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== '''Pages & Projects That Need Your Help'''  ==
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== '''Pages and Projects That Need Your Help'''  ==
  
 
=== Beginner Projects  ===
 
=== Beginner Projects  ===
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:Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
 
:Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
  
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::*[[Help:Categorization|Adding Categories]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance/General Cleanup|Repair Broken Links]]
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::*Add information to your county and/or city pages. [[Help:Editing_a_Page| Editing a page]
 
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::*Prepare county histories - county section of [[Michigan|Michigan]].
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::*Repositories - what's in [[Template:Michigan|Archive and Libraries]] of genealogical interest.
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::*Write about [[Template:Michigan|Migration Routes]] - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.
  
 
=== Stub Pages  ===
 
=== Stub Pages  ===
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:A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article [[FamilySearch Wiki:Stub]]. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:
 
:A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article [[FamilySearch Wiki:Stub]]. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:
  
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::**Go to
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::**Click on the subject to which you want add information.
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::**Click on Edit Page
 
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::**Add information. For assistance editing the page go to [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Editing_a_Page Help:Editing a Page]
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:''Instructions for moderator: ''To see all of the stub articles for your locality click here...[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types|See the locality in Stub Types]].
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=== Wanted Pages  ===
 
=== Wanted Pages  ===
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:A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a link to it, showing that they want a page on that topic created. For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: [http://bcove.me/m9ttknth Creating a Wiki Article] [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles].
 
:A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a link to it, showing that they want a page on that topic created. For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: [http://bcove.me/m9ttknth Creating a Wiki Article] [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles].
  
:Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:
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:Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:  
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::**Extinct or Renamed Counties: [[Forest County, Michigan|Forest or]]&nbsp;[[Keskkauko County, Michigan|Keskkauko,]]
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::**Major Repositories: [[Archives of Michigan|Archives of Michigan,]] [[Library of Michgan|Library of Michigan,]] or [[Detroit Public Library|Detroit Public Library,]]
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::**Migration Routes: [[Lake Huron|Lake Huron,]] [[Soo Locks|Soo Locks,]] [[Detroit-Chicago Road|Detroit-Chicago Road,]] [[Detroit-Vincennes Road|Detroit=Vincennes Road,]] [[Ft. Gratiot Road|Ft. Gratiot Road,]] [[Grand River Road|Grand River Road,]] [[La Plaissance Bay Road|La_Plaissance_Bay_Road,]] [[Maumee-Jonesville Road|Maumee-Jonesville Road,]] [[Monroe Road|Monroe Road,]] [[Saginaw Road|Saginaw Road,]] [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road|Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road,]] or [[Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad|Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad]]
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::**Look through the [[Special:WantedPages|list of wanted pages]]
  
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=== Maintaining Existing Pages  ===
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::*Look through the [[Special:WantedPages|list of wanted pages]]
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=== Moderator Needed  ===
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::Check and fix broken links
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling|Patrolling]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling#Patrolling_New_Pages|Patrolling New Pages]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling#Patrolling_Recent_Changes|Patrolling Recent Changes]]
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::*[[Categorization|Add Catagories to pages]]
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::*[[Share your knowledge by adding to the Wiki|How to Make Your First Edit]]
  
:A moderator is needed to work with and support contributors in (State). Would you like to help as a moderator?
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=== Specific Needs for Your Area  ===
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:*1. State, county, and town histories often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.
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:*2. If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the [mailto:support@familysearch.org Support Team]
  
 
=== Other Help Wanted Projects  ===
 
=== Other Help Wanted Projects  ===
  
:If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Wiki|Wiki Help Wanted page]] that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.
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:If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Wiki|Wiki Help Wanted]] page that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.
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[[Category:Michigan_stubs|Michigan stubs]] [[Category:Michigan]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]

Revision as of 06:05, 4 April 2013

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Pages and Projects That Need Your Help

Beginner Projects

Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.

Stub Pages

A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article FamilySearch Wiki:Stub. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:
    • Go to
    • Click on the subject to which you want add information.
    • Click on Edit Page
    • Add information. For assistance editing the page go to Help:Editing a Page

Wanted Pages

A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a link to it, showing that they want a page on that topic created. For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: Creating a Wiki Article Searching for and Creating Articles.
Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:

Maintaining Existing Pages

Check and fix broken links

Specific Needs for Your Area

  • 1. State, county, and town histories often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.
  • 2. If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the Support Team

Other Help Wanted Projects

If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a Wiki Help Wanted page that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.