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Purpose[edit | edit source]

Adding online digitized county books to Local County Histories heading on the county pages

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

We will be checking several online sources to find any county histories that are digital and online. This includes, FamilySearch, Ancestry, and Hathitrust. To simplify the process, it is broken into 3 separate parts. You must do them in order.

Part A - FamilySearch[edit | edit source]

Step 1: Finding Online Digital County Histories in FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

1. Go to FamilySearch Catalog

2. Type in county name you are working on in the place field.

3. Go to Histories topic. If you typed in Adams County, Nebraska, the correct link would be: United States, Nebraska, Adams - History

4. Click on the first record listed. NOTE: avoid any journal articles and city directories. We are going to focus on only county history books.

5. Read the description to see if a copy of the book is available on FamilySearch. You will see a red link under Notes, the book is online at FamilySearch.

  • If there is a red link: Go to Step 2.
  • If there is no red link listed, go to the next book entry in the catalog the county and check to see if it is online. If none of the books are online, Repeat until there are no more books. Then, go to Part B.

Step 2: Enter digitized books in bullet list under Local Histories heading[edit | edit source]

1. If there is a red link to a digitized version of the book, you will enter the book using the following instructions.

2.You can go to a sandbox page or directly edit to the county page. We suggest because others maybe saving on the county pages with other projects to use one of your sandbox pages.

3. Go to your sandbox page, use the following format order to enter the information about the book:

a. (A bullet should be added to each book citation)
b. Title of book in italics
c. Year of publication
d. Add the word “By” and then put the author’s full name, starting with first name
e. Add publication information, using the following: publication location, followed by semi-colon, publisher.

Examples:

  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties, Nebraska. 1890. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Pub. Co.
  • Adams County: a Story of the Great Plains 1972. By Dorothy Weyer Creigh. Hastings, Nebraska: Adams County-Hastings Centennial Commission.

Wikitext examples:
*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Adams, Clay, Hall and Hamilton Counties, Nebraska.'' 1890. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Pub. Co.
*''Adams County: a Story of the Great Plains'' 1972. By Dorothy Weyer Creigh. Hastings, Nebraska: Adams County-Hastings Centennial Commission.

Words of guidance:

  • Capitalize the complete title even though it is not in the catalog
  • If the title is really long, just give the first portion of the title and leave off the rest.
  • If there is ever information missing use the following guidelines:
    • Missing author, just leave it off.
    • Missing publication date: use n.d.
    • Missing publication place: use n.p.
    • Missing publisher: use n.p.

Example:

Step 3: Add FS link to reference entry[edit | edit source]

1. After creating the book entry reference, we need to link it to the digital image. Do the following steps.

2. Add the following wikitext at the end of the entry:

Online at:

3. Return to the book entry in the FamilySearch catalog and click on the red link opening the digitized book in a new browser.

3. Look for the IE number in the URL of the book.

 For example, the IE number is 926835 in this URL:

https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE926835

4. In wikitext, add the following template putting the IE number after the first pipe (|). The IE number from above has been added in this example:

{{FSbook|926835}}

5. Add the the completed template after, "Online at:" at the end of the book citation. Example:

9. To find other locations the book may be located, open an Internet browser and Google the title of the book. Search the results list to see if the book is found online. Only 3 links are put in each book listed.
a. ANCESTRY:
i. If you find a link for a book on Ancestry.com copy the URL.
ii. On the wiki after the other online book links already listed, type the word, “Ancestry” and add an external link to the book.
b. HATHITRUST:
i. If you find a link for a book on HathiTrust copy the URL.
ii. On the wiki after the other online book links already listed, type the word, “HathiTrust” and add an external link to the book.

10. Add WorldCat entry after the links to the online books.
a. Go back to the FS Catalog entry and locate the link, “View this catalog record in WorldCat for other possible copy locations.
b. Look for the ID number in the URL of the book. Example: http://www.worldcat.org/title/kingdome-of-accawmacke-or-the-eastern-shore-of-virginia-in-the-seventeenth-century/oclc/914369&referer=brief_results
c. 914369 is the ID number.
d. In wiki text, add the following putting the ID number after the first pipe (|). The ID number from the above URL has been added in this example:
{{WorldCat|914369|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}
e. Add the completed templet above after the last listed digital version of the book and before any general notes or comments about the book.

11. You can add any comments about the book you think is necessary after the worldcat link and end the entry with a period.

12. Add in the edit summary at the bottom of the page, added online book and save the page.

13. Check your entry to see if it looks correct and the links work.

14. Once you are done, return to the FamilySearch catalog and go to the next book listed. If there are no more books, go to the next county and start the process again.

REMEMBER:

  • Each book should be its own bullet.
  • Books/sources should be listed in alphabetical order by title on the county page
  • Online versions of the books should be separated by commas
  • A semi-colon should be
  • “Online at:” should be used to indicate copies of digital versions online.
  • Link to at least 3 digital versions of the book if possible.
  • When linking to digital versions, use this list of priority:
  • Family History books online (free)
  • HathiTrust (free)
  • Ancestry.com ($)
  • If the digital image is not free, include a “$” after the link. Do not put it in parenthesis but instead use a dash.


EXAMPLE OF COMPLETE ENTRY:

• Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke or the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. 1911. By Jennings Cropper Wise. Richmond, Va.: Bell Book and Stationery Co. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library, Internet Archive, Ancestry - $; At various libraries (WorldCat). This is a reprint of the 1899 original book.

EXAMPLE OF WIKITEXT:

*‘’Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke or the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century.’’ 1911. By Jennings Cropper Wise. Richmond, Va.: Bell Book and Stationery Co. Online at: {{FSbook|926835}}, [https://archive.org/details/yekingdomeofacca00wise Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=8jcUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{WorldCat|914369|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. This is a reprint of the 1899 original book.

Example[edit | edit source]

For an example of what this heading should look like when it is complete, click here.


3. Once you have added the wikitext, preview the page by clicking on, Show Preview at the bottom of the page. Check your work to make sure it looks like it should. Make any necessary adjustments.


4. Go to the bottom of the page and enter "added land databases" in the edit summary box and save the page.


5. You are now done with the task. Go to the next County on your list.