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This information describes how to create a free-space page often referred to as space page. The formal name for the page is " Create a Profile for Anything form.'

Quick link to create a space page: Create a Profile for Anything form


Creating Other Kinds of Space Pages

The first 2 bulleted points are links for creating people profiles:

1. Add a family member which links to Help:Adding Family - describes how to create a family member profile
2. Add an unrelated person – opens the Add An Unrelated Person form to create a profile

The next 2 bulleted points are for specific types of space pages:

3. Contains links which open partially formatted forms for specific types of space pages
4. Links to the Help:Free-Space Profile page.

Hints for Creating a Non-People Profile Space Page

Some common uses for this type of space page:
- places (cities and buildings)
- events (such as a disaster description)
- to expand or supplement the Biography of a person. A well-written Biography is not so lengthy as to discourage its reading.

At the right, top of the page are links to example space pages.

See Linking below.

Completing the Form

Title: selecting the correct words is important as they are included in in the URL title of the page and cannot be changed. It should be brief and to the point.

Surnames/tags: it is optional and can be added after the page is created.

Location: not always useful except when it is a building or place.

Start and End Dates: not necessary for this type.

Text/description: this can be ignored; see next.

CREATE THIS NEW PROFILE: clicking on this will create the space page which is similar in appearance to a person profile. Once created, you can open Edit to add the text.

Page Title

Use the following coding for a centered title for the page. You may remove the codes for center if not desired and the size of the text can be changed by changing the number in the coding. This is the coding used for this page:

<font size="5"><center>'''CREATING A FREE-SPACE PAGE</center></font>

Do Not Copy and Paste

It is best to convert source text to your own words based. See Help; Copying Text and Help: Copying from Wikipedia.


If the space pages supplements the information on a person profile, it needs to be linked on both profiles.

Obtaining the coding for the link:
- go to page title at the top of page
- at the right of the title is a symbol for scissors followed by ID/Link/URL; click on Link and a copy of the coding is saved
- example coding from this page: [[Space:Wales_Resources_Creating_A_Free-Space_Page|Wales Resources Creating A Free-Space Page]]

- explanation of coding:
- The double brackets indicate it is a link
- Find the pipe ( | ) - words to the left are the only part of the URL needed for the link
- Words to the right of the pipe provide the descriptive text which will appear in the link on the profile. These words do not have to match the words from the URL. They can also be modified such as bolded or italicized.

- paste the copied coding onto the profile being linked to
- repeat the process in reverse for the other profile

Page Content

The same WikiTree standards for style apply.

Edit Mode

The same edit links as on a person profile are available for bold, italics, etc.


  • Including sources for page content is just as important as it is on a profile for a person.
  • Inline referencing is a preferred format.


Please ask questions and share your experience using this information in Comments below as it will be useful for any revisions.

Source: Help:Free-Space Profile

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