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A historical page usually is one that is no longer maintained or no longer relevant, or one for which consensus is unclear. If you want to revive discussion regarding the subject, you should seek broader input via a forum such as the Watercooler.

Introduction

Any contributor with numerous known ancestors and other relatives to be added to this site can do more in a given time if using time-saving ways of doing it. If it is done in a coordinated way, there will be easy links to pages dealing with a person's near-relatives as well as listings of others with the same surname or from the same area. And we are finding ways of displaying whole family trees direct from the site data if all pages are properly linked. See the "Create article" link in the top menu.

(If just starting, you may find useful guidelines at Help:Editing)

More recent developments than what we show here are at Help:Articles (recommended rather than this page). If you plan on having pages for parents and/or children of your chosen individual, you will probably save time in the medium term by spending an extra couple of minutes initially creating an info page or a "facts" page, which displays more on relatives' and other pages automatically.


If, having read the above, you have decided to stay with the "simple" page idea, you need at least to have a page with its title containing the person's name, and also dates unless the name is unique; so:

  • If it has not been created, you can create a page with an infobox at Help:Model page for person.
  • If it has been created but has very little on it, this model or one of the others may be ideal to copy for giving it handy headings and quickly fleshing it out and creating useful links from it.

If copying text from Wikipedia

See Template talk:enWP for the proper attribution.

How to use this model

Copy and paste

First copy to your person's page the whole of the "You may copy this:" section. Click "Show preview", check that things look OK, then click "Save page".

Edit as desired

Click "Edit" again. Fill in what you can, deleting the "wrong sex" option in two places (and integrating with anything that was already on the page).

In the "place" sections, each draft link will lead straight to an existing or proposed page on this Wikia (where links to Wikipedia and other pages may be found or added). If there is a Wikipedia: article about the place, using that name exactly will save time for you and/or other contributors in the long run.

"Commented out" sections

Lines or blocks of text starting with "<!--" and ending with "-->" are (to use the computer language term) "comment" sections, which don't show on the displayed page and should stay in the "source code" until used or changed. Most of them may help future editors and can stay for ever.

When you have some information that fits in such a "commented-out" section, you just remove both of the comment tags to make the lines visible; DO NOT REMOVE JUST ONE OF A PAIR of those code tags! If in doubt, leave them all in and maybe seek help at Forum:Help desk.

Leave headings even if no content yet

Where you can't find anything to go under a particular heading, leave that heading (with or without its comment tags), to make it easy for a later editor who can use the heading.


You may copy this:


{{tocright}}
==Full name==

<!--
==Name variations==
-->
{{surname|...}}  <!-- replace JUST THOSE THREE DOTS 
with actual surname, so as to link with other people of that name. 
(Most category links are near the bottom, but this is here to make pasting easier) -->

==Vital statistics==
* Sex: Male <!--double-click and delete one, of course--> Female
* Born: {{date|d|Month|year}} <!-- leave the word "date" 
and all the pipes; no zero before 1-9; full name of month -->
at [[]]
* Died: {{date|d|Month|year}} in [[]] at age ??
* Interment: {{date|d|month|year}} in [[]]

<!--
* Height: 
* Weight: 
* Hair color: 
* Eye color: 
-->

==Pedigree==
x was the son <!--double-click and delete one, of course--> daughter 
of [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]] 
and [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]].
<!-- standard format because those create links to those people's pages-->

<!-- OR you can use this longer form:-->

<!--
===Paternal===
x was son/daughter of [[Unknown1 (YOB-YOD)]] 
(and  [[Unknown2 (YOB-YOD)]]; 
see [[#Maternal|maternal pedigree]] below)  
son/daughter of [[Unknown3 (YOB-YOD)]] 
son/daughter of [[Unknown4 (YOB-YOD)]]

===Maternal===
son/daughter of [[Unknown2 (YOB-YOD)]] 
(and  [[Unknown1 (?-?)]]; see below)  
son/daughter of [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]] 
son/daughter of [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]]  
son/daughter of [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]] 
son/daughter of [[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]]
-->
<!-- "Siblings" heading is seldom needed because they show on the parents' pages, 
but they can be duplicated here. We can automate the list if you create an info 
page for this person and each parent - see 
http://genealogy.wikia.com/wiki/Genealogy:Info_pages-->
<!--==Siblings==
*[[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]]
-->
<!--
==Spouse(s)==
*[[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]]
-->

<!--==Offspring==
*[[Full Name (YOB-YOD)]]
-->
==Biography==
<!-- ===Early life and education=== -->
<!-- ===Military service=== -->
<!-- ===Career=== -->
<!-- ===Family life=== -->
<!-- ===Hobbies and interests=== -->
<!-- ===Spiritual life=== -->
<!-- ===Memberships=== -->
<!-- ==Descendants== -->
<!-- ==Related entries== -->

<!-- This is where you link to images uploaded 
separately to the wiki; they should display on this page -->
==Gallery==
<gallery>
<!-- use this format (no brackets): 
Image:Image Name|caption text -->

</gallery>

==Contributors==
*~~~ <!-- three tildes will automatically add the 
User name of whichever registered contributor is editing this -->
==Sources==
# <!--first source-->
# <!--second source, and so on; the hash signs become numbers-->
==References==
<references/>
==External links==
*<!-- links to other websites, such as a [[WorldConnect]] page or family site-->

<!-- and some place-and-time-related categories, 
for birthplace and year and decade of birth and death if known, 
and (if decade unknown) for the century or more 
in which the person lived part of his or her life--> 
<!-- The DEFAULTSORT template, with "Surname, First Names" inserted after the colon, lets 
you have each category list the person in surname order instead of by first name  -->
{{DEFAULTSORT:}}
<!-- if birth year known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below
{{Born|....}}
-->
<!-- if birthplace known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below
[[category:Born in ...]]
county name or similar, using this wiki's full name for it
-->
<!-- if marriage year known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below 
[[category:Married in ....]]
-->
<!-- if marriage place known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below
[[category:Married in ...]]
county name or similar, using this wiki's full name for it
-->
<!-- if death year known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below 
{{Died|....}}
-->
<!-- if death place known, replace dots then remove these 
"comment tag" paragraphs from above and below
[[category:Died in ...]] 
county name or similar, using this wiki's full name for it
-->
<!-- if birth year uncertain but decade known, e.g. 1820s, replace dots then remove 
these "comment tag" paragraphs from above and below
[[category:Born in the ....s]]
(include two if date is uncertain enough to be in next or previous decade)-->
<!-- if death year uncertain but decade known, e.g. 1890s, replace dots then remove 
these "comment tag" paragraphs from above and below 
[[category:Died in the ....s]]
(include two if date is uncertain enough to be in next or previous decade)-->
<!--if either birth decade or death decade is unknown, replace dots then 
remove these "comment tag" paragraphs from above and below the desired categories
[[category:Born in the 18th century]] [[category:Died in the 19th century]]
change to other number as appropriate; give more than one if appropriate-->
[[Category:Created with Genealogy:People Template]]