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Genealogy:Place template proposal for discussion[]

NOTE: Genealogy:Place_Template has been created, with the same intro and content as described below. Please comment on that page's talk page.

Below is a template for cities and towns in G-Wiki. It is geared towards genealogical research, emphasizing resources in each location family historians can use.

It was designed to link to the towns and cities related to persons who have articles here.

Note that it is not meant to utterly duplicate the main Wikipedia entries for cities and towns. In fact, that would be pointless, in my view. However, a link to the Wikipedia article for each location would not be out of order.

Census figure tables (editor should deleting those not relevent) are meant to cover only census data publicly available to genealogists in each country. If my research was off on dates, please let me know or add other available years. (Note that Canada released their 1911 census just this past summer [1].)

Personally, I think this concept (arising from a conversation with User:Robin_Patterson which many of you may have seen) is a sound one, and will help build this community.

The text of the proposal’s introduction - modeled on the "Genealogy:People" template, starts below. Nhprman


Introduction[]

This is a standard template based on the current system.

A 'Place' may be an island, a village, a city, a region of a country, or a country itself.

Place pages are designed to create historical context for individuals featured in G-Wiki articles, and to be a useful resource for genealogists researching in those Places. They are not meant to be clones of Wikipedia pages or be exhaustive histories of each Place.

To begin, create a blank place page on which to write your article. You can do this by editing the page at Starting pages and the click on the link you have created.

When naming Place pages, take care to avoid confusion with Surnames, by including a full Place name, such as Quincy, Massachusetts, rather than Quincy), or Melbourne, Australia, rather than simply Melbourne.

Then, copy-and-paste the entire "You may copy this:" section, below, to the blank article page you’re creating.

Fill in what you can. Lines or blocks starting with "<!--" and ending with "-->" are comment sections, and text between them does not show up on the page. Remove the comment tags to make the lines between them visible when you have some information that fits in that section.

Where you can't find anything to go under a particular heading, leave that heading surrounded by its comment tags, to make it easy for a later editor who can use the heading.

You may simply delete census data charts that are not relevant to your Place. Some census dates are not included, since data given by individuals in more recent years have not been made available by governments to genealogists. However, charts can certainly be expanded to include other dates and data.

You may copy this:[]

<!--
{| border=1 align=right cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=300 style="margin: 0 0 1em 1em; background: #f9f9f9; border: 1px #aaaaaa solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%;"
|+ <big>'''Name of town/city, State/Province here'''</big>
|-
| '''County/Riding''' || (text here)
|-
| '''State/Province''' || (text here)
|-
| '''Region/Metropolitan area''' || 
|-
| '''Nation''' || 
|-
| '''Year founded''' || 
|-
|'''Population (est. 200x)''' || 
|-
|}
-->

<!--
==History== 
-->
<!-- brief historical sketch: year founded, by whom, founding families, major industries, 
major events, units participating in wars -->

<!--
===Name variations==
-->

<!--
===Geography/size=== 
-->

<!--
===Notable inhabitants===
* [[Name Surname (?-?)]]
* [[Name Surname (?-?)]]
* [[Name Surname (?-?)]]
-->

<!--
===Historic sites & museums=== 
-->
<!-- include hours of operation, address, significance of sites, 
artifacts in museums.  -->

<!--
===Census resources=== 
-->
<!-- Insert town/city population in charts, below where "#" are located for each year. -->

<!--
'''United States census data available:'''
{| {{prettytable}} cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2
|- bgcolor=#cccccc align=center
| 1790 || 1800 || 1810 || 1820 || 1830 || 1840 || 1850 || 1860  || 1870 || 1880 || 1890 || 1900 || 1910 || 1920 || 1930 
|-
| # || # || # || # || # || # || # || #  || # || # || # || # || # || # || #  
|-
|}
-->

<!--
'''United Kingdom census data available:'''
{| {{prettytable}} cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2
|- bgcolor=#cccccc align=center
| 1801 || 1811 || 1821 || 1831 || 1841 || 1851 || 1861  || 1871 || 1881 || 1891 || 1901   
|-
| # || # || # || # || # || # || # || #  || # || # || #     
|-
|}
-->

<!--
'''Australia census (all):''' 
{| {{prettytable}} cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2
|- bgcolor=#cccccc align=center
| 1901 || 1921 || 1933 || 1947 || 1954 || 1961  || 1966 || 1971 || 1976 || 1981 || 1986 || 1991 || 1996 || 2001  
|-
| # || # || # || # || # || # || # || #  || # || # || # || # || # || #    
|-
|}
-->

<!--
'''Canada census data available:''' 
{| {{prettytable}} cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2
|- bgcolor=#cccccc align=center
| 1871 || 1881 || 1891 || 1901 || 1911 
|-
| # || # || # || # || # 
|-
|}
-->

<!--
==Genealogy resources== 
-->
<!-- include full address, phone/fax and hours of the closest facility for each entry -->

<!-- ===LDS family history centers=== -->
<!-- ===Genealogical collections=== -->
<!-- ===Local libraries=== -->
<!-- ===Town/City clerk contacts=== -->
<!-- ===Graveyards, cemeteries, burying grounds=== 
* name, year founded, prominent burials 
-->

<!-- ==Related entries== -->
<!-- ==External links== -->
<!--
==Gallery==
<gallery>
Image:Image Name|caption text.
</gallery>
-->
==Contributors==
~~~
<!--
==Sources==
# first source
# second source
-->
<!--
==References==
-->
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