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Description

The purpose of this task is to add a template for other repositories for newspaper records. Add links to WorldCat, and Family History Library Catalog (FHLC).

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

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Instructions

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

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. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

4. Click on the Newspaper section in the Contents.

5. On the right side of the Newspaper heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Editing of that section.

6. Click on the word Wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

7. Put your cursor under the subheading Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts Newspaper Section of the county page. Hit the Enter key to put in 2 blank lines.

8. Copy and paste the following template on the 2nd blank line:

{{IA Newspaper abstracts|Adair}}


9. Replace Adair with the name of the county you are working on.

10. Hit Enter on your keyboard.

11 In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page put: Added IA Newspaper Record repositories template.

12. Click on the Save Page button.

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

Example of a Completed Heading

Finding More Ohio Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as WikiProject Iowa Tasks-Newspaper Records Other Repositories newspapers in online catalogs like:

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Ohio Newspaper Records

Assignment Chart Instructions

Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit. 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. Not all counties have records included in this task. Choose from the counties listed in the table below.
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 Cemetery Records Other Respositories template".
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 Cemetery Records Other Repositories." Thank you!

 Assignment Chart

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adair
Adams
Allamakee
Appanoose
Audubon
Benton
Black Hawk
Boone
Bremer
Buchanan
Buena Vista
Butler
Calhoun
Carroll
Cass
Cedar
Cerro Gordo
Cherokee
Chickasaw
Clarke
Clay
Clayton
Clinton
Crawford
Dallas
Davis
Decatur
Delaware
Des Moines
Dickinson
Dubuque
Emmet
Fayette
Floyd
Franklin
Fremont
Greene
Grundy
Guthrie
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Howard
Humboldt
Ida
Iowa
Jackson
Jasper
Jefferson
Johnson
Jones
Keokuk
Kossuth
Lee
Linn
Louisa
Lucas
Lyon
Madison
Mahaska
Marion
Marshall
Mills
Mitchell
Monona
Monroe
Montgomery
Muscatine
O'Brien
Osceola
Page
Palo Alto
Plymouth
Pocahontas
Polk
Pottawattamie
Poweshiek
Ringgold
Sac
Scott
Shelby
Sioux
Story
Tama
Taylor
Union
Van Buren
Wapello
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Webster
Winnebago
Winneshiek
Woodbury
Worth
Wright
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