Help:Adopt-a-page/Getting Started

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1.  You will need to register at the Family Search Wiki Site. If you currently have a userid and password for any Family Search product, it will work on the Wiki, and you do not need to re-register.

From any Wiki page, go to the upper right corner of the page and you will see "sign in" Click on that, and when the screen comes up to sign in, on the bottom there will be a place to register a new account.  Create your account and log in.

2.  Once registered, the first thing you will need to do is set your county/counties to "watch" status, which will notify you of any changes made to that county Wiki.  Once you have logged in and are on the state or county page you have adopted, look on the upper right side of the page on the toolbar with "watch," "share" and "print." Click on "watch" and it will respond telling you that you are now watching that state/county. “Watching” will cause an e-mail to be generated to you any time another user makes an edit to your page showing you what was changed. This makes keeping an eye on the page content much easier.

3.  Next, you will want to register on the Forums so you will have access. Forum registration IS separate from Wiki or any other project. The forums are where queries are posted, as well as moderator/adopter/admin discussions are held. On the right hand side of your county page you will see a gray pull down navigation menu with the main titles of “Views,” “Community,” “Toolbox” and “Personal Tools.” Click on the small arrow out to the right of “Community,” opening up the pull down menu. Go down the menu and click on “Forums.”  On the forums, under the Welcome section at the top, you will see the blue underlined “register.” Click on this and register. Take a moment to browse the forums and see all that is offered.

Once you have completed these tasks, you are ready to start adding information to your page.