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Newberry Illinois boundaries list courtesy: Judy, Sammy, and James Tanner

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Changing Pages

Thanks for fixing the links. David may contact you about the Main Page idea. I understand both sides, but we need to compromise so everyone feels comfortable. When you wanted freedom to change the pages gives me pause. Making the pages intuitive for you, may not be intuitive for me or someone else. And I would hope you would trust the people on our team. Changing it may do more harm than good.

One good news, we have come to a compromise on the Quick Facts/History. We are going to use Historical Facts for the opening section. Since on the Manual of Style discussion page they have said the Local History is to be called History. And most of us did not like Quick Facts. David Samuelson and Beth have been discussing this for some time, I have talked with Mike R. about it too.

Lisa has some great additions to Land Records. And Charlene will be tackling Taxes. The Achives or South Carolina has some early ones we need to mention.

Let us know how we can help you. I'm glad we get to highlight South Carolina. I'm saddened that the poster wasn't prepared for Illinois, I was hoping we could pass that out our booth. I pushed for the poster with Laurie and Linda.

pnh 15:59, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


I hope you saw the last email. Most of us have been pulled off on to other projects that have to be done yesterday. We are moving ahead slowly. Hope you are having some fun. Look at Charleston, David has split Charleston county. Let us know what you think.pnh 00:42, 3 May 2011 (UTC)







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I have created my user page, i'll update it when i have more publications and free time. Thanks for the welcome!


Thank You

Thanks for your contributions to the Allegany County, Maryland page.  We have a FHC patron who came in last week, very excited to show us what he learned on the wiki and what he found in the digital collections of the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a result.  Being Catholic, he also pointed out to the us that Richmond (Virginia) is in that same Archdiocese. Good info! Now I just need to figure out how to incorporate that into the Richmond Virginia article...  I'm sure most of us wouldn't think to look in Baltimore, Maryland for Richmond, Virginia church records!  Lise 14:45, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your multiple contributions to the Virginia portion of the Wiki. Those links will be very helpful to those researching. I hope that you come back often to share your knowledge. I see that you are new on the Wiki, so if you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions, let me know! --Gregorybean Williamsburg VA 18:18, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Again, Thank you so much for your contributions. You have obviously spent a LOT of time contributing and I think it is amazing. Thank you so much. Gregorybean, Williamsburg, VA 02:30, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Your template for the Virginia infobox at the bottom of Virginia pages is amazing. Thank you so much for building it. You are doing great things for this Wiki. Thank you. Gregorybean, Williamsburg, VA 23:28, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia template

Hi Nathan,

I have rolled back your recent edits to the {{Wikipedia}} template that had caused the links to be malformed. Before doing so I tried to understand what you were trying to change but could not figure it out. It just looked like using the FCK editor had caused some of the code to be converted from natural text to coded text ie &#124. I would be pleased to help make changes that are need, just reply to this message or add your comments to the template talk page. --Steve 05:52, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Text Wrap Issue on Virginia page

Hi Nathan,

Below that great clickable map of Virginia counties, the text to the Research Tools section was bleeding into the margins of the page.  I reset the width to 100%, which pulls it back to the size of the text above the map and nav box.  But I'm guessing your intent was to let that text fill the width of the map and nav box? If that's the case, 196% was too wide.  FYI.  Lise 12:22, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Adoption sign inside infobox with custom text

Hi Nathan, I've made progress with request to add custom text to adoption signs and also placing them inside the an infobox. Take a look at Yell County, Arkansas as an example of what can now be done. I would be please to hear your feedback. --Steve 15:22, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Steve, Hey that's fantastic. I think that's just what we were looking for. I don't know if Wilma's in today (it was Turkey Day here in the States yesterday), but I'll touch bases with her early next week and see if we can start spreading this new sign! It looks great. Thanks again. Murphynw 15:25, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I have made the needed amendments to all the adoption sign templates so that they can now utilise the custom text field if required. I have also update the respective documentation. Look forwarding to hear from you and Wilma next week. Have a great weekend. --Steve 15:54, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Murphynw -- What category did you want to place these parishes into? The category selected is in red and has not been created. The title "County, Virginia" doesn't seem right. ccsmith 04:22, 31 January 2011 (UTC)


Nathan - thanks for your work to put the Louisiana parish court houses on each parish page. That was so needed and a welcome addition to each page. Best regards,  aberksan

Thanks from the Wiki:

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is delighted to let you know that the “Anderson County Kentucky” page you helped create was a Featured Article, highlighted on the Main Page of the Wiki 8/12/11, and remained there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work to help others quickly access records. Your contributions are appreciated and have assisted others in finding their ancestors.
You have made a difference in research!