Help:Create a Page Not Linked From an Existing Page

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  1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  2. Write down the title of the article you want to create. If you are writing an article about Census records, consider that this topic applies to many localities in many countries. For example, instead of using a title, "Census records," a better choice would be "Kentucky Census records." Also, if the records only pertain to a specific time period, include the time period in the article title also.
  3. In the search box, type the title of the article you want to create. Make sure you type the title in exactly as you want it to appear, including capitols, spelling, and punctuation
  4. Click on "Search".
  5. Look at close matches, if any, in the "Search results" list.
  6. If "No page title matches" were found and no close matches covering the topic click on the title at the top of the page with the red link, Example: You searched for Protestants in Ireland
  7. You will be taken to the edit page, Example: Editing Protestants in Ireland
  8. Add the desired text.
  9. Click on the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the page to be sure the information appears as intended.
  10. Click on the "Save page" button.

Click here to see a Guided Practice of Creating a page not linked from an existing page.