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WikiProject Mississippi Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Mississippi Tasks - Cemetery Records Intro

Contents

Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to church records on Mississippi county pages.

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

New to the wiki?

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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 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!

Wikitext Editing Instructions

Part A - Adding the Intro Table

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 Cemetery Records.

4. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page 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 directly after the heading and hit the enter key on your keyboard. This takes you to a new line under the heading.

7. Return to the this task instruction page. Open this page for editing by clicking the pen in the square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title Adding the Intro Table.

8. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box. Now both pages are open for editing in wikitext.

9. You are going to copy and paste in wikitext the entire table in task #11. On the task instruction page scroll to the sentence which begins with Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage and death....' in task #11.

10. On the task instruction page scroll to the sentence which begins with Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage and death....' in task #11.

a. Place your cursor before the first word Cemetery in that sentence.
b. Left click and hold the mouse button down as you highlight the entire table to the sign |}
c. Let go of the left mouse button. Now right click and select COPY.
d. Return to your selected county page.
e. Scroll to the line under the Cemeteries section heading, being sure your cursor is under the heading and that you are editing in wiki text (See steps 5-7)
f. Right click the mouse button and select PASTE.
g. The cemetery table should now be in place on the county page. Continue to step 13.

11.


Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Mississippi Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.

12. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added cemetery table".

13. Click on the box "Save Page". The task is complete.

14. Follow the directions in the Assignment Chart section below to report your completed task.


Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Mississippi Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Mississippi Cemeteries for more information.


Finding More Cemetery Records

Additional cemetery records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wiki Project Mississippi Tasks - Cemetery Intro Cemetery Records in online catalogs like:

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Mississippi Cemetery 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.
Return to Top of Page


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