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FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Dade Parish Registers

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Welcome to the England WikiProject! We are indentifying the specific parishes that used the Dade format for recording information in parish registers.

We invite you to add whatever you know about the records. Working together, we can all benefit from the knowledge of community members on the Wiki.

If you have questions, or need some guidance on what to add or how to do so, feel free to contact the project leader or other team members.

Darris G. Williams, Project Leader

Project Scope

The intention is to list all Dade style parish registers. Barrington registers will be listed in a separate project. The following details will be listed:

  • parish name
  • county
  • diocese
  • start and end dates
  • indexes
  • transcripts
  • availability

Project Components

Periodical Review

  • Local Population Studies
  • Periodical Source Index

Orientation challenges

  1. Register and e-mail your username to the team.
  2. Learn basic editing by tweaking your user page and e-mail the team when you're done.
  3. Learn intermediate editing on The Editing Tool and e-mail the team when you're done.
  4. Visit Help:Edit and Contribute to see all the kinds of instructions the wiki has for various things you'll want to do as you edit pages. (From any wiki page you can navigate to this by clicking Help on the navigation bar and then clicking Edit & Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki.)
  5. Read FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics to understand what kinds of topics are inside (or outside) the wiki's scope. E-mail the team when you've finished. 
  6. Be aware that editing on the wiki works best in Internet Explorer 7. (Yes, I'm a Firefox person too, but the editing software on this site happens to work better in IE. And IE7 works better than IE6.)
  7. Check out Create an internal link and Create an external link to learn how to make hyperlinks on the wiki.
  8. Read FamilySearch Wiki:Guiding Principles to understand the culture of this wiki. This'll give you a high-level understanding of what to expect from other community members.
  9. Briefly scan the bold text in FamilySearch Wiki:Policies. Don't read it, just scan it and be aware that it's there so you can refer to it when needed. (Reading this word for word is a super cure for insomnia.)

Goals and tasks