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Standardizing Breadcrumbs

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of the project is to standardize all breadcrumbs throughout the English Wiki

Contact[edit | edit source]

Jane Colmenares

Task List[edit | edit source]

No Breadcrumb on the Wiki Page?[edit | edit source]

  • If the page does not have a breadcrumb: Please list the page and link to the page here.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

There are various instructions and additional instructions for different pages in the wiki. The Instructions for U.S. County pages includes general instructions. Additional instructions will be added for any pages that need exceptions to what is already listed. Below is a list of all instructions:

U.S. County Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For U.S. County Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and sign up for state and a span of counties in that state to work on.

2. Copy the following template:
{{breadcrumb
| link1=
| link2=
| link3=
| link4=
| link5=
}}

3. Go to the first wiki page you are to fix and click on “Edit Source” to go to wikitext.

4. Go to the very top of the wiki page and paste the template copied from above. It should be above the breadcrumb that is already on the page.

5. Now copy the first part of the breadcrumb already on the page and paste that link directly after “|link1=” If you were working on a US county page, this should be the page for, United States Genealogy.

6. Go back to the original breadcrumb on the page, and copy the second link of the old breadcrumb.

7. Go back to the new template and paste the link directly after “|link2=” If you were working on a US county page, this should be the link for the state.

8. Continue to do this for all the supporting pages in the breadcrumb. Most of the time there are only 2 links before the name of the page (such as a US county). For some countries, there are 3 links before the name of the page (such as an English parish page).

9. For the last part of the breadcrumb, type in the name of the county directly after “| link5=”. For example, if the county is Aurora County, South Dakota, type in Aurora County. Do not include the word "genealogy" after the name of the page. If it is a really long page, you can abbreviate to just the basic information of the page. For example, for the page, Felling Christ Church, Durham Genealogy, you would only put: Felling Christ Church.

10. Once the breadcrumb is created, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Show preview". Check the top of the page to make sure the new breadcrumb looks correct. It should look like this:
Examplebreadcrumb.jpg

Wikitext for example:
{{breadcrumb
| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]
| link2= [[Alabama Genealogy|Alabama]]
| link3=
| link4=
| link5=[[Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy|Autauga County]]
}}

11. If the breadcrumb looks correct, go back to the top of the page and delete the old breadcrumb. Be careful not to delete anything else on the page.

12. In the Edit Summary field, type in: Formatted breadcrumb and save the page.

13. Return to the task list and go to the next wiki page on your list.

SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[United States Genealogy]] to [[United States Genealogy|United States]]
  • For counties, you should never list "North America" as the first breadcrumb. It should start with United States.

Examples[edit | edit source]

County page: Autauga County, Alabama Genealogy

U.S. State Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For U.S. State Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of states on the Task List to update the breadcrumb by going to the Task List
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.S. STATE PAGES:

  • Sidebar Template: Make sure the sidebar template is first on the page, with the breadcrumb directly after it. (This helps the sidebar go to the very top of the page). See example below.
  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[United States Genealogy]] to [[United States Genealogy|United States]]
  • For state pages, you should never list "North America" as the first breadcrumb. It should start with United States.
  • There will only be United States as the link before the state.

Examples[edit | edit source]

On a state page: Alabama, United States Genealogy

Wikitext example:
{{AL-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb
| link1=[[United_States Genealogy |United States]]
| link2=
| link3=
| link4=
| link5=[[Alabama, United States Genealogy|Alabama]]
}}


Country Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Country Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of countries to update breadcrumbs on the Task List.
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR COUNTRY PAGES:

  • Sidebar Template: Make sure the country sidebar template is first on the page, with the breadcrumb directly after it. (This helps the sidebar go to the very top of the page). See example below.
  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There will only be one breadcrumb before the country and that should be the region it is in.
  • The region you should use for each country is listed on the Task List.

Examples[edit | edit source]

On a country page: Afghanistan Genealogy

Wikitext example:
{{Afghanistan-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb
| link1=[[Asia|Asia]]
| link2=
| link3=
| link4=
| link5=[[Afghanistan Genealogy|Afghanistan]]
}}

England Parishes[edit | edit source]

Instructions For English Parish Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of parishes to update breadcrumbs on the Task List.
2. Go to the county and parish you signed up for: England Parishes
3. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARISH PAGES:

  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There are usually 4 to 5 links all together in a breadcrumb - depending on the page. This is the example of a normal parish page: 1) England 2) County 3) County parishes 4) Name of parish. For example, the breadcrumb would include: England > Bedfordshire > Bedfordshire Parishes > Ampthill
  • Sometimes there are so many parishes in one county that they have been split up into one more jurisdiction. When you see an additional jurisdiction on the parish page, add it to your new breadcrumb. A good example is the parish of Rufforth: England > Yorkshire Parishes K-R > West Riding of Yorkshire > Rufforth
  • Some counties have so many parishes, they have split up the page listing all the parishes over several pages, such as Yorkshire Parishes K-R. Be sure to include the additional information (K-R) in the breadcrumb. it should be listed on the old breadcrumb. See example below.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Country Topic Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Country Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of countries to update breadcrumbs on the Task List.
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR COUNTRY PAGES:

  • Sidebar Template: Make sure the country sidebar template is first on the page, with the breadcrumb directly after it. (This helps the sidebar go to the very top of the page). See example below.
  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There will only be one breadcrumb link before the topic for the page. That link is the country name. We will not include the continent or region it is in.

Examples[edit | edit source]

England County Topic Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Country Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of countries to update breadcrumbs on the Task List.
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENGLAND COUNTY PAGES:

  • Sidebar Template: Make sure the England county sidebar template is first on the page, with the breadcrumb directly after it. (This helps the sidebar go to the very top of the page). See example below.
  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Essex]] to [[Essex Genealogy|Essex]]
  • There are two breadcrumb links before the topic for the page. It is the country, England and the County name. We will not include the continent or region it is in.

Examples[edit | edit source]


U.S. Town Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For U.S. Town Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a county to update breadcrumbs on the Task List.
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.S. TOWN PAGES:

  • THERE IS NO SIDEBAR ON THESE PAGES
  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Essex]] to [[Essex Genealogy|Essex]]
  • There are three breadcrumb links before the town name. It includes the country, state, county (for example, United States, Massachusetts, Norfolk County).

Examples[edit | edit source]

Scandinavian Parishes[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Scandinavian Parish Pages[edit | edit source]

1. There are only two Cantons that have parish pages. 2. Sign up for a span of parishes to update breadcrumbs on the Task List
3. Go to the canton and parish you signed up for.
4. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARISH PAGES:

  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There are usually 3 links all together in a breadcrumb - depending on the page. This is the example of a normal parish page: 1) Switzerland 2) Canton 3) Name of parish. For example, the breadcrumb would include: Switzerland > Zürich > Bonstetten

Examples[edit | edit source]

Scotland Parishes[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Scotland Parish Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of parishes to update breadcrumbs on the Task List
2. Go to the county and parish you signed up for.
4. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARISH PAGES:

  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There are usually 3 links all together in a breadcrumb - depending on the page. This is the example of a normal parish page: 1) Scotland 2) County 3) Name of parish. For example, the breadcrumb would include: Scotland > Moray or Elginshire > Alves

Examples[edit | edit source]

Wales Parishes[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Wales Parish Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of parishes to update breadcrumbs on the Task List
2. Go to the county and parish you signed up for.
4. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARISH PAGES:

  • The breadcrumb should never include the word Genealogy on the page. If the old breadcrumb lists "genealogy" change the link so that just the locality appears in the breadcrumb. For example you would change the old link, [[Canada]] to [[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
  • There are usually 4 links all together in a breadcrumb for Wales parish pages. This is the example of a normal Wales parish page: 1) Wales 2) County 3) County parish page 4) Name of parish. For example, the breadcrumb would include: Wales > Anglesey > Anglesey Parishes > Aberffraw

Examples[edit | edit source]

Civil War Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions For Civil War Pages[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a span of states on the Task List to update the breadcrumb by going to the Task List
2. Use the instructions from Instructions For U.S. County Pages above to add the breadcrumb template and add the correct links to the template.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR CIVIL WAR PAGES:

  • The current breadcrumbs on the page are too large and will not fit in our current template. We will only have 4 links in the breadcrumb. This will include the state, state military, state in the civil war, name of regiment. For example: Colorado > Colorado Military > Colorado in the Civil War > 1st Regiment, Colorado Cavalry (Union)
  • Do not add any United States pages to the breadcrumb - even though it is in the old breadcrumb.

Examples[edit | edit source]

On a Civil War page: 1st Battalion, Maryland Infantry

Wikitext example:
{{breadcrumb
| link1=[[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]]
| link2=[[Maryland Military Records|Maryland Military]]
| link3=[[Maryland in the Civil War|Maryland in the Civil War]]
| link4=
| link5=[[1st Battalion, Maryland Infantry|1st Battalion, Maryland Infantry]]
}}

Mexico State Topic Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Sign up for a Mexico state to check on the task list.
2. Go to the Mexico state page and hover your mouse on the first link at the top of the sidebar.
3. If the link goes to a Mexico topic page, skip it.
4. If the link goes to a state Mexico topic page, right click on the link and open it in a new tab.
5. Go to the tab and check the breadcrumb on the page. If it is the old version, redo the breadcrumb using the template below as your starting point:

{{breadcrumb
| link1=[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]
| link2=
| link3=
| link4=
| link5=
}}

6. Use the breadcrumb structure: Mexico>STATE>TOPIC. For example: Mexico>Baja California>Civil Registration.
7. Link to example: Aguascalientes Biography

Misc. Sweden Pages[edit | edit source]

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the task page to sign up for a page and click on the link on the task list.
2. When on the Wiki page review and do the following:

  • Make sure the new breadcrumb is correct and on the page. If it is not, add the new breadcrumb to the page.
  • Remove the "Back to Sweden►" from the page
  • Click on, What links here" found under Tools on the side menu and check to make sure the list includes:
a. Links to a main Parish page, such as: Swedish Parish Pages A
b. Links to the county page for the parish, such as: Skaraborg County, Sweden Genealogy

3. Mark on the task list the results of your search for the additional links.