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Utahnancy-[edit source]

I am delighted you want to serve!

I see as well you have been on the Forums that's wonderful.

I do think you should do other things first on the FamilySearch Research Wiki. You may want to go to "Wiki Wikiproject Utah" and help with that, because when you are on the Welcoming Committee you will have to guide contributors.But I would spend a lot of time in"Tour" first.

You will want to create your own talk page so anyone could talk to you. You will want to learn in edit mode how to sign your name and you will always want to put you comments at the top of the page in a talk page unless they ask you to do differently. I do not want to overwhelm you and I am grateful for your enthusiasm and I think you may want to do something else before you are on the welcoming Committee.

Thanks so much for your eagerness to help that is awesome,

Dawne 18:23, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

I was wrong about the top of the page being where you want to start use the + sign on the right side bar. Fran A Jensen showed me comments go on the bottom of a wiki, even though they go on the bottom many people do it incorrectly including me. I will repent. However some will ask to have you use the top of the page then its what you should do.

Dawne 16:08, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


Much thanks to you, for spending time in the Wiki with our authors and editors and all contributions you make that have helped the Wiki to grow. The Research Wiki is in its first years but it is growing and becoming a wonderful tool that helps people find answers in one space and costs only in effort to search on their part.

We want to improve the process for Welcoming new authors and editors in the Wiki. I want to make each member of the committee aware of some improvements coming in June:

• We will have another Welcome Message Template designed to be more individualized. The others will be there too but we hope that you will use this new welcome message. Steve Cottrell will be helping us with the Template, a special thanks to him.
• Please read more carefully what the contributor or editor have put on the page. The current steps listed for reviewing the contributions are good to follow.
• Avoid adding the welcome message before following the steps outlined.
.• The question Templates will stay the same.

We thank you again for all you do.

Welcome...[edit source]

Hello HoleDL!

The Welcoming Committee is here to support you and offer you a warm welcome to a Community that loves Family History. We thank you for your contributions! Please continue editing and consider joining in Projects Seeking Contributors or a live Community Meeting where you may meet other experienced users and contributors.

This message is posted on your Talk Page which is associated with your personal User Page. Try creating a User Page about yourself by clicking on your name under "Personal Tools" at the bottom of the navigation bar. It's a great place to practice new skills and lets others know something about you and your genealogical interests. We hope you like this place and decide to join in.

Here are a few pages you may find helpful:

You may find additional editing and technical assistance from experienced contributors in the forums at Please sign your name only on discussion/talk pages. If you need personal assistance, feel free to contact Welcoming Committee Members.

Again, welcome! Kara 22:01, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

I'm new here[edit source]

Hello HoleDL

I'm Utahnancy, I'm new here just signed up yesterday. May I sign up to be on the welcoming committee? 

Thank you

Featured Article Committee[edit source]

Hi Dawne, I have started a page for the Featured Article Committee. It needs some details about what the committee does and how members are selected. Also the instructions/information about FA criteria and FA nominations need to be revised. Feel free to edit these pages as needed. --Steve (talk | contribs) 14:17, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

As you go[edit source]

You have reason!! You did not write the article, I saw the "Historial"

--Luzbrisa 22:08, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article thank you template[edit source]

Hi Dawne, Joy asked me to let you know once I had created the template she requested. It can be found at {{FA thankyou}}. Further edits can be made if needed. I have added instructions on how to use the template page. It is important to add the name of the article being featured as a parameter and the template should be Substituted. --Steve (talk| contribs) 07:07, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello HoleDL

I read your article: Document AS YOU GO! It seems to me very important. Can I translate it in order to write it in Spanish Wiki? I serve as a support missionary in Spanish.

--"User:Luzbrisa" 13:06, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Dear Dawne The name for that Thialand FHC was given on CDOL. I do not know who Anupong is. I would assume he or she is the FHC director. -- ccsmith (talk| contribs) 22:52, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi there

I have been helping with broken links, I know I should do some work on Washington city and I will. I have a one track mind LOL. Thanks for the message. Have a nice weekend.  --Utahnancy 03:56, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Headings on County Pages for Utah[edit source]

Hi Dawne,

We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah. Will you please review the page for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah and make comments on its discussion page?

Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January 2012.

Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.

Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and (Joy) Wyzer17, communications and volunteers liaisons.

joy  Wyzer17 16:51, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Your Message Today[edit source]

Dawne--It was good to hear from you, and I appreciate the tips! Laurelroots 22:43, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Welcoming Committee[edit source]

Hi Dawne,

As the new lead for the welcoming committee I wanted to get acquainted with the other members. I read your User Page and am impressed with your knowledge and experience. It is my hope that you will remain an active member of the committee. Please let me know your intention.


Parrisl 21:15, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcoming Committee Lead  

User Person-to-Person testing[edit source]

The purpose: to discover some of the "kinks" before we actually start the test. AdkinsWH 20:05, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

The link: User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox State Illinois 2

Prep for metrics testing

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    • Which communicates best – Getting Started? Quick Start?
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