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== Notifications of Changes - Watching Pages  ==
 
== Notifications of Changes - Watching Pages  ==
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:Watch for additions to pages where you are researching! You can receive an email each time a page is updated if you click "Watch" in the upper right hand corner.
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:[[Image:Sluth.JPG|right|Sluth.JPG]]New information could be added at any time to the pages for places where you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you can receive an email each time a page is updated. Click '''Watch''' in the upper right hand corner.
  
 
:For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
 
:For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
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::*[[New York|New York]] (and see the Topics section for other pages of interest to watch)  
 
::*[[New York|New York]] (and see the Topics section for other pages of interest to watch)  
 
::*[[New York Digital Collections|New York Digital Collections]]<br>
 
::*[[New York Digital Collections|New York Digital Collections]]<br>
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:You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
 
:You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
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== Categories  ==
 
== Categories  ==
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::*[[Research by geographic regions|Geographic Regions]]  
 
::*[[Research by geographic regions|Geographic Regions]]  
 
::*[[Research using record locations|Libraries &amp; Websites]]  
 
::*[[Research using record locations|Libraries &amp; Websites]]  
::*[[Research_aids|Research Aids]]  
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::*[[Research aids|Research Aids]]  
::*[[Research_using_societies_and_organizations|Organizations &amp; Ethnic Groups]]  
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::*[[Miscellaneous Research Tools|Miscellaneous Tools]]
 
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== Your User Page  ==
 
== Your User Page  ==
  
:The [[Help:user page|user page]] is where you have the opportunity to share information about yourself, or your research interests. This is a great way to get to know a little about a contributor to an article, or even find someone with the same interests. It also gives other users a way to communicate with you.
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:The [[Help:User page|user page]] is where you have the opportunity to share information about yourself, or your research interests. This is a great way to get to know a little about a contributor to an article, or even find someone with the same interests. It also gives other users a way to communicate with you.
  
 
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== Navigating The Wiki  ==
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Contents

Notifications of Changes - Watching Pages

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New information could be added at any time to the pages for places where you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you can receive an email each time a page is updated. Click Watch in the upper right hand corner.
For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
Each time information is added to one of those pages, you'll receive an e-mail.
You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
Main article: Help:Watchlist


Categories

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:

Discussion Pages

Are there pieces missing that would make an article be more complete? Add a note to the Discussion (or "Talk") Page to ask a question or request Wiki Contributors add information to that page. To add a note:
  1. Click on the Discussion tab in the upper left to get to the Discussion page.
  2. Click to Edit this Page (you will have to Sign in with a FamilySearch account).

Your User Page

The user page is where you have the opportunity to share information about yourself, or your research interests. This is a great way to get to know a little about a contributor to an article, or even find someone with the same interests. It also gives other users a way to communicate with you.

Navigating The Wiki

Note the 4 purple boxes on the right side of this page (Views, Toolbox, Community, Personal tools). This is knows as the "Navigation Bar" or "Nav Bar".
  • Personal Tools gives you links for your User page, your Talk page, and your Watchlist.
  • Community includes the Wiki Home link, though most links are for wiki editors.
  • Learn more about these menus and how to use them.



Learn more about using the Wiki

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Basic Wiki Searches
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Keys to Success Using the Wiki
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