Useful Information to Add to a Place Portal

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The following are ideas concerning useful information you might add to pages about places.

  1. Links to pages about major ethnic groups of the area
  2. Events
  3. Links to non-English versions of the page
  4. Research Tools
  5. Date the jurisdiction was created, as well as the name(s) of its parent jurisdiction(s). For example, the creation date and parent counties of a county. (This information is usually available from FamilySearch Catalog.)
  6. Minimalist/simple/mandatory information rather than general information. (Exclude information that doesn't directly relate to genealogical research.)
  7. Links to other helpful/relevant pages in Wiki
  8. Strategy documents that help users select the right type of record to fulfill a research objective
  9. Links to major finding aids, such as gazetteers
  10. Links to major reference tools, such as translation helps or handwriting guides
  11. Link to the forum which covers the area
  12. Links to information on how to write narratives
  13. Links to local histories
  14. Timelines
  15. Use of Timelines (destruction, natural disasters, etc..)
  16. Genealogical/Historical events in media
  17. Images
  18. Events affecting jurisdictions and records
  19. Events affecting numerous deaths or migrations
  20. Laws affecting marriages, migrations, adoption, voting, record format, or record access
  21. Inventions affecting travel, migrations, etc., including delay between invention creation and implementation (such as the Utah railroad)
  22. Epidemics
  23. Wars and drafts
  24. Natural disasters
  25. Migration routes per time period
  26. How to make one category a subcategory of another