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Description

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

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting 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. 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 Ohio 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 Template

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 Church Records.

4. Open the Church 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 Church Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard.

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

{{OH Church Intro}}

8. If there is any other text under the heading, be sure to place the intro template on a separate line before any additional text. 

Part B - Adding the subheadings

1. If any records are already added to the church section, determine which congregation to which the records belong.

2. Using size 5 heading, add the name of the congregation for a subheading, such as Baptist, Methodist or Society of Friends. If the record is multi-denominational or you cannot determine the congregation, add a heading called General.

Make a size 5 heading by typing 5 = signs before and after the heading.
Example: =====General=====

3. Be sure each heading is on a separate line and before the text which applies to that congregation.

4. Arrange the congregation names in alphabetical order. This may require moving some text which is already on the page. Do as follows to move the text:

a. While in wiki text, position your cursor in front of the text which needs moving.
b. Left click and drag your cursor across the text to highlight the information which needs moving.
c. Right click and select cut.
d. Move your cursor under the correct heading or at the correct line on the page and hit enter on your keyboard to move to a new line.
e. Right click and paste the moved information in its new position.

5. Do NOT add congregation headings if there is not information about that church.

6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added church intro and headings".

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

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

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

Example of Completed Heading

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

General
  • Mahoning Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Youngstown, Ohio, Court, Church and Family Records of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties of Ohio FHL film 859777 item 7
Society of Friends

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Ohio Church 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 Task Accepted Date Completed
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
Hancock
Hardin
Harrison
Henry
Highland
Hocking
Holmes
Huron
Jackson
Jefferson
Knox
Lake
Lawrence
Licking
Logan
Lorain
Lucas
Madison
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