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[[Category:Ohio_Tasks|County Headings, Neighboring Counties]]
 
[[Category:Ohio_Tasks|County Headings, Neighboring Counties]]

Revision as of 19:33, 7 August 2012

WikiProject Ohio Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Ohio Tasks - County Headings, Neighboring Counties


Description

The purpose of this task is to verify the already-posted neighboring counties for each county. The list of neighboring counties is found under the Historical Facts heading and the county heading box.

New to the wiki? Questions about editing this project? See Wiki Project Ohio Style and Guidelines

Instructions

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

2. Find the neighboring counties listed under the heading Historical Facts and under the county heading box.

3. Scroll to the heading Neighboring Counties .

4. Go to *Wikipedia. Find the heading "adjacent counties" listed under "Geography".

5. Compare the Wikipedia page with the FamilySearch county page for correct neighboring county names and the geographical information (i.e. north, south, etc.).

  • If changes are needed, you may make those changes by editing in rich text or wikitext.
  • If you are new to the wiki, rich text may be easier for you to use.
  • You only need to edit in one style of text.

6. If no changes are needed, you have completed your task.

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


Rich Text editing instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Scroll to the section Neighboring Counties.
d. You will see an icon TemplateSymbolInRichEditor.png. This is a template symbol to separate the county names. Leave it in place between the counties. If you mistakenly remove this symbol between the county names do as follows while still in rich text editor:
1. Place your cursor where you want to replace the template symbol.
2. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
3. Click on the icon {T}. The icon will highlight blue and open an edit box.
4. Copy and paste {{·}} in the edit box.
5. Click OK.
e. If county names need to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Delete the incorrect county name by placing your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
3. Type in the correct name.
4. Highlight the county name you just typed.
5. Go to the toolbar at the top of the page.
6. Select the World icon with the link.
7. Type your county name below the work link in this format,"[Your County Name] County, Ohio".
- Capitalize the beginning of each word and place the comma as shown.
- An automatic search result will appear in the box below.
- Choose the result which exactly matches [Your county name] County, Ohio by clicking on it. This will link the county you typed to its page in the FamilySearch Wiki.
- Click OK.
f. If geographic information needs to be changed:
1. Edit as you would in any word processing program.
2. Place your cursor at the end of the word which needs editing.
3. Backspace to remove any incorrect words or letters.
4. Type in the correct words, adding parenthesis around the geographic description.
g. Find the yellow icon <R> in the text of the page. 
1. Click on the icon. This will highlight it blue.
2. Go to the toolbar near the top of the page. Click on the first blue <R>.
3. This will open a box to edit the Wikipedia reference.
4. Change the date which you accessed the Wikipedia information. (accessed 10 May 2012) to your date.
5. Click OK.
h. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited neighboring counties information".
i. Click on the box "Save Page".
j. Your task is complete.
k. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.


Wikitext editing instructions

a. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password.
b. Open the county page for editing by clicking on the button "Edit this page" near the upper right-hand corner of the page, opposite the county page title.
c. Click on the word 'Wikitext' in the top left corner of the toolbar.
d. Scroll to the section *'''Neighboring Counties''' .
e. Each county name is linked to the correct county wiki page by the wikitext as follows: [[(county name) County, Ohio|(county name)]]. When linked correctly, after the page is saved, the county name will be blue. This link takes the reader directly to the named county page.
f. Make any changes to the geographic description as needed.
g. The {{·}} after the geographical information for each county is called a template. You only see this template when editing in wikitext. It is a dot to separate the counties.
h. The Wikipedia reference looks as follows.
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "(County Name) County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(County name)_County,_Ohio (accessed '''add date''').</ref>
Replace "add date" with the date you accessed Wikipedia.
i. Add a summary sentence near the bottom of the page in the Summary box saying something like, "Edited neighboring counties information".
j. Click on the box "Save Page".
k. Your task is complete.
l. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Example



Complete Heading Example

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856*
1846*
1856*
1845
1795
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections



Reference

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).



 



Assignment Chart

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 Table 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. Type 4 ~~~~. 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 Verification".  
6. Click on the box "Save Page". 
7. You are now signed up to complete this task.

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.


County Date Completed Name/ Date Accepted
Adams    8/7/2012
  Cgmills 8/6/2012
Allen    8/7/2012

  Cgmills 17:14, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Ashland     
Ashtabula     
Athens     
Auglaize     
Belmont     
Brown     
Butler     
Carroll     
Champaign     
Clark     
Clermont     
Clinton     
Columbiana     
Coshocton     
Crawford     
Cuyahoga     
Darke     
Defiance     
Delaware     
Erie     
Fairfield     
Fayette     
Franklin     
Fulton     
Gallia     
Geauga     
Greene     
Guernsey     
Hamilton     
Hancock     
Hardin     
Harrison     
Henry     
Highland     
Hocking     
Holmes     
Huron     
Jackson     
Jefferson     
Knox     
Lake     
Lawrence     
Licking     
Logan     
Lorain     
Lucas     
Madison     
Mahoning     
Marion     
Medina     
Meigs     
Mercer     
Miami     
Monroe     
Montgomery     
Morgan     
Morrow     
Muskingum     
Noble     
Ottawa     
Paulding     
Perry     
Pickaway     
Pike     
Portage     
Preble     
Putnam     
Richland     
Ross     
Sandusky     
Scioto     
Seneca     
Shelby     
Stark     
Summit     
Trumbull     
Tuscarawas     
Union     
Van Wert     
Vinton     
Warren     
Washington     
Wayne     
Williams     
Wood     
Wyandot    8/7/2012   Cgmills 19:19, 7 August 2012 (UTC)