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== What does it mean to "Name" an {{Help article? ==}}
<br> Naming new articles is an article means that you create a title for the article or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the combination important part of words you want to make up the title, and then clicking on the red link for the new articlehelping our users locate genealogical research guidance. For additional information about how to create a new article with a new name, see '''[[Create a page not linked from an existing page|Creating a new article]]'''. New titles may Please also be created for existing pages by [[Renaming_pagesHelp:Naming conventions|renaming a pageread about naming conventions]].
== Guidelines for naming articles = What does it mean to "name" an article? ===
Before creating Naming an article means that you create a new "title" for the article, take or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the time to think combination of a title that clearly explains in a few words you want to make up the name, and then clicking on the content of red link to create the new article. Remove any unnecessary words or&nbsp;punctuation. The correct title for For additional information about how to create a new article can with a new name, see [[Create a page not linked from an existing page|creating an unlinked page]]. New names may also be very helpful to userscreated for existing pages by [[Renaming pages|renaming a page]].
Name a new article with the following concepts in mind: === Guidelines for Naming Articles (general) ===
{{main|FamilySearch Wiki:Naming conventions}} Before creating a new article, take the time to think of a name that clearly explains in a few words the content of the article. Remove any unnecessary words or punctuation. The correct name for a new article can be very helpful to users.  Name a new article (or rename an existing article) with the following concepts in mind:  #FamilySearch Wiki is "international" , so any article with a general title such as "Surnames" should really cover the entire globe! . If you are writing an article which applies to one country locality only, then this should be made clear in the title name of the article, such as ''Surnames in England'' or ''Scottish surnames'' etc.. #Make sure that the article name clearly and concisely communicates what a user may find in the article #Keep article names short #Avoid descriptive adjectives#Capitalize each word in the title of the article except for: ##Articles: a, an, the ##Coordinating Conjunctions: and, but, or, for, nor, etc. ##Prepositions (fewer than five letters): on, at, to, from, by, etc. #Do not capitalize regular nouns use all uppercase letters - use initial caps on each word in a title except when this conflicts with place naming standards or grammar rules.#Category names for topics should be singular&nbsp;Avoid the use of pronouns
#Do not use abbreviations
#Titles Article names should be gender neutral #The first letter of proper nouns capitalized #Do not start titles article names with "''A'',", "''The,''" or "''An''" if possible
#Replace "''&amp;''" with "''and''" unless it is part of a formal name
#Do not include characters such as / + { } [ ]
#Avoid the use of pronouns
#Include the locality in the title when applicable
#Make sure that the title clearly and concisely communicates what a user may find in the article
=== Naming Locality Articles ===A locality article is an article specifically about a location. There are specific guidelines and policies for naming locality articles. Please see the wiki article, [[FamilySearch Wiki:Naming a Page or Article|Naming a Page or Article]] === Ambiguous titles === {{main|FamilySearch Wiki:Disambiguation}}On occasion the preferred name for an article, while correct, may be ambiguous. In these cases the practice is to either extend the article title with more specific information or add a term in brackets after the article title, so that the article name is unambiguous.  The preference for articles about locations is to be more specific by extending the place name, like a postal address. For topics, the preference is to add a location prefix.  === Related Content === {{Contributor Help badge| link = https://familysearch.org/ask/ | name = Get Help}}  *[[Edit a page|Edit a page]] *[[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]] *[[Help:Redirects|Redirecting pages]] {{Contributor help-navbox}} {{Editing help}}
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