FamilySearch Wiki:Wiki Project Connecticut Tasks - Church Intro

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The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to church records on Connecticut county pages.

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

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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.

General Instructions

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

2. Sign up on the County 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 County Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Task Instructions

1. Login to the FamilySearch using your FamilySearch login name and password.

2. Go to the Wiki. (ClickLearn, then click Research Wiki.)

3. In the search box, type wikiproject Connecticut .

a. Press Enter.

4. Click FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Connecticut . (This will usually be the first item on the list.)

5. On the Contents list, click 4.4 Newspapers and Church Records Tasks.

6. In the table, click Add Church Records Introduction.

7. On the next page, click once in the URL address box.

8. Copy the URL.

9. Click on the + next to the tab you are on.

10. On the new tab, paste the URL in the URL address box.

11. On the Contents list, click the County Assignment Chart you will work on.

12. Click on your chosen county name in the chart. This will take you to your county page.

13. On the Contents list, click Church or Church Records.

14. Open the Church Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

15. Click on the word Wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

16. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Church Records.

17. Click Enter to make a blank line.

18. Type the following:

{{TX Church Intro}}
Highlight and copy this to paste into other counties.

19. If there is any other text under the heading, be sure to place the intro template above the rest.

20. In Summary, type added church intro.

21. Click Save page.

22. Check that the Intro appeared.

23. Go to bottom of the page.

24. Click on the next county you will do on the county list.

25. Repeat steps 13-24.

26. When finished, go back to the other tab with the charts.

27. Go to the chart with the counties you worked on.

28. Click the Edit button for that chart.

29. Update the chart by adding 4 tildes in the appropriate boxes. Tildes are the capital of the key to the left of the 1 key.

30. In Summary, type updated A-B chart or the chart you updated.

31. Click Save page.

Example of Completed Heading

Example of a Completed Section

See Tolland County, Connecticut Church Records

Instructions for Filling Out the Assignment Charts

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 Family History Center".
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."

County Assignment Chart

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Fairfield Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Hartford Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Litchfield Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Middlesex Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
New Haven Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
New London Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC) Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Tolland Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC) Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Windham Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Cltooke1 19:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)