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{{how-to-articles}} Registering on FamilySearch Wiki is a three-step process. Make sure you complete all three steps. You may want to print out these instructions to help guide you through the process.
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'''Step 1. Register with FamilySearch Wiki.''' Registering helps FamilySearch know who you are and keep track of the articles you create and edit. During registration you will be asked to provide a username and password and other information.
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<br>Registering for a Wiki account allows you to:
  
*To&nbsp;register, click&nbsp;on the word "Sign In" in the blue bar in the upper right corner of any Wiki page.<br>
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:*Edit existing pages and create new ones
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:*Receive notification of new information on a page by watching the page  
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:*Collaborate with fellow community members on Talk pages
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:*Create a user page and Talk page to practice editing
  
[[Image:Wiki sign-in.jpg]]<br>
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If you are already registered with FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Indexing, or LDS.org, or LDS websites, that account will work for this site as well and you do not need to register for a new one.  
  
*Three options will appear as shown in the image below.
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To register for an account:  
*Click "Register" and then follow the instructions. Make sure you fill in all of the required registration information and read through the terms and conditions. Complete the registration process and proceed to Step 2.
 
*Or, you can register by [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/extensions/FSAuthPlugin/FSOAuthPlugin.php?action=signin clicking here].
 
  
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:#Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of the page
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:#If you think you may have an account but are not sure what the login information is, click the user name or password links below Sign In box
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:#Click the "Create an Account" box in the upper right-hand corner and complete the account information
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&nbsp;<br><br>'''Step 2. Confirm your E-mail address. '''After you register, FamilySearch will send you an e-mail message. You must confirm your e-mail address in order to edit or contribute to the wiki.
 
  
*Open your e-mail program and find the e-mail with the subject, "FamilySearch Wiki e-mail address confirmation."&nbsp;
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*The&nbsp;message will contain a link. Click on the&nbsp;underlined link to send a message back to FamilySearch to indicate that your email address is valid. Proceed to Step 3.<br>
 
  
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<br>'''Step 3. Choose Your E-mail Preferences. '''You can indicate how and when you want the Wiki to send you emails. To choose these settings:
 
 
 
*Go to the "Personal Tools" section of the panel on the lower right side of the page. Click&nbsp;on the "My Preferences" link. Or, verify your settings by [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Preferences clicking here].
 
*At the Preferences page,&nbsp;scroll down to find the "Email" heading. Choose the&nbsp;email options you want by clicking the checkboxes to the left of each option.
 
*Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.<br>
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 16 January 2016

Help-content.png This help article will guide you as you edit in the Wiki. See Contributor Help for more help articles.



Registering for a Wiki account allows you to:

  • Edit existing pages and create new ones
  • Receive notification of new information on a page by watching the page
  • Collaborate with fellow community members on Talk pages
  • Create a user page and Talk page to practice editing

If you are already registered with FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Indexing, or LDS.org, or LDS websites, that account will work for this site as well and you do not need to register for a new one.

To register for an account:

  1. Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of the page
  2. If you think you may have an account but are not sure what the login information is, click the user name or password links below Sign In box
  3. Click the "Create an Account" box in the upper right-hand corner and complete the account information