Help:Wiki University Research Wiki Tabs

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User-specific link options[edit | edit source]

Immediately below the FamilySearch Login/Logout section is a row of links associated with User-specific options:

Your User Name

The following is a description of these User-specific options:

Your User Name
Your FamilySearch user name will appear here after you have logged in.
Clicking on this icon will show a list of alerts that relate to this page.
Clicking on this icon will show a list of notices that relate to this page.
Clicking on "Talk" will show you all past messages sent to you by others.
Clicking on "Preferences" will bring up a page where you can chose how you want pages to display on your monitor and others preferences you may want in place. Study this page carefully as their is a lot of material to consider. Get help from Wiki leaders if you have questions.
Clicking on "Watchlist" will show a list of all pages you are watching to keep track of any changes others may make to them.
Clicking on "Contributions" will show a list of all contributions you have made to the wiki over time.

Page-specific toolbar[edit | edit source]

Below the row of User-specific links is a row of page-specific tabs:

Page Talk   Read Edit Edit source View history

Search FamilySearch Wiki

Tool bar in detail[edit | edit source]

Page[edit | edit source]

  • This tab is white when on any page.
  • If you are on a help page the words "Help page" appear in this tab instead of "Page."

Talk[edit | edit source]

  • This is where comments about the page are entered.
  • If comments have been made in the past, the word "Talk" is blue.
  • If no comments have been made, "Talk" is in red.
  • To learn how to post comments on talk pages, click here

Read[edit | edit source]

  • This tab is white when on any page.
  • If on another tab, you can click on this tab and it will take you to the page itself.

Edit[edit | edit source]

Edit source[edit | edit source]

  • This takes you to the Wikitext editor.

View history[edit | edit source]

  • You will see a list of ALL edits ever made to this page since it was created.

Star[edit | edit source]

  • This little star is normally white.
  • By clicking on this star a "watch" is placed on the page and it turns blue.
  • If anyone makes a change, you will be notified.

More[edit | edit source]

  • Clicking on the arrow causes a drop down menu to appear.
  • Delete - Means if you have rights, you can delete the page.
  • Move - Click here to change the name of the page.
  • Change protection - This allows you to protect the page and keep others from making changes.

Search FamilySearch Wiki[edit | edit source]

Here is where you enter the topic or subject you want to search for information. For advanced techniques for searching the Wiki click here

Try these out[edit | edit source]

Quick Quiz
  • To use the VisualEditor you click on what tab in the toolbar?
A. Edit source.
B. The down arrow.
C. Page.
D. None of the above.
  • What is the star used for?
A. To give a star to someone for their good work.
B. Place a "watch" on a page.
C. Allows you to rename a page.
D. All of the above.
  • What is View history tab for?
A. See who has made changes to the page over time.
B. See who created the page.
C. See who may have messed up a page.
D. All of the above