Projects on the ISOGG Wiki
A WikiProject is a group of editors (users) that want to work together as a team to improve the ISOGG Wiki. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, Autosomal DNA) or a specific kind of task (for example, checking newly created pages, uploading images, or fixing external links).
A WikiProject's pages can be used for writing articles or a series of articles directly, but can also help coordinate and organize the writing and editing of those articles. WikiProjects often write advice for editors, track what is of interest to the group, and create lists of tools and templates their members commonly use. The discussion pages attached to a project page are a convenient forum for those involved in that project to talk about what they are doing, to ask questions, and to receive advice from other people interested in the group's work.
WikiProjects are not rule-making organizations. WikiProjects have no special rights or privileges compared to other editors and may not impose their preferences on articles.
Start Making Your Contributions!
Help build and maintain this wiki!
Blogs and websites are great and provide a wealth of information! They provide knowledge on topics but usually in the format of one or a small few providing the content. Wikis provide a platform for everyone to present and share their knowledge. The ISOGG Wiki needs better collaboration with a larger base of contributors sharing their expertise on a wide variety of topics. Join a project and build a better wiki for the genetic genealogy community!
- Join ISOGG - You need to be a member of ISOGG and have a registered Wiki account before you can edit this Wiki.
- Register and login - Once you have joined ISOGG you will need to apply for an ISOGG Wiki account. Your name and email are checked against the member database, and you will then be granted an account.
- Learn how to edit
- Join an ISOGG Wiki project - See the list of some of the ISOGG Wiki projects to the right.
If you would like to add data of value to the Wiki and feel that you are not able to do this, but would like us to do it for you, please contact the Wiki Admins.
Help us improve
Content Projects on the ISOGG Wiki
- Portal project - This project will be the start of a major reorganization of the Wiki content into thematic portals to aid in Wiki navigation and searching.
- Image uploading help - While a wiki is filled with written content, great wiki pages are enhanced by visual images relevant to the content of the page. In short, a wiki can always use more images! Volunteer to help upload images and screenshots.
- Article improvement - These pages with content need some additional help. The help usually refers to additional content or images.
- Needed articles project - Be bold and share your knowledge on a topic! Check the list, and then create a new article so you can 'cross it off' the list. Do you have an idea for a page on a topic you would like to learn more about? Add it to the list!
- Editor project - Find and fix spelling, rewrite paragraphs for more clarity, or change the layout to improve readability.
- More ISOGG Wiki projects - See all the projects listed on the ISOGG Wiki Projects category page.
Starting a Project
Do you have a WikiProject you would like to start? Just post a message on the Project portal talk page your ideas. One of the administrators will contact you and offer advice and support to get your WikiProject under way. Just in case you need a few ideas for other needed WikiProjects:
- Welcoming committee - say hello and get new users off to a good start and help answer common questions.
- Link rot patrol - keep the external links on the ISOGG Wiki valid and up-to-date.
- Categorization - make sure pages are categorized correctly, remind authors to categorize new pages if they forget.
- Be a 'Newbie' - think like a 'Newbie' to genetic genealogy and help identify more articles aimed specifically at those new to genetic genealogy.
- FAQs - Common articles for common questions the genetic genealogist might have.
- Events - help keep track of upcoming genetic genealogy events, keep the Events page up-to-date and create new individual event pages.