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This is a list of frequently asked questions about using and contributing to FamilySearch Research Wiki. If your question is not answered on this page, use the search box above or browse the various FAQ pages

How do I create a new page?[edit | edit source]

You are required to have a FamilySearch account to create a new article - learn how to register.
For creating a new article see How to Create an Article on FamilySearch Wiki.

Why has my article been deleted?[edit | edit source]

The best way to find out is to look at the deletion log for reasons (type the exact name of the article in the Title box, including the capitalization you used).

How do I change the name of an article?[edit | edit source]

You move the article using the Move option (found beneath Edit and History).

How do I change my username/delete my account[edit | edit source]

Send an e-mail to support@familysearch.org requesting that the unwanted account be deleted. Please include your name and the user name of the account, or call support for help. See 113123.

https://familysearch.org/ask/productSupport

How do I cite FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

Who wrote article X on FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

Seldom is an article in the Wiki the product of one person. One person may have got the idea and started the article, but others joined in and made changes to what they wrote or added in their own information. To find everyone that contributed to any particular article, do the following:

  • Find the article and go to it. By that I mean, go to the page where that article is so you can see it.
  • Look at the top of the article where the title is, that is the menu bar.
  • There are several tabs on the menu bar, on the right side is the one called View History.
  • Click the View History tab and you will see a list of everyone that contributed to the article, from the most recent to the very first one.
  • The list shows the name they go by on Family Search. If you click on that name, you will be taken to their home page.

Who owns FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

Why am I having trouble logging in?[edit | edit source]

To access available information, first log into FamilySearch.