When you’re editing a page in the Family Search Wiki, there’s a box at the bottom of the page that says, “Summary” in front of it. Have you wondered why it’s there? Have you been irritated if you had to save a page twice because you didn’t put anything in that box?
This box is called the “Edit Summary” box and it has a very good purpose. Filling in that box can help you and others when someone does a search on the history of a page. If there is information in the edit summary, it will show up in the Page History. It provides information about why edits were made to the article and other useful information.
There’s a help page that gives information on how to use the Edit Summary box and why the box is there. It also has some very useful examples. Visit the Wiki Help page to learn more about the edit summary box.