FamiliySearch Wiki ~ Related Articles

Visitors to the FamilySearch Wiki often neglect to scroll to the bottom of articles and look for a Related Articles box.  Not all articles have them but when they are present, they will help you easily find related information about the topic.

Let’s look at a few examples:

Scotland

scotlandarticles

Links to related articles about Scotland as one click away in the Scotland Related Articles box.  Your current location is denoted by the topic being displayed in bold black characters.

Ohio

ohioarticles

The Ohio Related Articles box is fairly large.  The topic names in read mean that the related articles haven’t been written yet but are planned and have a link added to the future location of the topic.   If the topic is not in a bold black, it means the topic is included in the planning process only.

Related Articles Boxes typically aren’t found hen you drill down to specific locations unless the location has a large population and / or had numerous records related to its citizenry and history over long periods of time.

In those cases, you may find more than one Related Articles box.  As an example, New York City has five boxes on its page.  They cover the city and the areas around the city or as they are sometimes referred to as the “Greater New York’.

bronxarticles

brooklynmanhattenarticles

queensarticles

statenislandarticles

If you don’t see the boxes on the, page, they are sometimes found by clicking on the Related Topics menu found on the left side of the larger articles.  Click on a topic and the list and the box(es) will appear at the bottom of the resultant page.

Take a look at the boxes during your next visit to the wiki.  You’ll find that they will help your wiki search be efficient with the added benefit of the topics acting as suggestions of other items to include in your search.

Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-08-14 08:00:00
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