User talk:Loisfowles

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Hi, Lois. Do you want a little task for Utah? If so, for each county: 1) Get into WikiText and do a search for "Church Records" 2) For each occurrence, please change the term "Church Records" to "Churches and Religious Groups"

There should be one heading to change (has == before and after) And several links to the Church records section of the county:

  • These links will start: [[___ County, Utah#Church Records
  • When it is changed correctly, it will start: [[___ County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups

3) Type in the edit summary "Churches and Religious Groups" and Save page 4) Then please test the links to be sure they all work.

  • Easy way is (NOT in edit mode) do a search for the word "Church" and click to see if each link works.

Thanks, Lois AdkinsWH 22:11, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Lois Fowles,

The unique thing about Oregon is that it is only state with a record inventory for each county. The arrangement of the heading was to be next to "Records Loss" in tandem as there are indeed some records loss in each county and it was agreed prior to setting up final shell for Oregon. dsammy 23:43, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


since this note, I had a chat at length with Wilma Atkins tonight about this problem. She recognized there is an unique problem, and I came up with a possible solution to it. I am working on making that particular information properly presentable. Until then, recommend you don't change anything for Oregon for now. I am still working on remaining Oregon counties t add the maps, fix the towns and add two missing headings - Census and References as needed at same time adding the maps. dsammy 04:31, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


Please do not delete Place template feature. This is a feature we have been working for months and now putting them in starting last week. dsammy 15:18, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

To all FamilySearch Wiki Contributors: An apology is in order...[edit source]

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Out-of Date Pages[edit source]

Our WikiSupport team has found the following pages in the out-of-date pages.  Could you tell us your plans for these?  We do not want to mess up any plans.  Sandralpond 18:45, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

United States, Biographies
United States, Church Records of the Apostolic Christian Church
United States, Church Records of the Catholic Apostolic Church
United States, Church Records, 1600s-the Present
United States, Histories of Towns, Counties, and States
United States, How to Find Family Histories
United States, How to Find and Use a Map
United States, Tombstone and Sexton Records
United States, Wills, Administrations, and Inventories

Stub Removal[edit source]

Hello Loisfowles

We at the FamilySearch Wiki would like to use this article, Adams County, Washington  for a featured article on the Main Page of the Wiki. However, the word "stub" appears at the very top of the page. If you feel there is enough content to give researchers a good place to work from - we need YOU to remove the word "stub" from the article before we can feature it.
Thank you for your consideration.
ps  Please do this for every Washington County for which you were a main contributor.  Thanks again!

Bo Gbo17 15:23, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank YOU and YOUR Featured Article Selected[edit source]

Hi Loisfowles,

The FamilySearch Research Wikiis delighted to let you know that the A Glossary of Genealogical Terms article you helped create will become a Featured Article that is highlighted on the Main page of the Wiki. It will appear there for seven days. Thank you for your excellent work – you have given readers/researchers important access to records. Your contributions are appreciated and will assist others in finding their ancestors. You have made a difference in research!

Please note:

We invite you to do any enhancing, editing or changing to this article before we post it. If you are considering an edit we ask that it be completed by October 16, 2011.  Within a few days of this date this article will post. If you feel that you do not want your article up as yet as a Featured Article please let me know.
Thank you for your time and effort!

joy  Wyzer17 15:25, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Wow, Lois! You are busy aren't you! Thank you thank you thank you. Wilma AdkinsWH 19:13, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Headings on County Pages for Utah[edit source]

Hi Loisfowles,

We appreciate the discussions and decisions made by a community of experts and interested parties regarding headings on the county pages especially for New York and Illinois, We want to adopt many of those changes and adapt some specifically for Utah. Will you please review the page for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah County Headings county headings in Utah and make comments on its discussion page?

Some volunteers for WikiProject Utah have already begun adapting the county pages. Your great suggestions will be implemented later, and we need to move now to prepare for a big push in January 2012.

Making your comments on the discussion page will allow for transparency, progress and improvement.

Thank you Wilma Adkins, WikiProject Utah manager; Marilyn Markham and Patsy Hendrickson, content specialists; and Dawne Hole and (Joy) Wyzer17, communications and volunteers liaisons.

Wyzer17 16:01, 25 November 2011 (UTC)