FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Indiana Tasks-County Headings, Neighboring Counties

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Description

The purpose of this task is to verify the neighboring counties for each county. The list of neighboring counties is found under the Historical Facts heading and the Beginning Dates Databox.

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Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to verify.

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

3. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart to go to the FamilySearchWiki county page

4. Scroll to the heading Historical Facts. Click on the check box to the right; this opens the window where editing can be done (what you see typed here is in “rich text”)

5. Scroll to the section Neighboring Counties within Historical Facts.

6. Open a new Internet browser page by clicking on the + tab at the top of the page.

7. On the new browser page, go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/

a. Click on the word English above the image of the world.
b. Find the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
c. In the search box, type: (your county name) County Indiana
d. Click on the highlighted county name which drops; now you are on the Wikipedia county page.
e. Under "Geography" find the heading "adjacent counties"

8. Compare the Wikipedia county page with the FamilySearch county page.

a. Add to FamilySearch Wiki the counties, and the correct geographical information (i.e. north, south, etc.), listed on Wikipedia that do not already appear there.
b. Remove from FamilySearch Wiki those counties, and/or the geographical information, not listed on Wikipedia
  • If you find that the FamilySearch Wiki and Wikipedia differ in neighboring county information, accept Wikipedia as correct.
  • If changes are needed, you may make those changes by editing in rich text or wikitext.
  • If you are new to the wiki, rich text may be easier for you to use.
  • If you have questions about editing either of these text forms, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.
  • You need only edit in one style of text.

9. If no changes are needed, you have completed your task.

10. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Rich Text Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Scroll to the section Neighboring Counties.
d. To add or replace the template symbol which separates county names:
You will see an icon TemplateSymbolInRichEditor.png. This is a template symbol to separate the county names. Leave it in place between the counties. If you mistakenly remove this symbol between the county names do as follows while still in rich text editor:
1. Place your cursor where you want to replace the template symbol.
2. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
3. Click on the icon {T}. The icon in the toolbar will highlight blue and open an edit box.
4. Copy these symbols {{·}} and paste them in the edit box.
5. Click OK. The template now appears where you placed your cursor in step d-1.
e. To add or change county names:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Type in the correct name.
4. Highlight the county name you just typed.
5. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
6. Select the World icon with the link.
7. Type your county name below the wordlink in this format,"[Your County Name] County, Indiana".
- Capitalize the beginning of each word and place the comma as shown.
- An automatic search result will appear in the box below.
- Choose the result which exactly matches [Your county name] County, Indiana by clicking on it. This will link the county you typed to its page in the FamilySearch Wiki.
- Click OK.
f. To add or change geographic information:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
4. Type in the correct words, adding parenthesis around the geographic description.
g. To add or change the date when Wikipedia was accessed:
1. Find the yellow icon in the text of the page.
2. Click on the icon. This will highlight it blue.
3. Go to the toolbar near the top of the page. Click on the first blue <R>.
4. This will open a box to edit the Wikipedia reference.
5. Change the date which you accessed the Wikipedia information. (accessed 10 May 2012) to your date.
6. Click OK.
h. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Type a summary sentence in the Summary box such as, "Edited neighboring counties information".
i. Click on the box "Save Page".
j. Your task is complete.
k. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Click on the word 'Wikitext' in the top left corner of the toolbar.
d. Scroll to the section *'''Neighboring Counties''' .
e. To add or replace a county name:

Each county name is linked to the correct county wiki page by the wikitext as follows:

Type: [[(county name) County, Indiana|(county name)]].

1. Copy the wikitext above.
2. Paste the wikitext into the list of county names.
3. Remove the phrase (county name) both times and replace it with the correct name– remember to remove the parenthesis.
4. When linked correctly, and after the page is saved, the county name will be blue. This link takes the reader directly to the named county page.
f. To add or change geographic information:
1. Remove the incorrect information
2. Type in the correct geographic information found in Wikipedia.
3. Add parentheses around the geographic description.
g. To add or replace the template symbol which separates county names:

The {{·}} after the geographical information for each county is called a template. You only see this template when editing in wikitext. It is a dot to separate the counties.

1. While in wikitext Copy these symbols {{·}}
2. Place your cursor where you want to replace the template symbol between county names.
3. Paste.
4. While you are in wiki text you should only see the blue template sign. After you save, the correct symbols will appear.
h. To add or change the date when Wikipedia was accessed:

The Wikipedia Reference Looks as Follows:

<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "(County Name) County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(County name)_County,_Indiana (accessed '''add date''').</ref>
Within the reference, Replace "add date" with the date you accessed Wikipedia.
i. Type a summary sentence near the bottom of the page in the Summary box such as: "Edited neighboring counties information".
j. Click on the box "Save Page".
k. Your task is complete.
l. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Example

  • Neighboring Counties: Wiki Project Indiana Tasks-County Headings, Neighboring Counties residents may also have records in [1]
    Owen (northwest) · Morgan (north) · Brown (east) · Jackson (southeast) · Lawrence (south) · Greene (west)

Complete Heading Example

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1818*
1886*
1817
1818
*For earlier dates,

try...Church| Obituaries| Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed from Orange County 14 January 1818. [2]
  • County Seat: Bloomington [3]
  • Neighboring Counties: Wiki Project Indiana Tasks-County Headings, Neighboring Counties residents may also have records in [4]
    Owen (northwest) · Morgan (north) · Brown (east) · Jackson (southeast) · Lawrence (south) · Greene (west)

Reference

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. Ancestry.com wiki contributors, "Monroe County, Indiana" in Ancestry.com: Wiki at http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Monroe _County,_Indiana (accessed 4 August 2012).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe _County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).

Indiana Counties - 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 to the right of the Assignment Chart heading and choose a county to work on.
3. Place your cursor in the box under the column heading Name/Date Task Accepted and opposite the county you chose.
4. Type 4 tildes (~) in this box. This symbol is located on the upper left-hand part of your keyboard, left of 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. In the Summary box, type a summary sentence such as: "Selected Adams County for Verification"
6. Then click on the box "Save Page".
7. You are now signed up to begin this task.


If you have completed this task:

1. Follow the same instructions for "accepting the task", except place your cursor in the correct county box under the column heading Date Completed.
2. Change your summary sentence to something like, "Completed Adams County for neighboring counties verification."


County Name/ Date Accepted Date Completed
Adams Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Allen Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Bartholomew Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Benton Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Blackford Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Boone Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Brown Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Carroll Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Cass Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Clark Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:48, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:55, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Daviess Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
DeKalb Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Dearborn Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Decatur Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Delaware Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Dubois Lowfiv 14:03, 31 July 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Elkhart Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Fayette Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Floyd Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Fountain Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Franklin Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Fulton Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Gibson Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Grant Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Greene Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Hamilton Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Hancock Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Harrison Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Hendricks Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Henry Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Howard Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Huntington Lowfiv 20:56, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Jasper Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Jay Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Jennings Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Johnson Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:19, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Knox Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Kosciusko Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
La Porte Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
LaGrange Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Lake Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence Lowfiv 20:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Madison Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Marion Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Marshall Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Martin Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Miami Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:19, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Morgan Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Newton Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Noble Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Ohio Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Orange Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Owen Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 20:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Parke Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Perry Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Pike Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Porter Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Posey Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:33, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Pulaski Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:18, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Putnam Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:18, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Randolph Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:18, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Ripley Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 02:18, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Rush Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Scott Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Shelby Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Spencer Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:53, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
St. Joseph Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:53, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Starke Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:53, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Steuben Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:53, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Sullivan Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Switzerland Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Tippecanoe Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Tipton Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Union Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Vanderburgh Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Vermillion Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Vigo Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Wabash Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Warren Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 15:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Warrick Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:54, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Washington Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Lowfiv 18:54, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Wayne Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Lowfiv 18:54, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Wells Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 18:54, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
White Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:31, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
WhitleyLowfiv 17:31, 26 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 01:59, 10 August 2013 (UTC) Lowfiv 17:31, 26 August 2013 (UTC)