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{{how-to-articles}}Anyone may register with the FamilySearch Wiki.  Registering allows you to edit pages and to collaborate with fellow community members. Registering with the FamilySearch Wiki is a three-step process: Register, Confirm the registration in your email and finally, set your email preferences.  You may print these these instructions to guide you in the process.
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=== '''Step 1. Register with FamilySearch Wiki'''  ===
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<br>Registering for a Wiki account allows you to:
  
Registering with the Wiki&nbsp;allows you to&nbsp;sign in to make changes&nbsp;and improvements to&nbsp;the Wiki&nbsp;pages.&nbsp;Registering can also allow&nbsp;FamilySearch to help you collaborate with other community members. During registration you will be asked to&nbsp;create a username and password.
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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
  
*To&nbsp;register, click '''Sign In''' or '''Need help registering?''' in the blue bar in the upper right corner of any Wiki page.<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.  
  
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To register for an account:  
  
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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
  
*Three options will appear as shown in the image below.
 
*Click '''Register''' and then follow the instructions.&nbsp;Complete the required registration information and read through the terms and conditions. After you complete the registration&nbsp;form, proceed to Step 2.
 
*Or, you may register by [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/extensions/FSAuthPlugin/FSOAuthPlugin.php?action=signin clicking here].
 
  
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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 to edit or contribute to the wiki.
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*Open your e-mail program and find the e-mail with the subject, "FamilySearch Wiki e-mail address confirmation."&nbsp;
 
*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. Then, proceed to Step 3.<br>
 
 
 
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<br>'''Step 3. Choose Your E-mail Preferences. '''You&nbsp;may&nbsp;choose&nbsp;how and&nbsp;when you want the FamilySearch 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].
 
*On&nbsp;the Preferences page,&nbsp;scroll down to find the "Email" heading. Choose the&nbsp;email option you want by clicking the checkboxes to the left of&nbsp;the option.
 
*Click the '''Save''' button at the bottom of the screen.<br>
 
 
 
You are now registered with FamilySearch Wiki and have chosen your email preferences.&nbsp; Next, you may want to learn more about&nbsp;[[Help:Basic Searches|searching]] or&nbsp;[[Help:Edit and Contribute|editing and contributing]] to the Wiki.
 
 
 
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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