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Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to probate records on California county pages.

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext.

Questions about editing this project?

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.

3. For each county, you will add information to the county page by editing in Wikitext.

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

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 Probate Records.

4. Open the Probate Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

5. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Probate Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard twice.

7. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Probate Records:

{{CA Probate Intro|Alpine}}

8. Change Alpine to the name of the county you are working on.

9. Save the page.

10. Click on the blue links you just added.

11. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in Description above.

12. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.

Example of Completed Heading

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Alameda - Probate records.

Example of a Completed Section

See Alameda County, California Probate Records

Assignment Chart Instructions

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. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. 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.
6. 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".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. 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." Thank you!

Assignment Chart

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Alameda MarkhamMJ 19:55, 26 June 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 19:55, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Alpine Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Amador Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Butte Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Calaveras Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Colusa Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Contra Costa Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Del Norte Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
El Dorado Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Fresno Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Glenn Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Humboldt Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Imperial Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
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Kings Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Lake Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Lassen Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Los Angeles Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Madera Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Marin Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Mariposa Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Mendocino Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Merced Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Modoc Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Mono Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Monterey Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Napa Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Nevada Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Orange Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Placer Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Plumas Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Riverside Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Sacramento Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Benito Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Bernardino Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Diego Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Francisco Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Joaquin Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Luis Obispo Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
San Mateo Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Santa Barbara Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Santa Clara Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Santa Cruz Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Shasta Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Sierra Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Siskiyou Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Solano Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Sonoma Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Stanislaus Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Sutter Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Tehama Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Trinity Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Tulare Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
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Ventura Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Yolo Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Yuba Mmsabey 01:57, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Mmsabey 00:51, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
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