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YOU the USERS see everything! You have new, fresh ideas and know of additional records or databases.

You may also have seen areas in this wiki that need clarification, or links that go to the wrong places.

You will be heard here. This page will be "watched" so what you add to it will be seen in a reasonable time. You may be contacted, to be sure we understand and follow up.

Any and all ideas, suggestions, and comments are welcome. Some examples:

  • You may have seen something that was difficult to understand.
  • Did you find the links and information you needed or not?
  • Do you have ideas for making the Wiki information clearer?
  • Is there something you would like someone to add or update?

Add/update content

  • Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.

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Stub Pages

A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article FamilySearch Wiki:Stub. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:

No "Stubs" in Arkansas pages.

Instructions for moderator: To see all of the stub articles for your locality, review Category: Arkansas stubs.

Wanted Pages

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County level suggestions

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NOTE: when a suggested task has been completed, please add it to the talk page using the same heading. Then remove it from this page. That way, we keep only unfinished tasks on this page, and have a record of all that was done, which helps as we move forward to other states.

County home pages

The Wiki Content Team is in process of doing the Arkansas counties into the new format. The tasks below can be completed after the the reformatting project is finished.

  • Communities in the county. Having the list of communities in each county will be helpful for users, especially when they know the town, but not the county.
    • If you want an example to follow, see User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox Co format 2
    • 1) Copy names of towns and communities in the county from Wikipedia.
      • Copy these to the county home page under the "Towns and Communities" heading.
      • Please DO NOT create Wiki pages for these: exception: County Seat(s).
    • 2) Make one link to the county in Wikipedia, using the template:
{{Wpd|Johnson County, Arkansas#Communities|disp=Johnson County, Arkansas Communities}}.
  • Create the history timeline on the county home page.
    • This has been started for some AR counties.
    • Use a county history or glean from the history area of each county and town in Wikipedia
    • List year first, then month and day to make it easier for users to glance down for the years they need.
    • List events that had an impact upon:
      • Records, such as wars which created records, natural disasters that destroyed records
      • People. Perhaps a railroad or canal, that affected migration to/from the county.
    • Other major events will be appreciated, bearing in mind that users may avoid too long a list.
    • Please reference the source using <ref> and </ref> codes.

Content under record topics

These suggestions can be done for every county in Arkansas.

  • Add information to topics for your county
  • Add the county seat page
  • Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
    • Note: this is likely to be done by the Wiki Content Team as part of the restructure
    • State, county, and town histories often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.

Specific counties

These are county-specific suggestions, although some may be useful for all counties.

  • Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy Local Resources 1) Get links to County Clerk and other offices mentioned under Courthouse. 2) add the information given there to the appropriate topics. 3) do we think this info should remain under Courthouse and duplicated under the topics? Or removed from Courthouse?

Other Wiki projects

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