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== Notifications of Changes - Watching Pages  ==
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== Notifications of Changes—Watching Pages  ==
  
:[[Image:Sluth.JPG|right|Sluth.JPG]]New information could be added at any time to the pages for places where you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you can receive an email each time a page is updated. Click '''Watch''' in the upper right hand corner.
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:[[Image:Sluth.JPG|right|Sluth.JPG]]New information can be added at any time to the pages for the localities you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you will receive an email each time a page is updated. To '''Watch''' a page, click on the star by the Search field in the upper right hand corner.
  
 
:For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
 
:For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
  
::*[[Albany County, New York|Albany, New York]]  
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::*[[Albany County, New York Genealogy|Albany, New York]]  
::*[[New York|New York]] (and see the Topics section for other pages of interest to watch)  
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::*[[New York Genealogy|New York]] (and see the Topics section for other pages of interest to watch)  
::*[[New York Digital Collections|New York Digital Collections]]<br>
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::*[[New York Online Genealogy Records|New York Online Genealogy]]
  
:Each time information is added to one of those pages, you'll receive an e-mail.
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:Each time information is added to one of those pages, you will receive an email.
  
:You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
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:'''You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.'''
  
{{main|Help:Watchlist}}
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{{main|Help:Watchlist}}  
  
 
== Categories  ==
 
== Categories  ==
  
:[[:Category:Contents|Wiki Categories]], or Topics, allow you to view articles that are related. You can review a Category Page to see all wiki pages on a particular topic.
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:[[:Category:Contents|Wiki Categories]] or Topics allow you to view articles that are related. You can review a Category Page to see all wiki pages on a particular topic.
  
 
:See all categories here:
 
:See all categories here:
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:Some particularly useful categories, with a lot of information, can be found listed in the following articles:
 
:Some particularly useful categories, with a lot of information, can be found listed in the following articles:
  
::*[[User:Nolaneclark/Sandbox/Research Procedures|Research Procedures]]  
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::*[[:Category:Research Process and Instruction|Research Procedures]]  
::*[[Research by geographic regions|Geographic Regions]]  
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::*[[:Category:Articles by Location|Geographic Regions]]  
::*[[Research using record locations|Libraries &amp; Websites]]  
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::*[[:Category:Repositories|Genealogical Repositories]]  
::*[[Research aids|Research Aids]]  
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::*[[:Category:Reference Materials and Finding Aids|Research Aids]]  
::*[[Research using societies and organizations|Organizations &amp; Ethnic Groups]]
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::*[[:Category:Societies|Genealogical Societies]]
::*[[Miscellaneous Research Tools|Miscellaneous Tools]]
 
  
== Discussion Pages  ==
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== Talk Pages  ==
  
:Are there pieces missing that would make an article be more complete? Add a note to the [[Help:Discussion Pages (Talk Pages)|Discussion (or "Talk") Page]] to ask a question or request Wiki Contributors add information to that page. To add a note:
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:Is information missing that would make an article more complete? Add a note to the [[Help:Talk Pages|Talk Page]] to ask a question or request Wiki Contributors to add information to that page. To add a note:
  
::#Click on the Discussion tab in the upper left to get to the Discussion page.  
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::#Click on the Talk tab in the upper left to get to the Talk page.  
::#Click to Edit this Page (you will have to Sign in with a FamilySearch account).<br>
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::#Click on "Edit" or "Edit Source" in the top right corner of the screen to add content.  Be sure to save your changes. (You must be signed in with a FamilySearch account).<br>
 
 
== Your User Page  ==
 
 
 
:The [[Help:User page|user page]] is where you have the opportunity to share information about yourself, or your research interests. This is a great way to get to know a little about a contributor to an article, or even find someone with the same interests. It also gives other users a way to communicate with you.
 
  
 
== Navigating The Wiki  ==
 
== Navigating The Wiki  ==
  
:Note the&nbsp;4 purple boxes on the right side of this page (Views, Toolbox, Community, Personal tools). This is knows as the "Navigation Bar" or "Nav Bar".  
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:*You can use the navigation bar on the left hand of the screen to navigate the Wiki including [[Browse by Country|Browse by Country]] and [[Research Resources|Research Resources]].
::*'''Personal Tools''' gives you links for your User page, your Talk page, and your Watchlist.
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:*You can also use the Search field in the top left hand corner to type in localities, such as a county, state, or country or topics and record types, such as Census Records or [[Research_Process|Research Process]].
::*'''Community''' includes the Wiki Home link, though most links are for wiki editors.  
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:*In the top right hand corner, you will find links to your [[Help:User_page|User page]], [[Help:Talk_pages#User_Talk_pages|User talk page]], [[Help:Preferences|Preferences]], [[Help:Watchlist|Watchlist]] of articles and contributions. A link to your [[Help:Practice_Editing_in_Your_Sandbox|personal sandbox]] is located on the left navigation bar under the Volunteer and Helper section.
::*[[Help:Wiki Overview|Learn more about these menus]]&nbsp;and how to use them.<br>
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::*[[Help:Navigation|Learn more about these menus]] and how to use them.
  
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=== Learn more about using the Wiki  ===
 
 
=== <br>Learn more about using the Wiki  ===
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:59, 31 March 2016

Notifications of Changes—Watching Pages

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New information can be added at any time to the pages for the localities you are researching. "Watch" those pages, and you will receive an email each time a page is updated. To Watch a page, click on the star by the Search field in the upper right hand corner.
For example, if you are researching in Albany, New York, "Watch" the following pages:
Each time information is added to one of those pages, you will receive an email.
You must be signed into the Wiki for this feature to work.
Main article: Help:Watchlist


Categories

Wiki Categories or Topics allow you to view articles that are related. You can review a Category Page to see all wiki pages on a particular topic.
See all categories here:
Some particularly useful categories, with a lot of information, can be found listed in the following articles:

Talk Pages

Is information missing that would make an article more complete? Add a note to the Talk Page to ask a question or request Wiki Contributors to add information to that page. To add a note:
  1. Click on the Talk tab in the upper left to get to the Talk page.
  2. Click on "Edit" or "Edit Source" in the top right corner of the screen to add content. Be sure to save your changes. (You must be signed in with a FamilySearch account).

Navigating The Wiki

  • You can use the navigation bar on the left hand of the screen to navigate the Wiki including Browse by Country and Research Resources.
  • You can also use the Search field in the top left hand corner to type in localities, such as a county, state, or country or topics and record types, such as Census Records or Research Process.
  • In the top right hand corner, you will find links to your User page, User talk page, Preferences, Watchlist of articles and contributions. A link to your personal sandbox is located on the left navigation bar under the Volunteer and Helper section.

Learn more about using the Wiki

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Basic Wiki Searches
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About the Wiki
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Keys to Success Using the Wiki
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Ask a Question