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== How to Create a Society Page  ==
 
== How to Create a Society Page  ==
  
 
Follow these steps:  
 
Follow these steps:  
  
=== Step One - Create Your Society Page ===
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=== Step One - Invite your Society to Participate ===
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:*Decide who from your society will enter information on your society Wiki page.
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:*Editing on the Wiki is similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing programs.
  
:*To begin editing your Society page, you must have FamilySearch create one for you. Send an email to: uswiki@FamilySearch.org.
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:*There are written instructions and online videos to help guide a beginner through the process of editing on the Wiki.
  
:*An email will be sent as soon as the Society page is completed.
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=== Step Two - Create a FamilySearch User Account  ===
  
=== Step Two - Gather Information about Your Society  ===
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:*If you are the appointed society representative to add information to the Wiki society page, you must create a FamilySearch user account. This will be a personal account and not a society account.
  
:*Fill out the following Society Page Form. You can save this document as a word file or you can print it and fill it out. This will be a guide to help you fill out the Society Page.
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:*[http://help.familysearch.org/publishing/519/111396_f.SAL_Public.html Instructions] on how to Create FamilySearch account. To print the instructions on the webpage, click on the printer icon at the top of the page.
  
:*All of the information you gather, you will add to the Society page.
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:*You may already have a FamilySearch user account if you have indexed on FamilySearch or signed in to view some images on FamilySearch Historical Records. If so, you do not need to create a new account.
  
:*If your Society does not have information that would apply in a section, delete the sections as needed.
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=== Step Three - Contact FamilySearch  ===
  
:*NOTE: The society page structure may change throughout the pilot project. Updates and information will be given to societies who participate.
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:*To begin editing your Society page, you must have FamilySearch create one for you. Send an email to: USWiki@FamilySearch.org.
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:*An email will be sent as soon as the society page is completed.
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=== Step Four - Collect Information about Your Society  ===
  
=== Step Three - Create a FamilySearch User Account  ===
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:*Use the Society Page and Infobox Form to determine what you would like on your society page
  
:*Once your Society Page Form is filled out, create a FamilySearch user account.
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::*[[Media:Society_Page_and_Infobox_Form.pdf|PDF Society Page and Infobox Form]]
  
::*[http://help.familysearch.org/publishing/519/111396_f.SAL_Public.html Instructions] on how to Create FamilySearch account. Once on this webiste, to print the instructions, click on the printer icon at the top of the page.
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:*Skip any sections that do not apply to your society.
  
:*If you already have a FamilySearch user account, skip to Step Four. The FamilySearch user account is also used for FamilySearch Indexing and viewing some images on FamilySearch Historical Records.
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:*NOTE: The society page structure may change throughout the pilot project. Updates and information will be given to societies who participate.
  
=== Step Four - Log into the Wiki  ===
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=== Step Five - Log into the Wiki  ===
  
 
:*Log into the Wiki by going to [http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org] and clicking, "Sign in" at the top right of the screen.
 
:*Log into the Wiki by going to [http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org] and clicking, "Sign in" at the top right of the screen.
  
:*Type in your user name and password and press enter.  
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:*Type in your user name and password and press enter.
  
 
:*When you have successfully logged in, your name should appear in the top right of the screen.
 
:*When you have successfully logged in, your name should appear in the top right of the screen.
  
=== Step Five - Edit your Society Page  ===
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=== Step Six - Add Info to Your Society Page  ===
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:*Once you are logged in, locate your society page by typing your society name in the search box. Example: The Brickwall Genealogical Society.
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:*Review the results list and click on your society page.
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:*Instructions on how to add information to the society Info box and the society Wiki page are below:
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::*[[Map/Society Page Project – How to Edit a Society Page|Editing a Society Wiki Page]]
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::*[[Map/Society Page Project – How to Edit a Society's Infobox|Editing a Society's Infobox]]
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:*You may find it helpful to view a completed example of a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|completed society page]]
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<br>
  
:*Once you are logged in, locate your Society page by typing your society name in the search box. Example: The Brickwall Genealogical Society.
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=== Where To Get Help During the Process  ===
  
:*Review the results list and click on your Society page.
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If you need help editing your society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions: <br>
  
:*Instructions on how to add information to the Society Info box and the Society Wiki page are below:
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:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport '''Chat with Support online!''']
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::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues:&nbsp;11am - 5pm ''All times are Mountain Time''
  
::*Instructions on how to edit the body of your Society Wiki Page
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:*Send an email: [mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]
  
::*Instructions on how to edit your Society Info Box.
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To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: <br>[mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]
  
:*You may find it helpful to view a completed example of a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|completed Society page]]
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Revision as of 16:59, 14 March 2013

Map/Society Page ProjectGotoarrow.png How to Create a Society Page

How to Create a Society Page

Follow these steps:

Step One - Invite your Society to Participate

  • Decide who from your society will enter information on your society Wiki page.
  • Editing on the Wiki is similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing programs.
  • There are written instructions and online videos to help guide a beginner through the process of editing on the Wiki.

Step Two - Create a FamilySearch User Account

  • If you are the appointed society representative to add information to the Wiki society page, you must create a FamilySearch user account. This will be a personal account and not a society account.
  • Instructions on how to Create FamilySearch account. To print the instructions on the webpage, click on the printer icon at the top of the page.
  • You may already have a FamilySearch user account if you have indexed on FamilySearch or signed in to view some images on FamilySearch Historical Records. If so, you do not need to create a new account.

Step Three - Contact FamilySearch

  • To begin editing your Society page, you must have FamilySearch create one for you. Send an email to: USWiki@FamilySearch.org.
  • An email will be sent as soon as the society page is completed.

Step Four - Collect Information about Your Society

  • Use the Society Page and Infobox Form to determine what you would like on your society page
  • Skip any sections that do not apply to your society.
  • NOTE: The society page structure may change throughout the pilot project. Updates and information will be given to societies who participate.

Step Five - Log into the Wiki

  • Log into the Wiki by going to wiki.familysearch.org and clicking, "Sign in" at the top right of the screen.
  • Type in your user name and password and press enter.
  • When you have successfully logged in, your name should appear in the top right of the screen.

Step Six - Add Info to Your Society Page

  • Once you are logged in, locate your society page by typing your society name in the search box. Example: The Brickwall Genealogical Society.
  • Review the results list and click on your society page.
  • Instructions on how to add information to the society Info box and the society Wiki page are below:


Where To Get Help During the Process

If you need help editing your society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions:

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm All times are Mountain Time

To report a problem with the Society Page, please email:
USWiki@familysearch.org