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Task Description

Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog for each topic of the STATE* counties.

This allows users to see whatever is available at the Family History Library under every topic for each ST STATE* county, without having to update the Wiki when the Library acquired new items.

This also allows important items to be highlighted, rather than buried in endless lists of resources.


Step 1: Preparation

A. Sign up
  • Add your name to the sign up chart for the appropriate county, summarize your edit with the name of the county, and Save page
  • Click to that county
B. Open the Family History Library Catalog for that county
  • Open a new window (In Windows Explorer use Ctrl+N keys)
  • At, select Catalog and do a Place-names search for the county. This will display the topics for that county
Note: Opening a new window (rather than a new tab) allows you to switch between the Catalog and the county Wiki page by using the Alt+Tab keys in Windows Explorer

Step 2: Copy and paste the FHLC paragraph

A. Copy the FHLC paragraph below (NOT in WikiText)

*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Records of cemeteries}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}

B. Paste the FHLC paragraph to the county page

Now in WikiText, place the cursor under the topic and paste.

Step 3. Change the FHLC paragraph to the correct county and topic

Edit (in WikiText) this part of the FHLC paragraph:

STATE, COUNTY - Cemeteries|subject|disp=records of cemeteries

A. Change "County" to the county you are working on.
B. Change "Cemeteries" to match the FHLC topic exactly -- otherwise the link won't work
C. Change "records of cemeteries" to the topic.

  • Be sure to leave the space-dash-space between the county and subject name)
  • Be sure to leave the "pipe" after the subject name you changed (The pipe is above the backslash "\" on the keyboard)

Note: "disp" means "display". It's what the user will see.
FYI: the PAGENAME template automatically displays the county name.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 to the end

  • Go to the next subject for the county in the FHL Catalog
    • Remember Alt+Tab to switch between them
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3
  • Summarize your edit "FHLC links to [subjects]"
  • Save Page

Step 5: Update the sign up chart

  • Add the date you finished the FHLC links for this county and enter "Done" in Remarks (unless you have other remarks to add)
  • Give your edit summary "[county] finished" and Save page


The following examples may be helpful:

All topics for Beaver County, Utah have links to the FHL Catalog (if there were items for that topic).

Sign up chart

Volunteers are needed for each of the counties, adding FHLC links as appropriate. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the counties you choose for this assignment. This will automatically give your username and the date you signed up.