FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject California Tasks - Land and Property Intro

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Description

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to land and property records on California county pages.

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext.

New to the wiki?

  • See Help to request individual mentoring or to join community discussions.
  • See Editing Help – Online Video Demonstration.
  • See Editing Articles – Online Class.

Questions about editing this project?

You may wish to print these instructions before you begin editing.
To Print:

  • Go to the top right-hand corner of the page within the the white area.
  • Locate the word Print or the icon of a printer. Click on the icon.
  • Print.

Instructions

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit.

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign-up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

3. For each county, you will add information to the county page by editing in wikitext. Read the general instructions then follow the wikitext link to continued task directions about using wikitext to edit this project.

  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

4. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Wikitext Editing Instructions

1. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

2. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

3. Scroll to the heading Land and Property Records.

4. Open the Land and Property Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

5. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Land and Property Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard. This moves your cursor to a new line.

7. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Land and Property Records:

{{WA Land Intro}}

8.If there is any other text under the heading, be sure to place the intro template on a separate line before any additional text.

9. Save the page.

10. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.

Example of Completed Heading

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Example of a Completed Section

See Alameda County, California Land and Property

Assignment Chart Instructions

If you are accepting this task:

1. Sign in to the wiki at the upper right-hand corner of this page. Use your FamilySearch account username and password.
2. Open the Assignment Chart for editing by clicking on the check mark in the box at the right opposite the Assignment Table heading.
3. Place your cursor in the box under the heading Name/Date Task Accepted and opposite your county of choice.
4. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. Type 4 tildes (~). This symbol is located on the upper left-hand part of your keyboard, next to the number 1. The ~~~~ is an electronic signature and will leave your user name and date when you signed.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams County for adding Land Records".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. You are now signed up to complete this task.
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If you are completing this task:

  • Follow the same instructions as accepting the task, except place your cursor in the correct county box under the heading Date Completed. Change your summary sentence to something like, "Completed Adams County for societies." Thank you!

Assignment Chart

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Alameda MarkhamMJ 23:48, 27 June 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 23:48, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Alpine Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Amador Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Butte Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Calaveras Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Colusa Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Contra Costa Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Del Norte Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
El Dorado Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Fresno Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Glenn Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Humboldt Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Imperial Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Inyo Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Kern Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Kings Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Lake Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Lassen Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Los Angeles Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Madera Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Marin Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mariposa Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mendocino Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Merced Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Modoc Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Mono Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Monterey Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Napa Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Nevada Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Orange Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Placer Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Plumas Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Riverside Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sacramento Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Benito Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Bernardino Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Diego Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Francisco Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Joaquin Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Luis Obispo Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
San Mateo Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Barbara Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Clara Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Santa Cruz Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Shasta Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sierra Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Siskiyou Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Solano Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sonoma Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Stanislaus Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Sutter Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tehama Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Trinity Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tulare Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Tuolumne Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Ventura Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Yolo Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Yuba Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:34, 28 June 2013 (UTC)