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=== Ethnic Groups  ===
 
=== Ethnic Groups  ===
  
(When there are significant records available for ethnic groups in a county, this topic and all it's subtopics should be moved to above Places / Localities and become Level 2 and 3 headings.)
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(When there are significant records available for ethnic groups in a county, this topic and all it's subtopics should be moved to above Places / Localities and become Level 2 and 3 headings.)  
  
'''What's the magic number?'''
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'''What's the magic number?'''  
  
I liked this idea immediately when someone mentioned it in Contributors' Meeting yesterday. What constitutes "significant records available?" That is, how would a contributor know when to move the Ethnic Groups section out of the Resources section to become a heading on the same level as Resources? It reminds me of fifth grade when my teacher was teaching me how to write an outline. She taught me rules around how many items are required before they get their own heading. I think the magic number was three. Then years later my ninth-grade teacher said it only takes one. So what's our magic number? [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 19:20, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
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I liked this idea immediately when someone mentioned it in Contributors' Meeting yesterday. What constitutes "significant records available?" That is, how would a contributor know when to move the Ethnic Groups section out of the Resources section to become a heading on the same level as Resources? It reminds me of fifth grade when my teacher was teaching me how to write an outline. She taught me rules around how many items are required before they get their own heading. I think the magic number was three. Then years later my ninth-grade teacher said it only takes one. So what's our magic number? [[User:RitcheyMT|RitcheyMT]] 19:20, 8 June 2011 (UTC)  
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<br> I disagree with subsuming ethnicity within localities.&nbsp; There could be an article about influx of groups over time that might include a mix (say, southern and eastern European immigrants coming to work in the mines in the 20th century would be common in southern IL and southern WV, but not necessarily elsewhere).&nbsp; There could be a summary of ethnicity shown in US Census statistics.
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I also think specific groups should not be listed.&nbsp; If there is specific material, headings can be added.&nbsp; In general I think the hugely space-consuming outline at top of page should be minimized and the font much smaller.
  
 
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==== Native American ====
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=== Land  ===
 
=== Land  ===

Revision as of 13:55, 9 June 2011

County Courthouse

(should be removed unless the county courthouse info cannot be contained within the county info box)

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Ethnic Groups

(When there are significant records available for ethnic groups in a county, this topic and all it's subtopics should be moved to above Places / Localities and become Level 2 and 3 headings.)

What's the magic number?

I liked this idea immediately when someone mentioned it in Contributors' Meeting yesterday. What constitutes "significant records available?" That is, how would a contributor know when to move the Ethnic Groups section out of the Resources section to become a heading on the same level as Resources? It reminds me of fifth grade when my teacher was teaching me how to write an outline. She taught me rules around how many items are required before they get their own heading. I think the magic number was three. Then years later my ninth-grade teacher said it only takes one. So what's our magic number? RitcheyMT 19:20, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


I disagree with subsuming ethnicity within localities.  There could be an article about influx of groups over time that might include a mix (say, southern and eastern European immigrants coming to work in the mines in the 20th century would be common in southern IL and southern WV, but not necessarily elsewhere).  There could be a summary of ethnicity shown in US Census statistics.

I also think specific groups should not be listed.  If there is specific material, headings can be added.  In general I think the hugely space-consuming outline at top of page should be minimized and the font much smaller.

African American

German

Irish

Native American

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

(IRAD has an index to collections for six different wars, plus records for Soldiers and Sailors home, etc.  See the list of Databases of Illinios Vetererans to see what wars and what records exist.)

War of 1812

(This should appear in St. Clair and Randolph County pages, and any counties with soldiers listed in the Database of Illinois War of 1812 Veterans.)

Winnebago War

Black Hawk

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Newspapers

Probate

(Remember to check the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970 to see if this county has digitized probate records available.)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

IRAD Depository

Family History Centers

Public Libraries

Web Sites

References