FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Standardizing Emigration/Immigration Databases

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this project is to format/organize the lists of online collections/databases on the Emigration and Immigration pages, as well as add any other relevant collections.

Emigration and Immigration Pages[edit | edit source]

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task list

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1. Go to a state in the task list, and navigate to that state's Emigration and Immigration page found in the sidebar.

2. Locate that page's "Online Resources" heading (or equivalent) that lists all the online collections/databases for emigration/immigration.

  • Note: if your state does not have such a heading, go ahead and add one at the top of the page.

3. We want this list of online resources to be standardized to how we format database lists elsewhere in the Wiki. Go through each link and make the necessary adjustments to the link appears as the examples below (where applicable):

For a database that is on multiple websites:

For a database unique to one website:

For websites/databases with no known date range:

4. As you standardize the listings of all these databases, make sure to rearrange them to be in chronological order, as necessary.

5. For Emigration/Immigration pages that have a long list of databases/websites, if you deem it helpful or necessary, you may split the list of databases into sub-categories. If you choose to go this route, please mimic the format of the California page.

6. If you feel that there may be additional databases/websites for your state that aren't listed on the page already, please feel free to scout out some to add to the respective page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let Amber know :)