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== About  ==
 
== About  ==
  
 
The FamilySearch Historical Collections Project contains articles which provide descriptions of the historical record collections published on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].  
 
The FamilySearch Historical Collections Project contains articles which provide descriptions of the historical record collections published on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].  
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records#Projects_Needing_Content|See which projects currently need content.]]
  
 
== Scope of the Project  ==
 
== Scope of the Project  ==
  
This project is ongoing. As new collections are prepared for publication on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org], articles will have to be written describing them. The Project Manager will be tasked with adding new projects and project tasks as they are needed. Usually, the User Guidance unit will be unable to complete these articles, and would appreciate any content the community may add. If you would like more help with expanding our articles, we provide an online explanation of our [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Wiki Template Guidelines]].
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This project is ongoing. As new collections are prepared for publication on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org], articles will be written describing them. The Project Manager is&nbsp; tasked with adding new projects and project tasks as they are needed. Usually, the User Guidance unit will be unable to complete these articles, and would appreciate any content the community may add. If you would like more help with expanding our articles, we provide an online explanation of our [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Wiki Template Guidelines]].  
  
 
== Project Meeting  ==
 
== Project Meeting  ==
  
===== General Meeting Information =====
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===== General Meeting Information =====
  
 
This meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month, circumstances permitting. If you wish to help provide information and content to articles on the research wiki describing collections found online at FamilySearch Historical Records, attend this meeting and help get this project off the ground'''.'''  
 
This meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month, circumstances permitting. If you wish to help provide information and content to articles on the research wiki describing collections found online at FamilySearch Historical Records, attend this meeting and help get this project off the ground'''.'''  
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===== Meeting Agenda  =====
 
===== Meeting Agenda  =====
  
Your input can help us get this project off the ground! To suggest discussion topics for the upcoming meeting, visit our&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Meeting Agendas|Meeting&nbsp;Agenda]]&nbsp;page.  
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Your input can help us get this project off the ground! '''To suggest discussion topics for the upcoming meeting''', visit our&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Meeting Agendas|Meeting&nbsp;Agenda]]&nbsp;page.  
  
 
===== Join the Conversation  =====
 
===== Join the Conversation  =====
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To find out more about providing information and content to the FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles, please join in on one of our project meetings:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
To find out more about providing information and content to the FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles, please join in on one of our project meetings:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
*Time: Every 2nd Wednesday 1:30 - 2:00 PM [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=220 Mountain Standard&nbsp;Time] (3:30 - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time)  
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*Time: Every 2nd Wednesday 2:00 - 2:30&nbsp;PM [http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=220 Mountain Standard&nbsp;Time] (4:00 - 4:30&nbsp;PM Eastern Standard Time)  
*Format: <u>Online</u>:&nbsp;[https://chqmpweb1.ldschurch.org/mpweb/scripts/mpx.dll Click to Attend]&nbsp;Please enter a username and the Meeting ID:&nbsp;'''To Be Announced'''
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*Format: <u>Online</u>:&nbsp;[https://chqmpweb1.ldschurch.org/mpweb/scripts/mpx.dll Click to Attend]&nbsp;Please enter a username and the Meeting ID:&nbsp;'''6654'''
  
 
::If the Meeting Search page does not show the upcoming meeting, please select "Future" from the choice of radio buttons on the top of the page and search again.) <u>Phone</u>:&nbsp;Dial in Number: 801-240-2663 or toll free in the US at: 877-453-7266
 
::If the Meeting Search page does not show the upcoming meeting, please select "Future" from the choice of radio buttons on the top of the page and search again.) <u>Phone</u>:&nbsp;Dial in Number: 801-240-2663 or toll free in the US at: 877-453-7266
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== Contributors  ==
 
== Contributors  ==
  
'''We are looking for contributors for this project'''. Project tasks are listed below and any amount of contribution is welcome. We are happy to help with any necessary training. In addition, we invite you to join us in one of our thirty-minute [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_FamilySearch_Records#Project_Meeting|project meetings] held every other Wednesday.&nbsp;  
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'''We are looking for contributors for this project'''. Project tasks are listed below and any amount of contribution is welcome. We are happy to help with any necessary training. In addition, we invite you to join us in one of our thirty-minute [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:WikiProject_FamilySearch_Records#Project_Meeting%7Cproject meetings] held every second Wednesday of the month.&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Project Manager  ====
 
==== Project Manager  ====
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Project Moderators are charged with creating stub articles to which content will later be added. The stub gives an idea of the topic but is not considered in-depth (usually a few sentences in length). As Project Moderators have access to the collections published on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org], they will create the stub articles and add the collection to the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records#Projects_Needing_Content|Project Needing Content]].  
 
Project Moderators are charged with creating stub articles to which content will later be added. The stub gives an idea of the topic but is not considered in-depth (usually a few sentences in length). As Project Moderators have access to the collections published on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org], they will create the stub articles and add the collection to the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records#Projects_Needing_Content|Project Needing Content]].  
  
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==== Project Contributors  ====
 
==== Project Contributors  ====
  
Contributors to the Historical Collections Project create articles describing historical record collections published on [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. These articles are written at a basic level for beginning users. The style guide, titled&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections]], will explain how to create and&nbsp;edit content for the wiki articles. It is asked that you review the guide before contributing to the project. Any questions concerning the guide can be posted on the [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Collections Discussion page]].  
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Contributors to the Historical Collections Project create articles describing historical record collections published on [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. These articles are written at a basic level for beginning users. The style guide, titled&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections]], will explain how to create and edit content for the wiki articles. It is asked that you review the guide before contributing to the project. Any questions concerning the guide can be posted on the [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|FamilySearch Collections Discussion page]].  
  
New contributors add your name or tag here.
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=== Project Tasks  ===
  
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'''Adding Content:'''
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=== Project Tasks  ===
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These tasks involve adding information to wiki articles describing the relating FamilySearch Collection. There are multiple sub-tasks that involve adding content. These may be done independently of each other.
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'''Record Description:'''
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*Describe the physical state of the originals, including: water damage, torn pages, bleed-through and fire damage. For an example see [[Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Record_Description|Spain Catholic Church Records]].
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*Describe the dates covered by the collection. For an example see [[Sri Lanka, Colombo District Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Collection_Time_Period|Sri Lanka Colombo Dutch Reformed Church Records]].
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*Describe the history of the collection and the records, which might include the processes, creation and disposition of the records. Relate information about localities, jurisdictions, and religious or ethnic groups. For an example of a Record History see [[Illinois, Cook County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Record_History|Cook County Illinois Vital Records Record History]].
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*Describe the original intent of the creation of a specific collection. For an example see[[England Cheshire School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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'''Record Content:'''
  
'''Adding Content:'''<br>
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*This section includes sub-headers in bold text for the major record types found within the collection. A phrase similar to "Most (record type) contain the following important genealogical facts," such as: "This phrase should be followed by the significant genealogical data found in the records, usually in the form of a bullet list. Some collections contain several types of records and may need a list for each record type." For an example see[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Spain_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Spain, Ciudad Real, Catholic Church Parish Records.]
  
These tasks involve adding information to wiki articles describing the relating FamilySearch Collection. There are multiple sub-tasks that involve adding content. These may be done independently of each other.<br>
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'''How to Use the Record:'''
  
*'''Collection Time Period:&nbsp;''' Describe the dates covered by the collection. For an example see [[Sri Lanka, Colombo District Dutch Reformed Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Collection_Time_Period|Sri Lanka Colombo Dutch Reformed Church Records]]
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*Explain to wiki users how the records can be used to help them find out more about their ancestors.
*'''Record History:&nbsp;'''Describe the history of the collection and the records, which might include the processes, creation and disposition of the records. Relate information about localities, jurisdictions, and religious or ethnic groups. For an example of a Record History see [[Illinois, Cook County Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Record_History|Cook County Illinois Vital Records Record History]]  
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*Describe research strategies that are helpful when dealing with the collection.  
*'''Why this Record Was Created:&nbsp;'''Describe the original intent of the creation of a specific collection. For an example see&nbsp;[[England Cheshire School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*Explain what the next step would generally be in order to follow on the information obtained in the collection.
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*If the collection has an index, describe how to find indexed records in the collection. For an example see [[United States Census Population Schedules, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#How_to_Use_the_Record|United States Census Populations Schedules, 1940]].
  
*'''Record Content:&nbsp;'''This section includes sub-headers in bold text for the major record types found within the collection. A phrase similar to "Most (record type) contain the following important genealogical facts," such as: "This phrase should be followed by the significant genealogical data found in the records, usually in the form of a bullet list. Some collections contain several types of records and may need a list for each record type." For an example see [[Spain, Ciudad Real, Catholic Church Parish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Record_Content|Spain, Ciudad Real, Catholic Church Parish Records]]
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'''For more information about adding content for these tasks see [[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections]].'''  
*'''Record Description:&nbsp;'''Describe the physical state of the originals, including: water damage, torn pages, bleed-through and fire damage. For an example see [[Spain Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Record_Description|Spain Catholic Church Records]]  
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*'''How to Use the Record:&nbsp;'''Explain to wiki users how the records can be used to help them find out more about their ancestors. Describe research strategies that are helpful when dealing with the collection. Explain what the next step would generally be in order to follow on the information obtained in the collection. If describing an index, describe how to find the records that were indexed in the collection. For an example see Canada New Brunswick Births.
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For more information about adding content for these tasks see&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections pages|Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections]].<br>
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*'''Creating Citations for Records in the Collections:'''[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
  
'''Other Tasks'''  
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*'''Related Article Links:''' Links from the wiki article to related wiki articles and websites and vice versa.
  
*'''Source Citations: '''Source citations are written for each article. For more information about the format of these citations see&nbsp;'''[[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite your FamilySearch Collection]]'''
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*'''Adding Actual Record Images to the Articles:''' Start out by [[Help:Uploading images and files|uploading the desired image]] into the system. Once it's been uploaded, [[Help:Adding images to articles|add]] it to the wiki article under the "Record Content" section.
*'''Related Article Links:''' Links from the wiki article to related articles and websites are created and vice versa.
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'''Images with Translations, if needed: '''Sample images are added to the article. If the collection is not in English, the image will have a translation, in English, of a sample record.<br>
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*'''Images with Translations, if needed:''' Sample images are added to the articles. If the collection is not in English, the sample image needs to be [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/How to Help with Image Translations|translated into English]].
  
*'''Creation and Audits of Links to FamilySearch site: '''Ensure the links from the wiki articles to the corresponding collection on&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org/] are verified to be working; the "About This Collection" link on FamilySearch is verified to link to the correct wiki article.
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*'''Creation and Audits of Links to FamilySearch site:''' Ensure the "Access the records" link connects from the wiki articles to the corresponding collection on [https://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org/]; verify the "Learn More" link in the ''FamilySearch'' collection connects with the correct wiki article.
  
 
== How to Get Started  ==
 
== How to Get Started  ==
  
The following articles will help you get started with various aspects of working on a wiki article. If you have any further questions, please drop by our [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ forums]. '''<br>'''
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The following articles will help you get started with various aspects of working on a wiki article. If you have any further questions, please drop by our [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/ forums].  
  
 
*[[Getting Started with Historical Records|Getting Started with Historical Records]]&nbsp;- Information on ways to contribute to FamilySearch wiki.  
 
*[[Getting Started with Historical Records|Getting Started with Historical Records]]&nbsp;- Information on ways to contribute to FamilySearch wiki.  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/British Isles|British Isles]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/British Isles|British Isles]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/Europe|Europe]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/Europe|Europe]]  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/North America|North America]]
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject FamilySearch Records/Oceania|Oceania]]
  
Thank-you for all your help and contributions for this project.  
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Alternatively, you can work on project pages by topic.  
  
== 2011 Contributions to FamilySearch Historical Records Wiki Articles<br> ==
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Revision as of 01:18, 9 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Historical Record Collections .

Family Bible

Contents

About

The FamilySearch Historical Collections Project contains articles which provide descriptions of the historical record collections published on FamilySearch.org.

See which projects currently need content.

Scope of the Project

This project is ongoing. As new collections are prepared for publication on FamilySearch.org, articles will be written describing them. The Project Manager is  tasked with adding new projects and project tasks as they are needed. Usually, the User Guidance unit will be unable to complete these articles, and would appreciate any content the community may add. If you would like more help with expanding our articles, we provide an online explanation of our Wiki Template Guidelines.

Project Meeting

General Meeting Information

This meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month, circumstances permitting. If you wish to help provide information and content to articles on the research wiki describing collections found online at FamilySearch Historical Records, attend this meeting and help get this project off the ground.

Meeting Agenda

Your input can help us get this project off the ground! To suggest discussion topics for the upcoming meeting, visit our Meeting Agenda page.

Join the Conversation

To find out more about providing information and content to the FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles, please join in on one of our project meetings:   

  • Time: Every 2nd Wednesday 2:00 - 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time (4:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time)
  • Format: OnlineClick to Attend Please enter a username and the Meeting ID: 6654
If the Meeting Search page does not show the upcoming meeting, please select "Future" from the choice of radio buttons on the top of the page and search again.) Phone: Dial in Number: 801-240-2663 or toll free in the US at: 877-453-7266
  • Tip: To mute or unmute your telephone, press # 5 on your telephone key pad.

Project Box

A project box has been created for those participating in this project. The purpose of this box is to show your participation in the project as well as aggregate the names of all contributors into an easily searchable list. This box can be added to your profile page by using the "Insert/Edit Template" tool TemplateSymbolInRichEditor.png, switching to the "Manual" tab and selecting "Template: Userboxhistoricalproject" from the drop-down menu.

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This user is a participant in WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.


Contributors

We are looking for contributors for this project. Project tasks are listed below and any amount of contribution is welcome. We are happy to help with any necessary training. In addition, we invite you to join us in one of our thirty-minute meetings held every second Wednesday of the month. 

Project Manager

HoranDM

Project Moderators

Project Moderators are charged with creating stub articles to which content will later be added. The stub gives an idea of the topic but is not considered in-depth (usually a few sentences in length). As Project Moderators have access to the collections published on FamilySearch.org, they will create the stub articles and add the collection to the Project Needing Content.

Project Contributors

Contributors to the Historical Collections Project create articles describing historical record collections published on FamilySearch.org. These articles are written at a basic level for beginning users. The style guide, titled Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections, will explain how to create and edit content for the wiki articles. It is asked that you review the guide before contributing to the project. Any questions concerning the guide can be posted on the FamilySearch Collections Discussion page.

Project Tasks

Adding Content:

These tasks involve adding information to wiki articles describing the relating FamilySearch Collection. There are multiple sub-tasks that involve adding content. These may be done independently of each other.

Record Description:

Record Content:

  • This section includes sub-headers in bold text for the major record types found within the collection. A phrase similar to "Most (record type) contain the following important genealogical facts," such as: "This phrase should be followed by the significant genealogical data found in the records, usually in the form of a bullet list. Some collections contain several types of records and may need a list for each record type." For an example seeSpain, Ciudad Real, Catholic Church Parish Records.

How to Use the Record:

  • Explain to wiki users how the records can be used to help them find out more about their ancestors.
  • Describe research strategies that are helpful when dealing with the collection.
  • Explain what the next step would generally be in order to follow on the information obtained in the collection.
  • If the collection has an index, describe how to find indexed records in the collection. For an example see United States Census Populations Schedules, 1940.

For more information about adding content for these tasks see Guidelines for FamilySearch Collections.

  • Related Article Links: Links from the wiki article to related wiki articles and websites and vice versa.
  • Adding Actual Record Images to the Articles: Start out by uploading the desired image into the system. Once it's been uploaded, add it to the wiki article under the "Record Content" section.
  • Images with Translations, if needed: Sample images are added to the articles. If the collection is not in English, the sample image needs to be translated into English.
  • Creation and Audits of Links to FamilySearch site: Ensure the "Access the records" link connects from the wiki articles to the corresponding collection on www.familysearch.org/; verify the "Learn More" link in the FamilySearch collection connects with the correct wiki article.

How to Get Started

The following articles will help you get started with various aspects of working on a wiki article. If you have any further questions, please drop by our forums.

Projects Needing Content

Below are links to the lists of projects that need to be completed. They are divided by region. Click on the region that you wish to work on and help out with the projects listed there.

Alternatively, you can work on project pages by topic.

Articles needing:

The lists of project articles requiring attention are identified using one of the Templates for WikiProject FamilySearch Records

Thank you for all your help and contributions to this project.