Talk:A Glossary of Genealogical Terms

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It seems that these pages would be more helpful if the genealogical terms were broken out by language. This list is so long it's difficult to go through with so many languages mixed together.  Thoughts?   -- janellv (talk | contribs) 20:37, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm not so sure this is well conceived. It seems like you are trying to build a wiki inside of a wiki. Shouldn't this be divided into different languages, countries, or regions like the language word lists are. Many of the terms are already in the word lists. Also, there will certainly be a need for disambiguation which is usually handled on it's own page for each term. Can you please provide a vision of where this is going to help us help you.

Also, somehow this got up on Facebook, which I think might be premature.

MatthiaKA 15:44, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

I agree on all counts... the lists are long, there's lots of duplication, the different language terms reside somewhere else already, the disambiguation needs, etc. Plus my take is that this content was not really ready for being featured and definately not ready for primetime on Facebook. Some history might help: The glossary was added early on when the wiki was new and being populated with the research outlines and other content published by the Family History Department. Each word in the glossary needs to be it's own page in the wiki, or at least a part of an existing page. In reality, the glossary should probably go away after the terms are verified to exist where needed in the wiki. The pages are way too long and if someone can start by verifying the language words are present on the Genealogical Terms pages, then they can be removed from the glossary. The same process is true for the other terms: verify they exist where needed in the content, or make a separate page for the term and link the term when needed from within the content pages. In summary, the glossary was a temporary project to be sure that all Department content was brought over into the wiki for use as needed. Hope this helps. --Fran 19:21, 24 October 2011 (UTC)