FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project California Tasks - Church Intro

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WikiProject California Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project California Tasks - Church Records Intro

Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to church records on California 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.

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.

Thank you!

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 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:

{{CA 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. 

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

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

11. 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 California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

Example of a Completed Section

See Alameda County, California Church Records

Assignment Chart Instructions

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 Probate Records Other Repositories."

Assignment Chart

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Alameda MarkhamMJ 04:46, 27 June 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 04:46, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Alpine Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Amador Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Butte Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Calaveras Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Colusa Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Contra Costa Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Del Norte Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
El Dorado Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Fresno Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Glenn Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Humboldt Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Imperial Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Inyo Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Kern Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Kings Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Lake Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Lassen Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Los Angeles Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Madera Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Marin Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mariposa Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mendocino Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Merced Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Modoc Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mono Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Monterey Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Napa Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Nevada Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Orange Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Placer Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Plumas Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Riverside Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sacramento Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Benito Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Bernardino Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Diego Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Francisco Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Joaquin Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Luis Obispo Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Mateo Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Barbara Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Clara Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Cruz
Shasta Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sierra Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Siskiyou Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Solano Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sonoma Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Stanislaus Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sutter Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tehama Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Trinity Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tulare Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tuolumne Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Ventura Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Yolo Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Yuba Mmsabey 01:15, 28 June 2013 (UTC)