FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Texas Tasks – Probate Intro

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5. Click on the word '''Wikitext''' in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.  
 
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.
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6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Vital Records and strike the '''Enter''' key on your keyboard.  
  
 
7. While in Wikitext, copy and paste the following template under the heading Probate Records:  
 
7. While in Wikitext, copy and paste the following template under the heading Probate Records:  
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9. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added probate intro".  
 
9. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added probate intro".  
  
10. Click on the box "Save Page". The task is complete.
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10. Click on the box "Save Page". The task is complete.  
  
 
11. Click the blue links you just added to see if they go where they should.  
 
11. Click the blue links you just added to see if they go where they should.  
  
:a. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Texas Tasks – Probate Intro#Description|Description]] above.  
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:a. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Texas Tasks – Probate Intro#Description|Description]] above.
  
 
12. Follow the directions in the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Texas Tasks – Probate Intro#Assignment_Chart|Assignment Chart]] section below to report your completed task.  
 
12. Follow the directions in the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Texas Tasks – Probate Intro#Assignment_Chart|Assignment Chart]] section below to report your completed task.  

Revision as of 22:14, 25 March 2013

WikiProject Texas Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Texas Tasks - Probate Records Intro

Contents

Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to probate records on Texas 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.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

1. 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.

2.Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

3. Scroll to the heading Probate Records.

4. Open the Probate 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 Wikitext, copy and paste the following template under the heading Probate Records:

{{TX Probate 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. 

9. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added probate intro".

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

11. Click the blue links you just added to see if they go where they should.

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

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

Example of Completed Heading

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Example of a Completed Section

See Sabine County, Texas Probate Records

Assignment Chart Instructions

To Sign Up

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 table heading for that portion of the counties.
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 add your user name and the 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".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. You are now signed up to complete this task.
Return to Top of Page

To Complete a 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 probate."
  • Also, report your finished task on the Texas FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

County Assignment Charts

Counties A-B

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Anderson
Andrews
Angelina
Aransas
Archer
Armstrong
Atascosa
Austin
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Baylor
Bee
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Bosque
Bowie
Brazoria
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Burnet

Counties C-D

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Caldwell
Calhoun
Callahan
Cameron
Camp
Carson
Cass
Castro
Chambers
Cherokee
Childress
Clay
Cochran
Coke
Coleman
Collin
Collingsworth
Colorado
Comal
Comanche
Concho
Cooke
Coryell
Cottle
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dallas
Dawson
De Witt
Deaf Smith
Delta
Denton
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval

Counties E-G

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Eastland
Ector
Edwards
El Paso
Ellis
Erath
Falls
Fannin
Fayette
Fisher
Floyd
Foard
Fort Bend
Franklin
Freestone
Frio
Gaines
Galveston
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Goliad
Gonzales
Gray
Grayson
Gregg
Grimes
Guadalupe

Counties H

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Hale
Hall
Hamilton
Hansford
Hardeman
Hardin
Harris
Harrison
Hartley
Haskell
Hays
Hemphill
Henderson
Hidalgo
Hill
Hockley
Hood
Hopkins
Houston
Howard
Hudspeth
Hunt
Hutchinson

Counties I-K

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Irion
Jack
Jackson
Jasper
Jeff Davis
Jefferson
Jim Hogg
Jim Wells
Johnson
Jones
Karnes
Kaufman
Kendall
Kenedy
Kent
Kerr
Kimble
King
Kinney
Kleberg
Knox

Counties L-M

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
La Salle
Lamar
Lamb
Lampasas
Lavaca
Lee
Leon
Liberty
Limestone
Lipscomb
Live Oak
Llano
Loving
Lubbock
Lynn
Madison
Marion
Martin
Mason
Matagorda
Maverick
McCulloch
McLennan
McMullen
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Mitchell
Montague
Montgomery
Moore
Morris
Motley

Counties N-R

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Nacogdoches
Navarro
Newton
Nolan
Nueces
Ochiltree
Oldham
Orange
Palo Pinto
Panola
Parker
Parmer
Pecos
Polk
Potter
Presidio
Rains
Randall
Reagan
Real
Red River
Reeves
Refugio
Roberts
Robertson
Rockwall
Runnels
Rusk

Counties S-V

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Sabine
San Augustine
San Jacinto
San Patricio
San Saba
Schleicher
Scurry
Shackelford
Shelby
Sherman
Smith
Somervell
Starr
Stephens
Sterling
Stonewall
Sutton
Swisher
Tarrant
Taylor
Terrell
Terry
Throckmorton
Titus
Tom Green
Travis
Trinity
Tyler
Upshur
Upton
Uvalde
Val Verde
Van Zandt
Victoria

Counties W-Z

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Walker
Waller
Ward
Washington
Webb
Wharton
Wheeler
Wichita
Wilbarger
Willacy
Williamson
Wilson
Winkler
Wise
Wood
Yoakum
Young
Zapata
Zavala