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Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to vital records on Indiana county pages.

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext.

New to the wiki?

  • See Help to request individual mentoring or to join community discussions.
  • See Editing Help – Online Video Demonstration.
  • See Editing Articles – Online Class.

Questions about editing this project?

You may wish to print these instructions before you begin editing.
To Print:

  • Go to the top right-hand corner of the page within the the white area.
  • Locate the word Print or the icon of a printer. Click on the icon.
  • Print.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

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

2. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign-up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

3. For each county, you will add information to the county page by editing in wikitext. Read the general instructions then follow the wikitext link to continued task directions about using wikitext to edit this project.

  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

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

5. Also, report your finished task on the Indiana FamilySearch Completed Task Google Form. Follow the instructions on the Google form. This step is important for documenting completed wiki volunteer work. Thank you!

Wikitext Editing Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

2. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

3. Scroll to the heading Vital Records.

4. Open the Vital Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

5. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Vital Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard.

7. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Vital Records:

{{IN Vital Intro}}

8. Add your summary the bottom of the county page. Added vital intro

9. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.

Example of Completed Heading[edit | edit source]

See Indiana Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Indiana.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Beginning with the formation of each county, marriage records have been maintained. Birth and death records were recorded by the county health office beginning in 1882. These records are kept in the county. The State Board of Health began mandatory recording of births in October 1907 and deaths in January 1900. Monroe County Probate Court The [Division of Vital Records]

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Monroe County Probate Court. with divorce records located with the Monroe County Clerk of Courts.

Example of a Completed Section[edit | edit source]

See Monroe County, Indiana Vital Records

Assignment Chart[edit | edit source]

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 Chart 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. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. Type 4 tildes (~). 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 sign.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Monroe County for adding Family History Center".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. 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. Change your summary sentence to something like, "Completed Monroe County for societies."

Indiana County Assignment Chart[edit | edit source]

County Name/Date accepted Date Completed
Adams done done
Allen done done
Bartholomew done done
Benton done done
Blackford done done
Boone done done
Brown done done
Carroll done done
Cass done done
Clark done done
Clinton done done
Crawford done done
Daviess done done
De Kalb done done
Dearborn done done
Decatur done done
Delaware done done
Dubois done done
Elkhart done done
Fayette done done
Floyd done done
Fountain done done
Franklin done done
Fulton done done
Gibson done done
Grant done done
Greene done done
Hamilton done done
Hancock done done
Harrison done done
Hendricks done done
Henry done done
Howard done done
Huntington done done
Jackson done done
Jasper done done
Jay done done
Jefferson done done
Jennings done done
Johnson done done
Knox done done
Kosciusko done done
La Porte done done
La Grange done done
Lake done done
Lawrence done done
Madison done done
Marion done done
Marshall done done
Martin done done
Miami done done
Monroe done done
Montgomery done done
Morgan done done
Newton done done
Noble done done
Ohio done done
Orange done done
Owen done done
Parke done done
Perry done done
Pike done done
Porter done done
Posey done done
Pulaski done done
Putnam done done
Randolph done done
Ripley done done
Rush done done
Scott done done
Shelby done done
Spencer done done
St. Joseph done done
Starke done done
Steuben done done
Sullivan done done
Switzerland done done
Tippecanoe done done
Tipton done done
Union done done
Vanderburgh done done
Vermillion done done
Vigo done done
Wabash done done
Warren done done
Warrick done done
Washington done done
Wayne done done
Wells done done
White done done
Whitley done done