What is a hatnote? When is it used? Examples?

+5 votes
I saw the term hatnote mentioned in a policy discussion -- I was surprised I had not encountered it before, but I didnt want to distract from the topic of that thread.
asked in The Tree House by Michael Maranda G2G6 Mach 6 (65k points)

The purpose of a hatnote is to explain that you landed n the correct category

I created the template as I find its something you use on a wiki. See family search genealogy wiki on the subject

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+3 votes
it's a short note to provide links to related articles
answered by E G G2G6 (6.6k points)
Commonly used in Wikipedia for disambiguation notes.

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