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=== Instructions  ===
 
=== Instructions  ===

Revision as of 16:48, 8 August 2012

WikiProject Ohio Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Ohio Tasks - Parent Counties


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Description

The purpose of this task is to verify the already-posted parent counties for each county. The list of parent counties is found on the county page under the Historical Facts heading and the county heading box.

New to the wiki?


Questions about editing this project?

  • See [[WikiProject Ohio#Objectives]

Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to verify.

2. Find the parent counties listed under the heading Historical Facts and under the county heading box.

3. Scroll to the heading Parent Counties and compare with the information posted on one of the following websites:

4. Check the parent county information on one or both of the following sites:

a.Open a new webpage and go to Ancestry Wiki.
1. Once on this page, scroll to bottom of the page and click on your county name.
2. Within the text find the parent county information.
3. Compare this information with what is already posted on the wiki county page.
b. A second website to check parent county names is ProGenealogists
1. Once on this page, scroll through the page to your county name.
2. Within the text find the parent county information.
3. Compare this information with what is already posted on the wiki county page.
  • If changes are needed, you may make those changes by editing in rich text or wikitext.
  • If you are new to the wiki, rich text may be easier for you to use.
  • You only need to edit in one style of text.

4. If no changes are needed, your task is complete.

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


Rich Text Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Scroll to the heading Parent Counties.
d. If county names need to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Type in the correct name.
4. Highlight the county name you just typed.
5. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
6. Select the World icon with the link.
7. Type your county name below the work link in this format,"[Your County Name] County, Ohio".
- Capitalize the beginning of each word and place the comma as shown.
- An automatic search result will appear in the box below.
- Choose the result which exactly matches [Your county name] County, Ohio by clicking on it. This will link the county you typed to its page in the FamilySearch Wiki.
- Click OK.
f. If county formation date needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the numbers which need editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect numbers.
4. Type in the correct numbers.
g. After the county formation date add a reference as follows:
1. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
2. Go to the toolbar near the top of the page. Click on the first blue <R>.
3. This will open a box to edit the reference.
4. If you used Ancestry as a reference, copy and paste the following reference into the edit box:

Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Adams_County,_Ohio (accessed 3 August 2012).

a. Within the citation, change the county name "Adams" to your county name in both places it is used. Change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
b. Click OK.
5. If you used ProGenealogist as a reference, copy the paste the following into the edit box:

ProGenealogists. "Ohio Genealogy Records and Ohio Ancestry." http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm (accessed 3 Aug 2012).

a. Within the citation, change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
b. Click OK.
h. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited neighboring counties information".
i. Click on the box "Save Page".
j. Your task is complete.
k. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Click on the word 'Wikitext' in the top left corner of the toolbar.
d. Scroll to the section *'''Parent Counties''' .
e. Each county name is linked to the correct county wiki page by the wikitext as follows: [[(county name) County, Ohio|(county name)]]. When linked correctly, after the page is saved, the county name will be blue. This link takes the reader directly to the named county page.
f. If county names need to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Copy the following sentence and paste where the correct county name should appear:
[[(county name) County, Ohio|(county name)]]
4. Replace the words county name with the correct parent county name (do this twice, at both places within the sentence where the county name appears).
g. If county formation date needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the numbers which need editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect numbers.
4. Type in the correct numbers.
h. After the county formation date add a reference as follows:
1. If you used Ancestry as a reference:
a. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
b. Copy and past the following reference:
<ref>Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Adams_County,_Ohio (accessed 3 August 2012). </ref>
i. Within the citation, change the county name "Adams" to your county name in both places it is used.
ii. Change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
iii. Click OK.
5. If you used ProGenealogist as a reference:
a. Place your cursor after the county formation date.
b. Copy and past the following reference:

<ref>ProGenealogists. "Ohio Genealogy Records and Ohio Ancestry." http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm (accessed 3 Aug 2012). </ref>

i. Within the citation, change the accessed date to the date you viewed the information.
ii. Click OK.
i. Add a summary sentence near the bottom of the page in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited parent counties information".
j. Click on the box "Save Page".
k. Your task is complete.
l. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Section Example

Complete Heading Example

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856*
1846*
1856*
1845
1795
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections






      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 Adams County for Verification".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. You are now signed up to complete this task.

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 Verification."
County Date Completed Name/Date Task Accepted
Adams
Allen
Ashland
Ashtabula
Athens
Auglaize
Belmont
Brown
Butler
Carroll
Champaign
Clark
Clermont
Clinton
Columbiana
Coshocton
Crawford
Cuyahoga
Darke
Defiance
Delaware
Erie
Fairfield
Fayette
Franklin
Fulton
Gallia
Geauga
Greene
Guernsey
Hamilton
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Highland
Hocking
Holmes
Huron
Jackson
Jefferson
Knox
Lake
Lawrence
Licking
Logan
Lorain
Lucas
Madison
Mahoning
Marion
Medina
Meigs
Mercer
Miami
Monroe
Montgomery
Morgan
Morrow
Muskingum
Noble
Ottawa
Paulding
Perry
Pickaway
Pike
Portage
Preble
Putnam
Richland
Ross
Sandusky
Scioto
Seneca
Shelby
Stark
Summit
Trumbull
Tuscarawas
Union
Van Wert
Vinton
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Williams
Wood
Wyandot


  1. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  2. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 4 August 2012).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).