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Revision as of 15:45, 22 August 2011

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Welcome to the WikiProject England page! A focused community effort to create or revise content relating to a single topic.

Contents

Scope

Articles about England and England research topics. This includes the main county pages, but not pages about parishes. These would be within the scope of child WikiProjects which should be started for each English County. Some articles cover both England and Wales and so would also fall within the scope of WikiProject Wales.

Contributors

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Categories

Tasks

The following tasks were defined during the England Barn Raising in February 2009. Please volunteer to complete one or more tasks by adding your name to this list. Before you can add your name to the list below, Do this while viewing this page:

  1. click the "Edit" option located in the page options box to the right. This will open the "Editing" window.
  2. Select the task you wish to work on, then input three tildes (~~~) in the "Sign Up..." column (the third column) across from the task description. (Do not type your name--the three tildes will automatically insert your username if you are logged in.)
  3. Go down to the bottom of the editing page, and click "Save Page" to save your changes.
  4. Make sure you share your thoughts on the project you're working on in your User page. Also share your thoughts on others' User pages.

More than one person may sign up to work on a given task. That way, those who sign up for a task can also communicate with each other on what they'ree doing.

Barn Raising February 2009

Some of these articles came from the old England Research outline and need to be updated.  This first table lists those topics that are part of this phase of the barn raising. 

Task Description Notes Sign up by inserting 3 tildes ( ~~~ )

% Done

England four major record types (next four lines):


Census

Split some content off to their own pages due to main page being too large









Bakerbh


DonnaCasebourn
 P&lm

Don-J

HippieChick
Daysee

Nico

Tonyjest

Pstempfley

60%
Church Records

(Sallyrose1)

Kimleavitt
<Orgaft> Rossj61 Jreeter

Gloriarut smiledhc

(Karencevans)

dunnpb

25%
Civil Registration

Kimleavitt, smiledhc
Kcanonic

(Karencevans)

25%
Parishes
Lancashire's 92 ancient parishes each with a list of all their chapelries (over 300 total chapelries cover the county), each with a historical description 

dunnpb

 
Probate Records Also go to the separate barn raising page for the England Probate Keys Migration

<Orgaft>

Jreeter

Bakerbh

Anne

Lenardwright

dunnpb

95%
General Pages to Create from Scratch:


Getting Started Can be many articles; do essential ones first.

Anne, smiledhc
Acrowther

Eveandave

Anne100% my part
Major Websites for English Research (or similar title) A list of the major web sites with broad, national data or content for English genealogy with a brief description and comparison on value, unique data, and benefits of each

Millas2

Kimleavitt
smiledhc Daztrue 


Add Individual web sites in more detail Major Websites is a brief description; pages for each major site which give more detail may be needed. Sign up in one of the next few lines to write a page on a single major English web site (replace "another major..." with actual name of web site).

Ros West

GenesReunited Details and strategies on how/why to use GenesReunited, a major UK web ste

Alanm 

Gscrowder

 
 
Ros West
Lpettengell

FreeBMD

Password
Palmer

Daysee

Tonyjest


findmypast.com
Details on what resources are available and strategies for using the site.
Mattgarneruk

GENUKI


Bakerbh

100%
ancestry.co.uk

Evvacbenson

FamilyHistoryOnline



The National Archives website (TNA)

Proarenee

UKBMD

Palmer Gscrowder

http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com

Details on what resources are available and strategies for using the site.

John.ea.scott


FreeREG


Ros West

another major English web site





Simple tasks

Potentially, a large number of volunteers in the community may feel unqualified to write a 'how to' article on a subject of interest, but they are available to do simple tasks that support the writing of articles. This is the place to list and/or volunteer for those tasks!  If you're a writer, here's where you can get some help. If you're a volunteer or community member, here's where you can give some!

Task Description Notes Sign up by inserting 3 tildes (~~~)

% Done

Create links for topics; also on county pages.  

  Bakerbh

Horsleysb
Lenardwright

 

Change county page titles to the county name only (no England on the end)

Changing county page format with topics bar to the left

 

  Bakerbh


Bakerbh

100%

 

Find sources of England maps online. An initial posting of websites contiaing maps of England has been posted and can be accessed via the link to the left (England maps).  Anyone having information where additional map sources can be found on the internet, please feel free to link to those site(s) if appropriate.
 
Jorgensene
  smiledhc

  
Add England News & Events to the page The England genealogical community needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events that relate to England and link to them from the News and Events section of the England page. For ideas on where to find news items, see Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United States.

Myrnajo

Gellilwcca 


  
Add to the Did You Know section of the England page The Did You Know section of the England page is meant to lead users to the best, latest wiki articles and Web sites for England research. This list changes continually like the Did You Know section on WikiPedia's home page.   Judy  
Link to data sets in record search. Go here for a description of the project.   Dawsonj   
Link from England pages to the major UK data sites. What sites to include?
   
Link wiki to digitized books in the BYU Family History Archive. Go here for a description of the project.

<Orgaft>

Jbillings

  
Copy and paste record content bullet lists from Research Guidance and/or SourceGuide RG and SG contain bullet lists which mention the types of information that can be gleaned from each type of U.S. records. Example: The What you are looking for section of the Research Guidance page "Alabama Federal Census Population Schedules, 1820 to 1920."

Susanas

Rdhill

 
Need someone to act as a England news and events "reporter" (also have him/her do the Did You Know section of the England page) To help authors do this task more easily, Fran Jensen created Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United States.

   <Orgaft>

Gellilwcca

 



Preliminary tasks for wiki veterans

Task Description Notes Sign up by inserting 3 tildes (~~~)

%
Done

1. Create a repository template



2. Create an example topic page for England



3. Create an example county page for England

Marlli
20
4. Create example repository pages for above



5. Create barn raising explanation and invitation
Done! For an explanation of what a barn raising is, see Barn Raising on FamilySearch Wiki.
Ritcheymt
100
6. Put up this barn raising tasks list sign-up sheet
Prelimary draft done (This page)
Alanm
100
7. Put up barn raising advertisements
 
Alanm
25
8. Get volunteer cosmetic editor A cosmetic editor simply checks the article to be sure there are no white spaces, or other problems regarding the 'look and feel' of a given article.     JamesAnderson   100
9. Get volunteer source footnotes champion      
10. Get volunteer wiki trainer/mentor     100 



Other England Pages to Update

Many of these articles came from the old England Research outline and need to be updated.  This table lists all topics for all phases of England barn raisings. They are listed here to give you the opportunity to take a task even if all of those above are taken or none of them meet your interests. You may add tasks you think are needed or add a note to one you think is not needed for England.While these pages are not part of the February 2009 barn raising, they can be worked on at any time, and may be the focus for a future phase of England barn raisings.

Task Description Notes Sign up by inserting 3 tildes (~~~)

% Done

Archives and Libraries


Big City Research


Biographies


Cemeteries


Court Records
Anne

Directories
Anthony Camp
100%
Emigration and Immigration
(Karencevans)

Gazetteers


Genealogy


Handwriting

<Orgaft>

Heraldry


Church History


Historical Geography


History


Land and Property
Anne

Language and Languages


Manors


Maps


Merchant Marine


Military Records
Proarenee

Minorities


Naturalization and Citizenship


Newspapers


Nobility


Periodicals


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


Societies


Taxation
Lpettengell

Visitations, Heraldic


Vital Records - see Civil Registration


Voting Registers Articles on Poll Books and Electoral Registers completed; they need a cross-reference to "Voting Registers"
Anthony Camp
100%




England county pages to update

These pages should be written during the second phase of the barn raising.

Task Description Notes Sign up by inserting 3 tildes (~~~)

% Done


Bedfordshire


Berkshire


Buckinghamshire


Cambridgeshire

Irvgaines

Cheshire Record Search content for parishes nearing completion further additions for Methodist chapels in late 2010 extensiveTown parish page creation ongoing Poor Law union content being added 
Angelofnorth
Dunnpb
90%
100%
Cornwall

As a start, I have written a few articles with emphasis on what makes Cornwall unique and different from all other counties in England, including resources that are particularly directed toward Cornish research. 

Functional content to support historical records


Dcoppin



Angelofnorth





In progress

Cumberland


Derbyshire Poor Law unions and parish content

Trike

CliveJ


Devon



Dorset


Durham

Durham Bishops Transcripts

Completed Poor Law unions and linked new collections (Historical Records) Town and City page creations needed


Angelofnorth

Moll


Transcript parishes complete
Essex

Dunnpb

100%
Gloucestershire


Hampshire

Dunnpb

100%
Herefordshire
NaisbittRL
Hertfordshire


Huntingdonshire


Kent


Lancashire

Dunnpb

100%
Leicestershire


Lincolnshire


London

Dunnpb

100%
Middlesex

Dunnpb

100%
Norfolk Record Search parishes & other parishes not included in Record Search Feb 2010 loading
Angelofnorth
Dunnpb

99% 

100%

Northamptonshire


Northumberland

Durham Bishop's Transcripts

Completed Poor Law unions and linked new collections (Historical Records) Town and City page creations needed

Angelofnorth

Moll

Bishop's Transcript parishes complete
Nottinghamshire

Peterd

Oxfordshire
Lpettengell

Rutland


Shropshire
NaisbittRL
Somerset Poor Law Unions and Parish content Correct county name in parish pages
CliveJ

Staffordshire

Poor Law Unions and parish content

Overlap with Derbyshire parishes and unions

Modwen

Dunnpb

Trike

CliveJ

NaisbittRL


Suffolk


Surrey

Dunnpb

100%
Sussex

Dunnpb

100%
Warwickshire Overlap with Staffordshire parishes

CliveJ
Dunnpb

NaisbittRL


100%
Westmoreland
KnipeCedric1

Wiltshire
Tonyjest

Worcestershire
NaisbittRL
Yorkshire


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