FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Newspapers

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Task Description

Copy preset newspaper paragraphs (templates) and links under the "Newspapers" heading for each of Utah's 29 counties. Then adapt the paragraphs and links to the county.

FYI: Using templates allows wording to be consistent from county to county. Changes can be made in one place and appear wherever those templates were posted.

It is expected that this task will take 15 - 30 minutes per county.


Step 1. Prep

A. Open a new window for the county page
  • Why? Having two windows opened makes it easy to switch between this "Task" page and the county page.
    • Tip: Sign in to the Wiki first, and you will be signed in for both windows.
  • To open a new window:
    • Right-click Project page (located below the dark "Learn More" button in the shaded area at the right).
    • Select Open in new window from the options

Once you have two windows opened, switch back and forth between them by holding the Alt key down and pressing the Tab key (Alt+Tab). Neet trick.

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 (such as Garfield) in the Summary box and Save Page

3. Click to the County

Step 2. Put the templates on the county page

A. Copy the templates

1. Alt+Tab to get back to this task page

2. Copy (highlight, then Ctrl+C) the following cryptic template and link codes (NOT in Edit mode):

**''[title of newspaper]'' and ''[title of newspaper]'', covering 1881-1929 are included.
*[ Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Beaver County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}

B. Paste the templates

1. Alt+Tab to switch to the county page

2. In edit mode (WikiText)

  • Place the cursor under the Newspapers heading
  • Paste the cryptic stuff

3. In the Summary, write "Copied newspaper templates"

4. Save page.

Step 3. Adapt the templates to the county

A. Utah Digital Newspapers

1. Click to the Digital Newspapers project to identify the newspapers digitized for this county.

  • Click the link to Utah Digital Newspapers project, and select Browse
  • From the map, click the current county

2. Adapt names/dates to this county

  • If 3 or fewer newspapers are listed, change [Title of newspaper] to the names of the specific newspapers
  • If more than three newspapers are listed, replace [title of newspaper] with "Several newspapers covering..."
  • No matter how many newspapers are listed, add the appropriate date range in " covering [dates]..."

3. Review what others had put in the Newspapers heading previously.

  • Adapt any that pertain to the Digital Newspapers project to our format.
  • Otherwise, just leave them alone, but write a comment in the "remarks" column on this task page. (This allows them to reviewed without holding up the task)
B. Chronicling America

1. Change "=Utah&county=Beaver" to current county.

2. Change "**[[Beaver County, Utah " to current county.
(Yes, it's just that simple.)

FYI: This creates a link to a blank page. I will use your link and in Excel create the town and date list and the page (almost automatically). It's too tough to explain, and easy to do for 29 counties.

3. Type in the Summary, "Adapted links to current county" and Save page

Step 4. Update this task page for that county

A. Update the sign up chart

1. Your choice: use 4 tildes ~~~~ or just put the date in the "Date completed" column.
2. Make any remarks (As you do this task, you may have wording or other changes to suggest. Or there may be other content for that county to be reviewed later.) 3. In the Summary write "completed ___ county" and Save page

Step 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the next county

Sign up Chart

Volunteers are needed to check all 29 counties, adding items as appropriate. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the counties 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 . Loisfowles 16:10, 14 May 2012 (UTC) .
Box Elder Liz Snow 19:36, 11 April 2012 (UTC) 16 Apr 2012 got an error when trying to edit, so I will try again another day.
Cache  Liz Snow 04:33, 17 April 2012 (UTC) 17 April 2012
Carbon Liz Snow 00:28, 18 April 2012 (UTC) 17 April 2012  no problems with this county.
Daggett . . .
Davis .JanaStokes 18:06, 11 April 2012 (UTC) .11 April 2012
.nothing crashed, whew :)
Duchesne . . .
Emery . . .
Garfield . . .
Grand . . .

Iron — Sanpete Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Iron . . .
Juab . . .
Kane .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Millard .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Morgan .JanaStokes 23:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Piute .JanaStokes 23:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Rich .JanaStokes 22:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Salt Lake . . .
San Juan .JanaStokes 22:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 23:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .use + for space betw 2 word county
Sanpete .JanaStokes 22:48, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 22:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .

Sevier — Weber Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Sevier .JanaStokes 18:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 18:18, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Summitt .JanaStokes 18:08, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 18:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Tooele .JanaStokes 17:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .JanaStokes 18:08, 22 April 2012 (UTC) .
Uintah .JanaStokes 19:05, 13 April 2012 (UTC) .13 Apr 2012
Utah .JanaStokes 18:16, 13 April 2012 (UTC) .13 Apr 2012
.This county already has a separate Utah County Newspaper page. Yikes--we so haven't covered this issue! See county page and separate Utah co. newsaper page and talk page for how I attempted to handle it.
Wasatch .JanaStokes 15:54, 13 April 2012 (UTC) .13 Apr 2012
Washington .JanaStokes 15:26, 13 April 2012 (UTC) .13 Apr 2012
.finding I tend to put present day newspaper website links that are already on bottom of newspaper template; not that we are really listing things chronologically;
Wayne .JanaStokes 15:19, 13 April 2012 (UTC) .13 Apr 2012
.no utah dig. sources for wash; but left template in w/ indented bullet "none at present time"; thought might be better than removing altogether??...we did opposite w/ FHL cat template--since there were no links we didn't put in...guess I thought might be greater probabliity that Utah Digit. might soon get a source whereas FHL not so likely..true thought?
Weber .JanaStokes 15:43, 12 April 2012 (UTC) .12 Apr 2012
.should title newspaper be italized?; none were on this page; there is italiz. on Davis page.; Sentinel News is not in Chronicaling America