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Current Projects page Gotoarrow.png Creating Wiki Pages for New FHCs

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this project is to create FamilySearch Wiki pages for new Family History Centers.

Project Contact[edit | edit source]

Jane Colmenares

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Project Instructions[edit | edit source]

Video Instructions for project Starts on 11:13

Part 1 - Creating the FHC page[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and sign up for Family History Center (FHC) that needs to be created.

2. First check to see the official name for the Family History Center by visiting Find local help link. Type (or copy and paste) in the name of the FHC you signed up for.

3. A green Family Tree logo should show up on the map representing the FHC. Click on this icon to see the official name and copy it.

4. Open wiki.familysearch.org in a new tab. Once on the main page of the Wiki, paste the name of the FHC in the search field and click enter.

5. From the results list, check to make sure there is not already a FHC page already created. If there is a FHC page, go to Part 2 below.

6. If the FHC doesn't have a page, click on the red link of the FHC to create the page and click on Wikitext button to go to the editing screen in wikitext.

7. Copy the following wikitext and paste it on the page:

{{subst:FHCpage|location=locality}} {{subst:FHC page outline 2015}}

8. Before saving the page, change the word, "locality" to the state or country the FHC is located in the FHCpage template. For example, if it is the Yogyakarta Indonesia Family History Center, replace "locality" with "Indonesia."

9. Once it's pasted on the page, go to the bottom of the page and add the summary: "creating FHC page" and save the page.  Then go to Part 2 below.

Part 2 - Adding content[edit | edit source]

The purpose of Part 2 is to add contact information for the FHC.

  • If no contact information is listed on the FHC Map, you have finished the task. Go back to the task list and put the date you completed the task and add "Notes" column, missing address.
  • If the address and contact information is on the FHC Map, complete the rest of the Part 2 below.

1. Add the Language: Add the language the FHC should be speaking.  If it's in the US, assume it is English - unless the map states otherwise.  Make sure the language is NOT bolded. In Wikitext, bolding is done by adding 3 apostrophes next to each other before and after the word you wish bolded. See the example below. If at any time you do not know the language that should be spoken at the FHC, leave it blank and go to the task page and under the "Notes" column write, "need language."

Wikitext example:
*'''Language:''' English


2. Add Address: Going back to the FHC map listing the FHC name and contact information, copy the address of the FHC. If you have closed your tab, go back to Part 1, number 2. Paste the address behind the bullet in one continuous line replacing the phrase, "(Include information about your center that would be helpful for first time visitors such which entrance in the building to use, parking, etc. Use as many or as few bullet points as needed.)" with the address. Make any adjustments with the address to change any words in all upper case to lower case with the appropriate capitalization and punctuation. Also make sure the address is not italicized by taking out any apostrophes still on the line. See the example below.

Wikitext example: * 155 Highway 95 Alternate, Fernley, NV 89048 United States

3. Google Map Link: Create a Google map link to be placed after the word, "Location." Use the following steps:

a. Open another window in your browser and go to Google maps http://maps.google.com and enter the address of the FHC into the search box on the upper left side of the page.


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b. Once you enter the address, a new URL will appear in the URL field. Copy this URL.
c. Go back to your FHC page and in the address section, beside the asterisk under "Location Map" address, you will hyperlink to the link you just created on the Google maps page. To create the link in wikitext, add an additional asterisk so there are two listed. Then add a left square bracket left of the asterisk and then paste the url link left of the bracket. After the url link, put a space and type in "Google Map" and then add a right square bracket. Make sure the Google Map link is not bolded or italicized by taking any apostrophes left on the line. See example below.
Wikitext example: for a Google Map hyperlink:
**[https://www.google.com/maps/place/155+US-95+ALT,+Fernley,+NV+89408/@39.606638,-119.2504143,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8098dd5f562029f1:0xcefe70b1f8bdbdab?hl=en Google Map]

4. Add Phone Number: Going back to the FHC map listing the FHC name and contact information, copy the complete phone number including country code (if listed) of the FHC. If you have closed your tab, go back to Part 1, number 2.  Add the phone number behind the bullet and take out any apostrophes that are left on the line. See example below. If there is no phone number listed, go back to the Task List and add in the "Notes" column, "missing phone number. Then go to the next number.

Wikitext example:
*1-775-575-7712

5. E-mail Address: E-mail information is not listed in the contact info on the FHC map. Skip this section.

6. Add Hours: Going back to the FHC map listing the FHC name and contact information, copy the hours that are listed. If you have closed your tab, go back to Part 1, number 2.  Add the hours replacing the "(List hours here.)" text by putting two asterisks in front of each day listed with hours. (If there is no phone number listed, go back to the Task List and add in the "Notes" column, "missing hours. Then go to the next number.)

Wikitext example:
**Tuesday:7:00pm-9:00pm
**Wednesday:7:00pm-9:00pm
**Thursday:7:00pm-9:00pm


7. Holiday hours: Add this if it's listed using the instructions in number 6 above.

8. Check Your Work!!!  You have finished the task.  Add in the Summary field at the bottom of the page, "Added contact info."  Once you have saved the page, click on your location map link.  If it doesn't work, go back and try number 3 again. Make sure the rest of the information looks correct and make any necessary adjustments.

9. Go back to the task list: Return to the Task List and put in the date you finished the FHC page. You are done with the task!