Wiki Tools for Research

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Notifications of Changes—Watching Pages[edit | edit source]

New information can be added at any time to the pages for the localities you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you will receive an email each time a page is updated. To Watch a page, click on the star by the Search field in the upper right hand corner.

For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
New York, United States Genealogy
Each time information is added to one of those pages, you will receive an email.
You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
Main article: Help:Watchlist

Categories[edit | edit source]

Wiki Categories or Topics allow you to view articles that are related. You can review a Category Page to see all wiki pages on a particular topic.
See all categories here:
Some particularly useful categories, with a lot of information, can be found listed in the following articles:

Talk Pages[edit | edit source]

Is information missing that would make an article more complete? Add a note to the Talk Page to ask a question or request Wiki Contributors to add information to that page. To add a note:
  1. Click on the Talk tab in the upper left to get to the Talk page.
  2. Click on "Edit" or "Edit Source" in the top right corner of the screen to add content. Be sure to save your changes. (You must be signed in with a FamilySearch account).

Navigating The Wiki[edit | edit source]

  • You can use the navigation bar on the left hand of the screen to navigate the Wiki including Browse by Country and Research Resources.
  • You can also use the Search field in the top left hand corner to type in localities, such as a county, state, or country or topics and record types, such as Census Records or Research Process.
  • In the top right hand corner, you will find links to your User page, User talk page, Preferences, Watchlist of articles and contributions. A link to your personal sandbox is located on the left navigation bar under the Volunteer and Helper section.

Learn more about using the Wiki[edit | edit source]

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