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Maintaining Jamestown Colony Pages

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Note - see Jamestown Colony Index, which has a two-point "You can help." The following is some notes that might be useful for more detailed tasks.

Maintaining Jamestown Colony Pages

Step one: Find them all.

You can help! Add what you find as a comment. If you edit the table, be aware that you may hit edit conflicts.[1]

Step two: Add them all to the table (alphabetically by namespace).

See Jamestown Colony Index

Step three: Review what was found; develop a plan (tasks); share a task list with Jamestown Team members.[2]

Tasks might include
  • reviewing/updating pages and categories to meet current WikiTree style standards
  • consolidating duplicate information
  • developing an organization outline for remaining pages and categories
  • creating pages and categories needed to organize information so that it is easily accessible
  • review results and tweak as needed
  • create a "Quick-Nav Index" (a topical index).
Click here to see the basic tasks for POCs [points of contact] noted on the Jamestown Colony Index.

Step four: Implement the plan (complete the tasks).

Step five: Maintenance.

  • Accomplished by the the Team members who volunteered to be POC for a specific page or category.
  • POCs periodically review their pages/categories to ensure they remain in good order.
    • Review dates should be added/updated in the Index.
    • Problems can be dealt with by the POC with a message to the Team Leader or can be referred to the Team Leader for advice, assistance, or action.

Implementing the Steps

Team Members are invited to volunteer as POC for a page at Jamestown Colony Index. Hopefully, all pages will be "adopted". If not, perhaps the Jamestown Team could have working groups for a particular topic areas. Some possibilities:
People of Jamestown (e.g., non-profile pages pertinent to colonists, officials, Virginia Company members).
People Profiles (people profile should be categorized to Jamestown Colonists, using {{US Southern Colonist Sticker|Jamestown}} but if they also lived there, the Category: Jamestown, Virginia Colony category needs to be added manually.
Ships and ship passenger lists (to be categorized under a yet-to-be created Category: Jamestown Colony Ships; pages with information about passengers overlap People of Jamestown).
History (Jamestown History)
Profiles of Ancient Planters of Virginia
Profiles of Jamestowne Society Qualifying Ancestors
Photographs and Images (Jamestown Colony Images)


  1. For edit conflicts, copy your coding & open the page in a new tab or window, to open a new edit session, and paste in your change that could not be made. After saving, check the detailed changes to ensure your edit did not cause the loss of the previous edit (with which you had the edit conflict). Also, if you go to save the page and receive the "failed token check" message, usually you can click the Save button again & your edits will be saved. If not, you follow the same process as for edit conflict.
  2. There is not a separate Google Group for Jamestown Team, so step three presents a communication problem. Implementing the solution Mary suggested for Jamestown Colony Index (adding POCs as managers) would probably work great.

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