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WikiProject Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Mississippi Tasks - FamilySearch Tax Records

Contents

Description

The purpose of this task is to add any tax records for Mississippi counties found on FamilySearch Historical Records.

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

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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. Not all counties have records included in this task. 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 Taxation section in the Contents.

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

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

8. Copy and paste the following record in chronological(date) order with what records are already on that page. If there are no other records in this section, place your cursor so that it is under the under the ==== Taxation ==== then hit enter on you keyboard so there is a blank line before adding these records. If there are other records here, make sure to place your cursor where you want these to appear so they will end up in Chronological Order.

:*'''1800–1850''' {{RecordSearch|1473259|Mississippi Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (September 2012) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.<br>


9. Hit enter on your keyboard.

10. In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page put: Adding Probate records from Historical Records Collection

11. Click on the Save Page button.

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


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


13. Also, report your finished task on the Mississippi 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

Taxation

  • 1800–1850 Mississippi Tax Records, 1800-1850 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (September 2012) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

Assignment Chart

Remember NOT all counties have records included in this task. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit.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 Adams County for adding FamilySearch Tax 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 Adams County for societies."
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams

Alcorn

Amite

Attala

Benton

Bolivar

Calhoun

Carroll

Chickasaw

Choctaw

Claiborne

Clarke

Clay

Coahoma

Copiah

Covington

DeSoto

Forrest

Franklin

George

Greene

Grenada

Hancock

Harrison

Hinds

Holmes

Humphreys

Issaquena

Itawamba

Jackson

Jasper

Jefferson

Jefferson Davis

Jones

Kemper

Lafayette

Lamar

Lauderdale

Lawrence

Leake

Lee

Leflore

Lincoln

Lowndes

Madison

Marion

Marshall

Monroe

Montgomery

Neshoba

Newton

Noxubee

Oktibbeha

Panola

Pearl River

Perry

Pike

Pontotoc

Prentiss

Quitman

Rankin

Scott

Sharkey

Simpson

Smith

Stone

Sunflower

Tallahatchie

Tate

Tippah

Tishomingo

Tunica

Union

Walthall

Warren

Washington

Wayne

Webster

Wilkinson

Winston

Yalobusha

Yazoo