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Description

The purpose of this task is to locate pertinent church, tax and newspaper records on USGenWeb and add the information and links to the Indiana County pages on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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  • See Editing Help – Online Video Demonstration.
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    Questions about editing this project?

You may wish to open a separate "window" for these instructions so that you won't lose them while following each step.
To Open another window:

  • Click on a tab at the top of the brower and then navigate back to the FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Indiana.

Or you may wish to print the 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.

General 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.

Specific Instructions for USGenWeb Church, Tax and Newspaper Records

1. You will be adding information to the county page by editing in wiki text. *If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign-up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

Specific Instructions for USGenWeb Church, Tax and Newspaper Records

1. You will be adding information to the county page by editing in wiki text. *If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

2. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

3. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password (https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page)

4. Scroll to the heading, Church Records. The following instructions will be repeated for both Tax and Newspaper Records also.

5. Click on the following USGenWeb link to go to USGenWeb Archives.

6. Once at the website click on the county you have chosen to work on. A list of categories for that county will appear.

7. Church, tax, newspaper and obituaries are the categories to look for. Click on each category to learn if there are records available and might be of value to add to the FamilySearch Wiki.

8. Go back to the window you have open for the FamilySearch county wiki page and click the edit box, which is to the right of the heading, Church, Tax, Newspaper Records or Obituaries, depending on which category you are working. Then click on the word, wikitext, which will bring you to the wiki text field.

9. You will now enter the information into the FamilySearch county wiki page, under the appropriate heading. In all cases, determine if there is a fairly large general database which could be recorded separately.

The format is:

  • (a) : (colon)
  • (b) * (star)



11. In the "Summary" box at the bottom of the page add the words, "Added Church, Tax and Newspaper" and then click the Save page button.

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 Preble County for adding USGenWeb Church, Tax and Newspaper 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 Preble County for USGenWeb Church, Tax and Newspaper Records."


Indiana Counties Assignment Chart


County  Name/Date accepted Date Completed
Adams     
Allen     
Bartholomew     
Benton     
Blackford     
Boone     
Brown     
Carroll     
Cass     
Clark     
Clinton     
Crawford     
Daviess     
De Kalb     
Dearborn     
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 Porte     
Lagrange     
Lake     
Lawrence     
Madison     
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