FamilySearchWiki:WikiProject: Updating Societies Pages for 2021 and Caribbean Countries

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Project Leader[edit | edit source]

Heather Mecham

Purpose[edit | edit source]

Updating and creating pages for Societies pages.

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Sample Pages[edit | edit source]

Costa Rica Societies
Dominica Societies

Project Instructions[edit | edit source]

Part 1: Set Up a Sandbox[edit | edit source]

1. Open a sandbox and copy and paste the code below into the sandbox.

== Genealogical Societies ==

== Historical Societies ==

== Other Societies ==

==Additional Resources==

2. Click save.

Part 2: Select a Country[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the task list.

2. Put you name in the name column on the same line as the country you want to work on.

3. Click the name of the country. It will take you to the existing Wiki societies page for your country.

Part 3: Move Resources to the Sandbox that Belong on the Page[edit | edit source]

1. Move each society/resource from the existing Wiki societies page to your sandbox one at a time. Leave out any broken links.

2. Entries with naked links need to be fixed. This is when a URL is added to the Wiki without being named and without brackets around it. See screenshots below of what one looks like.

Naked link ex 1.PNG

Naked link ex 2.PNG

3. You can fix them by copying and pasting the code below into your sandbox.

[URL NAME OF SOCIETY]

3. Replace the URL for the society in place of URL in the code you copied and pasted.

4. Replace the words NAME OF SOCIETY in the code you copied and pasted with the name of the society.

5. Any message boards can be moved from the Genealogical Societies heading to the Additional Resources Heading.

6. Reformat the message board entries using the following code.

*[URL WEBSITE NAME Message Board for COUNTRY NAME]

7. Copy the URL from the message board and paste it into the code.

8. Replace WEBSITE NAME with the name of the site where the message board is hosted.

9. Replace COUNTRY NAME with the name of the the country. See below for example.

Part 4: Update the Genealogical Societies Section[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the "Genealogical Societies" heading in your sandbox.

2. Check the societies for broken links, try searching Google for working links and replace them..

2. If there are no genealogical societies for the page, search for them on Google.

3. You may need to search for them in the language of the country. Use Google translate to search for them. Example search terms: Costa Rica Genealogical Society or Sociedad Genealógica de Costa Rica.

4.When you find a society, add it under the "Genealogical Societies" heading. You can copy and paste the code below to help you format it correctly.


'''NAME OF SOCIETY'''<br>
ADDRESS <br>
Email: <br>
Website: [URL NAME OF SOCIETY]



5. Replace NAME OF SOCIETY with the name of the society.

6. Replace ADDRESS with the address.

7. Add the email to the email line.

8. On the line marked website, replace URL with the URL of the society's page and NAME OF SOCIETY with the name of the society. You may not have information for every line. See examples below.

Costa Rican Academy of Genealogical Sciences
Barrio La Soledad
Avenida 4
between Calles 9 and 11
ICOMOS headquarters
Apdo. 1246-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Email: academia.crc.genealogía@gmail.com
Website: Costa Rican Academy of Genealogical Sciences

The Genealogy and History Association of Costa Rica (Asogehi)
Email: asogehi@gmail.com
Website: The Genealogy and History Association of Costa Rica (Asogehi)

9. If you do not find any societies, copy and paste the code below.

There are no known genealogical societies in COUNTRY.

10. Replace COUNTRY with the name of the country.

Part 5: Update the Historical Societies Section[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the heading "Historical Societies".

2. If there are societies listed there, replace any broken links found in Part 4.

3. Do a Google search to find these societies and replace them.

4. Once those links are fixed, go to part 7.

3. If there are no societies listed, use Google search to try to find them.

4. You may need to search for them in the language of the country. Use Google translate to search for them.

Example search terms: Costa Rica historical society or sociedad historica de Costa Rica.

4. Add the information where you find societies. You can copy and paste the code below to help you format it correctly.


'''NAME OF SOCIETY'''<br>
ADDRESS <br>
Email: <br>
Website: [URL NAME OF SOCIETY]



5. Replace NAME OF SOCIETY with the name of the society.

6. Replace ADDRESS with the address.

7. Add the email to the email line.

8. On the line marked website, replace URL with the URL of the society's page and NAME OF SOCIETY with the name of the society. You may not have information for every line. See examples below.

Costa Rican Academy of Genealogical Sciences
Barrio La Soledad
Avenida 4
between Calles 9 and 11
ICOMOS headquarters
Apdo. 1246-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Email: academia.crc.genealogía@gmail.com
Website: Costa Rican Academy of Genealogical Sciences

The Genealogy and History Association of Costa Rica (Asogehi)
Email: asogehi@gmail.com
Website: The Genealogy and History Association of Costa Rica (Asogehi)

9. If you do not find any societies, copy and paste the code below.

There are no known historical societies in COUNTRY.

10. Replace COUNTRY with the name of the country.

Part 6: Skip the Other Societies Heading[edit | edit source]

1. Yes. You can skip this one. It is a place holder in case there are no genealogical or historical societies. The project leader will search for other possible societies and use this heading.

Part 7: Save Your Work[edit | edit source]

1. Click show preview.

2. Check your work.

3. Click save.

4. Place the link to your sandbox in the task list and put the date in the date column.

5. If there are no historical or genealogical societies, please not that in the notes column on the task list.

Finding Resource for Caribbean Countries[edit | edit source]

For Caribbean countries, Candoo.com has a listing of societies, libraries and archives that may be helpful. Please only add societies from this page. Archives, libraries and museums have a different page in the Wiki.