Help:How to Register with the Wiki

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{{how-to-articles}}Anyone may register with the FamilySearch Wiki. Registering allows you to:
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*Edit existing pages and create new ones 
 
*Receive notification of new information on a page by watching the page
 
*Collaborate with fellow community members on discussion pages
 
*Create a user page and discussion page to practice editing
 
  
Registering with the FamilySearch Wiki is a three-step process: Register, Confirm the registration in your email and finally, set your email preferences.  You may print these these instructions to guide you in the process.
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Registering for a Wiki account allows you to:
  
=== '''Step 1. Register with FamilySearch Wiki'''  ===
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:*Edit existing pages and create new ones
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:*Receive notification of new information on a page by watching the page
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:*Collaborate with fellow community members on discussion pages
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:*Create a user page and discussion page to practice editing
  
Registering with the Wiki allows you to sign in to make changes and improvements to the Wiki pages. Registering can also allow FamilySearch to help you collaborate with other community members. During registration you will be asked to create a username and password.
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To register for an account:
  
*To&nbsp;register, click '''Sign In''' in the blue bar in the upper right corner of any Wiki page.<br>
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:#Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner  
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:#Click the "Create a New Account" box in the lower right
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:#If you think you may have an account but are not sure what the login information is, click the user name or password links just above that.
  
[[Image:Wiki sign-in.jpg]]<br>
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If you are already registered with FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Indexing, or new.familysearch.org, or LDS websites, that account will work for this site as well and you do not need to register for a one.  
  
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[https://ident.familysearch.org/cis-web/pages/registration/fs_account.html Click here for more information about these accounts].
  
 
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*Three options will appear as shown in the image below.
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*Click '''Register''' and then follow the instructions.&nbsp;Complete the required registration information and read through the terms and conditions. After you complete the registration&nbsp;form, go to Step 2.
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*Or, you may register by [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/extensions/FSAuthPlugin/FSOAuthPlugin.php?action=signin clicking here].
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<br>'''Step 2. Confirm your E-mail address. '''After you register, FamilySearch will send you an e-mail message. You must confirm your e-mail address to edit or contribute to the wiki.
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*Open your e-mail program and find the e-mail with the subject, "FamilySearch Wiki e-mail address confirmation."&nbsp;
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*The&nbsp;message will contain a link. Click on the&nbsp;underlined link to send a message back to FamilySearch to indicate that your email address is valid. Then, proceed to Step 3.<br>
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<br>'''Step 3. Choose Your E-mail Preferences. '''You&nbsp;may&nbsp;choose&nbsp;how and&nbsp;when you want the FamilySearch Wiki to send you emails. To choose these settings:
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*Go to the "Personal Tools" section of the panel on the lower right side of the page. Click&nbsp;on the '''My Preferences''' link. Or, verify your settings by [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Preferences clicking here].
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*On&nbsp;the Preferences page,&nbsp;scroll down to find the "Email" heading. Choose the&nbsp;email option you want by clicking the checkboxes to the left of&nbsp;the option.
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*Click the '''Save''' button at the bottom of the screen.<br>
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You are now registered with FamilySearch Wiki and have chosen your email preferences.&nbsp; Next, you may want to learn more about&nbsp;[[Help:Basic Searches|searching]] or&nbsp;[[Help:Edit and Contribute|editing and contributing]] to the Wiki.
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Revision as of 06:14, 23 November 2012

Help-content.png This help article will guide you as you edit in the Wiki. See Contributor Help for more help articles.


Registering for a Wiki account allows you to:

  • Edit existing pages and create new ones
  • Receive notification of new information on a page by watching the page
  • Collaborate with fellow community members on discussion pages
  • Create a user page and discussion page to practice editing

To register for an account:

  1. Click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Click the "Create a New Account" box in the lower right
  3. If you think you may have an account but are not sure what the login information is, click the user name or password links just above that.

If you are already registered with FamilySearch.org, FamilySearch Indexing, or new.familysearch.org, or LDS websites, that account will work for this site as well and you do not need to register for a one.

Click here for more information about these accounts.