Ancestor Story Chain
The Family and Church History Departments are conducting photo and document tagging pilots in various communities (for example, Snowflake, Arizona; Family Organizations; and Census Records) to help tag historical images.
WordPress will be the software platform used for the pilot efforts. Advanced WordPress coders are needed to co-develop a plugin (or enhance an existing one) that has various tagging features.
The WordPress plugin needs to have the following features:
- Tag people in photos: Community users can click on faces (or other objects) in photos and type in names and other information.
- Tag location in photo: Community users can type in a location field. Location is tied to a map (geotagging).
- Identify the date of photo: Community users can add the date (or the approximate date) of the photo.
- Identify the event in photo: Community users can associate an event tag with the image. Users would be able to create or use existing tags.
- Post links: Community users can post and associate links to a photo.
- Post story: Community users can draft a story and associate it with a photo. The editing tool would have basic text formatting options (for example, bold, italic, underline, styles, font size, bullets, indentation).
- Search FamilySearch API: Identify persons in FamilySearch FamilyTree that match with those with photo tags.
- Source Posting: Post to FamilySearch the source descriptions and references that match the citations.
To get involved in the project, join the Ancestor Story Chain (WordPress) project by doing the following:
- Go to https://tech.lds.org and sign in with your LDS Account.
- Click Projects.
- If you haven't already completed the Profile subtab, complete it now. This subtab prompts you to agree to the individual contributor's license agreement, which is necessary before working on a community project.
- Click the Ancestor Story Chain (WordPress) project.
- Scroll down and click Join Project.
After you join the project, project leaders will be notified that you joined.
For questions and other information, contact Gordon Clarke at ClarkeGJ@familysearch.org.