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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Illinois]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Help wanted on the Illinois pages'''
  
== '''Pages and Projects That Need Your Help'''  ==
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Find genealogy records: vital records (birth, marriage, and death), census, cemeteries, probate, land, libraries, societies, churches, newspapers, etc. for Illinois, the Land of Lincoln.
  
=== Beginner Projects  ===
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:Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
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::*Add information to your county and/or city pages.
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::*Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
 
::*Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.
 
::*Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.
 
  
=== Stub Pages  ===
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{{Adoption ISGS}}
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'''Illinois [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|Moderator]]:''' [[User:Lembley|lembley]]
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=== Ideas to improve Illinois wiki pages ===
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Using the Illinois wiki pages...<br>
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- Was there something you could not find?<br>
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- What will make the information clearer?<br>
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- Did you see something that needs to be added or updated?<br>
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Please post your ideas and suggestions below:
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*The [[Illinois Migration]] page needs a brief intro, and a map or two. It could use an explanation of how knowing these migration routes could help with a person's research. [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 17:04, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
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*The [[Illinois Genealogy Records with Birth Information]] page could use an Illinois researcher to edit it to be sure no user is mislead in years or birth info covered. Also, are there additional records to be added? [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 00:05, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
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*The [[Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] page. Click [[Talk:Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|here]] for details of the how to do these fixes.
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**Question: Would the page be more helpful if the "proposed, extinct, and non-county areas" mentioned in [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/documents/IL_County_Index.htm Boundary Changes at Newberry Library site] were added? Would the dates when these [failed] counties were proposed be helpful if YOUR ancestor's lived in that area?
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=== Add or Update Content ===
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If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the [mailto:support@familysearch.org Support Team]
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==== Stub Pages  ====
 
:A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article [[FamilySearch Wiki:Stub]]. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:
 
:A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article [[FamilySearch Wiki:Stub]]. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:
  
::*[[Brownsville, Illinois|Brownsville, Illinois]]
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::*For more Illinois Stub Pages Go to [[:Category:Illinois stubs|Illinois stubs]]
::*For more Illinois Stub Pages Go to [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:Illinois_stubs Illinois stubs]
 
  
=== Wanted Pages  ===
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==== Wanted Pages  ====
  
:A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a link to it, showing that they want a page on that topic created. For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: [http://bcove.me/m9ttknth Creating a Wiki Article] [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles].
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:A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a "red" link to it.  
  
:Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:
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For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: [http://bcove.me/m9ttknth Creating a Wiki Article] [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Local_Support/Consultant/BIG/Research_Wiki/CreatingandSearching/player.html Searching for and Creating Articles].
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*To Do: Go through Wikipedia for each town listed below to determine if it is a county seat. If not, remove it from the list. County seats, however, need some information added to the wiki. Follow the red links below to create a requested page:
  
::*[[Illinois and Michigan Canal|Illinois and Michigan Canal]]
 
::*[[Knox (1790-1809) County, Illinois|Knox (1790-1809) County, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Illinois Country|Illinois County]]
 
::*[[Illinois River|Illinois River]]
 
::*[[Illinois Introduction|Illinois Introduction]]
 
::*[[Liberty, Illinois|Liberty, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Honey Creek, Illinois|Honey Creek, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Concord, Illinois|Concord, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Kingston, Illinois|Kingston, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Bloomfield, Illinois|Bloomfield, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Spring Valley, Illinois|Spring Valley, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Riverside, Illinois|Riverside, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Melrose, Illinois|Melrose, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Meyer, Illinois|Meyer,Illinois]]
 
::*[[Mill Creek, Illinois|Mill Creek,Illinois]]
 
::*[[Hickory Grove, Illinois|Hickory, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Ursa, Illinois|Ursa, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Lima, Illinois|Lima, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Loraine, Illinois|Loraine, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Marblehead, Illinois|Marblehead, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Marcelline, Illinois|Marcelline, Illinois]]
 
::*[[McKee, Illinois|McKee, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Mendon, Illinois|Mendon, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Millville, Illinois|Millville, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Richfield, Illinois|Richfield, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Rock Creek, Illinois|Rock Creek, Illinois]]
 
::*[[North Quincy, Illinois|North Quincy, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Northeast, Illinois|Northeast, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Paloma, Illinois|Paloma, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Plainville, Illinois|Plainville, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Woodville, Illinois|Woodville, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Keene, Illinois|Keene, Illinois]]
 
::*[[Kellerville, Illinois|Kellerville, Illinois]]
 
::*[[La Prairie, Illinois|La Prairie, Illinois]]
 
 
::*[[Adams, Illinois|Adams, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Adams, Illinois|Adams, Illinois]]  
::*[[Beverly, Illinois|Beverly, Illinois]]
 
 
::*[[Blacks, Illinois|Blacks, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Blacks, Illinois|Blacks, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Calftown, Illinois|Calftown, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Calftown, Illinois|Calftown, Illinois]]  
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::*[[Golden, Illinois|Golden, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Golden, Illinois|Golden, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Centralia, Illinois|Centralia, Illinois]]  
 
::*[[Centralia, Illinois|Centralia, Illinois]]  
::*[[Edgewood, Illinois|Edgewood, Illinois]]
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::*[[Edgewood, Illinois|Edgewood, Illinois]]  
::*[[Flora, Illinois|Flora, Illinois]]
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::*[[Flora, Illinois|Flora, Illinois]]  
::*[[Hunter, Illinois|Hunter, Illinois]]
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::*[[Hunter, Illinois|Hunter, Illinois]]  
::*[[Bargerville,Illinois\Bargerville, Illinois]]
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::*[[Bargerville,Illinois\Bargerville, Illinois]]  
::*[[New Liberty, Illinois|New Liberty, Illinois]]
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::*[[New Liberty, Illinois|New Liberty, Illinois]]  
::*[[Round Knob, Illinois|Round Knob, Illinois]]
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::*[[Round Knob, Illinois|Round Knob, Illinois]]  
::*[[Unionville, Illinois|Unionville, Illinois]]
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::*[[Unionville, Illinois|Unionville, Illinois]]  
::*[[Washington Park, Illinois|Washington Park, Illinois]]
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::*[[Washington Park, Illinois|Washington Park, Illinois]]  
 
::*Look through the [[Special:WantedPages|list of wanted pages]]
 
::*Look through the [[Special:WantedPages|list of wanted pages]]
  
=== Maintaining Existing Pages  ===
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=== Maintain existing pages ===
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Some examples might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
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*[[Help:Categorization|Adding Categories]]
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance/General Cleanup|Repair Broken Links]]
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*Add information to your county and/or city pages.
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*Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
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*Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.
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*Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.
  
::Check and fix broken links  
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==== Check and fix broken links ====
 
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling|Patrolling]]  
 
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling|Patrolling]]  
 
::*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Patrolling#Patrolling_New_Pages|Patrolling New Pages]]  
 
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::*[[Share your knowledge by adding to the Wiki|How to Make Your First Edit]]
 
::*[[Share your knowledge by adding to the Wiki|How to Make Your First Edit]]
  
=== Specific Needs for Your Area ===
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=== Counties ===
  
:*1. State, county, and town histories often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.  
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*Link to online county and town histories. They often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.
:*2. If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the [mailto:support@familysearch.org Support Team]
 
  
 
=== Other Help Wanted Projects  ===
 
=== Other Help Wanted Projects  ===
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:If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Wiki|Wiki Help Wanted]] page that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.
 
:If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Wiki|Wiki Help Wanted]] page that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.
  
[[Category:Illinois]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
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[[Category:Illinois, United States]]

Latest revision as of 07:09, 14 December 2015

United States go to Illinois go to Help wanted on the Illinois pages

Find genealogy records: vital records (birth, marriage, and death), census, cemeteries, probate, land, libraries, societies, churches, newspapers, etc. for Illinois, the Land of Lincoln.

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Illinois Moderator: lembley

Ideas to improve Illinois wiki pages

Yellow Flowers.JPG

Using the Illinois wiki pages...
- Was there something you could not find?
- What will make the information clearer?
- Did you see something that needs to be added or updated?

Please post your ideas and suggestions below:

  • The Illinois Migration page needs a brief intro, and a map or two. It could use an explanation of how knowing these migration routes could help with a person's research. AdkinsWH 17:04, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Add or Update Content

If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the Support Team

Stub Pages

A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article FamilySearch Wiki:Stub. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:

Wanted Pages

A "Wanted Page" is a page that doesn't yet exist, but someone created a "red" link to it.

For online classes to learn how to create a new page or wiki article click here: Creating a Wiki Article Searching for and Creating Articles.


  • To Do: Go through Wikipedia for each town listed below to determine if it is a county seat. If not, remove it from the list. County seats, however, need some information added to the wiki. Follow the red links below to create a requested page:

Maintain existing pages

Some examples might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.

  • Adding Categories
  • Repair Broken Links
  • Add information to your county and/or city pages.
  • Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
  • Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.
  • Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.

Check and fix broken links

Counties

  • Link to online county and town histories. They often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.

Other Help Wanted Projects

If there are other areas of the FamilySearch Wiki you would like to volunteer for, we have a Wiki Help Wanted page that lists additional projects and areas where help is needed.