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Description

The purpose of this task is to add the links to the cemetery table in the Cemeteries heading on Arkansas county pages.

This task is advanced task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext, working with tables, and searching other websites.

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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.

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 Cemeteries.

4. Open the Cemeteries 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. The cemetery information is in table format. This task requires that you change some Internet addresses (URL's) to take the user directly to cemetery records on the Internet for your county. Some of the addresses are the same for all counties and will not need any editing.

7. Seven links in the table require editing.

NOTE:

  • A new row in the table begins after each |- .
  • URL's are usually found between [ ] signs.
  • Within the [ ] signs and after the URL there is a space and then the wording which appears within the table.
  • The Family History Library  link is a template, which is similar, but coded a little differently. Instructions for using the template are included in this task. 
Findagrave

1. After the second "|-" in the table wikicode look for the URL for Findagrave. In the following instructions you will open a new browser window and search for the Findagrave county number for your chosen county.

NOTE: You will be opening a new tab. To return to these instructions after opening the new tab, click on the tab directly left of the last tab in the top right of the screen.

a. Click on the following link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs
b. In search boxes type in United States, Arkansas and your county.
c. In the URL address bar at the top of the page, look for a county number which will be at the end of the address and after the letters cnty.
d. Highlight and copy this number or write it down.
e. Return to your county wiki page. Open for editing in the upper right-hand corner. Open wikitext in the upper left-hand corner.
f. Look for the Findagrave URL after the second "|-" and locate at the end of the URL the letter cnty and a number.
g. Delete the four numbers in the URL after cnty and replace them with county numbers you found in step "e".
h. Skip to the last line before the next "|-" . This is another reference to Findagrave. Repeat step g.
i. Findagrave is complete.
j. Scroll to near the bottom of the page to the summary box. Add a sentence something like "Changed findagrave link to go to Adams County."
k. Save page.
l. Continue to the next task, Family History Library listed below on this page.
Family History Library

The link to the Family History Library is called a template. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. Within the wikitext find the template which looks like

{{FHL|458881|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} .

It is between the two Findagrave links you worked on in the previous task.

1. You are going to change the numbers you see in the template.

2. Locate the new number you need by completing the following steps:

NOTE: You will be opening a new tab. To return to these instructions after opening the new tab, click on the tab directly left of the last tab in the top right of the screen.

a. Click on the following url: http://www.familysearch.org/catalog-search:
b. Put your county into the Place Name field, i.e. Jackson, Arkansas.
c. Click on the county name as it appears beneath what you are typing, and hit the Search button.
d. Select the cemeteries topic from the list.
e. Select any record listed in the cemeteries topic.
f. In the cemetery record that you selected, under the "Subjects" heading select the link called "Arkansas, (your county)– Cemeteries".
g. Click on this blue subject link (i.e. Arkansas, Jackson - Cemeteries).
h. In the upper left corner you will find a field titled "Subject Number" containing the number you need. Copy the number in the Subject Number field.
i. Replace 458881 with your new number that you just copied.

3. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added FHL link".

4. Save page.

5.Continue to the next task, Interment.net listed below on this page.

Interment.net

1. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. After the third "|-" , find the URL which looks like:

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ar/jackson.htm Interment.net]

2. Highlight the word jackson within the URL.

3. Type the name of your county in the place of jackson.

4. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added Interment.net link".

5. Save page.

6. Continue to the next task, Worldcat task list on this page.

Worldcat

1. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. After the third "|-" , find in the URL which looks like:

| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Arkansas+Jackson+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]

2. Highlight the word, Jackson within the URL.

3. Type the name of your county in the place of Jackson .

4. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box with something like, "Added Worldcat link".

5. Save page.

6. Continue to the next task, USGenWeb Tombstone Project listed below on this page.

USGenWeb Tombstone Project

1. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. After the fourth "|-" , find the URL which looks like:

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/jackson.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]

2. Highlight the word jackson within the URL.

3. Type the name of your county in the place of jackson.

4. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added USGenWeb Tombstone link".

5. Save page.

6. Continue to the next task, BillionGraves listed below.

BillionGraves

1. Open Cemeteries on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. Within the wikitext find the URL which looks like

| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=Jackson&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]

It is found after the third |- . It is the first listing for Billion Graves in the table.  Do not edit the second listing.  

2. Highlight the word Jackson within the URL.

3. Type the name of your county in the place of Jackson.

4. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added Billion Graves link".

5. Save page.

6. Continue to the next task, USGenWeb Archives listed below.

USGenWeb Archives

1. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext.

2. Now go below the table and locate the cemetery link that was already listed under the Cemeteries heading.

3. Copy one version of the link listed that contains the name of your county. Make sure you are only copying ONE version of the url. It is listed twice.

5. Going back to the table, while in wikitext look for fifth "|-" and find the find the URL which looks like:

| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/jackson/jackcem1.html USGenWeb Archives]

6. Replace the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/jackson/jackcem1.html USGenWeb Archives] in the table with the url you copied below the table.

7. Go back to below the table and delete the wiki text:

You will find all the cemeteries listed and inventory at:

[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/jackson/jackcem1.html http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/jackson/jackcem1.html]

8. That phrase should now be deleted from the page.

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

10. Save page.

11. Continue to the next task, Epodunk listed below.

Epodunk

1. Open the Cemeteries heading on your county page for editing. Open wikitext. After the fifth |- , find the URL which looks like:

| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=11557&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]

2. Locating your county information on Epodunk.
NOTE: You will be opening a new tab. To return to these instructions after opening the new tab, click on the tab directly left of the last tab in the top right of the screen.

a. Click on the following url: http://www.epodunk.com/counties/ar_county.html:
b. Click on your county name.
c. Look at the URL in the address box at the top of the page. After the word "Index=" copy the number you see.

3. Return to the cemetery table you were editing in step 1.

4. Within the Epodunk URL you located in step 1, replace the number you see after the word local=
using the number you copied in step 2.

5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added Epudunk link".

6. Save page.

Finalize the Page

1. Click on the blue links you just added.

2. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch by emailing support@familysearch.org with "wiki link problem" in the subject line.

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

Example of Completed Heading

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 Tombstone Project

Billion Graves

USGenWeb Archives Epodunk


Billion Graves

Names in Stone

See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information.

Example of a Completed Section

See Mahoning County, Ohio Cemeteries

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 Probate intro".
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 probate intro."
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Arkansas

Ashley

Baxter

Benton

Boone

Bradley

Calhoun

Carroll

Chicot

Clark

Clay

Cleburne

Cleveland

Columbia

Conway

Craighead

Crawford

Crittenden

Cross

Dallas

Desha

Drew

Faulkner

Franklin

Fulton

Garland

Grant

Greene

Hempstead

Hot Spring

Howard

Independence

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Jackson Batsondl 21:53, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
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Jefferson

Johnson

Lafayette

Lawrence

Lee

Lincoln

Little River

Logan

Lonoke

Madison

Marion

Miller

Mississippi

Monroe

Montgomery

Nevada

Newton

Ouachita

Perry

Phillips

Pike

Poinsett

Polk

Pope

Prairie River

Pulaski

Randolph

Saline

Scott

Searcy

Sebastian

Sevier

Sharp

St. Francis

Stone

Union

Van Buren

Washington

White

Woodruff

Yell