Welcome to the Integrators Project!
WikiTree Integrators integrate our Genealogist-2-Genealogist Forum with the WikiTree site so the two work together seamlessly.
Why do we need Integrators?
The Integrators work in a variety of ways to facilitate the integration of the WikiTree website and the Genealogist to Genealogist Forum (G2G) so that they function together as one entity.
For example: When someone poses a question like "Was my great-great-grandma So-and-So in the 1900 Census?" helpful members find the answer to the question and post it on the G2G forum. The Integrators strive to connect any new information with the appropriate profiles, or to create new profiles using the information.
How to Join
- Leaders: Abby Glann, Bea Wijma (interim)
- Coordinators: David Selman, Dorothy Barry
- Answer our G2G welcome post to join the Integrators project and get a badge.
- Add g2g to your followed tags.
- We use the G2G Integrators Google Group for communication.
- Integrators Project Member List.
- Here is what our members are working on.
- Honor Code signee
- Active in the G2G Forum
- WikiTree member for at least three months
- the integrators tag is an option you might follow for opportunities to take action on posts.
|WikiTree Leaders, Michael Stills and Peter Roberts at Rootstech 2016|
What Can I Do to Help?
Answer G2G posts
Go through the Unanswered Questions on the G2G and answer ones that you are able. Another approach would be to watch certain tags that interest you and help answer those. Make sure you read the question carefully so your answer is helpful. Just posting sources where that information is already known sometimes makes a question look answered when it wasn't.
Move valuable information to profiles, existing or new
Go through the Genealogy Help category on the G2G to find questions that have been answered with potentially useful information.
When you see other members posting replies on the G2G, encourage them to incorporate those sources and other information into existing profiles. If there isn't a profile for the person(s) being asked about, make one! You can ask a Moderator to link one of the profiles back to the question so it's easily found.
You do not need to wait for the person asking to create a profile or move information. Just do it! It's a rare situation where someone will be upset you did so and most will likely be happy. If you get a complaint, forward it to Abby and she'll help explain what we do.
You might consider adding a comment to the post that led to the creation/integration of the profile to let the person know that the profile exists in case they'd like to adopt it.
Watch for potential updates to help pages
When how-to questions are asked make sure the relevant help page(s) is up-to-date and be sure that a link to that help page(s) is posted to the question. Leaders can edit help pages, so ask one to help if you spot an issue.
Bring attention to orphaned profiles
Use the Orphaned Profiles List to find profiles that have no Profile Manager. View the activity-feeds of the orphaned profiles in order to find ones that have not had any activity in the past 12 months.
Post a question about the profile in G2G. For example: "John McKay was born in Kentucky in the early 1800s, is there a project for Kentucky Settlers?", "Has anyone been able to find the parents of John McKay?", or "John McKay had 14 children!". Anything that might find descendants of John or spark interest in more work on John's profile.
Some Integrators do a great job of this, making it fun by posting according to the season or special events. (Shout out to Star Kline! :-) )
G2G milestone posts
This is one of our few assigned tasks, in order to avoid confusion and duplication. Talk with David Selman about being part of this task team. The milestones are set at 100,000, 500,000 and 1,000,000 G2G points. Please use these tags only for the Achievers Post: WikiTree_Love, Integrators.
Related Projects and Tools
- G2G Integrators Project - Best Answers - This page is to provide examples of answers picked by the G2G Integrators to answer the most common and tougher questions.
- G2G Tag-Talk - Listing Correct G2G Tags
- Genealogy Help Category on G2G
- Unanswered Questions on G2G
- All About the Weekend Chat
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