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== '''Pages & Projects That Need Your Help'''  ==
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=== Beginner Projects  ===
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== '''Pages and Projects That Need Your Help''' ==
  
*Adding Categories
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*Fixing broken links
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''Here are some projects that a volunteer can work on with minimal training. Contact Marilyn Markham at the Family History Library (801.240.3380) for training.''<br>
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:Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
  
*Add information to your county and/or city pages.  
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::*[[Help:Categorization|Adding Categories]]
*Prepare county histories - county section of each state.  
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance/General Cleanup|Repair Broken Links]]
*Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.<br>
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::*Add information to your county and/or city pages.  
*Outside company providing content ... we are putting in the wiki for formatting.  
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::*Prepare county histories - county section of each state.  
*Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. &amp; Canada.<br>
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::*Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.  
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::*Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.
  
 
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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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::*1. [[Caldwell,Texas|Caldwell,Texas]]
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::*2. [[Hamilton,Texas]]
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::*3. [[Panola,Texas]]
  
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:''Instructions for moderator: ''To see all of the stub articles for your locality click here...&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types|See the locality in Stub Types]].
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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]].
  
 
=== Wanted Pages  ===
 
=== 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:&nbsp; [http://bcove.me/m9ttknth Creating a Wiki Article] or [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles].
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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].
  
 
:Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:
 
:Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:
  
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*::1.[[Texas Historical Commission|Texas Historical Commission]]
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*::2.[[ Panola,Texas|Panola,Texas]]
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*::3.[[Texas State Library and Archives Commission|Texas State Library and Archives Commission]]
::*Look through more wanted pages listed on [[Special:WantedPages]]
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Look through more wanted pages listed on [[Special:WantedPages]]
  
 
=== Ongoing Projects  ===
 
=== Ongoing Projects  ===
  
*[[Projects_Seeking_Contributors|Wiki Projects seeking contributors]]
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::*[[Projects Seeking Contributors|Wiki Projects seeking contributors]]  
*[[FamilySearch_Wiki:Cleanup|Wiki Cleanup Projects]]
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Cleanup|Wiki Cleanup Projects]]
  
=== Specific Needs for Your Area ===
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=== Specific Needs for Your Area ===
  
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::*1.[[Edit a page|Expand an article]]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> or </span>[[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
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::*2.[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]<br>
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::*3.[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
  
 
=== Maintaining Existing Pages  ===
 
=== Maintaining Existing Pages  ===
  
*Check and fix broken links  
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::*Check and fix broken links  
*[[FamilySearch_Wiki:Patrolling|Patrolling]]  
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::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling|Patrolling]]  
*[[Help:Patrolling_new_pages|Patrolling New Pages]]  
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::*[[Help:Patrolling new pages|Patrolling New Pages]]  
*[[Help:Patrolling_recent_changes|Patrolling Recent Changes]]  
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::*[[Help:Patrolling recent changes|Patrolling Recent Changes]]  
*[[Help:Categorization|Add Catagories to pages]]
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::*[[Help:Categorization|Add Catagories to pages]]
  
=== Other Help Wanted  ===
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=== Other Help Wanted Projects ===
  
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">The Country pages, the state and provenience pages, and the county and parish pages need you!&nbsp;To learn more about what help is needed in specific countries enter the words 'help wanted' in the search box and click on the country you have an interest in. At the bottom of most of these pages is a list containing instructions and information on what is needed for that particular area.</span>
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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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::*[[Create an external link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/browseByCategory David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
 
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::*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search] in the Family History Library Catalog.  
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><span style="line-height: 1.5em;">In addition to that, here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need!</span>
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::*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is [http://sites.lib.byu.edu/fhc//index.php Brigham Young University's Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection page]].  
 
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::*The Research Wiki is also available in ten other [[FamilySearch Wiki:Non-English versions of the wiki|languages]]. You can help by [[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|translating pages]] into one of the other languages.
*[[Create_an_external_link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/browseByCategory David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
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*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Place Search] in the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is [http://sites.lib.byu.edu/fhc//index.php Brigham Young University's Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL_Digital_Book_Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection page]].  
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*The Research Wiki is also available in ten other [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Non-English_versions_of_the_wiki|languages]]. You can help by [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Translation|translating pages]] into one of the other languages.
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Latest revision as of 19:40, 11 March 2013

FamilySearch Wiki Needs Volunteers to Help...

Many Hands Make Light Work...

Everyone knows at least a little bit about something or someplace. The information you contribute could be exactly what someone else needs to connect with or add to their family history.

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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.
  • Adding Categories
  • Repair Broken Links
  • Add information to your county and/or city pages.
  • Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
  • Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.
  • Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.

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:



Instructions for moderator: To see all of the stub articles for your locality click here... See the locality in Stub Types.

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:

Look through more wanted pages listed on Special:WantedPages

Ongoing Projects

Specific Needs for Your Area

Maintaining Existing Pages

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.

Moderator Needed

A moderator is needed to work with and support contributors in (State). Would you like to help as a moderator?

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