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Contributors may '''add citations''' to the FamilySearch Wiki. In order to add citations, the user needs to be registered and signed on. Citations may be added individually, or multiple references may be made to the same source without re-typing it. The first set of instructions (below) discusses how to add individual sources. The next section shows how to add multiple references to a single source.
 
Contributors may '''add citations''' to the FamilySearch Wiki. In order to add citations, the user needs to be registered and signed on. Citations may be added individually, or multiple references may be made to the same source without re-typing it. The first set of instructions (below) discusses how to add individual sources. The next section shows how to add multiple references to a single source.
  
== Adding multiple references to a single source ==
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== Adding individual sources ==
 
#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki  
 
#Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki  
 
#Go to the&nbsp;article where you want to add a source. This may be done by searching for the article by name in the search box.<br>
 
#Go to the&nbsp;article where you want to add a source. This may be done by searching for the article by name in the search box.<br>

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Contributors may add citations to the FamilySearch Wiki. In order to add citations, the user needs to be registered and signed on. Citations may be added individually, or multiple references may be made to the same source without re-typing it. The first set of instructions (below) discusses how to add individual sources. The next section shows how to add multiple references to a single source.

Adding individual sources

  1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  2. Go to the article where you want to add a source. This may be done by searching for the article by name in the search box.
  3. Click "Edit" under the page options. This should open the editing window. If it does not, make sure you are registered and logged in first.
  4. In the edit window, position the cursor next to the text where you want the numeric reference to the source to appear. When finished, it will appear similar to a footnote.
  5. Next, locate and click on the "<R>" on the editing toolbar (shown below):
    ToolbarRef.png
  6. After clicking "<R>" on the toolbar, the "Reference Properties" window will appear (shown below):
    RefWindow.png
  7. In the "Reference text" box, type the source or reference information you wish to appear at the bottom of the article (similar to a footnote).
  8. Click "OK" to close the "Reference text" box. This will return you to the editing window.
  9. At the bottom of the article (in the editing window), type to following characters: {{reflist}} NOTE: This step needs to take place only one time in each article
  10.  Use the outer scroll bar to scroll down until you can see the "Save page" button, and click “Save page.”
  11.  You will see a small number next to the text in the body of the article, and the source or reference information will  appear at the bottom of the page.

Adding multiple references to one citation

In a single article or page, the author may use the same citation more than once without re-typing that source each time. The author may create a name for that citation in order to use it more than once. The first time it appears on the page, the author will type the entire citation. Thereafter, the “name” of the citation will cite the same source at the bottom of the article. The “name” allows an author to create several references to the same source in the same article.

  1. Log in to the FamilySearch Research Wiki
  2. Go to the article where you want to add a source. This may be done by searching for the article by name in the search box.
  3. Click "Edit" under the page options.
  4. In the edit window, position the cursor next to the text where you want the numeric reference to the source to appear. When finished, it will appear similar to a footnote.
  5. Locate and click on the "<R>" on the editing toolbar (shown below):
    ToolbarRef.png
  6. After clicking "<R>" on the toolbar, the "Reference Properties" window will appear (shown below):
    RefWindow.png
  7. In the "Reference text" box, type the source or reference information you wish to appear at the bottom of the page (similar to a footnote). Type a name in the "Reference name" box, highlighted below. This name will be used to call the entire source or reference information if this source will be used more than once:
    RefWindow2.png
  8. Click "OK." This will return you to the editing window.
  9. If you have not done so before, in the editing window, type {{reflist}} at the bottom of the page.
  10. The next time the source needs to be cited, follow steps 4-6. Instead of re-typing the citation, however, simply type the "Reference name" used in the previous citation in the "Reference name" box, (shown below) and then click "OK." This may be repeated as often as needed. NOTE: The reference name is case sensitive.
    RefWindow3.png
  11. Remember to save your changes by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking, "Save page."