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WikiProject Michigan Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Michigan Tasks - Vital Records Intro

Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to add the introduction to vital records on 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:

{{MI Vital Intro}}

7. Save Page.

8. Click on the blue links you just added.

a. Michigan Vital Records
b. [Your county name] Probate Court (twice)
c. Michigan Department of Health
d. Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan.

Example of a Completed Section[edit | edit source]

See Alcona County, Michigan 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 Assigned Date completed
Alcona MarkhamMJ 17:23, 3 July 2013 (UTC) MarkhamMJ 17:23, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Alger Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Allegan Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Alpena Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Antrim Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Arenac Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Baraga Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Barry Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Bay Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Benzie Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Berrien Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Branch Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Calhoun Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Cass Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Charlevoix Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Cheboygan Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Chippewa Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Clare Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Clinton Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Crawford Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Delta Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Dickinson Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Eaton Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Emmet Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Genesee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Gladwin Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Gogebic Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Grand Traverse Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Gratiot Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Hillsdale Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Houghton Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Huron Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Ingham Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Ionia Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Iosco Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Iron Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Isabella Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Jackson Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Kalamazoo Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Kalkaska Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Kent Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Keweenaw Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Lake Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Lapeer Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Leelanau Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Lenawee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Livingston Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Luce Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Mackinac Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Macomb Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Manistee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Marquette Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Mason Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Mecosta Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Menominee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
*Midland Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Missaukee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Monroe Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Montcalm Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Montmorency Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Muskegon Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Newaygo Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Oakland Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Oceana Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Ogemaw Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Ontonagon Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Osceola Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Oscoda Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Otsego Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Ottawa Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Presque Isle Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Roscommon Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Saginaw Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Sanilac Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Schoolcraft Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Shiawassee Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
St. Clair Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
St. Joseph Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Tuscola Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Van Buren Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Washtenaw Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Wayne Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Wexford Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Jnsouth 00:50, 4 July 2013 (UTC)