North Carolina Barn Raising

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Welcome to the North Carolina barn raising page! A wiki barn raising is a short, focused community effort to create or revise content relating to a single topic such as "genealogical research in North Carolina." The tasks listed below need to be accomplished during the North Carolina barn raising which will end the end of June 2009. Please volunteer to complete one or more tasks by first registering. After you have registered, log in to the Wiki, and while on this page, click the "Edit" option located in the page options box to the right. This will open the "Editing" window. Insert three tildes (~~~) in the 'sign up...' column (the third column below) across from the task you wish to help out with, go down to the bottom of the editing page, and click 'Save Page', to save your changes. More than one person may sign up to work on a given task. Those that sign up for a task can communicate with each other on what they are doing by clicking on the user's name and editing that user's Talk page. If you are new to the wiki, we have tutorials and demo videos to help you with pretty much anything you want to do.

North Carolina state pages to update

Headings that prompt us to include a complete set of information in an article can be found at FamilySearch Wiki:Headings for Articles about Records. For an example of these headings in action, see the Maryland Newspapers page (and its Talk page). For an example of a good repository page see the Worcester County, Maryland Courthouse page.

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American Indians In the Research Wiki, we have chosen to use the Library of Congress heading of American Indians, rather than Native Americans or Native Races. Therefore, most of the articles about American Indians will be found under that topic.   Jbparker 15 25%
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Simple tasks

Potentially, a large number of volunteers in the community are available to do simple tasks that support the writing of articles. This is the place to list and/or volunteer for those tasks! If you're a writer, here's where you can get some help. If you're a community member, here's where you can give some!

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Add North Carolina News & Events The North Carolina genealogical community needs volunteers to find genealogical news and events that relate to North Carolina and link to them from the News and Events section of the North Carolina page. For ideas on where to find news items, see Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United States.    0%
Add to the Did You Know section of the North Carolina page. The Did You Know section of the North Carolina page is meant to lead users to the best, latest wiki articles and Web sites for North Carolina research. This list changes continually like the Did You Know section on WikiPedia's home page.   0%
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Link from North Carolina pages to the major U.S. data sites. To know which sites to include, the writer may refer to David Dilts' Major Databases for Beginning United States Research.   0%
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Copy and paste record content bullet lists from Research Guidance and/or SourceGuide 

RG and SG contain bullet lists which mention the types of information that can be gleaned from each type of U.S. records. Example: The What you are looking for section of the Research Guidance page "Alabama Federal Census Population Schedules, 1820 to 1920."

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Need someone to act as a North Carolina news and events "reporter" (also have him/her do the Did You Know section of the North Carolina page) To help authors do this task more easily, see Finding Genealogy News and Events within the United States.     


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Ashe I would welcome the addition of any illustrations, if someone would be so inclined. Or any other additions, for that matter.   Jbparker  30
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Preliminary tasks for wiki veterans

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