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Every editable page on FamilySearch Wiki has an associated '''page history''', which contains links to all previous versions of that page's [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]], as well as a record of the date and time of every edit, the username of the user who made it, and their [[Help:Edit summary|edit summary]]. This may also be referred to as the '''revision history''' or '''edit history'''. To access the page history, click the "history" tab at the top of the page.  
 
Every editable page on FamilySearch Wiki has an associated '''page history''', which contains links to all previous versions of that page's [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]], as well as a record of the date and time of every edit, the username of the user who made it, and their [[Help:Edit summary|edit summary]]. This may also be referred to as the '''revision history''' or '''edit history'''. To access the page history, click the "history" tab at the top of the page.  
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*All past changes to the page in question are listed in reverse-chronological order.  
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*To view a specific version, click a date.  
 
*To view a specific version, click a date.  
 
*To compare an old version with the current version, click '''cur'''.  
 
*To compare an old version with the current version, click '''cur'''.  
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Latest revision as of 18:29, 30 January 2017

Get Involved in Wiki
Help:Wiki Help
Help:Editing the Wiki
Page History

Every editable page on FamilySearch Wiki has an associated page history, which contains links to all previous versions of that page's wikitext, as well as a record of the date and time of every edit, the username of the user who made it, and their edit summary. This may also be referred to as the revision history or edit history. To access the page history, click the "history" tab at the top of the page.

Using a history page

On a history page:

History page.PNG
  • All past changes to the page are listed in reverse-chronological order.
  • To view a specific version, click a date.
  • To compare an old version with the current version, click cur.
  • To compare a version with its predecessor, click prev.
  • To compare two specific versions, tick the left-column radio button of the older version and the right-column radio button of the newer version, and then click the "Compare selected versions" button.
  • Minor edits are denoted as m.
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