FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Apr 11

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Welcome! Make a difference! Add your voice to the Utah Wiki Project.

Join with other Utah project participants to see progress, to share ideas, and to get news and training. Please add items to the agenda before or bring them up during the conversation.
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Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants:

News and Events

  • Jane Colmenares can give great training. Contact Wilma ( if interested.
  • 1940 Census Help UGA's project with FamilySearch Indexing.
  • UGA Virtual Chapter, every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). 19 April topic: 1940 census with Tom McGill, FamilySearch
  • Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by Regional stakes. Details will follow.
  • BYU July31- Aug 3, BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy
  • Cedar City (August 18th) and Sandy (September 21 and 22) UGA Regional Conferences

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Newspapers task ready for review
  • All links to the FHL catalog were updated. Sevier and Salt Lake counties had not even been done. This was no small feat to accomplish in one week. Thank you Liz and Lois!
  • Obituaries area: Kudos to Jana who made helpful comments (and voted)
  • Icons for tips: Joy did a few more experiments
  • Photo info page no real progress since last week : tabled for now. data more immediately important.

Idea share

  • Important for Utah: FamilySearch Marketing area is linking from the 1940 census announcements to the Utah (all states, really) topic pages. Shall we move attention temporarilly to those pages?

Tasks to finish writing this week

Obituaries Review what is there so far:

Tasks we need to get going on

We need to get these ready so we can make the task. Two people voted. So, we will discuss review in the following order (including doing the state-level of these topics): Discussions order:

  1. Vital records, including divorce
  2. Cemeteries
  3. Church
  4. Libraries

Topics that may need less discussion: Wilma can do examples, get suggestions and approval

  • Probate
  • Land and property
  • Court
  • Funeral home records

Discussions of even the "easier" topics may take three weeks:
Week 1. Write something in the experimental county area for the group to respond to, then capture ideas (on the talk page) from the group in the meeting
Week 2. Implement the ideas and suggestions in the experimental county area and its talk page
Week 3. Bring it back to the group for discussion. When finalized, Wilma (or other person?) will write up the task.

  • Shall we have different people in charge of a topic? Will that make it go more quickly, or just rush things?
  • Or shall we have assistants to Wilma for each topic?

Future meetings

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • To be determined by the group

To discuss soon:

Tasks for:

  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records
  • Funeral home records
  • Land and property
  • Probate
  • Court
  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.