== References to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the FamilySearch Wiki ==
In compliance to the [https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/style-guide Style Guide] released 5 March 2019 regarding the usage of the official name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the unofficial references, such as, "LDS" and "Mormon" have been removed from the FamilySearch Research Wiki except in the following instances:<br>
*'''Historical References:''' The term "Mormon" will remain when used in proper names such as the Mormon Battalion or when used as an adjective in such historical expressions as "Mormon Trail."
*'''References to the "Mormon Church":''' To clarify to the general public that “Mormon Church” is referring to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a parenthetical reference will be made. Example, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church).
*'''Published Sources:''' References to books, articles, databases, and collections that include "LDS" or "Mormon" in the title will remain in the Wiki. For example, ''Journals, Diaries, Biographies, Autobiographies and Letters of Some Early Mormons and Others Who Knew Joseph Smith, Jr. and/or His Contemporaries'' and ''LDS Family History Suite 2.''
*'''Organizations and Websites:''' Organizations and websites that are not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that continue to use "Mormon" or "LDS" in their title, will remain in the Wiki. For example, ''Mormon History Association'' and ''LDS Genealogy'' website.
*'''Classes and Handouts:''' Wiki pages including Wiki article titles, that are classes
presented or handouts to classes previously created before the 5 March 2019 announcement that include "Mormon" or "LDS" , will remain intact.
*'''Article Redirects:''' Articles containing "Mormon" or "LDS" will be redirected to correctly titled Wiki articles. This will assist users in locating previously visited pages.
The [[:Template:MormonLDSRemoval|MormonLDSRemoval]] template will be placed on Wiki pages containing any of the above instances to clarify the content on the Wiki page has been reviewed and approved.<br> Supporting documents regarding proper reference to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*[https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/style-guide Style Guide — The Name of the Church]
*[https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/church-name-alignment Changes to Emphasize the Correct Name of the Church of Jesus Christ] - updated May 16, 2019
*'''Questions?:''' Any comments or questions should be directed to [mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org]
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