Help:How to Split Articles

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Occasionally Wiki articles grow beyond a reasonable size for a one-page article. When this happens, it is often best to split the large article into two or more articles, and then link the articles or pages together. This can also be helpful when trying to create an alphabetical index for localities or other space-intensive material. This article will discuss best practices for several similar cases.

What you need to know

If you are new to the FamilySearch Wiki, you may not be familiar with the best methods to Copy and Paste information into the Wiki, or between Wiki articles. When copying and pasting into the Wiki while using the Wiki editor tool, you may lose some of the formatting. Tables, bold headings, or columns may be lost by copying and pasting with the editor tool active. To determine if the editor tool is active, look at the icons at the top of the editing window while in the editing mode. Learn more about Editing Articles.

If you see the following icons at the top of the page, you are using the editor tool.:

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If you see the same toolbar with most of the icons grayed out, you are using the editor tool in Wikitext mode:

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If you see the following icons at the top of the page, you have the editor toolbar turned off:

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