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 capitol letters, spelling, and punctuation.
  4. Click on "Search".
  5. Look at close matches, if any, in the "Search results" list to determine if the article you want to write already exists. If a similar article already exists, consider editing or adding to that article rather than creating a new article.
  6. If "No page title matches" were found, and there are no close matches covering the topic, locate the title you typed in shown in red text at the top of the page.
  7. Click on the red text title at the top of the page.
  8. For example: If you searched for "Protestants in Ireland," you would click on the words "Protestants in Ireland" shown in red on the page. 
  9. This would open the edit window, with the title at the top of the page after the word "Editing." For example, "Editing Protestants in Ireland."
  10. Add the desired text in the editing window.
  11. Click on the "Save page" button after editing the page.

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