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Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to vital records on Indiana county pages.

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext.

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  • See Help to request individual mentoring or to join community discussions.
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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. For each county, you will add information to the county page by editing in wikitext. Read the general instructions then follow the wikitext link to continued task directions about using wikitext to edit this project.

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

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

5. 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!

Wikitext Editing Instructions

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

2. 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.

3. Scroll to the heading Vital Records.

4. Open the Vital Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

5. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Vital Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard.

7. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Vital Records:

{{IN Vital Intro}}

8. Save the page.

9. Click on the blue links you just added.

a. Indiana Vital Records
b. [Your county name] Probate Court (twice)
c. Indiana Department of Health
d. Indiana Historical Society
e. [Your county name] Clerk of Courts

10. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.

Example of Completed Heading

See Indiana Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Indiana.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Beginning with the formation of each county, marriage records have been maintained. Birth and death records were recorded by the county health office beginning in 1882. These records are kept in the county. The State Board of Health began mandatory recording of births in October 1907 and deaths in January 1900. Monroe County Probate Court The [Division of Vital Records]

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Monroe County Probate Court. with divorce records located with the Monroe County Clerk of Courts.

Example of a Completed Section

See Monroe County, Indiana Vital Records

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. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. 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 sign.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Monroe County for adding Family History Center".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. 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
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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
LaGrange
La Porte
Lake
Lawrence
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Martin
Miami
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