FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Ohio Tasks-Ancestry Vital Records Part A

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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 Ohio County pages on the FamilySearch Wiki.

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  • 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 A[edit | edit source]

1. You will be adding information to the county page by editing in wiki text. *If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

2. Click on your chosen county name in the Assignment Chart. This will take you to your county page.

3. Login to the FamilySearch wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password (

4. Scroll to the heading, Vital Records.

5. Copy and paste the following records into the appropriate sections.

a. To copy, highlight the record by doing a left click and pulling the mouse so that the whole passage is in blue. Then, right click the mouse and when the box appears, click on the word copy.
b. To paste, you will need to do one of the two following actions:
  • If there are no other entries under the Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death headings:
1. Place your cursor so that it is under either the ==== Birth ===== , ===== Marriage =====, ==== Divorce ====, or ==== Death ==== sections
2. Stike the enter button on your computer to add a space after the heading.
3. Right click the mouse and when the menu box appears, click on the word paste.
  • If there are other entries under the Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death headings you will follow the same copy and paste procedure above EXCEPT you will want to place your entry so that it fits in chronological order with the other entries.

6. Determine the headings where the following records should be placed then copy and paste.

  • BIRTH records to copy and paste:

:*'''1800-1962''' - [ Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [] ($)

:*'''1908-1964''' - [ Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [] ($)

  • MARRIAGE records to copy and paste:

:*'''1803-1900''' - [ Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [] ($)

:*'''1898-1912''' - [ Ohio Marriages] at [] ($)

:*'''1970-2007''' - [ Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [] ($)

  • DEATH records to copy and paste:

:*'''1908-2007''' - [ Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [] ($)

  • DIVORCE records to copy and paster:

:*'''1962-2007''' - [ Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [] ($) <br>

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 complete Vital Records Section

Mahoning County, Ohio 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."  Thank you!
County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Clark Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Clermont Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Cuyahoga Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Darke Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Knox Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Lucas Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Morrow Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Muskingum Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Preble Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Ross Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Scioto Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Seneca Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Summit Lowfiv 21:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)