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Task Description

Use Ancestry's RedBook to add starting dates for records, as mentioned in the top table on each of Utah's 29 counties.

Why Changes Are Needed

The chart now at the top of each county was added to get users to information more quickly.

The process of adding that chart was extensive, not allowing time and effort to verify and footnote where the information came from.

Therefore, starting dates need to be verified and footnoted, so everyone knows the source for those dates.

Steps

Prep

A. Get the Red Book

Please use the 3rd edition, cited in Prep step B.

B. Copy the Citation

Copy the following citation into computer memory.

Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.


C. Sign up for a county

1. Go to the Sign up Chart and follow directions to sign up for a county.

2. Type the name of that county in the Summary box and Save Page

3. Click to the County

Add the Citation, Correct the Dates

A. Paste the Citation

1. On the county page, click Edit. (NOT in Wikitext)

2. Place the cursor after "Dates for major county records"

3. Click the left <R> icon (NOT the one that says "References" next to it)

4. Paste the citation in the window that comes up, and click OK

5. In the Summary, write "citation for dates in chart"

6. Save page.

B. Change the Dates

1. If needed, change the dates major records began to match the Red Book

2. If changes to dates were made, write in the Summary, "fixed chart dates," and Save page

Click back to the task page, and repeat for the next county.

Sign up Chart

Volunteers are needed to check all 29 counties, making additions and changes requested above. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the county(s) you choose for this task. This will automatically show your username and the date you signed up.

Beaver — Grand Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Beaver ElizabethSnow 14:55, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
Box Elder ElizabethSnow 14:55, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Cache ElizabethSnow 14:55, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
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Carbon ElizabethSnow 14:55, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Daggett ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012

Records are kept for this area before starting date in the parent county of Uintah. Should we put this somewhere or is it self-explanatory? The RedBook has no known starting date, but refers you to the county of Uintah for Birth/Marriage/Death records.


Davis ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012

Duchesne ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
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Emery ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
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Garfield ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
According to the Redbook, no known death records for this county on a county level. 
Grand ElizabethSnow 16:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012
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Iron — San Juan Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Iron ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Juab ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Kane ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Millard ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Morgan ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Piute ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Rich ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Salt Lake ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
San Juan ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Sanpete ElizabethSnow 16:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .

Sanpete — Weber Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Sevier ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Summitt ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Tooele ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Uintah ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Utah ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Wasatch ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Washington . . No quick links table, waiting to talk to Wilma.
Wayne ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
Weber ElizabethSnow 17:26, 14 March 2012 (UTC) 3/14/2012 .
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