FamilySearch Catalog Entry Template

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WikiProject New York Gotoarrow.png FamilySearch Catalog Entry Template (formerly FamilySearch Catalog Entry Template)

How to Use an FHL Entry Template

1. The format for the varying FamilySearch Catalog entry templates is found below: US/CAN Wikicode Templates

2. The most difficult part of this process is locating the item number required in the template. This is found in the URL (web address) of the source being referenced. The example following is a URL for Kankakee County, Illinois probate records. Note that at the end of the URL is the word “ item” followed by a percent sign, a number and a letter. The item number follows the letter “F” as highlighted below. Hint: The easiest way to capture that number is to place your cursor on top of the number, double click on top of the number and it will automatically highlight so that you can easily copy and paste. Sometimes it picks up the letter as well, so the letter will need to be deleted when pasted into the template.

3. There may be occasions when you will want to include a FamilySearch Catalog subject template. To find the subject number, click on a catalog item such as “Historical encyclopedia of Illinois.” You will note that half way down the page there is a “Subject” area. Click on the subject you are interested in such as “Illinois, Kankakee – History” The URL for all the items in this subject includes a number at the end after the words “subject_id&searchCriteria=” as highlighted below.

4. You may also wish to have a FamilySearch Catalog place search template which will direct the researcher to the records available for a place. For example, you may wish to direct the researcher the town of Albion in the county of Peel in Ontario (Canada). To create this template, you simply add the words of the place after FHL| as the following example: {{FHL|Ontario, Peel, Albion|place}}
Be sure to put the place names in the order they appear in the catalog such as:  State, County, Town or Province, County, Town (Illinois, Kankakee, Momence or Ontario, Peel, Albion).

FSC Book title number|item|disp=FHL book call #}} 955440|item|disp=FHL book 941.5 D27gj 1999}}
FSC Film (only one) title number|item|disp=FHL film film #}} 63575|item|disp=FHL film 155854}}
FSC Film (span) title number|item|disp=FHL films film numbers with N-dash}} 63575|item|disp=FHL films 155854–60}}
FSC Film (span – non consecutive) title number|item|disp=FHL film first film # (first of # of films)}} 63575|item|disp=FHL film 155854 (first of 300)}}
FSC Fiche title number|item|disp=FHL fiche fiche #}} 125674|item|disp=FHL fiche 6112233}}
FSC Film and Book title number|item|disp=FHL film film #; book call #}} 63575|item|disp=FHL film 155854; book 977.4 H2b}}
FSC Film, Fiche, Book title number|item|disp=FHL film film #; fiche fiche #; book call #}} 63575|item|disp=FHL film 155854; fiche 6111111; book 977.4 H2b}}
FSC Subject Template subject number|subject_id|disp=name of subject}} 365370|subject_id|disp=Illinois, St. Clair – Vital Records}} 
FSC Place Search full name of the place|place}} Ontario, Peel, Albion|place}}

Italicized words contain description of changing text for each template.