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Revision as of 16:10, 20 July 2011

Welcome to the Wiki community.  Whether you are researching or contributing, the items below will help you get started.  


Navigation Menu

On the left side of the page, you may see a purple navigation box with a Table of Contents in it.  You can click on any heading in that table and be taken to that heading on the  page. 

On the right side of every page, you will see a purple navigation menu.  The Toolbox, Community and Personal Tools boxes expand by clicking on the small arros on the right side of the name.


Registering on the Wiki

You do not need to be registered to look at any Wiki article.  However, if you want to add information, or ask a question, you must register.  If you are signed in the Wiki, it will timeout after 2 hours idle.  

Help:How to Register with the Wiki


Setting Your Preferences

You can customize your Wiki experience using your Personal Tools.

Help:Preferences

Watching a Page

If you are researching in a specific area, or have a page that interests you, you may want to "Watch" that page.  If you are watching a page, you will be notified any time that page is edited.  This is a great way to keep up with the latest information available.

Help:Watchlist


Discussion Pages

All Wiki articles will have an associated Discussion Page that you can access via a tab at the top left of your page.  This page is where you leave a comment or question about the content of that page.

Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)


Forums

If you have a research question, or a question about editing the Wiki, ask it at the FamilySearch Forums. There are genealogists to help you with a research item, and very experienced Wiki users to help with an editing question.  

Forums


 Detailed Help

If you are ready to begin, you can choose one of the links below if you would like detailed instructions on the Wiki.

Doing Research on the Wiki

Contributing to the Wiki