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I'm a catalog librarian (now retired) by profession so when I saw that there was a request out to get categories on pages I said, "I can do that" I'm making a quick pass through the list of pages w/out categories and assigning a broad category when I can quickly see one that's already been created. Later I will go through some of these broad categories and assign some sub-categories and adjust the pages appropriately. With broad categories on all pages, at least they will be findable w/ a category search so will be much more useful.

I'm currently serving a part-time mission in FamilySearch support, assigned to work in new.FamilySearch and Product Support so my wiki time has been reduced. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you might also be interested in such a mission. Check here for more information: [1]



Feel free to make suggestions.

Uncategorized pages

There are many small town pages, they are not intended to be categorized at all. Only a "Return to xxx County, xx" link is sufficient and we don't want everything categorized. Not all town/village pages are intended to be categorized due to little information. dsammy 19:04, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Please don't categorize the Germany pages. Efforts are already underway to realign the urls to integrate the topics, pages, articles etc to correct levels. dsammy 19:04, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Surely Laralee is just following up on the request to add categories to pages with none. All uncategorized page needs at least one category added to the page. I take that to mean that all articles in the main namespace should be categorized, however small. --Steve 20:48, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually it isn't everything. And as for Germany, the Germany group is still trying to clean up the mess and realign a lot so the request is not to categorize the Germany pages until the mess is cleaned up and then we will able to categorize properly. dsammy 22:28, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank You

Just a quick thank you for the great job you are doing. In my haste to get articles done, I have left some uncategorized. I really appreciate that you have found those pages and categorized them. It certainly is a big job you have undertaken. Thank you again and keep up the good work!
FamilyJournals 15:02, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

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Kara aka CK Whipple 12:42, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


Laralee,  Found something that needs to be checked on a page that you worked on.  The Local Histories of the United States...Ohio-Oregon all of the links go to a location in BYU that requires a password.  But the books can all be accessed through the "Books" heading on FamilySearch without using any password.  Is there a way to regenerate the page with corrected links?  I am working with the Concierge volunteers and today a patron was confused because she couldn't get to the books because of the password issue.  I am a newbie on this wiki thing, too.  So I hope this is the right spot for this information! Thanks!

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