FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Moving England Parish Tables Part 1

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

We need to move the current (new) England parish tables found on parish pages to the parish Talk page. Then we need to restore the old version of the table to the parish page and add it to the talk page for future comparison.

Parish Task List[edit | edit source]

County Spreadsheet FMP link Assigned
Bedfordshire Parish List COMPLETE Virginia
Berskshire Parish List COMPLETE Virginia
Buckinghamshire Parish List COMPLETE Virginia
Cambridgeshire Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Cheshire Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Cornwall Parish List COMPLETE fredbenson2
Cumberland Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Derbyshire Parish List COMPLETE Amber
Devon Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Dorset Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Durham Parish List COMPLETE MarJean
Essex Parish List COMPLETE Marjean
Gloucestershire Parish List COMPLETE MarJean
Hampshire Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Herefordshire Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Hertfordshire Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Huntingdonshire Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Kent Parish List COMPLETE Hanna5974
Lancashire Parish List HOLD Virginia
Leicestershire Parish List COMPLETE MarJean
Lincolnshire Parish List COMPLETE Hanna5974
London Parish List COMPLETE Carly
Middlesex Parish List Complete Janae
Norfolk Parish List COMPLETE Taylor
Northamptonshire Parish List COMPLETE Taylor
Northumberland Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Nottinghamshire Parish List COMPLETE wonghk3
Oxfordshire Parish List Active fredbenson2
Rutland Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Shropshire Parish List COMPLETE Taylor
Somerset Parish List Active wonghk3
Staffordshire Parish List COMPLETE MarJean
Suffolk Parish List Active Jeannette
Surrey Parish List COMPLETE Hanna5974
Sussex Parish List COMPLETE Hanna5974
Warwickshire Parish List Done Carly/Janae
Westmorland Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Wiltshire Parish List COMPLETE Virginia
Worcestershire Parish List Active Jeannette
Yorkshire East Riding Parish List COMPLETE Janmgg
Yorkshire North Riding Parish List Done Janae
Yorkshire West Riding Parish List Done Janae

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Step 1 - Move Parish Table to Talk Tab[edit | edit source]

1. Go to the Parish list above and click on a county to work on. On the spreadsheet, choose a parish and click on the link.

2. Once on the parish page, go to the "Talk" tab found in the left hand corner of the screen (next to the "Page" tab).

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3. If the "Talk" tab is a red link it means it has not yet been created. Click on the link and it will open the "Creating Talk" page.

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4. Copy and paste the following code onto the "Talk" page and save the page:

== New Parish Table ==

== Old Parish Table ==

Image 3 Talk New Old Parish Table Updated 2.png

5. If the "Talk" tab is already created, it will be blue and has content on it, paste the code above (from step 4) pushing the content down the page.

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6. Before saving the page, uncheck the "Watch this page" box; then save the page. (If you forget to do this, you will get an email when someone else edits this page in the future.)

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7. Go back to the parish "Page" tab for the parish page and click on "Edit source" for the whole page (This is at the top of the page).

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8. Cut between the heading, === Church Records === and the heading ===== Non-Conformist Churches ===== (yes, you are removing everything from this section) and save the page. (Do not include Non-conformist records)

9. Go to the "Talk" tab and click "Edit source."

10. Paste everything you cut under the "Church Records" heading on the parish "Page" tab and put it under the heading, "New Parish Table." Then, save the page.

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Step 2 - Retrieve old parish table[edit | edit source]

1. Go back to the parish Page" tab and click on "View history" tab (beside the "Edit source" tab).

2. Review the list of dates and go to a date before or very close to June 2017. Your goal is to find a version of this page containing the old parish table on it.

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3. Once you find a date close to June 2017, click on the link. It will show you an old version of the parish page. Review the table and make sure it's the old version. You will know this, because this table will be much smaller than the new table you pasted on the "Talk" page.

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4. Click on "Edit source" at the top of the page and COPY everything between the "Church Records" heading and the "Non-Conformist Churches" . NOTE: DO NOT CLICK ON THE "CHURCH RECORDS EDIT SOURCE" SECTION - THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE WRONG CODE

5. Now click on the Page tab again and DO NOT SAVE THE PAGE (there may be a prompt that says “do you want to leave the page” Say, "Yes"!)

6. This will now show you the CURRENT parish "Page" tab.

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7. Scroll down to the "Church Records" heading and click on "Edit source" for that section. Because you are adding the table you do not have to choose "edit source" at the top of the page.

8. Paste the code in the section and save the page. It should now have the OLD parish table on the page.

9. Now click on the "Talk" tab and go to the the "Old Parish Table" heading.

10. Click on "Edit source" for the section and paste the old table in the section.

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11. Save the page. Review the page to make sure both tables are different from each other found on the "Talk" page. This will ensure you have two different tables - the old one and the new one.

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12. Go back to the task list for the county and do the next parish page repeating the instructions above.


  • Make a copy of whatever information is under the "Church Records" heading and paste it on the "Talk" page under the "Old Parish Table."
  • Copy the new table code that is now on the "Talk" page and paste it back on the parish page, so the user will have something to refer to until we finish updating the table.
  • Make a note of it on the task list in the comments section.


14. IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PARISH TABLE ON THE PARISH PAGE: Make a copy of each table and paste them to the "Talk" page under the "Old Parish Table". Then, make a note of it on the task list in the comments section.

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