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Description

The purpose of this task is to verify the already-posted parent counties for each county. The list of parent counties is found on the county page under the Historical Facts heading and the Earliest Dates Databox.

Helps for Beginners

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Questions about editing this project?

Tasks

1. On FamilySearch.org, go to the Wiki (click Learn, then Research Wiki).

2. In the search box, type wikiproject texas.

3. On the results list, click FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Texas.

4. On that page, click Background and Repositories Tasks.

5. On the table for Background and Repositories Tasks, click Verify parent counties.

6. On that page, click once in the URL box at the top of the screen.

a. Copy the URL (cntrl C or right click on the mouse, then click copy.)

7. Open another tab.

8. In the URL box of the new tab, paste the URL you copied. (cntrl V or right click on the mouse, then click paste.)


9. Return to the first tab.

10. Click Assignment Chart below to choose a county to verify.

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

3. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart.

4. Scroll to the heading Historical Facts.

5. Scroll to the section Parent Counties within Historical Facts.

6. Compare Parent Counties information with one of the following websites:

7. Open a new Internet browser page.

a.On the new webpage go to Ancestry Wiki. Courtesy of Ancestry.com.
1. Once on this page, scroll to bottom of the page and click on your county name.
2. Within the text find the parent county information.
3. Compare this information with what is already posted on the wiki county page.

No parent counties

b. A second website to check parent county names is ProGenealogists Courtesy of ProGenealogists.
1. Once on this page, scroll through the page to your county name.
2. Within the text find the parent county information.
3. Compare this information with what is already posted on the wiki county page.
  • Accept these websites as correct, if you find a mistake on FamilySearch Wiki.
  • If changes are needed, you may make those changes by editing in rich text or wikitext.
  • If you are new to the wiki, rich text may be easier for you to use.
  • If you have questions about editing (such as rich text or wiktext), go to wiki help links under the heading Description.
  • You only need to edit in one style of text.

4. If no changes are needed, your task is complete.

5. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

6. Also, report your finished task on the Texas FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

How to Create this Page?

Rich Text Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Scroll to the heading Parent Counties.
d. If county names need to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Type in the correct name.
4. Highlight the county name you just typed.
5. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
6. Select the World icon with the link.
7. Type your county name below the work link in this format,"[Your County Name] County, Texas".
- Capitalize the beginning of each word and place the comma as shown.
- An automatic search result will appear in the box below.
- Click the result which exactly matches [Your county name] County, Texas by clicking on it. This will link the county you typed to its page in the FamilySearch Wiki.
- Click OK.
f. If county formation date needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the numbers which need editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect numbers.
4. Type in the correct numbers.
g. After the county formation date, add a reference as follows:
1. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
2. Go to the toolbar near the top of the page. Click on the first blue <R>.
3. This will open a box to edit the reference.
4. If you used Ancestry as a reference, copy and paste the following reference into the edit box:
Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Sabine County, Texas" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Sabine_County,_Texas (accessed 3 August 2012).
a. Within the citation, change the county name "Sabine" to your county name in both places it is used. Change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
b. Click OK.

What else should we use?

5. If you used ProGenealogist as a reference, copy the paste the following into the edit box:
ProGenealogists. "Texas Genealogy Records and Texas Ancestry." http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogytexas.htm (accessed 3 Aug 2012).
a. Within the citation, change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
b. Click OK.
h. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited neighboring counties information".
i. Click on the box "Save Page".
j. Your task is complete.
k. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Click on the word 'Wikitext' in the top left corner of the toolbar.
d. Scroll to the section *'''Parent Counties''' .
e. Each county name is linked to the correct county wiki page by the wikitext as follows: [[(county name) County, Texas|(county name)]]. When linked correctly, after the page is saved, the county name will be blue. This link takes the reader directly to the named county page.
f. If county name needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Copy the following sentence and paste where the correct county name should appear:
[[(county name) County, Texas|(county name)]]
4. Replace the words county name with the correct parent county name (do this twice, at both places within the sentence where the county name appears).
g. If county formation date needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the numbers which need editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect numbers.
4. Type in the correct numbers.
h. After the county formation date add a reference as follows:
1. If you used Ancestry as a reference:
a. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
b. Copy and past the following reference:
<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Sabine County, Texas" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Sabine_County,_Texas (accessed 3 August 2012). </ref>
i. Within the citation, change the county name "Sabine" to your county name in both places it is used.
ii. Change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
iii. Click OK.

Change

5. If you used ProGenealogist as a reference:
a. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
b. Copy and past the following reference:
<ref>ProGenealogists. "Texas Genealogy Records and Texas Ancestry." http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogytexas.htm (accessed 3 Aug 2012). </ref>
i. Within the citation, change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
ii. Click OK.
i. Add a summary sentence near the bottom of the page in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited parent counties information".
j. Click on the box Save Page.
k. Your task is complete.
l. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Section Example

Complete Heading Example

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856*
1846*
1856*
1845
1795
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Texas Digital Collections


Assignment Chart

If you are accepting this task:

1. Sign in to the wiki at the upper right-hand corner of this page. Use your FamilySearch account username and password.
2. Open the Assignment Chart for editing by clicking on the check mark in the box at the right opposite the Assignment Table heading.
3. Place your cursor in the box under the heading Name/Date Task Accepted and opposite your county of choice.
4. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. Type 4 tildes (~). This symbol is located on the upper left-hand part of your keyboard, next to the number 1. The ~~~~ is an electronic signature and will leave your user name and date when you signed.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams County for adding Family History Center".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. You are now signed up to complete this task.
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If you are completing this task:

If you are completing this task:

  • Follow the same instructions as accepting the task, except place your cursor in the correct county box under the heading Date Completed. Change your summary sentence to something like, "Completed Adams County for societies."

County Assignment Charts

Counties A-B

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Anderson
Andrews
Angelina
Aransas
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet

Counties C-D

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Camp
Carson
Cass
Castro
Chambers
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
De Witt
Deaf Smith
Delta
Denton
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval

Counties E-G

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Eastland

Ector

Edwards

El Paso

Ellis

Erath

Falls

Fannin

Fayette

Fisher

Floyd

Foard

Fort Bend

Franklin

Freestone

Frio

Gaines

Galveston

Garza

Gillespie

Glasscock

Goliad

Gonzales

Gray

Grayson

Gregg

Grimes

Guadalupe

Counties H

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Hale

Hall

Hamilton

Hansford

Hardeman

Hardin

Harris

Harrison

Hartley

Haskell

Hays

Hemphill

Henderson

Hidalgo

Hill

Hockley

Hood

Hopkins

Houston

Howard

Hudspeth

Hunt

Hutchinson

Counties I-K

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Irion

Jack

Jackson

Jasper

Jeff Davis

Jefferson

Jim Hogg

Jim Wells

Johnson

Jones

Karnes

Kaufman

Kendall

Kenedy

Kent

Kerr

Kimble

King

Kinney

Kleberg

Knox

Counties L-M

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
La Salle

Lamar

Lamb

Lampasas

Lavaca

Lee

Leon

Liberty

Limestone

Lipscomb

Live Oak

Llano

Loving

Lubbock

Lynn

Madison

Marion

Martin

Mason

Matagorda

Maverick

McCulloch

McLennan

McMullen

Medina

Menard

Midland

Milam

Mills

Mitchell

Montague

Montgomery

Moore

Morris

Motley

Counties N-R

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Nacogdoches

Navarro

Newton

Nolan

Nueces

Ochiltree

Oldham

Orange

Palo Pinto

Panola

Parker

Parmer

Pecos

Polk

Potter

Presidio

Rains

Randall

Reagan

Real

Red River

Reeves

Refugio

Roberts

Robertson

Rockwall

Runnels

Rusk

Counties S-V

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Sabine

San Augustine

San Jacinto

San Patricio

San Saba

Schleicher

Scurry

Shackelford

Shelby

Sherman

Smith

Somervell

Starr

Stephens

Sterling

Stonewall

Sutton

Swisher

Tarrant

Taylor

Terrell

Terry

Throckmorton

Titus

Tom Green

Travis

Trinity

Tyler

Upshur

Upton

Uvalde

Val Verde

Van Zandt

Victoria

Counties W-Z

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Walker

Waller

Ward

Washington

Webb

Wharton

Wheeler

Wichita

Wilbarger

Willacy

Williamson

Wilson

Winkler

Wise

Wood

Yoakum

Young

Zapata

Zavala



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