Help:Wiki University Research Wiki Tabs

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User-specific links[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 "Sandbox" will take you to your sandbox home page (User:yourusername/sandbox) and should display a table of contents of all your sandboxes.
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 there 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 navigation tabs[edit | edit source]

Below the row of User-specific links is a row of page-specific navigation 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 edits made to this page.

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 Box[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