Help:Wiki University Main Page (Cont.)

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Left sidebar[edit | edit source]

  • The left sidebar appears on all article pages.
  • It contains links to many important topics in the Wiki.
  • It changes from time to time, so keep an eye on it.

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

  • Wiki Home - Links to home page.
  • About the Wiki - Detailed description of the research materials available in the Wiki.
  • Online Genealogy Records - A page listing links to online records pages for various countries.
  • Research Resources - List of various research resources for patrons.
  • Browse by Country - List of links to all countries and the genealogical material the Wiki has for each.
  • Browse all Wiki Content - Links to various categories in the Wiki.
  • Family History Library - Links to information on the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  • Family History Centers - How to get help from a Family History Center and how to find one near you.
  • FS Affiliate Libraries - List of genealogical libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom that have privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases.
  • Submit Wiki Content - How to make suggestions for edits or for new material if you do not want to edit yourself.
  • Report a Problem - Allows patrons to report problems with the Wiki to FamilySearch.
  • Contact Us - Allows patrons to offer suggestions or ask questions concerning the Wiki.

Volunteer and Helper[edit | edit source]

  • Personal Sandbox - Links to your personal main sandbox page.
  • Upload File/Image - Allows users without the proper rights to upload files and image for approval.
  • Edit the Wiki - Links to Contributing to the Wiki.
  • Adopt a Page - Article describing how to adopt a page.
  • Manual of Style - Article describing standards for submitting material to the Wiki
  • Guiding Principles - Link to pages covering what material is suitable for submission to the Wiki.
  • Community News - Announcements concerning the Wiki.
  • Community Meetings - Links to collaborate and interact with FamilySearch employees and community members.
  • Wiki Support - Link to FamilySearch Wiki:The Support Center.
  • Wiki University - Link to lessons on Wikitext, HTML, and Visual Editor.

Tool[edit | edit source]

  • What links here - List of pages that link to the page you are on.
  • Related changes - List of pages that have been edited and are linked to specific pages that you are watching.
  • Upload file - Link for Wiki users to upload images.
  • Special pages - List of reports and various controls, some of which require special user rights to access.
  • Printable version - Creates a version of the page that is printer friendly.
  • Permanent link - Link that will take you to the last edit to this page.
  • Page information - Detailed statistical information about the page.

Try these out[edit | edit source]


Do these exercises from the main page of the Wiki.

  • Where would you click to be able to print this page?
  • If you wanted to upload an image, where would you click?
  • Where can I click to go to my personal main sandbox?

Quick Quiz
  • The left sidebar appears on the main page with all the same items as on other pages.
  • Adopt a Page is under the Getting Started header.
  • To change the title of an article, you click on the little blue star at the top of the page.
  • To edit in Wikitext, you click on Edit at the top of the page.
  • Upload file/Image is where you can upload images that are reviewed by the Salesforce team.
  • Talk next to the Page tab is for sending messages to Wiki support about a problem you have with the material in the article.
  • Preferences gives you a list of items that help you to choose what and how you want material in the Wiki displayed on your monitor.