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Description

The purpose of this task is to find and repair Family History Library links on Alberta Province topic pages.
These links include FHL films and books, online digital books and records found in the FamilySearch Record Search collection. This task is beginner task and requires intermediate experience with opening, reading, editing and reporting about linked FHL resources.


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You may wish to print these instructions before you begin editing.

Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose an Alberta topic to edit.

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

3. For each topic page:

Read your chosen Alberta page and locate the links to FamilySearch databases, films, and books.
a. The link should appear as
Book - FHL book 941.5 D27gi
Film - FHL film 1555854 with some variation for film series
Digital Family History Book - FamilySearch Books Online
Historical Records - Alabama Births and Christenings 1881-1930
b. Incorrect formatting of links needs to be repaired.
c. Make a note of where the incorrect link is found in the section.

4. If you find you cannot repair a link which you think is incorrect contact the Alberta WikiProject director at

HardestyPN@familysearch.org
Editing Books and Films Links
A. Click on the incorrect link.
1. If the new page states "Search Results" click once more on the record title.
2. If the new page is a FHL catalog title page you are on the correct page.
3. Look at the URL in the white bar at the top of the page.
  • The URL should begin with https://www.familysearch.org and continue with a series of symbols, letters and numbers.
4. Within the URL locate the word "item".
5. Ignore symbols, single numbers, and letters until you find only a series of numbers after the word "item". These numbers are often at the end of the URL.
6. Copy these numbers. This is called the title number.
7. Keep this catalog page open because you will need to refer to it again for the call numbers.
B. Return to the original Alberta wiki page by clicking title in the tabs at the top of your Internet browser page.
1. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find this near the top right-hand corner of the page.
2. Return to the section of the page where the FHL link needs to be repaired.
3. Open the section for editing by clicking on the pencil in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the section title.
4. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left of the edit box
5. Scroll through the text until you come to link which needs repair. The incorrect link will look something like (Family History Library {{FHL|202221|title-id|disp=book 971.3 V29w}}.)
6. Remove the link.
  • Remove the text by placing your cursor before the link and then strike the Delete button until the text is removed.
  • If the words (Family History Library) are outside of the link, remove that wording also.
  • You may want to skip over, and keep the call number so that you will not need to re-type those numbers.
  • In the example the call number is 971.3 V29w.
7. See the table below for the correct formatting for the book or type of film you are editing.
8. The | and { } symbols are found below the backspace key on your keyboard. Use the Shift key to type these symbols.
9. The title number is the number you found in the FHL catalog URL when you did step A-6 under this heading.
10. Refer to the catalog page if you need to make repairs on the FHL call number.
11. Be sure that you remove any parenthesis or periods found with the original link. The words Family History Library should be removed.
12. Type in your link using the correct formatting, item number and call number as described in steps 7-12.
13. Scroll to the bottom of the page you are editing and type a summary sentence in the summary box below the edit box. Type something like, "Repaired FHL link".
14. Save the page.
Editing FamilySearch Digitized Books Links
A. Click on the incorrect link.
1. The link may take you to the FHL catalog page or to the online digitized book. If you are on a catalog page, click on the red "To view a digital version of this item click here."
2. Look at the URL in the white bar at the top of the page.
  • The URL should begin with https://dcms.lds.org and continue with a series of symbols, letters and numbers.
4. Within the URL locate the letters "pid".
5. Ignore letters IE with the numbers and other symbols included with  a series of numbers after the word "pid". 
6. Copy only the consecutive numbers, usually about 6 numbers. This is called the book E number.
B. Return to the original Alberta wiki page by clicking title in the tabs at the top of your Internet browser page.
1. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find this near the top right-hand corner of the page.
2. Return to the section of the page where the FHL link needs to be repaired.
3. Open the section for editing by clicking on the pencil in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the section title.
4. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left of the edit box
5. Scroll through the text until you come to link which needs repair.
6. See the table below for the correct formatting for the book you are editing.
7. The | and { } symbols are found below the backspace key on your keyboard. Use the Shift key to type these symbols.
8. The book E number is the number you found in the digital book URL when you did step A-6 under this heading.
11. Be sure that you remove any parenthesis or periods found with the original link. The words Family History Library should be removed.
12. Type in your link using the correct formatting and E number as described in steps 7-12.
13. Scroll to the bottom of the page you are editing and type a summary sentence in the summary box below the edit box. Type something like, "Repaired FHL book link".
14. Save the page.
Editing FamilySearch Historical Records Links
A. The incorrect link may say something like "Record Collection 16810122" .
1. Click the blue link to take you to the FamilySearch page about the collection.
2. Look at the URL in the white bar at the top of the page. The URL should begin with https://www.familysearch.org . The collection number is found at the end of the URL after the words "collection/".
3. Copy these numbers. This is called the collection number.
4. Also make a note of the collection title. It is in large type at the top of the page.
5. You may wish to keep this page open when returning to the Alberta wiki page. When you need the collection number or title, you may copy and paste between the collection page and the Alberta wiki page. Or, you may write this information down and type it into the Alberta wiki page.
B. Return to the original Alberta wiki page by clicking title in the tabs at the top of your Internet browser page.
1. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find this near the top right-hand corner of the page.
2. Return to the section of the page where the FHL link needs to be repaired.
3. Open the section for editing by clicking on the pencil in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the section title.
4. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left of the edit box
5. Scroll through the text until you come to link which needs repair.
6. See the table below for the correct formatting for the book or type of film you are editing.
7. The | and { } symbols are found below the backspace key on your keyboard. Use the Shift key to type these symbols.
8. The collection number is the number you found in the RecordSearch URL when you did step A-3 under this heading.
9. Type or paste the title name after the second "|" .
10. Be sure that you remove any parenthesis or periods found with the original link. The words Family History Library should be removed.
11. Scroll to the bottom of the page you are editing and type a summary sentence in the summary box below the edit box. Type something like, "Repaired FHL RecordSearch link".
11. Save the page.


FHL Wiki Link Formatting

FHL links are made in wikitext. These links are formatted as follows:

FHL Catalog Wikitext Example
Book {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL call #}} {{FHL|9555440|item|disp=FHL book 941.5 D27gi 1999}}
Film (only one) {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL film #}} {{FHL|63575|item|disp=FHL film 1555854}}
Film (span) {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL films film numbers with dash}} {{FHL|63575|item|disp=FHL film 1555854-1555860}}
Film (span non-consecutive) {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL film first film # (first of # of films}} {{FHL|125674|item|disp=FHL film 155854 (first of 300)}}
Film and Book {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL film film #; book call #}} {{FHL|125674|item|disp=FHL film 155854; book 977.4 H2b}}
Film, Fiche, Book {{FHL|title number|item|disp=FHL film #; fiche fiche #; book call#}} {{FHL|63575|item|disp=FHL film 155854; fiche 6111111; book 977.4 H2b (first of 300)}}
Digital Family History Books {{FSbook|E number}} {{FSbook|78886}}
Historical Records Collection {{RecordSearch|collection number|Name of database}} {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama Births and Christenings 1881-1930}}


E-mail for FHL Links You Cannot Repair

HardestyPN@familysearch.org

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

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 topic of choice.
4. Not all topics are included in the chart below. If your topic is not listed, this task is not yet ready for editing.
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 Census."
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:

  • 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 Census."
Topic Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Census Records

Vital Records

Church Records

Land and Property Records

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