FamilySearch Wiki:Updating English FHC Wiki Pages

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Updating English FHC Wiki pages

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this project is update and add some information onto the English speaking family history centers found in the English wiki pages that have not been updated in a year.

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Project Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and sign up for Family History Center (FHC).

2. Right click on this link and open in a new tab. This page is the FHC Category page to locate the link to the wiki page.

3. If you cannot locate the center from the category page above, do a regular search of the wiki for the wiki page. (This means the category is not correct on the page).

Step 1 - Check to see if it's been edited recently[edit | edit source]

1. We will only be editing pages that have not been edited within the last year by someone in their center. Disregard edits made by Batsondl, Amberlarsen, Ccsmith, Tboelling, Murphynw, and any other missionary user name you might recognize. If there is any question in your mind, go ahead and error on the side of skipping that fch page and go to step 2 below.

2. If the page has been edited by fhc staff, DO NOT EDIT THE WIKI PAGE. Instead, write, "Edited by Director" in the Date Completed field and go to the next fhc listed on the task list.

3. If there has been no edits in the last year, go to Step 2 below.

Step 2 - Delete portions of the page[edit | edit source]

1. If there is a {{FHC-stub}} template at the very top of the page, delete it.

2. If you find any information in italics and parenthesis that give instruction about how to fill out the page, delete it. Some examples of these phrases are:

  • (Add a brief paragraph about your center here and the area it serves. Information in italics below is guidance for you and should be deleted as you fill out the page. Remove italics from other text by selecting the text and clicking the "I" box in the Toolbar above.)
  • (List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)
  • (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)
  • (Include the resources you have to help individuals do their research - computers, microfilm readers, printers, etc. )
  • (Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the Bountiful and Chattanooga FHC pages for examples.)
  • (This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)
  • (Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)
  • (Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)

Step 3 - Add information to the page[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the heading, Links.

2. If there is no section that has the heading, Links, add the following wikitext below the information already listed on the page:

=== Links ===

3. Copy and paste the following under the heading, Links. If there is other information already listed under the Links heading, add this below that information.

*[ '''FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!''']: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.
{{Click|File:OGR's by location2.png|Online Genealogy Records by Location|200px}}<br>

4. Next, make sure there is a language listed somewhere on the page under Center contacts and hours. If you do not see it on the page, add the following wikitext directly below Location and Contact heading:

'''Language:''' English<br>

NOTE: Some center pages have bullets before each piece of information, some do not. When adding Language to the page, conform it to match the other pieces of information on the page.

Step 4 - Check FHCpage template[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the very top of the page and look for the template, FHCpage. It should be the first thing on the page.

2. Make sure the word "location=" with the country (or state for U.S. or province for Canada) for the center is in the template.
Here are some examples:


If the code and country are not there, add this code:


3. Replace the word, COUNTRY with the correct country, state (for U.S.) or province (for Canada) for the center.

4. If "location=" is there but no country is listed behind it, just add the country/state/province after the "="

5. If you add the country/state/province to the template, you will need to remove the category that has "Family History Center" in it at the bottom of the page. (The template automatically adds a template so there will be two categories listed when you save the page).

Step 5 - Save the page[edit | edit source]

1. Check your work by previewing the page to make sure the new links work.

2. Copy and paste in the Summary field at the bottom of the page, "Updated page" and save the page.

Example[edit | edit source]