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Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to church records on Alabama county pages.

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

New to the wiki?

  • See Help to request individual mentoring or to join community discussions.
  • See Editing Help – Online Video Demonstration.
  • See Editing Articles – Online Class.

Questions about editing this project?

You may wish to print these instructions before you begin editing.
To Print:

  • 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.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

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

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

3. For each county, you will add information to the county page by editing in [[wikitext. Read the general instructions then follow the wikitext link to continued task directions about using wikitext to edit this project.

  • If you have questions about editing, go to wiki help links under the heading Description.

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

Thank you!

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. 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.

3. Scroll to the heading Church Records.

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

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

6. Place your cursor immediately after the heading Church Records and strike the enter key on your keyboard.

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

{{AL Church Intro}}

8. If there is any other text under the heading, be sure to place the intro template on a separate line before any additional text. 

9. Scroll nearly to the bottom of the page. Add a summary sentence in the Summary box saying something like, "Added church intro and headings".

10. Click on the box "Save Page". The task is complete.

11. Follow the directions in the Assignment Chart section below to report your completed task.

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

Example of Completed Heading[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Alabama denominations, view the Alabama Church Records wiki page.

Example of a Completed Section[edit | edit source]

See Autauga County, Alabama Church 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 Probate Records Other Repositories."

Assignment Chart[edit | edit source]

Chart Date Task Assigned Date Completed
Autauga MarkhamMJ 17:18, 25 June 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 17:18, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
Baldwin MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Barbour MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Bibb MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Blount MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Bullock MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Butler MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Calhoun MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Chambers MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Cherokee MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Chilton MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Choctaw MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Clarke MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Clay MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Cleburne MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Coffee MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Colbert MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Conecuh MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Coosa MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Covington MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Crenshaw MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Cullman MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Dale MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Dallas MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
DeKalb MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Elmore MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Escambia MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Etowah MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Fayette MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Franklin MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Geneva MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Greene MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Hale MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Henry MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Houston MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Jackson MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Jefferson MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Lamar MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Lauderdale MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Lawrence MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Lee MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Limestone MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Lowndes MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Macon MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Madison MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Marengo MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Marion MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Marshall MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Mobile MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Monroe MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Montgomery MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Morgan MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Perry MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Pickens MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Pike MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Randolph MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Russell MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Shelby MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
St. Clair MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Sumter MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Talladega MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Tallapoosa MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Tuscaloosa MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Walker ] MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Washington MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Wilcox MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Winston MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC) MelBaldwin 18:59, 16 July 2013 (UTC)