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Description

The purpose of this task is to find Family History Centers located in a county and to add contact information about the center.

This task is an intermediate task and requires some knowledge about or experience with writing in wikitext.

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Questions about Editing this Project?

You may wish to print these 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.

Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit.

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

Locating the Family History Center

3. For each county,

a. Locate the county seat for your chosen county by going to your county page in Indiana and looking in the Facts box under "County Seat".
b. Find the Family History Center closest to the county seat by going to Family History Centers and type in the country seat in the box which says "Search".
c. Hit enter on your keyboard.
d. If more than one result is shown, click on your city name in the left-hand column.
e. On the map which appears, your county seat is the orange flag with the white star in the center.
f. Family History Centers in the area indicated by flags with blue trees in the center.
g. If there are no blue trees zoom out on the map until you see some trees. Zoom out by clicking on the minus (-) sign in the upper right-hand corner of the web page.
h. Determine the closest to, or main Family History Center for the county seat. Click on the blue tree to learn the name of the town where the Family History Center is located.Add the Family History Center information to the Repository section of the county FamilySearch wiki page.
i. Copy and paste address and phone number information to the county page by editing in wikitext. Read the general instructions then follow the wikitext link to continued task directions about using wikitext to edit this project.
Make sure you put <br> after each line on the address and phone numbers.Add an additional <br> after the phone number.
Example in wiki text =

4235 West 3rd Street<br> BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA 47404-4880<br> PHONE: 812-332-0560<br><br>


  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.



Wikitext Editing Instructions

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

2. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

3. Scroll to the heading Repositories.

4. Scroll to the section Family History Centers within Repositories.

5. Open the Family History Center heading for editing by clicking on the check mark in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

6. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top of the edit box.

7. If there already is Family History Center information under this section, please remove it.

Adding the Family History Center Template

8. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading of Family History Centers:

{{IN fhc}}

9. Add the link to the Family History Center you found when following the instructions Locating the Family History Center Do this as follows:

a. Immediately after the template you pasted in step "8", hit enter on your keyboard to make a space.
b. Type *[[Bloomington Indiana Family History Center]]. Replace Bloomington Indiana in the link with the name of the Family History Center you located previously.
c. Put a period after the link you just created
d. Add the following sentence and link while still in wiki text:
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [[http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory]].
e. Add a summary statement at the bottom on the page something like, "Added family history center for the county."
f. Save the page.

Editing the Family History Center Page

10. Click on the link to the Family History Center you just added.

a. The link is blue.
b. The link says something like "Bloomingdale Indiana Family History Center".
c. A new wiki page about the Family History Center should open.


11. If no information about the center is listed on the FHC wiki page, add ONLY the address and phone number on the FHC wiki page. (The FHC leaders are supposed to add the other information).

12. To add information to the FHC wiki page:

a. Scroll to the heading Center Contacts and Hours.
b. Click on the check mark in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.
c. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left-hand corner of the edit box.
d. Return to the Family History Center location page you accessed in step 5 of the previous instructions.
e. Copy the address and paste it into the Family History Center wiki page you are editing. Paste the address after the words Location and Map.
f. Copy the phone number and paste it into the the Family History Center wiki page you are editing. Paste the number after the word Phone.

13. Add a summary sentence something like "Added FHC information" and Save the page. The task is complete.

Example

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Monroe County, Indiana is the

4235 West 3rd Street
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA 47404-4880
PHONE: 812-332-0560

For additional Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory

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 Adams County for adding Family History Center".
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 Adams County for societies."

Indiana County Chart

Indiana Counties Assignment Chart

County Name/Date accepted Date Completed
Adams Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Allen Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Bartholomew Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Benton Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Blackford Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Boone Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Brown Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Cass Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Clark Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
inton Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Daviess Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
De Kalb Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Dearborn Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Decatur Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Dubois Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Elkhart Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Floyd Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Fountain Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Fulton Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Gibson Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Grant Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Greene Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Hamilton Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Hancock Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Hendricks Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Henry Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Howard Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Huntington Lowfiv 19:05, 19 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Jasper Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Jay Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Jennings Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Johnson Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Knox Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Kosciusko Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
La Porte Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
La Grange Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Lake Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Madison Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Marion Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Marshall Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Martin Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Miami Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Newton Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Noble Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Ohio Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Orange Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Owen Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Parke Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Perry Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Pike Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Porter Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Posey Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Pulaski Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Putnam ~~!~~ Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Randolph Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Ripley Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Rush Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Scott Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Spencer Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
St. Joseph Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Starke Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Steuben Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Sullivan Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Switzerland Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Tippecanoe Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Tipton Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Union Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Vanderburgh Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Vermillion Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Vigo Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Wabash Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Warren Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Warrick Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Washington Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Wayne Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Wells Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
White Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done
Whitley Lowfiv 00:33, 20 July 2013 (UTC) done



 

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