Forums: Index > Watercooler > What should be added to new pages?

Linking and indexing[]

I am rather new to this site but have been working on putting my genealogy on here. I see talk about categories and lists and such, and that has made me wonder. What exactly should we be adding to our pages to help keep things indexed correctly? Are there index pages we should be adding links to new pages we create? Sorry if this is answered at another location. --Will 01:21, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

The suggested "templates", which you've already come across, at Help:Starting pages and elsewhere, mostly have links all set up for categories, such as the surname and birth/death year categories. Once those are filled in (and any "comment tags" - the things like arrows at each end - removed), the pages list automatically in those categories. Robin Patterson 02:16, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Get into the habit of adding the double brackets around names (of people and places) that are or could become separate pages. That way you will easily get links within families and links to pages about the places they lived in and were "recorded" in. Robin Patterson 02:16, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Quick pasting of material from GEDCOM or similar[]

If we can't get our GEDCOM conversion program working or find a better one (such as the one used by WeRelate), we may be able to devise "model" pages set up for quick pasting from other program displays such as the "Register" used by WorldConnect. See Elisabetha Betz (1820-1891) and its Talk page (Thanks, Jillaine) for a starter. Earlier contributors have produced pages apparently using the same sort of idea. Robin Patterson 15:40, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Lets Talk About GEDCOM's[]

(Bill's next paragraphs have been moved to Help talk:Loading Gedcoms.)