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The Erie Canal in New York allowed boats from New York City on the Hudson River to reach rural upstate New York and Lake Erie. Eventually the Great Lakes were also connected to the Ohio River and Mississippi River systems by other canals. As canals developed in America settlers were attracted to nearby communities because the canals provided access to markets. They could sell their products at distant markets, and buy products made far away. If an ancestor settled near a canal, you may be able to trace back to a place of origin on a connecting waterway.
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== Do you Have Editing Rights? ==
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To edit the Wiki, you must be assigned the Wiki role of editor and page creator. You need only request this once. Once you are an editor and page creator, you will remain so as long as you follow Wiki [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Purpose,_Policies,_and_Procedures|Guidelines and Policies]]. To determine if you currently have editing rights, go to the [[Special:ListUsers|User List]] and type in your FamilySearch account username. Your user name should appear at the top of the list and show the Wiki roles assigned to you.
  
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''Example:''
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*Johnpetersmith275 (talk|contribs) (editor, pagecreator) (Created on 4 June 2016 at 7:02)
  
== Historical Background ==
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For the example above, this user has editing rights because it states their role as “editor, pagecreator.”
  
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''Please note:'' You need only request editing rights once as they do not change over time.
  
The construction of the Erie Canal began in 1817. As more Irish laborers arrived the pace of construction picked up and overcame significant barriers. For example, during summer construction in a marsh, 1,000 workers died of swamp fever, so survivors were moved to another part of the canal until winter when it was safer to work in the frozen marsh. Sections of the canal opened as follows:
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== <font color="red">Request to Edit the Wiki</font> ==
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If you are not currently an editor on the Wiki ([[Help:Wiki Roles of Editor and Pagecreator#Do you Have Editing Rights?|see above]]), you must request to edit the Wiki. To do so, please fill out this [https://forms.gle/kC56vDgEMWg6Zkor8 form].  You should receive an email within 2 business days regarding your editing status in the English Wiki.
  
1819 Rome to Utica
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== How to Edit the Wiki ==
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If you have the editor and pagecreator Wiki roles you can edit the Wiki by signing into FamilySearch; then, clicking on either the Edit tab or Edit source tab.  Please visit the Wiki article, [[Help:Editing the Wiki|Editing the Wiki]] for instructions on how to edit the Wiki.
  
1820 Utica to Syracuse
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== The Need to Request Editing Rights  ==
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When the FamilySearch Research Wiki began in 2008, anyone with a FamilySearch login could edit and make changes to the Wiki.  Because of spamming issues in 2016, FamilySearch Management decided to change editing priviledges to known legitimate users with interests in the further development of the Research Wiki.  Thus, in June 2016, new roles were created to the Wiki called, “editor” and “page creator.”  Unfortunately, because spammers had numerous Familysearch accounts, there was no way to differentiate a legitimate editor from a spammer until an edit was made. Therefore, it required that everyone who wished to edit the Wiki (including longtime Wiki editors) to make an official request. This was a one-time experience as Wiki roles are '''not''' changed over time.
  
1823 Brockport to Albany (Champlain Canal connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain was completed at the same time)
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== "But I Need Research Help!" ==
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The very purpose of the Research Wiki is to help people locate their ancestors.  The Research Wiki contains:<BR>
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#Instructions on how to do research
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#Links to online indexes and digital images
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#If the records are not online, how to find them in a genealogical repository
  
1824 Lockport locks
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Some instructions on how to search the Wiki to see how it can help you do your genealogy research can be found on the Wiki article, [[Help:Browsing the Wiki|Browsing the Wiki]]. <br>
  
1825 Onondaga Ridge finishing the entire canal.
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'''To ask a specific question about an ancestor, we suggest you visit our Research Groups either on FamilySearch Community or FamilySearch Facebook groups.  Choose the correct regional research group from this Wiki page, [[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]. In these FamilySearch groups, you can ask questions for research advice or help in your locating your ancestors.'''<br>
  
The Erie Canal contributed to the wealth and importance of New York City, Buffalo, and New York State. It increased trade throughout the nation by opening eastern and overseas markets to Midwestern farm products and enabling migration to the West. New ethnic Irish communities formed in towns along the canal, as Irish immigrants were a large portion of labor force involved in its construction.
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=="How do I fix a problem in Family Tree?"==
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If you find something incorrect on Family Tree, you can edit the information yourself after logging into the FamilySearch website. If it is not possible for you to fix the problem, you must [https://familysearch.org/ask/?helpFeedback#/ send Feedback] to FamilySearch by clicking on the link, [https://familysearch.org/ask/?helpFeedback#/ "Feedback"] at the bottom of the page.  Choose "Problem" and describe your Family Tree issue. Once you click on "Send," an email will be sent to you with your case number. FamilySearch will contact you with any questions and let you know when the problem has been solved.
  
The Erie Canal website and the Family History Library Catalog have more information about the history of the Erie Canal.
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== Notifications from the Wiki ==
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Please note that when you are granted editing rights, you will receive email notifications from the FamilySearch Research Wiki concerning [[Help:Watchlist|watched pages]], messages left on your [[Help:Talk Pages|user talk]] page, and when your Wiki role changes. Use the instructions found on the [[Help:Notifications|Notifications]] Wiki page to change your notification preferences.
  
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[[Category:Writing and Editing Wiki Articles]]
 
 
 
 
Because so many immigrants traveled on the canal, many genealogists would like to find copies of canal passenger lists. Unfortunately, apart from the years 1827-1829, canal boat operators were not required to record or report passenger names to the New York State government. Those 1827-1829 passenger lists survive today in the New York State Archives.
 
 
 
Prior to the building of the Erie Canal the settlers in upstate New York were often from New England, especially Vermont. Once the Canal was finished, setters along the canal and farther west into Ohio would have reached the Erie Canal from New York City, or from along the Hudson River in New York, or from Vermont via the Champlain Canal. Most of the men who labored to build the Erie Canal were from Ireland and many of them settled near it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:47, 28 April 2020

Do you Have Editing Rights?[edit | edit source]

To edit the Wiki, you must be assigned the Wiki role of editor and page creator. You need only request this once. Once you are an editor and page creator, you will remain so as long as you follow Wiki Guidelines and Policies. To determine if you currently have editing rights, go to the User List and type in your FamilySearch account username. Your user name should appear at the top of the list and show the Wiki roles assigned to you.

Example:

  • Johnpetersmith275 (talk|contribs) (editor, pagecreator) (Created on 4 June 2016 at 7:02)

For the example above, this user has editing rights because it states their role as “editor, pagecreator.”

Please note: You need only request editing rights once as they do not change over time.

Request to Edit the Wiki[edit | edit source]

If you are not currently an editor on the Wiki (see above), you must request to edit the Wiki. To do so, please fill out this form. You should receive an email within 2 business days regarding your editing status in the English Wiki.

How to Edit the Wiki[edit | edit source]

If you have the editor and pagecreator Wiki roles you can edit the Wiki by signing into FamilySearch; then, clicking on either the Edit tab or Edit source tab. Please visit the Wiki article, Editing the Wiki for instructions on how to edit the Wiki.

The Need to Request Editing Rights[edit | edit source]

When the FamilySearch Research Wiki began in 2008, anyone with a FamilySearch login could edit and make changes to the Wiki. Because of spamming issues in 2016, FamilySearch Management decided to change editing priviledges to known legitimate users with interests in the further development of the Research Wiki. Thus, in June 2016, new roles were created to the Wiki called, “editor” and “page creator.” Unfortunately, because spammers had numerous Familysearch accounts, there was no way to differentiate a legitimate editor from a spammer until an edit was made. Therefore, it required that everyone who wished to edit the Wiki (including longtime Wiki editors) to make an official request. This was a one-time experience as Wiki roles are not changed over time.

"But I Need Research Help!"[edit | edit source]

The very purpose of the Research Wiki is to help people locate their ancestors. The Research Wiki contains:

  1. Instructions on how to do research
  2. Links to online indexes and digital images
  3. If the records are not online, how to find them in a genealogical repository

Some instructions on how to search the Wiki to see how it can help you do your genealogy research can be found on the Wiki article, Browsing the Wiki.

To ask a specific question about an ancestor, we suggest you visit our Research Groups either on FamilySearch Community or FamilySearch Facebook groups. Choose the correct regional research group from this Wiki page, FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups. In these FamilySearch groups, you can ask questions for research advice or help in your locating your ancestors.

"How do I fix a problem in Family Tree?"[edit | edit source]

If you find something incorrect on Family Tree, you can edit the information yourself after logging into the FamilySearch website. If it is not possible for you to fix the problem, you must send Feedback to FamilySearch by clicking on the link, "Feedback" at the bottom of the page. Choose "Problem" and describe your Family Tree issue. Once you click on "Send," an email will be sent to you with your case number. FamilySearch will contact you with any questions and let you know when the problem has been solved.

Notifications from the Wiki[edit | edit source]

Please note that when you are granted editing rights, you will receive email notifications from the FamilySearch Research Wiki concerning watched pages, messages left on your user talk page, and when your Wiki role changes. Use the instructions found on the Notifications Wiki page to change your notification preferences.