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Wyoming Project Page Gotoarrow.png Reformatting Repositories and Societies

Purpose[edit | edit source]

To check website links and reformat archives, libraries, museums, and societies contact information on each Wyoming county page.

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

1.  Go to the Task List and sign up for a span of counties to work on.

2. There should be archives, libraries, museums, and/or societies already listed on the county page. We are not formatting Family History Centers listed on the county page.

Check for broken links[edit | edit source]

3. Check the links listed in the contact information for each archives, libraries, museums, and/or societies listed on the county page.

4. If the link is broken, use the Wayback machine or Google to locate the correct link.

5. If you find the new link, replace the old link.

Reformat Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Use the following instructions to reformat any listing that does not match.

NOTE: you do not need to locate additional archives, libraries, museums or societies as this will be done in other projects. Although, if only a website is given, we ask that you add the contact information using the instructions below:

6. We would like each entry to have the following when available.

  • Name of the society
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail
  • Website

7. Format name of society: Add the name of the society in alpha order under the appropriate heading. Bold the name of the society. In Wikitext, use three apostrophes to bold the name. If a URL is in the title, remove the URL and add it to the end of the list to be formatted later. There should be no bullet before the name of the society.

Example in wikitext:

'''Autauga County Genealogical Society'''<br>

8. Format Address: In wikitext, the address should be directly behind the name of the city and have a <br> after each portion of the address.

Example in wikitext:

'''Autauga County Genealogical Society'''<br>1234 Main Street<br>Prattville, Alabama 36068-0668<br>

9. Add Telephone: If there is a telephone number, add it after the address using the example below.

Example in wikitext:

'''Autauga County Genealogical Society'''<br>1234 Main Street<br>Prattville, Alabama 36068-0668<br>Telephone:310-555-2929<br>

10. Add E-mail: If there is an e-mail address for the society, make the e-mail address into a clickable link by using the wikitext: [mailto: as seen in the example below. The e-mail address goes directly after the telephone number.

Example of correct link for e-mail address in wikitext:

E-mail: [mailto:askarchives@autaugahistory.org askarchives@autaugahistory.org]<br>

Example of contact information with E-mail address:

'''Autauga County Genealogical Society'''<br>1234 Main Street<br>Prattville, Alabama 36068-0668<br>Telephone:310-555-2929<br>E-mail: [mailto:askarchives@autaugahistory.org askarchives@autaugahistory.org]<br>

11. Adding Website: Put the URL after the address, telephone, and e-mail address on the page. If there is a website already listed on the page, change any exposed URLs so that the full URL does not appear. Use the example to help you enter the URL for the society.

Example of correct URL link in wikitext:

'''Autauga County Genealogical Society'''<br>1234 Main Street<br>Prattville, Alabama 36068-0668<br>Telephone:310-555-2929<br>E-mail: [mailto:askarchives@autaugahistory.org askarchives@autaugahistory.org]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alags/index.html Website]

12. Make sure there is double <br> at the end of the listing. This will make sure there is enough space between each listing.

Confirm Contact Information[edit | edit source]

13. Use the Website link (if there is one) or use Google to confirm the contact information we have listed on the county page. Change anything as necessary.

Additional Information[edit | edit source]

14. Sometimes additional information is listed under an archive, library, museum, or society. If there is already information listed, format it so it is under the contact information. Use a colon in front of the information so it is indented and move the double <br> to the end of information. NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD MORE INFORMATION. We are only formatting in this project.

Example in wikitext:
:Has an obituary collection in the Genealogy Room of the library.<br><br>

Preview the Page[edit | edit source]

15. Once you formatted all of the repositories and societies, preview the page to make sure links work and formatting is correct.

16. In the Edit Summary box add, formatted repositories and societies and save the page.

17. Go back to the task list and put the date and sign up for a new span of counties.

Example[edit | edit source]

Below are some examples of repositories and societies contact info.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in {{{1}}} County. For state-wide archival repositories, see North Dakota Archives and Libraries.
North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
N Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Telephone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
E-mail: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Cass County. For state-wide library facilities, see North Dakota Archives and Libraries.
Fargo Public Library Central Library
102 3rd St N,
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: 701-241-1492
E-mail: askreference@cityoffargo.com
Website

Main library has a Genealogy Room with an obituary collection.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Cass County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see North Dakota Societies.

Cass County Historical Society
1351 Main Ave W
West Fargo 58078-1321
Telephone: 701-282-2822
E-mail: mwarren@bonanzaville.com
Website

Casselton Historical Society
PO Box 86
Casselton, ND 58012
Telephone: 701-347-4163

Red River Valley Genealogy Society
c/o Linda Zeutschel
PO Box 9284
Fargo, ND 58106
Telephone: 701-239-4129 or 701-282-2076
Website