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


Articles about England and England research topics. Ideally a child WikiProject could be set-up for each English County which would focus on articles for county level resources and the parishes within each county. Until these are created these are within the scope of this project. Some articles cover both England and Wales and so would also fall within the scope of WikiProject Wales.

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Articles about Record Types

  • Census - County Census articles generally have links to FHLC entries about the parish - these are not census specific - idea rename these pages County FamilySearch Catalog results
  • Church Records - work has started on a series of articles explaining CofE Diocese
  • Civil Registration - add details/point to websites of county record offices
  • Poor Law - articles have been created at County level for Poor Law Unions - created articles for each specific PLU - use {{workhouse}} template to link to create links to external resource For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site:
  • Probate - WikiProject England/Probate Keys Migration

Wish List

  • Add suitable images/pictures to articles


I have noticed that the template "British Census" is being put on every parish page. Since I did not like the format of it I created 2 other census templates that add additional parameters. The templates is "Suffolk Census" and "British Census2" It has to be remembered that these templates are drafts and subject to change. I would question putting the template "British Census" on every page because if one parameter changes in the template every page will have to be visited again to make that unique change. It is poor judgement to think that every parish page in England needs this template. I had Steve take the time to put a link on every parish page in Suffolk to the Suffolk Census page. Now most of those links are gone, replace with this template.
I do not think that the 500 parish pages in Suffolk need a link to, and the other websites in the census section of the page. There are pages created specifically that talk about these websites and it is easy to link to those pages. From what I see someone plans to put this specific template on the 10,000 parish page in England. Donjgen 01:38, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
The templates in question



WikiProject Templates

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WikiProject England  
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject England, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of England on FamilySearch Research Wiki. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Stub notice for England articles; placed at the bottom of article pages