FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 June 20

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Meeting Participants:

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Review the revised Table at top by Jana, Liz, Wilma
  • Tip icon What do you think? Tip icon also used in neighboring counties - always, or for every 4th or so county?
    • Decision: none in neighboring counties because several topics link to neighboring counties anyway.
    • DO put the parent counties tip in every county
    • Decided to change color of bar to green
  • Obituaries task description written and the task accomplished already by Liz, Jana, Lois, and Elizabeth Kesler (who is new to the project).
  • Karen Coombs has expressed interest in helping. She has been on vacation, so we will be in contact again soon.
    • Liz reviewed the table with 20-25 people at her Family History Center: OVERWHELMINGLY in favor of the table and having it and the picture at the top.
  • Some fckeditor problems were encountered, which especially affected the entire Carbon County page. May have something to do with editing tables.
    • The fckeditor also is putting in headings when we "show preview". It makes it so the heading is not searchable.

"Quick" Tasks

Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval.

Future "quick" tasks to write:

  • Cemetery records : Next week, we'll have samples for decision in meeting
  • Probate
    • (Jana volunteered to start Probate and Land)
  • Land and property
  • Court
  • Funeral home records

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Birth in bulleted style Suggest resources, review for dates and content. Dates used:

  • Before 1847 (year white settlers came to are that became Utah Territory)
  • 1847-1856 (year of county formation)
  • 1856-1897 (County existed, not civil vital records)
  • 1897-present (civil then state vital records)

Discussion summary: (remembered 1 week later)

  • before 1847 dates:unnecessary.
  • Before 1897: mixed opinions
  • 1897-present: not discussed

Meeting adjourned early. Discussion to be continued.

Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • Future focus for discussions:
  • Church records
  • Library area of each county
  • Tip Bank