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== New Common Taxonomy  ==
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{{Policy}}
  
The addition of the third and fourth levels in this taxonomy is a work in progress.  
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This article sets out the common {{wpd|taxonomy}} to be used in the FamilySearch Wiki. Appling a common taxonomy as the way to structure topics and [[Categories]] are used, will result in a consistent approach that will enable users to navigate topics much easier than if this was done in a haphazard manner.  
  
 
=== Birth, Marriage and Death  ===
 
=== Birth, Marriage and Death  ===
  
:[[:Category:Bible records]]
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:[[:Category:Bible records|Bible records]]  
:[[:Category:Cemeteries]]  
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:[[:Category:Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
::Category:National cemeteries  
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::National cemeteries  
:[[:Category:Church records]]  
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:[[:Category:Church records|Church records]]  
:[[:Category:Civil registration]]  
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:[[:Category:Civil registration|Civil registration]]  
:Funeral records
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:Funeral records  
:[[:Category:Obituaries]]  
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:[[:Category:Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
:[[:Category:Town records]]  
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:[[:Category:Town records|Town records]]  
::Category:Registers of births, etc.
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::Registers of births, etc.  
::Category:Marriage
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::Marriage  
::Category:Marriage records
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::Marriage records  
::Category:Divorce records
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::Divorce records  
::Category:Registers of dead
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::Registers of dead  
:[[:Category:Vital records]]<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Vital records|Vital records]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Business Records and Occupations  ===
 
=== Business Records and Occupations  ===
  
:Agriculture  
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:[[:Category:Agriculture|Agriculture]]
:Business records and commerce  
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:[[:Category:Business records and commerce|Business records and commerce]]
 
::Business records  
 
::Business records  
 
::Commerce  
 
::Commerce  
 
::Pensions  
 
::Pensions  
 
::Insurance, Fire  
 
::Insurance, Fire  
:Industries:  
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:[[:Category:Industries|Industries]]
:Livestock brands  
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:[[:Category:Livestock brands|Livestock brands]]
 
::Cattle brands  
 
::Cattle brands  
:Occupations  
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:[[:Category:Occupations|Occupations]]
 
::Note: numerous occupations are at the third and fourth levels. Each one will be added to this list after the page itself is redesigned.<br><br>
 
::Note: numerous occupations are at the third and fourth levels. Each one will be added to this list after the page itself is redesigned.<br><br>
  
 
=== Census, Taxation, and Voter Lists  ===
 
=== Census, Taxation, and Voter Lists  ===
  
:Census  
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:[[:Category:Census|Census]]
:Household registration:
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:[[:Category:Household registration|Household registration]]
:Registers  
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:[[:Category:Registers|Registers]]
:Taxation  
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:[[:Category:Taxation|Taxation]]
 
::Appropriations and expenditures  
 
::Appropriations and expenditures  
 
::Church tax  
 
::Church tax  
:Voting registers<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Voting registers|Voting registers]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Church History  ===
 
=== Church History  ===
  
:Bible  
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:[[:Category:Bible|Bible]]
:Church property  
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:[[:Category:Church property|Church property]]
:Clergy  
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:[[:Category:Clergy|Clergy]]
:Dissenters, Religious  
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:[[:Category:Dissenters, Religious|Dissenters, Religious]]
 
::Salzburgers  
 
::Salzburgers  
:Martyrs:  
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:[[:Category:Martyrs|Martyrs]]
:Missions  
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:[[:Category:Missions|Missions]]
:Monasticism and religious orders  
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:[[:Category:Monasticism and religious orders|Monasticism and religious orders]]
:Protestant churches:
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:[[:Category:Protestant churches|Protestant churches]]
:Religion and religious life
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:[[:Category:Religions and Religious Life|Religions and Religious Life]]
 
::Religious drama  
 
::Religious drama  
 
::Passion-plays  
 
::Passion-plays  
:Religious trusts  
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:[[:Category:Religious trusts|Religious trusts]]
:Temples<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Temples|Temples]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Court, Land, and Wills  ===
 
=== Court, Land, and Wills  ===
  
:Adoption  
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:[[:Category:Adoption|Adoption]]
 
::Wills  
 
::Wills  
:Castles  
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:[[:Category:Castles|Castles]]
:Court records  
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:[[:Category:Court records|Court records]]
 
::Courts  
 
::Courts  
 
::Manorial courts  
 
::Manorial courts  
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::Jury  
 
::Jury  
 
::Witchcraft  
 
::Witchcraft  
:Dwellings  
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:[[:Category:Dwellings|Dwellings]]
:Guardianship  
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:[[:Category:Guardianship|Guardianship]]
:Historic buildings  
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:[[:Category:Historic buildings|Historic buildings]]
 
::Architecture  
 
::Architecture  
 
::Hotels, taverns, etc.  
 
::Hotels, taverns, etc.  
 
::Buildings  
 
::Buildings  
:Jury duty  
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:[[:Category:Jury duty|Jury duty]]
 
::Jurors  
 
::Jurors  
:Land and property  
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:[[:Category:Land and property|Land and property]]
 
::Land tenure  
 
::Land tenure  
 
::Land grants  
 
::Land grants  
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::Indian land transfers  
 
::Indian land transfers  
 
::Oil and gas leases  
 
::Oil and gas leases  
:Manors  
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:[[:Category:Manors|Manors]]
:Notarial records  
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:[[:Category:Notarial records|Notarial records]]
:Probate records  
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:[[:Category:Probate records|Probate records]]
:Public records  
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:[[:Category:Public records|Public records]]
:Witchcraft<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Witchcraft|Witchcraft]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
::Directories  
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::[[:Category:Directories|Directories]]
:::Church directories
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:::[[:Category:Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
:::Telephone  
 
:::Telephone  
 
:::Telephone directories<br><br>
 
:::Telephone directories<br><br>
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=== Family Trees  ===
 
=== Family Trees  ===
  
:Family  
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:[[:Category:Family Trees|Family Trees]]
:Genealogy  
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::[[:Category:Genealogy|Genealogy]]
:Household records  
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::[[:Category:Household records|Household records]]
:Mayflower (Ship)
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::[[:Category:Mayflower, ship|Mayflower, ship]]
:Nobility  
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::[[:Category:Nobility|Nobility]]
:Visitations, Heraldic<br><br>
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::[[:Category:Visitations, Heraldic|Visitations, Heraldic]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Geographic Aids  ===
 
=== Geographic Aids  ===
  
:Atlases  
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:[[:Category:Atlases|Atlases]]
:Census districts  
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:[[:Category:Census districts|Census districts]]
:Cities and towns  
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:[[:Category:Cities and towns|Cities and towns]]
:Description and travel  
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:[[:Category:Description and travel|Description and travel]]
:Gazetteers  
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:[[:Category:Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
:Geography  
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:[[:Category:Geography|Geography]]
:Maps  
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:[[:Category:Maps|Maps]]
:Postal and shipping guides<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Postal and shipping guides|Postal and shipping guides]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Histories, Memories, and Stories  ===
 
=== Histories, Memories, and Stories  ===
  
:Biography  
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:[[:Category:Biography|Biography]]
:Calendars  
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:[[:Category:Calendars|Calendars]]
:Centennial celebrations, etc.  
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:[[:Category:Centennial celebrations, etc.|Centennial celebrations, etc.]]
:Children  
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:[[:Category:Children|Children]]
:Collected works  
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:[[:Category:Collected works|Collected works]]
:Disasters  
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:[[:Category:Disasters|Disasters]]
:Elderly  
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:[[:Category:Elderly|Elderly]]
:Epitaphs  
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:[[:Category:Epitaphs|Epitaphs]]
:Folklore  
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:[[:Category:Folklore|Folklore]]
:Historical events and periods  
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:[[:Category:Historical events and periods|Historical events and periods]]
:History  
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:[[:Category:History|History]]
:Law and legislation  
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:[[:Category:Law and legislation|Law and legislation]]
:Photographs  
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:[[:Category:Photographs|Photographs]]
:Politics and government  
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:[[:Category:Politics and government|Politics and government]]
:Portraits  
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:[[:Category:Portraits|Portraits]]
:Riots  
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:[[:Category:Riots|Riots]]
:Social life and customs  
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:[[:Category:Social life and customs|Social life and customs]]
:Women<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Women|Women]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Institutions  ===
 
=== Institutions  ===
  
:Crime and criminals  
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:[[:Category:Crime and criminals|Crime and criminals]]
:Medical  
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:[[:Category:Medical|Medical]]
:Medical records  
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:[[:Category:Medical records|Medical records]]
:Orphans and orphanages  
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:[[:Category:Orphans and orphanages|Orphans and orphanages]]
:Poorhouses, poor law, etc.  
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:[[:Category:Poorhouses, poor law, etc.|Poorhouses, poor law, etc.]]
:Schools<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Schools|Schools]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Instruction and Methodology  ===
 
=== Instruction and Methodology  ===
  
:Education  
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:[[:Category:Education|Education]]
:Genetic research  
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:[[:Category:Genetic research|Genetic research]]
:Handbooks, manuals, etc.<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Handbooks, manuals, etc.|Handbooks, manuals, etc.]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Migration and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Migration and Citizenship  ===
  
:Aliens  
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:[[:Category:Aliens|Aliens]]
:Colonies  
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:[[:Category:Colonies|Colonies]]
:Emigration and immigration
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:[[:Category:Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
:Immigrants  
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:[[:Category:Immigrants|Immigrants]]
:Migration, Internal  
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:[[:Category:Migration, Internal|Migration, Internal]]
:Naturalization and citizenship  
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:[[:Category:Naturalization and citizenship|Naturalization and citizenship]]
:Passports  
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:[[:Category:Passports|Passports]]
:Ship registers  
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:[[:Category:Ship registers|Ship registers]]
:Ships  
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:[[:Category:Ships|Ships]]
:Transportation<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Transportation|Transportation]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
:Casualties  
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:[[:Category:Casualties|Casualties]]
:Courts-martial and courts of inquiry  
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:[[:Category:Courts-martial and courts of inquiry|Courts-martial and courts of inquiry]]
:Military art and science  
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:[[:Category:Military art and science|Military art and science]]
:Military history  
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:[[:Category:Military history|Military history]]
:Military parks  
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:[[:Category:Military parks|Military parks]]
:Military records  
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:[[:Category:Military records|Military records]]
:Military religious orders  
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:[[:Category:Military religious orders|Military religious orders]]
:Prisoners of war  
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:[[:Category:Prisoners of war|Prisoners of war]]
:Recruiting, enlistment, etc.  
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:[[:Category:Recruiting, enlistment, etc.|Recruiting, enlistment, etc.]]
:Soldiers  
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:[[:Category:Soldiers|Soldiers]]
:Treaties  
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:[[:Category:Treaties|Treaties]]
:Veterans  
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:[[:Category:Veterans|Veterans]]
:War crimes  
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:[[:Category:War crimes|War crimes]]
:Wars, battles, and armies  
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:[[:Category:Wars, battles, and armies|Wars, battles, and armies]]
:Warships<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Warships|Warships]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Newspapers and Periodicals  ===
 
=== Newspapers and Periodicals  ===
  
:Editorials:  
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:[[:Category:Editorials|Editorials]]
:Newspapers  
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:[[:Category:Newspapers|Newspapers]]
:Periodicals<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Periodicals|Periodicals]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Reference Materials and Finding Aids  ===
 
=== Reference Materials and Finding Aids  ===
  
:Abbreviations  
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:[[:Category:Abbreviations|Abbreviations]]
:Almanacs  
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:[[:Category:Almanacs|Almanacs]]
:Bibliography  
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:[[:Category:Bibliography|Bibliography]]
:Books  
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:[[:Category:Books|Books]]
:Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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:[[:Category:Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
:Ethnology  
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:[[:Category:Ethnology|Ethnology]]
:Handwriting  
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:[[:Category:Handwriting|Handwriting]]
:Information storage and retrieval systems  
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:[[:Category:Information storage and retrieval systems|Information storage and retrieval systems]]
:Language and languages
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:[[:Category:Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
:Manuscripts  
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:[[:Category:Manuscripts|Manuscripts]]
:Names  
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:[[:Category:Names Personal|Names Personal]]
:Numismatics<br><br>
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:[[:Category:Numismatics|Numismatics]]<br><br>
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
  
:Archives and libraries  
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:[[:Category:Archives and libraries|Archives and libraries]]
:Inventories, registers, catalogs  
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:[[:Category:Inventories, registers, catalogs|Inventories, registers, catalogs]]
:Societies  
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:[[:Category:Societies|Societies]]
 
:Websites (This sub-category is not official, but is currently under review.)
 
:Websites (This sub-category is not official, but is currently under review.)
  
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{{Policies and guidelines}}

Revision as of 22:48, 8 February 2013

Green check.png This page explains a policy, a widely accepted standard that all contributors should normally follow. Changes made to it should reflect consensus.

Please visit the discussion page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the policy.

This article sets out the common taxonomy to be used in the FamilySearch Wiki. Appling a common taxonomy as the way to structure topics and Categories are used, will result in a consistent approach that will enable users to navigate topics much easier than if this was done in a haphazard manner.

Contents

Birth, Marriage and Death

Bible records
Cemeteries
National cemeteries
Church records
Civil registration
Funeral records
Obituaries
Town records
Registers of births, etc.
Marriage
Marriage records
Divorce records
Registers of dead
Vital records

Business Records and Occupations

Agriculture
Business records and commerce
Business records
Commerce
Pensions
Insurance, Fire
Industries
Livestock brands
Cattle brands
Occupations
Note: numerous occupations are at the third and fourth levels. Each one will be added to this list after the page itself is redesigned.

Census, Taxation, and Voter Lists

Census
Household registration
Registers
Taxation
Appropriations and expenditures
Church tax
Voting registers

Church History

Bible
Church property
Clergy
Dissenters, Religious
Salzburgers
Martyrs
Missions
Monasticism and religious orders
Protestant churches
Religions and Religious Life
Religious drama
Passion-plays
Religious trusts
Temples

Court, Land, and Wills

Adoption
Wills
Castles
Court records
Courts
Manorial courts
Grand jury
Jury
Witchcraft
Dwellings
Guardianship
Historic buildings
Architecture
Hotels, taverns, etc.
Buildings
Jury duty
Jurors
Land and property
Land tenure
Land grants
Landowners
Mortgage loans
Indian land transfers
Oil and gas leases
Manors
Notarial records
Probate records
Public records
Witchcraft

Directories

Directories
Church Directories
Telephone
Telephone directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Abolitionists
Acadians
Africans
Hessians
Indian allotments
Indians of Central America
Indians of Mexico
Indians of South America
Native people of New Zealand
Native people of Polynesia
Australian aborigines
Native races

Religion and religious life
Albigenses:
Amish
Anabaptists
Anglicans
Armenian Church
Augustinians
Baptists

Family Trees

Family Trees
Genealogy
Household records
Mayflower, ship
Nobility
Visitations, Heraldic

Geographic Aids

Atlases
Census districts
Cities and towns
Description and travel
Gazetteers
Geography
Maps
Postal and shipping guides

Histories, Memories, and Stories

Biography
Calendars
Centennial celebrations, etc.
Children
Collected works
Disasters
Elderly
Epitaphs
Folklore
Historical events and periods
History
Law and legislation
Photographs
Politics and government
Portraits
Riots
Social life and customs
Women

Institutions

Crime and criminals
Medical
Medical records
Orphans and orphanages
Poorhouses, poor law, etc.
Schools

Instruction and Methodology

Education
Genetic research
Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Migration and Citizenship

Aliens
Colonies
Emigration and Immigration
Immigrants
Migration, Internal
Naturalization and citizenship
Passports
Ship registers
Ships
Transportation

Military

Casualties
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Military art and science
Military history
Military parks
Military records
Military religious orders
Prisoners of war
Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Soldiers
Treaties
Veterans
War crimes
Wars, battles, and armies
Warships

Newspapers and Periodicals

Editorials
Newspapers
Periodicals

Reference Materials and Finding Aids

Abbreviations
Almanacs
Bibliography
Books
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Ethnology
Handwriting
Information storage and retrieval systems
Language and Languages
Manuscripts
Names Personal
Numismatics

Repositories

Archives and libraries
Inventories, registers, catalogs
Societies
Websites (This sub-category is not official, but is currently under review.)