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This page is not a sandbox, but gives you a sample text, which you can paste into your <u>'''user sandbox'''</u> ('''see link below''').&nbsp;Then you can practice some of the editing skills you have learned, such as:
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*Editing and formatting text  
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Practice editing in your sandbox by using the sample text below. You can paste this text into your [[Special:MyPage/Sandbox|user sandbox]]. Then you can practice some of the editing skills you have learned, such as:
*Creating links  
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*Adding references  
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*[[Help:Editing a Page|Editing and formatting text]]
*Inserting images  
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*[[Help:Adding Links|Creating links]]
*Inserting templates
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*[[Help:How to add citations|Adding references]]
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*[[Help:Images|Inserting images]]
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*[[Help:Templates|Inserting templates]]
  
 
To practice with the text below:  
 
To practice with the text below:  
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*Click '''Edit this page''' to edit your sandbox  
 
*Click '''Edit this page''' to edit your sandbox  
 
*Paste the text  
 
*Paste the text  
*Start practicing
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*Start practicing<br>
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=== Creating Multiple Sandbox Pages  ===
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If you want to create more than one page in your user sandbox, create a new user sandbox page by adding a link on your user sandbox page to a new page using a slash and the desired new page name on the end of the URL for your user sandbox page.
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For example, if your username was DoeJR, the URL of your user sandbox page would be http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:DoeJR/Sandbox. You might create a page describing a multiple-step research process on your sandbox page. Now you want each of the steps to be separate pages, but you want keep them in your sandbox also. On your sandbox page which describes the research process with its steps, make each step a new sandbox page by adding links using the format <br>
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*http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:DoeJR/Sandbox/Step_1<br>
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*http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:DoeJR/Sandbox/Step_2<br>
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*etc.
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Once the page is saved, you just click on the link to the page you want to create, and it opens in a blank edit window. Enter what you want to say for that step, then save it. Now you have linked multiple pages!
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== Sample Text  ==
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The Erie Canal in New York allowed boats from New York City on the Hudson River to reach rural upstate New York and Lake Erie. Eventually the Great Lakes were also connected to the Ohio River and Mississippi River systems by other canals. As canals developed in America settlers were attracted to nearby communities because the canals provided access to markets. They could sell their products at distant markets, and buy products made far away. If an ancestor settled near a canal, you may be able to trace back to a place of origin on a connecting waterway.
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Historical Background
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The construction of the Erie Canal began in 1817. As more Irish laborers arrived the pace of construction picked up and overcame significant barriers. For example, during summer construction in a marsh, 1,000 workers died of swamp fever, so survivors were moved to another part of the canal until winter when it was safer to work in the frozen marsh. Sections of the canal opened as follows:
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1819 Rome to Utica
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1820 Utica to Syracuse
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1823 Brockport to Albany (Champlain Canal connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain was completed at the same time)
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1824 Lockport locks
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1825 Onondago Ridge finishing the entire canal.
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The Erie Canal contributed to the wealth and importance of New York City, Buffalo, and New York State. It increased trade throughout the nation by opening eastern and overseas markets to Midwestern farm products and enabling migration to the West. New ethnic Irish communities formed in towns along the canal, as Irish immigrants were a large portion of labor force involved in its construction.
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The University of Rochester and the Family History Library Catalog have more information about the history of the Erie Canal.
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Settlers and Records
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Because so many immigrants traveled on the canal, many genealogists would like to find copies of canal passenger lists. Unfortunately, apart from the years 1827-1829, canal boat operators were not required to record or report passenger names to the New York State government. Those 1827-1829 passenger lists survive today in the New York State Archives.
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Prior to the building of the Erie Canal the settlers in upstate New York were often from New England, especially Vermont. Once the Canal was finished, setters along the canal and farther west into Ohio would have reached the Erie Canal from New York City, or from along the Hudson River in New York, or from Vermont via the Champlain Canal. Most of the men who labored to build the Erie Canal were from Ireland and many of them settled near it.
  
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The Erie Canal in New York allowed boats from New York City on the Hudson River to reach rural upstate New York and Lake Erie. Eventually the Great Lakes were also connected to the Ohio River and Mississippi River systems by other canals. As canals developed in America settlers were attracted to nearby communities because the canals provided access to markets. They could sell their products at distant markets, and buy products made far away. If an ancestor settled near a canal, you may be able to trace back to a place of origin on a connecting waterway.<br>Historical Background <br>The construction of the Erie Canal began in 1817. As more Irish laborers arrived the pace of construction picked up and overcame significant barriers. For example, during summer construction in a marsh, 1,000 workers died of swamp fever, so survivors were moved to another part of the canal until winter when it was safer to work in the frozen marsh. Sections of the canal opened as follows:<br>1819 Rome to Utica <br>1820 Utica to Syracuse <br>1823 Brockport to Albany (Champlain Canal connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain was completed at the same time)<br>1824 Lockport locks <br>1825 Onondago Ridge finishing the entire canal. <br>The Erie Canal contributed to the wealth and importance of New York City, Buffalo, and New York State. It increased trade throughout the nation by opening eastern and overseas markets to Midwestern farm products and enabling migration to the West. New ethnic Irish communities formed in towns along the canal, as Irish immigrants were a large portion of labor force involved in its construction.<br>The University of Rochester and the Family History Library Catalog have more information about the history of the Erie Canal.<br>Settlers and Records <br>Because so many immigrants traveled on the canal, many genealogists would like to find copies of canal passenger lists. Unfortunately, apart from the years 1827-1829, canal boat operators were not required to record or report passenger names to the New York State government. Those 1827-1829 passenger lists survive today in the New York State Archives.<br>Prior to the building of the Erie Canal the settlers in upstate New York were often from New England, especially Vermont. Once the Canal was finished, setters along the canal and farther west into Ohio would have reached the Erie Canal from New York City, or from along the Hudson River in New York, or from Vermont via the Champlain Canal. Most of the men who labored to build the Erie Canal were from Ireland and many of them settled near it.<br>Sources <br>
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Help-content.png This help article will guide you as you edit in the Wiki. See Contributor Help for more help articles.

Practice editing in your sandbox by using the sample text below. You can paste this text into your user sandbox. Then you can practice some of the editing skills you have learned, such as:

To practice with the text below:

  • Copy the text
  • Make sure you are logged in to the wiki
  • Follow this link to your user sandbox. (The link will only work if you are logged in.)
  • Click Edit this page to edit your sandbox
  • Paste the text
  • Start practicing

Creating Multiple Sandbox Pages

If you want to create more than one page in your user sandbox, create a new user sandbox page by adding a link on your user sandbox page to a new page using a slash and the desired new page name on the end of the URL for your user sandbox page.

For example, if your username was DoeJR, the URL of your user sandbox page would be http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:DoeJR/Sandbox. You might create a page describing a multiple-step research process on your sandbox page. Now you want each of the steps to be separate pages, but you want keep them in your sandbox also. On your sandbox page which describes the research process with its steps, make each step a new sandbox page by adding links using the format

Once the page is saved, you just click on the link to the page you want to create, and it opens in a blank edit window. Enter what you want to say for that step, then save it. Now you have linked multiple pages!

Sample Text

The Erie Canal in New York allowed boats from New York City on the Hudson River to reach rural upstate New York and Lake Erie. Eventually the Great Lakes were also connected to the Ohio River and Mississippi River systems by other canals. As canals developed in America settlers were attracted to nearby communities because the canals provided access to markets. They could sell their products at distant markets, and buy products made far away. If an ancestor settled near a canal, you may be able to trace back to a place of origin on a connecting waterway.

Historical Background

The construction of the Erie Canal began in 1817. As more Irish laborers arrived the pace of construction picked up and overcame significant barriers. For example, during summer construction in a marsh, 1,000 workers died of swamp fever, so survivors were moved to another part of the canal until winter when it was safer to work in the frozen marsh. Sections of the canal opened as follows:

1819 Rome to Utica

1820 Utica to Syracuse

1823 Brockport to Albany (Champlain Canal connecting the Hudson River to Lake Champlain was completed at the same time)

1824 Lockport locks

1825 Onondago Ridge finishing the entire canal.

The Erie Canal contributed to the wealth and importance of New York City, Buffalo, and New York State. It increased trade throughout the nation by opening eastern and overseas markets to Midwestern farm products and enabling migration to the West. New ethnic Irish communities formed in towns along the canal, as Irish immigrants were a large portion of labor force involved in its construction.

The University of Rochester and the Family History Library Catalog have more information about the history of the Erie Canal.

Settlers and Records

Because so many immigrants traveled on the canal, many genealogists would like to find copies of canal passenger lists. Unfortunately, apart from the years 1827-1829, canal boat operators were not required to record or report passenger names to the New York State government. Those 1827-1829 passenger lists survive today in the New York State Archives.

Prior to the building of the Erie Canal the settlers in upstate New York were often from New England, especially Vermont. Once the Canal was finished, setters along the canal and farther west into Ohio would have reached the Erie Canal from New York City, or from along the Hudson River in New York, or from Vermont via the Champlain Canal. Most of the men who labored to build the Erie Canal were from Ireland and many of them settled near it.

Sources