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Revision as of 00:49, 22 July 2008 by RitcheyMT (Added a lot of types of content people can add to place stubs)
What's a stub?
A stub is an article with little or no information. You are welcome to edit stub articles!
Stubs about places: Add information!
Many stubs are about places. There are many types of information you can easily add to a place page, including but not limited to:
- Ethnic groups
- Non-English Research Tools
- County Origin. For instance, if the place page is about a county, the page could contain information about the county's parent counties. This information is often on the Family History Library Catalog. Include minimalist/simple/crucial information rather than general information.
- Links to other helpful/relevant pages in Wiki
- Links to pages on local ethnic, religious, or racial groups
- Strategy docs/case studies
- Gazetteers/place finding aids
- Translation or handwriting guides
- Links to pertinent online forums and discussion groups
- Links to digitized county histories
- Timelines covering (destruction of records, natural disasters, major migrations, etc..)
- Genealogical/Historical Events in the local media
- Images of the place or its records
- Events that affect jurisdictions and records
- Events affecting many deaths or migrations
- Laws affecting adoptions, marriages, migrations, or record format
- Laws affecting record access
- Inventions (travel, migrations, etc.) epidemics, delays between inventions and their widespread acceptance (such as the Utah railroad)
- Information on wars and drafts
- Migration routes per time period