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Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to vital records on Wisconsin county pages.

This task is beginner task and requires basic experience with copying and pasting in wikitext.

Questions about editing this project?

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Login to the FamilySearch Wiki using your FamilySearch login name and password. Find the sign-in area in the top right-hand corner of the page.

2. In the table of Contents, click the type of record you will work on.

3. In the table of tasks for that record type, click the assignment you will do.

4. Check the Assignment Chart below to choose a county to edit.

5. Sign up on the Assignment Chart to accept the task. Sign-up instructions are posted with the Assignment Chart below.

Wikitext Editing Instructions[edit | edit source]

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

2. Scroll to the heading Vital Records.

3. Open the Vital Records heading for editing by clicking on the pen in square on the right-hand side of the page, opposite the heading title.

4. Click on the word wikitext in the toolbox at the top left of the edit box.

5. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Vital Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard.

6. While in wiki text, copy and paste the following template under the heading Vital Records:

{{WI Vital Intro}}

7. Save Page.

8. Click on the blue links you just added.

a. Wisconsin Vital Records
b. [Your county name] Probate Court (twice)
c. Wisconsin Department of Health
d. Wisconsin Historical Society
e. [Your county name] Clerk of Courts

9. If any of these links do not work, please contact FamilySearch at the number listed in Description above.

10. Save the page and exit. The task is complete.

11. Mark the Assignment Chart below to indicate you have finished the task.

Example of Completed Heading[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia.

Example of a Completed Section[edit | edit source]

See Adams County, Wisconsin Vital Records

Assignment Chart Instructions[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. Not all counties are included in the chart below. If your county is not listed, this task is not needed for your county.
5. 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.
6. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Selected Adams County for adding Family History Center".
7. Click on the box "Save Page".
8. 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 Adams County for societies." Thank you!

Assignment Chart[edit | edit source]

County Name/Date Task Accepted Date Completed
Adams MarkhamMJ 00:13, 12 July 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 00:13, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Ashland MarkhamMJ 00:13, 12 July 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 00:13, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
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Brown
Buffalo
Burnett
Calumet
Chippewa
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Dane
Dodge
Door
Douglas
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Florence
Fond du Lac
Forest
Grant
Green
Green Lake
Iowa
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Jackson
Jefferson
Juneau
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
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Langlade
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Rock
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Washburn
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Waukesha
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