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Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to newspaper records on Texas county pages.

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

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  • See Editing Help – Online Video Demonstration.
  • See Editing Articles – Online Class.

    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.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

Adding the Headings

1. Open Newspapers for editing as you did in the above steps 1-5.

2. If there are text or links already entered on the page, determine if that newspaper information is about online newspaper copies, or online newspaper abstracts, or links to books about newspaper abstracts. This text will be moved in step 4.

3. While in Wikitext, under the template added in step 7 above, copy and paste the following headings:

'''Off-line Newspaper Information''' <br>
'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>

Be sure each heading is on a separate line and before any additional text.

4. If you found text or links previously entered in the page, determine if the newspaper information is about online newspaper copies, or online newspaper abstracts, or links to books about newspaper abstracts.

a. While in Wikitext, position your cursor in front of the text which needs moving.
b. Left click and drag your cursor across the text to highlight the information which needs moving.
c. Right click and select cut.
d. Move your cursor under the correct heading and hit enter on your keyboard to move to a new line.
e. Right click and paste the moved information in its new position.

5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added newspaper headings".

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

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

Example of Completed Heading

Off-line Newspaper Information

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Example of a Completed Section

See Anderson County, Texas Newspaper 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, "Added newspaper intro and headings for Mahoning County".
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 Mahoning County for newspaper intro and headings." Thank you!

County Assignment Charts

Counties A-B

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Anderson Glendamarjean 19:10, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Andrews Glendamarjean 19:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 19:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Angelina Glendamarjean 19:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 19:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Aransas Glendamarjean 19:48, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 19:48, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Archer Glendamarjean 19:48, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 19:53, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Armstrong Glendamarjean 19:53, 9 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 20:06, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Atascosa Glendamarjean 14:00, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 14:00, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Austin Glendamarjean 14:57, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 14:57, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bailey Glendamarjean 15:04, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:04, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bandera Glendamarjean 15:23, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:23, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bastrop Glendamarjean 15:23, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:23, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Baylor Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bee Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bell Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Bexar Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Blanco Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC) Glendamarjean 15:53, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet

Counties C-D

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Camp
Carson
Cass
Castro
Chambers
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
De Witt
Deaf Smith
Delta
Denton
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval

Counties E-G

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Eastland

Ector

Edwards

El Paso

Ellis

Erath

Falls

Fannin

Fayette

Fisher

Floyd

Foard

Fort Bend

Franklin

Freestone

Frio

Gaines

Galveston

Garza

Gillespie

Glasscock

Goliad

Gonzales

Gray

Grayson

Gregg

Grimes

Guadalupe

Counties H

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Hale

Hall

Hamilton

Hansford

Hardeman

Hardin

Harris

Harrison

Hartley

Haskell

Hays

Hemphill

Henderson

Hidalgo

Hill

Hockley

Hood

Hopkins

Houston

Howard

Hudspeth

Hunt

Hutchinson

Counties I-K

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Irion

Jack

Jackson

Jasper

Jeff Davis

Jefferson

Jim Hogg

Jim Wells

Johnson

Jones

Karnes

Kaufman

Kendall

Kenedy

Kent

Kerr

Kimble

King

Kinney

Kleberg

Knox

Counties L-M

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
La Salle

Lamar

Lamb

Lampasas

Lavaca

Lee

Leon

Liberty

Limestone

Lipscomb

Live Oak

Llano

Loving

Lubbock

Lynn

Madison

Marion

Martin

Mason

Matagorda

Maverick

McCulloch

McLennan

McMullen

Medina

Menard

Midland

Milam

Mills

Mitchell

Montague

Montgomery

Moore

Morris

Motley

Counties N-R

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Nacogdoches

Navarro

Newton

Nolan

Nueces

Ochiltree

Oldham

Orange

Palo Pinto

Panola

Parker

Parmer

Pecos

Polk

Potter

Presidio

Rains

Randall

Reagan

Real

Red River

Reeves

Refugio

Roberts

Robertson

Rockwall

Runnels

Rusk

Counties S-V

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Sabine

San Augustine

San Jacinto

San Patricio

San Saba

Schleicher

Scurry

Shackelford

Shelby

Sherman

Smith

Somervell

Starr

Stephens

Sterling

Stonewall

Sutton

Swisher

Tarrant

Taylor

Terrell

Terry

Throckmorton

Titus

Tom Green

Travis

Trinity

Tyler

Upshur

Upton

Uvalde

Val Verde

Van Zandt

Victoria

Counties W-Z

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Walker

Waller

Ward

Washington

Webb

Wharton

Wheeler

Wichita

Wilbarger

Willacy

Williamson

Wilson

Winkler

Wise

Wood

Yoakum

Young

Zapata

Zavala


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