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By sharing your knowledge, you can help build the Wiki. For help in that process, follow the information below.
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==== Before you begin editing  ====
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*Make sure that you [https://ident.familysearch.org/ Sign In] to your FamilySearch account. If you don't have an account already, you will be directed to the Create Account page. There is never a fee for FamilySearch accounts.
 
 
 
*Go to an article that you would like to edit or &nbsp;or to which you would like to add additional information. Choose articles that are of special interest to you or about which you have specific knowledge.
 
 
 
*If you want to edit the entire page, click on the '''Edit This Page''' button as shown below. It can be found at the top right of the page.
 
 
 
:::[[Image:Edit this page icon.png|thumb|center|Edit this page icon.png]]
 
 
 
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*You may also edit a single section of an existing article. Click on the '''Edit Icon''' as shown below. It can be found at the top right of the section header.
 
 
 
::::[[Image:Edit icon.png|center|Edit icon.png]]
 
 
 
The Edit Window will now open. There are two ways to edit the page - with the FCK Editor or with Wikitext. The following two section will illustrate both ways.
 
 
 
===== Editing with the FCK Editor  (only works with Mozilla Firefox browser) =====
 
 
 
[[Image:Editor Toolbar.png|600px|Editor Toolbar.png]]
 
 
 
*If the FCK Editor does not look like the one above, then Click on the Wikitext button in the top left corner. The FCK Editor is similar to those found in most word processing software.
 
 
 
*Click on the page where you want to edit or add additional information
 
 
 
*To add text, you just '''start typing'''.
 
*To delete text, you can use the Backspace key and/or the Delete key
 
*To cut text, you Highlight the text and hit '''Ctrl X''' or Click the cut icon (looks like scissors).
 
*To copy text, you Highlight the text and hit '''Ctrl C''' or Click the copy icon (next to the scissors).
 
*To paste text, you hit '''Ctrl V''' or Click the paste icon (next to the copy icon).
 
 
 
[[Image:Wiki toolbar.jpg]]
 
 
 
*To Bold text, you Highlight the text and Click the Bold icon (the B in red box).
 
*To Italicize text, you Highlight the text and Click the Italics icon (the I in red box).
 
*To Underline text, you Highlight the text and Click the Underline icon (the U in red box).
 
 
 
See [[Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)]] for more editing possibilities.
 
 
 
===== Editing with Wikitext  =====
 
 
 
[[Image:Editor ToolbarWT.png|600px|Editor ToolbarWT.png]]
 
 
 
*If the FCK Editor does not look like the one above, then Click on the Wikitext button in the top left corner. Wikitext may seem a little scary at first because it looks unusual. If you are new to editing, just stick with the text functions given below and you will do fine. When you begin, avoid the following characters <nowiki>[ { < and ] } ></nowiki> As you gain more experience, you will learn how to use these additional functions.
 
 
 
*You can '''add space''' by pushing the Enter key.
 
*You can '''insert text''' by clicking before, in, or after a paragraph and either typing or paste.
 
*You can '''delete text''' by using the Backspace key or Delete key.
 
*You can '''move text''' by highlighting it, click on the highlight and hold for a second, then move to the place desired.
 
*You can '''Italicize text''' by typing two apostrophes in front of the text and two behind. For example <nowiki>''Italics''</nowiki> results in ''Italics''.
 
*You can '''Bold text''' by typing three apostrophes in front of the text and three behind. For example <nowiki>'''BOLD'''</nowiki> results in '''BOLD'''.
 
 
 
*Additionally, you can add '''[[Create an internal link|Internal links]]''' and '''[[Create an external link|External links]]'''.
 
 
 
See [[Help:Wiki markup]] for more editing possibilities.
 
 
 
==== Mistakes  ====
 
 
 
*If you make a mistake, don't worry. It's not permanent. Either you can fix it or someone else will fix it. The Family Search Research Wiki is very forgiving of mistakes.
 
 
 
*If there are several mistakes, it is even possible to [[Help:Reverting Content to Previous Version|revert back to a previous version]]. Use this option only as a last resort.
 
 
 
==== Finishing Up  ====
 
 
 
*When you have finished editing, scroll down to the bottom and add a short [[Help:Edit summary|Edit Summary]]. For example, you can type: "Added links to digital newspapers".
 
 
 
*Then click the '''Save page''' button. The page will now officially contain your changes. Everyone who looks at your page, from all around the world, will see the changes that you made. It feels good to help others.
 
*Remember to click on ''''Save page''''&nbsp; every 10 minutes or so. If you wait longer the system will drop you. You will lose all the changes that you have made. If that happens, simply begin again from the top and make the changes a second time. It will take longer than you had planned but no harm has been done.
 
 
 
==== Create a New Article  ====
 
 
 
Before you add a new article to the wiki, '''search first for the subject''' and then search again for the exact '''Title of the page''' you want to create. If an appropriate article already exists, don't create a new one. Just add the information to that existing article. This prevents duplication and confusion.
 
 
 
*For Example: Suppose you want to create a new article called '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''.
 
*Search on the keywords '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''.
 
*If there is no such subject or article, at the top of the results page will show:<br>'''Create the page <span style="color: red;">"Scotland Clan Tartans"</span> on this wiki!'''<br>This shows up as Red because the article doesn't yet exist.
 
 
 
The best way to create a new article is to navigate to an existing article that should have a link to the one you want to create.
 
 
 
*For example go to the '''Scotland''' article where you might want to create a link to '''Scotland Clan Tartans'''.
 
*Make sure you have logged into the Family Search Wiki.
 
*Click on the '''Edit This Page''' button at the right top of the page. If the '''Edit This Page '''does not appear on your page or does not open for you, try another browser.
 
*Click in the '''Edit Window''' where you want the link located.
 
*Type the following to create a new link - Two opening square brackets, then the name of the article you want to create, followed by two closing square brackets. For example <nowiki>[[Scotland Clan Tartans]]</nowiki>
 
*Add a note at the bottom of the page to the Edit Summary field explaining what you did.
 
*Click on the '''Save Page''' button. The article will show with a new link<br> '''<span style="color: red;">Scotland Clan Tartans. </span>'''<br> The link shows up as Red because the article doesn't yet exist.
 
 
 
Now to create this new article, click on the '''red link''' you just made. This will take you to an Editing page, at the top it shows<br> '''You are on a page that has not yet been developed.'''<br> You will now develop this page by creating it.
 
 
 
*Click in the '''Edit Window''' and type in the text for your new article and/or copy the text from somewhere else and paste into the Edit Window.
 
*When you are finished, add a note at the bottom of the page to the '''Edit Summary'''
 
*Click on the '''Save Page''' button.
 
 
 
Congratulations, your new article has been created and there is already a link from another article to it. You will want to make more links to this new article. An article with few links might be listed to be deleted.
 
 
 
'''NOTE: Use the "Save" function often'''&nbsp;as you are writing the article. There is no autosave in the wiki. You may lose all of your work though an inadvertent click.
 
 
 
==== Additional Information  ====
 
 
 
*For more in-depth information about creating and editing articles on the wiki, visit these articles:
 
 
 
<br>[[Image:Paper and Pencil.jpg|thumb|right|Paper and Pencil.jpg]]
 
 
 
:*[[Help:Editing a Page|Editing a Page]]
 
:*[https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/FS_index.html?v=https://help.familysearch.org/kb/tutorials/en/fsdemos/Wiki-Edit Video Tutorial]
 
:*[[Help:Videos and lessons|Wiki Editing Tutorials and Lessons]]
 
:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles|Wiki guiding principles]]
 
:*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Policies|Understand Wiki publishing policies]]
 
 
 
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[[Category:Social Media]][[Category: Contributors and volunteers]]
 

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