FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Washington Tasks - Vital Records Intro

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7. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Vital Records:  
 
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:::<nowiki>{{OH Vital Intro}}</nowiki>
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10. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Washington Tasks - Vital Records Intro#Description|Description]] above.  
 
10. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Washington Tasks - Vital Records Intro#Description|Description]] above.  
  
11. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.  
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Revision as of 16:44, 13 March 2013

WikiProject Washington Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Washington Tasks - Vital Records Intro

Contents

Description

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

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting 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. 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 Washington 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:

{{WA vital intro}}

8. Save the page.

9. Click on the blue links you just added.

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

10. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in Description above.

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

Example of Completed Heading

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

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Washington enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many did not comply. A second law occurred in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Mahoning County Probate Court. The Washington Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Washington Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

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

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Washington 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 signed.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams 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 Adams County for societies."


County  Name/Date Accepted Date Completed
Adams

Asotin    
Benton    
Chelan    
Clallam    
Clark    
Columbia    
Cowlitz    
Douglas    
Ferry    
Franklin    
Garfield    
Grant    
Grays Harbor    
Island    
Jefferson    
King    
Kitsap    
Kittitas    
Klickitat    
Lewis    
Lincoln    
Mason    
Okanogan    
Pacific    
Pend Oreille    
Pierce    
San Juan    
Skagit    
Skamania    
Snohomish    
Spokane    
Stevens    
Thurston    
Wahkiakum    
Walla Walla    
Whatcom    
Whitman    
Yakima