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Description

The purpose of this task is to locate pertinent vital record databases on Ancestry.com and add the information and links to the Indiana County pages on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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  • Click on a tab at the top of the brower and then navigate back to the FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Indiana.

Or you may wish to print the instructions before you begin editing.
To Print:

  • Go to the top right-hand corner of the page within the the white area.
  • Locate the word Print or the icon of a printer. Click on the icon.
  • Print.

General Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit. Only counties with vital records on Ancestry are included in the assignment chart.

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

Instructions for Ancestry Vital Records Part A

1. You will be adding information to the county page by editing in wiki text. *If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

2. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

3. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password (https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page)

4. Scroll to the heading, Vital Records.

5. Copy and paste the following records into the appropriate sections.

a. To copy, highlight the record by doing a left click and pulling the mouse so that the whole passage is in blue. Then, right click the mouse and when the box appears, click on the word copy.
b. To paste, you will need to do one of the two following actions:
  • If there are no other entries under the Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death headings:
1. Place your cursor  it is under either the ==== Birth ===== , ===== Marriage =====, ==== Divorce ====, or ==== Death ==== headings
2. Strike the enter button on your computer to add a space after the heading.
3. Right click the mouse and when the menu box appears, click on the word paste.
  • If there are other entries under the Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death headings you will follow the same copy and paste procedure above EXCEPT you will want to place your entry so that it fits in chronological order with the other entries.

6. Determine the headings where the following records should be placed then copy and paste.

  • BIRTH records to copy and paste:
  • :*'''1880-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4745 Indiana Marriages, 1880-1920] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  • MARRIAGE records to copy and paste:
  • :*'''1802-1892''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  • :*'''Up to 1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2087 Indiana Marriages, Up to 1850] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  • :*'''1800-1941'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5059 Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  • DEATH records to copy and paste:
  • :*'''1882-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7834 Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  • DIVORCE records to copy and paste:


7. In the "Summary" box at the bottom of the page type the words, "Added Ancestry Vital Records" and then click the Save page button.


8. Follow the instructions below to report a completed task.

Examples

EXAMPLE In Wiki Text

WITHOUT DATES IN TITLE

  • [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30070 Marriage Records, Fountain County, Indiana] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($); book transcription.

WITH DATES IN TITLE

  • 1826–1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30070 Marriage Records, Fountain County, Indiana at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($); book transcription

EXAMPLE – Finished Saved Entry

EXAMPLE of complete Vital Records Section

Monroe County, Indiana Vital Records


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. 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.
5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Preble County for adding ancestry vital records".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. 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 Monroe County for ancestry vital records."
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams
Allen
Bartholomew
Benton
Blackford
Boone
Brown
Carroll
Cass
Clark
Clay
Clinton
Crawford
Daviess
DeKalb
Decatur
Delaware
Dubois
Elkhart
Fayette
Floyd
Fountain
Franklin
Fulton
Gibson
Grant
Greene
Hamilton
Hancock
Harrison
Hendricks
Henry
Howard
Huntington
Jackson
Jasper
Jay
Jefferson
Jennings
Johnson
Knox
Kosciusko
La Grange
La Porte
Lake
Lawrence
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Martin
Miami
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Newton
Noble
Ohio
Orange
Owen
Parke
Perry
Pike
Porter
Posey
Pulaski
Putnam
Randolph
Ripley
Rush
Scott
Shelby
Spencer
St. Joseph
Starke
Steuben
Sullivan
Switzerland
Tippecanoe
Tipton
Union
Vanderburgh
Vermillion
Vigo
Wabash
Warren
Warrick
Washington
Wayne
Wells
White
Whitley



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