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:*See [[WikiProject Ohio#Objectives|Wiki Project Ohio Objectives and Guiding Principles]].  
:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Jersey|Wiki Project New Jersey Objectives and Guiding Principles]].
:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ohio - Style and Guidelines|Wiki Project Ohio Style and Guidelines]].
:*See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Jersey - Style and Guidelines|Wiki Project New Jersey Style and Guidelines]].
<br> '''You may wish to print these instructions before you begin editing. '''<br>To Print:  
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Revision as of 18:31, 25 April 2013

WikiProject New Jersey Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project New Jersey Tasks - Tax Records Other Repositories


The purpose of this task is to add a template for other repositories for tax records. Add links to WorldCat, and Family History Library Catalog (FHLC).

This task is an intermediate task and requires some knowledge about or experience with writing 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.


1. Not all counties have records included in this task. 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. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

4. 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.

5. Click on the Taxation section in the Contents.

6. On the right side of the Taxation heading, click on the edit button that looks like a pencil in a box. This takes you to the Editing of that section.

7. Click on the word wikitext with in toolbox at the top left side of the edit box.

8. Put your cursor under the last information in the
=== Taxation === Section and then hit the enter key to put in a space and then copy the following template:

{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Adams|389770}}

9. In the template, replace the county Adams with the name of the county you are working on.

10. In the template, change the numbers listed with the number you obtain from doing the following:

While in the new FHLC on FamilySearch.org:
a. Put your county into the search "For" field, i.e. Adams, Ohio.
b. Click on the county name as it appears beneath what you are typing, and hit the Search button.
c. Select the taxation topic from the list.
d. Select any record listed in the taxation topic.
e. In the taxation record that you selected, under the "Subjects" heading select the link called "Ohio, (your county)– Taxation".
f. Click on this blue subject link (i.e. Ohio, Adams - Taxation).
g. In the upper left corner you will find a heading titled "Search" containing the term Subject Number. Under that is the heading "For" with a number. Copy the number in the "For" field.
h.Paste the number in template listed in #1 above replacing the number field in the template.

11. Hit enter on your keyboard.

12 In the 'Summary:' box at the bottom of the page put: Adding OH Tax Record repositories template.

13. Click on the Save Page button.

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

14. Mark theAssignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

15. Also, report your finished task on the Ohio FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

Section Example

Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mahoning Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Assignment Chart

Remember that NOT all counties have records included in this task. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit. 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. Not all counties have records included in this task. Choose from the counties listed in the table below.
4. 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.
5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams County for adding FamilySearch Tax Records Other respositories".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. You are now signed up to complete this task.
Return to Top of Page

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 Name/ Date Accepted Date Completed

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