Help:Create a page not linked from an existing page

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#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki  
 
#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki  
#Write down the title of the article you want to create. If you are writing an article about Census records, consider that this topic applies to many localities in many countries. For example, instead of using a title, "Census records," a better choice would be "Kentucky Census records." Also, if the records only pertain to a specific time period, include the time period in the article title also.
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#Write down the title of the article you want to create. If you are writing an article about Census records, consider that this topic applies to many localities in many countries. For example, instead of using a title, "Census records," a better choice would be "Kentucky Census records." Also, if the records only pertain to a specific time period, include the time period in the article title also.  
#In the search box, type the title of the article you want to create. Make sure you type the title in exactly as you want it to appear, including capitols, spelling, and punctuation  
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#In the search box, type the title of the article you want to create. Make sure you type the title in exactly as you want it to appear, including capitol letters, spelling, and punctuation.
 
#Click on "Search".  
 
#Click on "Search".  
#Look at close matches, if any, in the "Search results" list.  
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#Look at close matches, if any, in the "Search results" list to determine if the article you want to write already exists. If a similar article already exists, consider editing or adding to that article rather than creating a new article.
#If "No page title matches" were found and no close matches covering the topic click on the title at the top of the page with the red link, Example: <u>You searched for Protestants in Ireland</u>  
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#If "No page title matches" were found, and there are no close matches covering the topic,&nbsp;locate the title you typed in shown in red text at the top of the page.
#You will be taken to the edit page, Example: Editing Protestants in Ireland  
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#Click on the red text title at the top of the page.
#Add the desired text.
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#For&nbsp;example: If you searched for "Protestants in Ireland," you would click on the&nbsp;words "Protestants in Ireland" shown in red on the page.&nbsp;
#Click on the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the page to be sure the information appears as intended.  
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#Thi<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230068507234_17"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1230068507235_219"></span>s would open the&nbsp;edit window, with the title at the top of the page after the word "Editing." For&nbsp;example,&nbsp;"Editing Protestants in Ireland."
#Click on the "Save page" button.<u></u>
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#Add the desired text in the editing window.
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#Click on the "Save page" button after editing the page.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:43, 23 December 2008

  1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  2. Write down the title of the article you want to create. If you are writing an article about Census records, consider that this topic applies to many localities in many countries. For example, instead of using a title, "Census records," a better choice would be "Kentucky Census records." Also, if the records only pertain to a specific time period, include the time period in the article title also.
  3. In the search box, type the title of the article you want to create. Make sure you type the title in exactly as you want it to appear, including capitol letters, spelling, and punctuation.
  4. Click on "Search".
  5. Look at close matches, if any, in the "Search results" list to determine if the article you want to write already exists. If a similar article already exists, consider editing or adding to that article rather than creating a new article.
  6. If "No page title matches" were found, and there are no close matches covering the topic, locate the title you typed in shown in red text at the top of the page.
  7. Click on the red text title at the top of the page.
  8. For example: If you searched for "Protestants in Ireland," you would click on the words "Protestants in Ireland" shown in red on the page. 
  9. This would open the edit window, with the title at the top of the page after the word "Editing." For example, "Editing Protestants in Ireland."
  10. Add the desired text in the editing window.
  11. Click on the "Save page" button after editing the page.

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