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Revision as of 15:12, 8 April 2013

WikiProject Indiana Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Indiana Tasks - FamilySearch Vital Records

Contents

Description

The purpose of this task is to add any historical vital records for Indiana counties found on FamilySearch Historical Records.

This task is an intermediate task and requires some knowledge about or experience with writing in wikitext.

New to the wiki?

  • See Help to request individual mentoring or to join community discussions.
  • 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. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

4. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

5. Click on the Vitals Records section in the Contents. This will take you to where the Birth, Marriage and Death Sections of the page are located.

6. Go to the Birth section heading within Vital Records.

7. On the right side of the heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Edit section.

8. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

9. Copy and paste the following two records in chronological(date) order with what records are already on that page under the Under that section heading, there is a heading that looks like this: ==== Birth==== and a heading that looks like this: ''Online Birth Indexes and Records''. Make sure to place your cursor where you want these to appear so they will end up in Chronological Order with the existing records under this heading. If there are no other records in this section, copy and paste both records at once by placing your cursor so that it is under the subheading that looks like this ''Online Birth Indexes and Records'', then hit enter on you keyboard so there is a blank line before adding these records:

:*'''1773–1933''' -{{RecordSearch|1674814|Indiana, Births and Christenings, 1773-1933}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Indiana. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later..<br>


10. Hit enter on your keyboard.


11. In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page type: "Adding Vital records from Historical Records collection"

12. Click on the Save Page button.

13. Now go to the Marriage section heading within Vital Records.

14. On the right side of the heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Editing of that section.

15. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

16. Copy and paste the following two records in chronological(date) order with what records are already on that page under the Marriage section: Make sure to place your cursor where you want these to appear so they will end up in Chronological Order. If there are no other records in this section, copy and paste both records at once by placing your cursor so that it is under the ===== Marriage ===== ,and so it is under the subheading that looks like this ''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'', then hit enter on you keyboard so there is a blank line before adding these records:

:*'''1780–1992''' - {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Indiana. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later..<br>
:*'''1811–1959''' - {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from all of the counties in Indiana except the following: Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Stark, Switzerland, Tipton, and Vermillion. <br>

17. Hit enter on your keyboard.

18. In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page type: "Adding Vital records from Historical Records collection"

19. Click on the Save Page button.

20. Now go to the Death section heading within Vital Records.

21. On the right side of the heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Edit section.

22. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

23. Copy and paste the each of the following three records in chronological(date) order with what records are already on that page under the Death section: Make sure to place your cursor where you want these to appear so they will end up in Chronological Order. If there are no other records in this section, copy and paste both records at once by placing your cursor so that it is under the ===== Death ===== and under the subheading that looks like this ''Online Death Indexes and Records'', then hit enter on you keyboard so there is a blank line before adding these records:

:*'''1882–1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1954}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Index of deaths from the Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records in Indianapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com<br>


24. Hit enter on your keyboard.

25. In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page type: "Adding Vital records from Historical Records Collection"

26. Click on the Save Page button.

  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

27. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

28. Also, report your finished task on the Indiana FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

Section Example

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1773–1933 -Indiana, Births and Christenings, 1773-1933 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. The collection includes a name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Indiana. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later..
Marriages
  • 1780–1992 - Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Indiana. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later..
  • 1811–1959 - Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Name index of marriages recorded in the Indiana Territory and in the State of Indiana between 1811 and 1959. This collection includes searchable index data for marriage returns and licenses from all of the counties in Indiana except the following: Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Stark, Switzerland, Tipton, and Vermillion.
Deaths

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. 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.
5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Monroe County for adding FamilySearch Vital Records".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. 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 Monroe County for societies."
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams
Allen
Bartholomew
Benton
Blackford
Boone
Brown
Carroll
Cass
Clark
Clay
Clinton
Crawford
Daviess
DeKalb
Decatur
Delaware
Dubois
Elkhart
Fayette
Floyd
Fountain
Franklin
Fulton
Gibson
Grant
Greene
Hamilton
Hancock
Harrison
Hendricks
Henry
Howard
Huntington
Jackson
Jasper
Jay
Jefferson
Jennings
Johnson
Knox
Kosciusko
La Grange
La Porte
Lake
Lawrence
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Martin
Miami
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Newton
Noble
Ohio
Orange
Owen
Parke
Perry
Pike
Porter
Posey
Pulaski
Putnam
Randolph
Ripley
Rush
Scott
Shelby
Spencer
St. Joseph
Starke
Steuben
Sullivan
Switzerland
Tippecanoe
Tipton
Union
Vanderburgh
Vermillion
Vigo
Wabash
Warren
Warrick
Washington
Wayne
Wells
White
Whitley