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  • Please use this template to create boilerplate repository pages describing each courthouse, recorder’s office, archive, library, museum, or other repository with one or more collections of interest to genealogists. Edit to fit each repository. Note there is a separate template for societies.
  • Use this template with common sense and flexibility. Consider the template only a guideline, not a final authority.
  • SeeTennessee State Library and ArchivesLibrary of CongressAllen County Public LibraryChurch History LibraryWorcester County, Maryland Courthouse and • Salt Lake City Public Library for examples of how a well-done finished page for how a repository would look.
  • To use this template to create a boilerplate repository page:
    • First create a new page with the name of the repository, e.g. Ohio State Archives, or Davis County, Utah Courthouse.
    • Then in the new page's edit box type {{subst:Repository}}  and click the Save page button twice.
    • Edit the resulting boilerplate page to fit your needs as you describe the repository. Delete instructions in brackets and unwanted sections of the template. Add whatever is appropriate.
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  repository@whatever.net


000 Santa's Workshop Lane
North Pole, AK 99999-9999

Telephone:[1]  800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000
Fax:  802-000-0000

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

{Please briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).[2] For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.[3]}




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Repository, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Source 1.
  2. Source 2.
  3. Source 3.

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