Am confused at the emails below. What do you need?
Claire (30 jan 2012)
Normally we do not allow list of people in FamilySearch Wiki. We encourage articles on topics with links to such lists. You could write about the disaster and then link to a site with this list. We will wait for a few days for the changes. Let us know if we can help you with this or if you have any questions.
I'm working on an article related to the <a href="FamilySearch Record Search Updates">Record Search Updates</a> article and would love to ask you some questions about what you've put together. I see the article dates back to January 2010, but the only Records update listed is for December 2010. Are the earlier grids of records releases available somewhere?
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To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...[edit source]
By way of introduction, my name is Ben Bennett and I’ve recently joined the FamilySearch team as the product manager for the Wiki and Forums. Put simply, my job is to ensure that your experience, as contributors and users of the Wiki and Forums is excellent. To this end, an apology is in order.
As you know, we recently implemented a new user ID/sign in process for the FamilySearch Wiki. As we implemented this new system, I personally heard from many of you. You shared with me problems that were occurring for you as you tried to sign in, edit or do other things that resulted in lost work, lost time and frustration for you, our key contributors and users. Please accept my sincere apology for the poor performance and poor experience associated with the Wiki during the past few weeks. Please also accept my commitment that the FamilySearch team will learn from this experience and do all that we can to prevent situations like this in the future. To this end, I wanted to share with you ...<a href="User talk:Benrbennett">CONTINUE</a>
The <a _fcknotitle="true" href="FamilySearch Research Wiki">FamilySearch Research Wiki</a> is delighted to let you know that the <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Ireland Emigration and Immigration">Ireland Emigration and Immigration</a> page you helped create has become a <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Featured Article">Featured Article</a>, highlighted on the <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Main Page">Main Page</a> of the Wiki, and will remain there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work to help others quickly access records. Your contributions are appreciated and will help others find their ancestors.<br>'You have made a difference in research!'
joy <a href="User:Wyzer17">Wyzer17</a> 18:42, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank YOU / YOUR Article is Selected[edit source]
The <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the <a href="England Archives and Libraries">England Archives and Libraries</a> article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the <a href="FamilySearch Research Wiki">Main page</a> of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researcher important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!
We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 26, 2011. Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know. Thank you for your time and effort!
joy <a href="User:Wyzer17">Wyzer17</a> 19:23, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Template for Record Search has a problem[edit source]
<IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate src="" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="2" _fck_mw_template="true"> Over at [Ireland Civil Registration|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ireland_Civil_Registration#Using_Indexes], several references use the template named Template:CID which has been redirected to Template:RecordSearch. When used, the template inserts the URL pilot.familysearch.org as the display text, but uses the correct www.familysearch.org URL. I would like to have it display the www.familysearch.org rather than pilot.familysearch.org, but I can't find anywhere in the redirected template that has the word pilot in it, so I don't know what to change.
- Claire, if you bring up the Ireland page, you can change the individual references to "pilot" in the templates. Once you're in wikitext, just delete the word, "pilot". You can search for them by using ctrl+f and typing in "Pilot" and it will highlight each one. I fixed one in the marriage section. I don't see the reference in the original template either, but this is one way to fix them on this page. Also, the references to IGI need to be updated. Let me know if this helps.<a href="User:Averyld">Lynda</a> 18:00, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Census Template[edit source]
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but yes we are adding this to each parish with the help of our missionaries with the following thought in mind, "I just found out my family is from Linton in Cambridge, I've been using the wiki to help me and I'll check there to see what they have." Most individuals go to the place they know first, something we have learned by statistics and when coming to the reference counter at a center or the main library. Even in forums and community research pages on facebook show that most individuals know a specific place long before they know county. This is the reasoning behind the template. If you would like to work together to modify the current template I would be open to that, but other wise we will continue to slowyly work through all the parishes. Note that while we are there we are also updating other items that may not have been populated either.
Thanks for your attention to this matter.
England Wiki Project[edit source]
You may want to make those who are contributing to the England Wiki pages aware of the Wiki Project for those contributing to the Parish pages. Donjgen 17:46, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Hartle, Durham[edit source]
You put a note on the Harlte. Durham page to have it deleted. I just want to be sure that it shouldn't be re-titled to Hartle Pool. Is it possible that the article is about that locaility instead of just Hartle? I don't want to delete the page if that's all that needs to be done. Could you let me know? Thanks Lynda 18:46, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
We reviewed it's pages and there was nothing of any worth on the page and we created Hartlepool and added the necessary information.
Thanks so much for checking.
- Thanks. I'll delete the page. Lynda 19:32, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Collage image[edit source]
Clair, please check the delete request on the image you uploaded. It appears that we might have a copyright problem. Thanksaveryld 18:49, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Removed the image, will create one at home and post it later. Can't understand why we are not allowed to use our own images. Claire
I agree, but apparently, one entity is not talking to the other. Here's what Mike Ritchey said, "Image copyrighted by Intellectual Reserve
I believe this image has been used in FamilySearch publications and its copyright is owned by Intellectual Reserve. FamilySearch policy for such images has always been that we cannot use them on the wiki because FamilySearch does not intend to release the rights to the public domain. Our sensitivity around this photo would be even higher than usual since this photo includes a FamilySearch logo/splash screen.
If Legal ever clears us to include such images on the wiki, I believe they will expect us to be very careful to include on the wiki page containing the image's metadata language stipulating that the image is under copyright of Intellectual Reserve." RitcheyMT 22:01, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I check with Janell and she also thought we couldn't use Intellectural Reserve images. I'm sorry that this is causing inconvenience for you.averyld 19:05, 30 July 2012 (UTC)