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[edit] [purge] Template documentation

This is an option for putting a person-article into numerous categories. Most articles created after 2010 with the standard Form:Person will already have most of the desirable categories, and the use of concepts can further reduce the need for manual categorization. Users are urged to upgrade old-style articles so that more of the automated procedures can apply.

Instructions

Copy and paste the following at the bottom of a person page:

{{Categories
| Name = 
| Surname = 
| Born = 
| Birthplace =
| Married = 
| MarriagePlace =
| Died = 
| Deathplace =
| Origin = 
| Immigrate1a = 
| Immigrate1b = 
| Ancestry1 = 
| Ancestry2 = 
| Ancestry3 = 
| Ancestry4 = 
| Ancestry5 = 
| Ancestry6 = 
| Ancestry7 = 
| Ancestry8 = 
| Ancestry9 = 
| Ancestry10 = 
}}

When inserting the information, insert it after the "=" sign.

Names and vital statistics

In the "Name = " insert their name, using the format "Surname, First" or "Surname, First Middle"

In the "Surname = " insert the surname, and if it has de, te, van, etc. those can be included.

In the "Born = " part, add only the birth year. If you do not know the birth year, leave it blank.

In the "Died = " part, add only the death year. If you do not know the death year, leave it blank.

Origins and migration

In the "Origin = " part, insert the name of the country the person spent all of his or her life (or the first part of it) in. If the country contains "the" in it, as in "the United States" or "the Netherlands," include that. (We may be able to amend this to cover states or provinces etc. You are welcome to add by hand any number of appropriate sub-national categories such as "Resided in Greene County, Ohio".)

If the page you are working on happens to be a person who migrated, the following fields can be used to categorize them.

In the "Immigrate1a = " part, insert the name of the country where the person lived before they migrated. If the country contains "the" in it, as in "the United States" or "the Netherlands," include that.

In the "Immigrate1b = " part, insert the name of the country the person immigrated to. If the country contains "the" in it, as in "the United States" or "the Netherlands," include that.

You may manually add lower-level migration categories such as "Migrants from County Down to Queensland".

Regarding the person's ancestry:

In the "Ancestry1 = " part, insert the name of any country the person's ancestor(s) were from. If the country contains "the" in it, as in "the United States" or "the Netherlands," include that. This applies to all 10 Ancestry fields.

Example input

{{Categories
| Name = Smith, John Isaac III
| Surname = Smith
| Born = 1902
| Died = 1985
| Origin = England
| Immigrate1a = England
| Immigrate1b = the United States
}}

Example output

The example input would categorize the article like this:

Category:Smith (surname)

Category:Born in 1902

Category:Died in 1985

Category:Resided in England

Category:Migrants from England to the United States

Surname categories

Our standard "showfacts" pages have a template that (since tweaking in April 2010) lists individuals in page name order. Including it here mucks that up. In 2013 we added birth and death localities and years, which may suffer similarly.

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