FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Jersey Tasks-Ancestry Vital Records Part B

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Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to locate pertinent vital record databases on and add the information and links to the New Jersey County pages on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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Questions about editing this project?

You may wish to open a separate "window" for these instructions so that you won't lose them while following each step.
To Open another window:

  • Click on a tab at the top of the brower and then navigate back to the FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New Jersey.

Or you may wish to print the 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.

General Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit. Only counties with vital records on Ancestry are included in the assignment chart.

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

Instructions for Ancestry Vital Records Part B[edit | edit source]

1. You will now add entries into the FamilySearch Wiki. First, click at the following link to go to Jersey/Default.aspx

2. Once at the website, look to the right of the webpage and click on the county you have chosen to work on. A list of all applicable databases for that county will appear.

3. Review the databases listed for that county to determine which ones may be added under the birth, marriage, death or divorce headings in the Vital Record section on the FamilySearch county wiki page.

4. If there are no records for your selected county, your task is done. Follow the instructions below to report a completed task. If there are records, continue to task #5.

5. Open for the FamilySearch county wiki page once again and scroll to Vital Records. Click the edit box, which is the small box to the far right of the heading, Vital Records. Then click on the word, wikitext, which is in the top left corner of the edit box. This will bring you to the wiki text field.

6. You will now enter the databases found in ancestry into the FamilySearch county wiki page under the appropriate heading of birth, marriage, death or divorce. The format is:

  • (a) Type a : (colon)
  • (b) Type a * (star)
  • (c) the years bolded if there are years indicated in the title.
To bold the years, place three ''' before and after the years.
Add a space, a dash and another space after the years
  • (d) Add the entry with accompanying url link: [url(web address) of the collection SPACE title of the collection] The entire link and title must be enclosed by brackets [ ]
  • Url (Web Address) of the collection: To get to the url or web address of the book, be sure you have clicked on the title of the collection, which will take you to a summary page. This is the page with the web address (url) that will go into the FamilySearch wiki.
  • Begin by typing a bracket: [
  • To add the url link, hover the cursor over the url or web address on the ancestry website page. This is at the top of the page in the web address box. Right click your mouse. This will highlight the address and an edit box will appear. Right click on COPY. Return to the wiki county page and after the [ right click and PASTE.
  • Space It is important to but one space between the url and the title.
  • Title of the collection: Author, Title in italics
  • For the author,type the last name, comma, and then the first name. If there is the name of a society or a series of authors, type them as written. If there is not author indicated, begin the entry with the title.
  • To make italics put two '' before and after the title. Be sure to capitalize the proper words in the title.
  • End by typing another bracket: ]
  • (e) Copy and paste the following phrase: at [] ($)
  • (f) Add a brief description, if needed, such as "not complete," "index only," or "index and images," "transcription."

7. In the "Summary" box at the bottom of the page add the words, "Added Ancestry Vital Records" and then click the Save page button.

8. Follow the instructions below to report a completed task.

Examples[edit | edit source]

EXAMPLE In Wiki Text


  • [ Marriage Records, Hamilton County, Ohio] at [] ($); book transcription.


  • 1800–1850 [ Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio] at [] ($); book transcription

EXAMPLE – Finished Saved Entry

Example of a Completed Section[edit | edit source]

See Atlantic County, New Jersey 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. 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 signed.
5. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Preble County for adding ancestry vital records".
6. Click on the box "Save Page".
7. 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 Preble County for ancestry vital records."
County Name/ Date Accepted Date Completed
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