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Description

The purpose of this task is to locate pertinent Probate (will) databases on Ancestry.com and add the information and links to the Ohio County pages on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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General 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.
 

Specific Instructions for Ancestry Probate

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, Probate.

5. Click on the following ancestry.com link to go toAncestry.com

6. Once at the website, look to the right of the webpage and click on the county you have chosen to work on. A list of all applicable databases for that county will appear.

7. Review the databases listed for that county to determine which ones may be added under the Probate section on the FamilySearch county wiki page.

8. Go back to the window you have open for the FamilySearch county wiki page and click the edit box, which is to the right of the heading, Probate. Then click on the word, wikitext, which will bring you to the wiki text field.

9. You will now enter the probate databases (wills) found in ancestry into the FamilySearch county wiki page, under the probate heading. The format is:

  • (a) : (colon)
  • (b) * (star)
  • (c) the years bolded if there are years indicated in the title.
Use the N-dash between dates and anytime used in wiki text. The N–dash is made by holding the alt key and typing 0150.
To bold the years, place three ''' before and after the years.
  • (d)The catalog entry with accompanying url link. [url(web address) of the collection SPACE title of the collection] The entire link and title must be enclosed by brackets [ ]
  • Url (Web Address) of the collection: To get to the url or web address of the book, click on the title of the book, which will take you to another page. This is the page with the web address (url) that will go into the FamilySearch wiki.
  • To add the url link, hover the cursor over the url or web address on the ancestry website page. This is at the top of the page in the web address box. Right click your mouse. This will highlight the address and an edit box will appear. Right click on COPY. Return to the wiki county page and after the [ right click and PASTE.
  • Space It is important to but one space between the url and the title.
  • Title of the collection: Author , [Title in italics]
  • For the author,type the last name, comma, and then the first name. If there is the name of a society or a series of authors, type them as written. If there is not author indicated, begin the entry with the title.
  • To make italics put two '' before and after the title. Be sure to capitalize the proper words in the title.
End with a ]
  • (d) Copy and paste the following phrase: at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]
  • (e) ($)
  • (f) A brief description, if needed, such as "not complete," "index only," "index and images" or "transcription."

11. In the "Summary" box at the bottom of the page add the words, "Added Ancestry Probate" and then click the Save page button.

Examples

EXAMPLES in Wiki Text

WITHOUT DATES IN TITLE

:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21254 Index to Darke County, Ohio, Wills] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) Index only.

WITH DATES IN TITLE

:*'''1806–1854''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21248 Preble County, Ohio Wills Vol. I and Vol. II] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) Will Abstracts.

EXAMPLES–Finished Product

EXAMPLE of complete Probate Section

Mahoning County, Probate

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 probate".
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 Preble County for probate."  Thank you!
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Allen Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Ashland Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Ashtabula Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Athens Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Auglaize Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Belmont Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Brown Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Butler Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Champaign Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Clark Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Clermont Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Columbiana Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Coshocton Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Cuyahoga Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Darke Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Defiance Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Erie Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Fairfield Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Fulton Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Gallia Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Geauga Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Greene Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Guernsey Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Hancock Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Hardin Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Henry Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Highland Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Hocking Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Holmes Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Huron Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Knox Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Lake Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Licking Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Logan Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Lorain Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Lucas Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Madison Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Marion Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Medina Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Meigs Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Mercer Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Miami Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Monroe Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Morrow Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Muskingum Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Noble Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Ottawa Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Paulding Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Perry Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Pickaway Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Pike Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Portage Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Preble Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Putnam Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Richland Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Ross Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Sandusky Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Scioto Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Seneca Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Stark Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Summit Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Trumbull Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Tuscarawas Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Union Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Van Wert Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Vinton Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Warren Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 19:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Washington Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Wayne Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Williams Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Wood Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Wyandot Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Lowfiv 21:02, 9 April 2013 (UTC)


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