Naming new articles is an important part of helping our users locate genealogical research guidance. Please also [[Help:Naming conventions|read about naming conventions]].
== What does it mean to "name" an article? ==
Naming an article means that you create a "title" for the article or page. Naming articles usually happens by searching for the combination of words you want to make up the name, and then clicking on the red link to create the new article. 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 an unlinked page]]. New names may also be created for existing pages by [[Renaming pages|renaming a page]].
== Guidelines for naming articles ==
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.
#Category names for topics should be singular
== Ambiguous titles ==
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 ==
*[[Edit a page|Edit a page]]
*[[Help:Renaming a page|Renaming pages]]