but one of the links are abbreviated.  To read the entire article you must be a subscriber to the Plus Edition.

What is a Wiki and Why Should I Care?

A Very Personal Wiki

Video: Wikis in Plain English

Build a Wiki the Easy Way

Organize Your Life With A Wiki

Genealogy and Wikis


HenthornFamily Wiki On Wikispaces

I created the HenthornFamily Wiki on Wikispaces to get us started with the learning process.  This isn't "my" Wiki.  Rather, it is "our" Wiki.  It's a learning exercise.  It's an experiment.  It's a genealogy project.  We don't know how the experiment will turn out.  In reality it all depends on "you."  If visitors are willing to post and share information there's no telling how useful the Wiki might be.  Don't hesitate to get involved.  As long as you keep your postings civil (no flaming allowed) and don't post advertisements we all should get along fine.