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Description

The purpose of this task is to locate pertinent County Histories available through FamilySearch.org and add the information and links to the FamilySearch Wiki.

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To Open another window:

  • Click on a tab at the top of the brower and then navigate back to the FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ohio.

Or you may wish to print the 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.

General 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.

Specific Instructions for FamilySearch County Histories

1. You will be adding information to the FamilySearch county page by editing in wiki text. *If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

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

3. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password (https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page)

4. Scroll to the sub heading, Local History, which is under the heading, History.

5. Click at the following familysearch.org link to go to familysearch.org

6. Once at the FamilySearch website, click on the word, "Catalog." At the next screen you will see two boxes. The box on the left is labeled "Search" with "Place-names" in the box, and the box on the right is labeled "For."

7. In the box labeled "For," type the name of the county you have chosen followed by a comma and Ohio, click on the phrase when it appears below the box and then click the "search button." This will take you to a list of sources available through the Family History Library for that county.

8. Click on the word "History" to see a list of the books available through the Family History Library. Click on each link to determine if the book would be useful for others; therefore good to put on the Wiki.

9. When you determine which books you would like to have on the Wiki,go back to the window you have open for the FamilySearch county wiki page and click the edit box, which is to the far right of the heading, "Local History." If there isn't an edit box next to "Local History," click the edit box next to the heading "History." Then click on the word, "wikitext," which will bring you to the wiki text field.

10. You will now enter the books found into the FamilySearch county wiki page under the heading Local History. The format follows:

  • (a) : (colon)
  • If the format in the wiki is already established and does not have a colon, follow the format already established.
  • (b) * (star)
  • (c) The catalog entry:
  • Author , Title in italics, Publication information in parenthesis, Call number or film number, brief description.
  • For the author,type the last name, comma, and then the first name. If there is the name of a society or a series of authors, type them as written.
  • To make italics put two '' before and after the title. Be sure to capitalize the proper words in the title.
  • For the Publication information, type it the same way it is typed in the catalog.
  • To add a call, film or fiche number type the following: {{FHL|the title number|item|disp=FHL book, fiche or film}} The title number is found in the url at the top of the page. It is the number usually found at the end of the URL following an F. i.e. item%2F94879. The item number would be 94879.
  • If there is both a call number and a fiche or film number, put the film and fiche numbers first.
  • A brief description, if needed, such as "not complete," "index only," "transcription."

11. In the "Summary" box at the bottom of the page add the words, "Added FamilySearch County Histories" and then click the Save page button.


Examples

EXAMPLE In Wiki Text

:*Butler, Joseph Green, ''History of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio'' (Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox, Co., 1974) {{FHL|101157|item|disp=FHL fiche 6100341; book 977.139/Y1 H2b}} Volumes 2–3 contain biographical material. Includes Trumbull County.

EXAMPLE – Finished Product

  • Butler, Joseph Green, History of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio (Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox, Co., 1974) FHL fiche 6100341; book 977.139/Y1 H2b Volumes 2–3 contain biographical material. Includes Trumbull County.


EXAMPLE of complete History Section

Mahoning County, Ohio Local History

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 Preble County for adding familysearch county histories".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. 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 Preble County for familysearch county histories." Thank you!
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Mindistevens 16:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Allen Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Mindistevens 17:26, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Ashland Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Mindistevens 18:08, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Ashtabula Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Mindistevens 18:40, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Athens

Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Mindistevens 18:58, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Auglaize Mindistevens 16:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Mindistevens 19:12, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Belmont Mindistevens 21:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 17:43, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Brown Mindistevens 21:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:17, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Butler Mindistevens 21:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 20:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Champaign Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 16:50, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Clark Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 17:36, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Clermont Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:16, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:38, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Columbiana Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 20:54, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Coshocton Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:05, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 18:53, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Cuyahoga Mindistevens 18:40, 17 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 21:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Darke Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Defiance Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 22:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 22:34, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Erie Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 22:32, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Fairfield Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:17, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:38, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 21:54, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Fulton Mindistevens 21:50, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 16:39, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Gallia Mindistevens 19:16, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:20, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Geauga Mindistevens 19:16, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Mindistevens 19:32, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Greene Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 20:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Guernsey Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 20:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Hancock Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 20:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Hardin Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Henry Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Highland Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Hocking Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Holmes Sambers 15:18, 6 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Huron Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Knox Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Lake Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Licking Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Logan Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Lorain Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Lucas Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Madison Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Marion Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Medina Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Meigs Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Mercer Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:28, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Miami Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 21:14, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Monroe Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 21:14, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 21:14, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 22:51, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Morrow Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 22:51, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Muskingum Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 20:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Noble Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Ottawa Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Paulding Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Perry Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Pickaway Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Pike Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Portage Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Preble Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Putnam Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 18:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Richland Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Ross Sambers 15:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Sandusky Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Scioto Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Seneca Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Stark Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Summit Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:26, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Trumbull Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Tuscarawas Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Union Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Van Wert Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Vinton Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Warren Sambers 17:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Washington Sambers 17:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 23:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Wayne Sambers 17:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Williams Sambers 17:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 14:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Wood Sambers 17:39, 15 July 2013 (UTC) Sambers 21:08, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Wyandot Mcbridelw 19:07, 28 May 2013 (UTC) Mcbridelw 19:07, 28 May 2013 (UTC)