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Description

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

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

3. For each county, you will add 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.

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

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

5. Also, report your finished task on the Ohio FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

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.

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

{{OH Probate Intro}}

8. If there is any other text under the heading, be sure to place the intro template on a separate line before any additional text. 

9. Save the page.

10. Click on the blue links you just added.

a. FamilySearch Books
b. Ohio Probate Records

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

12. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added probate intro".

13. Click on the box "Save Page". The task is complete.

14. Follow the directions in the Assignment Chart section below to report your completed task.

Example of Completed Heading

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Wiki Project Ohio Tasks – Probate Intro Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Wiki Project Ohio Tasks – Probate Intro Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Ohio Probate Records

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. 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 Probate intro".
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 probate intro." Thank you!
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams Lowfiv 01:14, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:17, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Allen Lowfiv 01:18, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:23, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Ashland Lowfiv 01:25, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:28, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Ashtabula Lowfiv 01:30, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:34, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Athens Lowfiv 01:36, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Auglaize Lowfiv 01:44, 27 January 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:48, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Belmont Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Brown Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Butler Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Champaign Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Clark Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Clermont Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Columbiana Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 00:54, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
Coshocton Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Cuyahoga Bbstarrs 19:21, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Darke Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Defiance Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Erie Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Fairfield Bbstarrs 19:20, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Gallia Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Hancock Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Hardin Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Henry Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Highland Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Hocking Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Holmes Bbstarrs 22:29, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Huron Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Knox Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Lake Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Licking Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Logan Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Lucas Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Madison Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Marion Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Medina Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Meigs Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Mercer Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Miami Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Monroe Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Morrow Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Muskingum Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Noble Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Ottawa Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Perry Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Pickaway Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Pike Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Portage Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Preble Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Putnam Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Richland Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Ross Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Sandusky Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Scioto Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Seneca Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Van Wert Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Vinton Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Warren Lowfiv 14:35, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
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Williams Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Wood Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Wyandot Bbstarrs 23:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)



  1. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
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