FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Fix Starting Dates for Records

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Task Description

Use Ancestry's RedBook to add starting dates for records, as mentioned in the top table on each of Utah's 29 counties.

Why Changes Are Needed

The chart now at the top of each county was added to get users to information more quickly.

The process of adding that chart was extensive, not allowing time and effort to verify and footnote where the information came from.

Therefore, starting dates need to be verified and footnoted, so everyone knows the source for those dates.

Steps

Prep

A. Get the Red Book

The edition to use is: Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.

B. Sign up for a county

1. Go to the Sign up Chart and follow directions to sign up for a county.

2. Type the name of that county in the Summary box and Save Page

3. Click to the County

Add the Citation for Dates

A. Add the Citation

1. On the county page, click Edit. (NOT in Wikitext)

2. Place the cursor after the word in the green(ish) area

3. Copy the following citation:

Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.

In the Red Book, find the date Birth records started in the county. Fix the year in the chart, if needed.

3. Create the reference footnote: Copy the following citation:

Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.

Click the Add/Edit References icon


Paste the citation, change the page # from "479" to the correct page in the Red Book, and click OK

Sign up Chart

Volunteers are needed to check all 29 counties, making additions and changes requested above. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the county(s) you choose for this task. This will automatically show your username and the date you signed up.

Beaver — Grand Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Beaver . . .
Box Elder . . .
Cache . . .
Carbon . . .
Daggett . . .
Davis . . .
Duchesne . . .
Emery . . .
Garfield . . .
Grand . . .

Iron — San Juan Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Iron . . .
Juab . . .
Kane . . .
Millard . . .
Morgan . . .
Piute . . .
Rich . . .
Salt Lake . . .
San Juan . . .
Sanpete . . .

Sanpete — Weber Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Sevier . . .
Summitt . . .
Tooele . . .
Uintah . . .
Utah . . .
Wasatch . . .
Washington . . .
Wayne . . .
Weber . . .