FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Adding Collections to Spanish Wiki - MyHeritage

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

Many of our previous Spanish Wiki projects in the Latin American countries only include online records from the FamilySearch Catalog. This project will consist of searching other major online websites for relevant collections for Latin American countries, and adding those collections to the respective pages in the Spanish Wiki.

Project Leader[edit | edit source]

Amber Larsen

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Sign up on Task List[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Task List and put your name in the "Name" column for the respective country you'd like to work on.

  • Note: At the bottom of the Task List, there are multiple sheets, each for a different country. You can work on any of those countries you'd like.[edit | edit source]

2. To search MyHeritage you will need to have a MyHeritage account. If you do not already have a MyHeritage account, go to FamilySearch Partner Access to create an account using your Church Membership.

3. Go to the MyHeritage Collection Catalog.

4. Search for your country's name in the search box in the top-right corner.

5. Analyze the list of results, and find church records, civil registration, cemetery, or census collections that are specific to that country. For example, you would not use collections such as Find A Grave, or collections that are broadly Hispanic, as they are not specific to that country.

  • Note: Typically, the "good" collections are the ones that have the name of the country in the title.

6. An example of "good" collections to use for Chile is shown below.

MyHeritage catalog Chile.PNG

7. Open the first "good" collection link from the results list.

8. On the collection page, search for the name of each major jurisdiction of your country (department, region, province, etc.) in the "Place" field. (NOT the smaller localities, like distritos or municipios)

  • Note: in birth-related collections (such as Baptism collections), search in the Birth place field; for marriage-related questions, search in the Marriage place field, etc.

MyHeritage Chile collection page.PNG

9. If you do find entries in the search results for that jurisdiction, that indicates that we will be adding this collection to the localities within that jurisdiction (e.g. the districts within that department, etc.)

  • If you do not find entries in the search results field, we will not be adding this collection to the pages belonging to that jurisdiction. Continue searching each jurisdiction to find what locations the collection does cover.

Adding Collection to Wiki page[edit | edit source]

10. In a different tab, open the corresponding Wiki pages for your jurisdiction that are applicable to this collection.

11. Locate the correct header on the page for the record type (e.g. the Registro civil header for a civil registration collection, etc.)

  • Note: Most "Baptism", "Marriage", and "Death" collections in these countries will fall under the "Registros parroquiales" heading. If you have questions about which header some collections fall under, or there is a header missing, contact Amber.

12. Copy the following code, and paste it under the correct header:

*[URL COLLECTIONNAME] - en MyHeritage ($)

13. Replace URL with the web address in the URL bar, and replace COLLECTIONNAME with the title of the collection from An example of completed code is below:

*[ Chile, Baptisms, 1585-1932] - en MyHeritage ($)

14. After the collection is added to the correct heading, Save the page and add the collection to the other relevant Wiki pages that the collection covers.