Help:Updating a Family History Center page

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To fill out information about FHC

  1. Click on Edit the page at the top.
  2. Fill out the page by typing over the the information in italics.
  3. Leave headings. It is recommend that you leave the main headings in place even if you have no information to put under them. You may have these additional services someday or you can use them as a source of services you might think about adding to your center in the future.

Bullets, numbered lists and indents

If you want to have bullets, numbered sentences or indented sentences, use the following code while in the Wikitext editing box:

  1. Bullets. Type a * in front of the sentence.
  2. Numbered lists.. Type a # in front of the sentence.
  3. Indented sentences. Type a : in front of the sentence. if you want to indent two times, type ::. You can also type : in front of * or # to indent bullets or numbered lists.
  4. Useful Wiki Code. For other useful wiki codes to spice up your FHC page see Help:Formatting

Remove "Stub" template

Once you have filled out the basic information about your center such as location and hours and any other information that will be useful to the reader, it would be a good time to remove the stub template. You don't have to have the page completely filled out to do so.

  1. To remove the stub template: Click on the Edit link at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Wikitext in the editing toolbar.
  3. Find {{FHC-stub}} and delete it.
  4. Save the page. Add to the Summary box "deleted stub template."

How to install Google Map link to the FHC page

  1. Click on the Google link on #3 under Location & Map.
  2. Click on “Maps” link at top of Google page.
  3. Type in address of FHC in Search box and click “Search Maps” button.
  4. Click on “Link” at the top of the map to the FHC.
  5. A drop down menu will appear. Click on “Paste link in email or IM”.
  6. With a right click of the mouse, choose “Copy” from the drop down menu.
  7. Sign in to FamilySearch Wiki if you have not done it already.
  8. Click on the “Edit This Page” next to the name of the Family History Center.
  9. Click on “Wikitext” on the tool bar above edit box.
  10. Near the top of the edit box you will see the link "[ Google].”
  11. Select the link between the [ ]’s and paste the link to the map for your FHC from Google. The new link will be a long string of characters.
  12. At the end of the copied link, insert a space and type in the name of your FHC.
  13. It should look something like the example below: [,+Chehalis,+Washington&aq=&sll=37.09024,-95.712891&sspn=49.757664,60.732422&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2195+Jackson+Hwy,+Chehalis,+Washington+98532&z=16 Centralia Washington Family History Center].
  14. Click “Show preview” bottom at the bottom of the page and if it looks ok, then type in “Inserted Google map” in "Summary" box and click on “Save page.”
  15. Click link on saved page to make sure the Google map appears when you click on the newly created Google map link. You are done.