FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 June 27

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Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants: Marilyn and Patsy attending meeting for work

(Gene Sabin -- Pat will invite him to our meeting. Sabwoo)

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Tip icon now has green bar, has been placed in "Parent Counties" area.
  • The revised Table at top is now on every county.
  • Work was done on the Probate and Land records topics. Will review in a few moments. Thanks Jana.
  • A missionary is working on the History Timeline of each county for events that affected records, record-keeping, and migration.
    • She is searching the county and towns using Wikipedia and Utah History Encyclopedia.
    • Will cite sources.
    • Will then copy info to other areas, as appropriate. Example: "1856. Settlers came from Cedar City, Utah to [town in this county]" should also be placed under migration.
  • Another missionary is being trained to copy the map on the Utah page to make "surrounding counties" maps (color!) for the county pages.
  • Which is most useful, historical county borders or current? Send them to animap or an online book of maps.

"Quick" Tasks

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

  • Review Probate
  • Review Land and property
  • Be sure to refer to the state pages as well
  • Cemeteries: do we want bullets or tables? table Consensus after discussion: headings with bullets and links to the specific county, can have explanation for limitations and other things they can do.
  • Court
  • Funeral home records

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

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

How ready are we to create a task description for birth?

Discussion minutes:

  • Pre-1856 is OK
  • Discussed dates counties have records (to present)?
  • Suggestion: years when births are restricted is another break (1911 is at state archives, indexes online for some counties
  • Variations can be put on the county's talk page if all details are not known and no time to research it now. allows it to be revisited in future
  • Each county is different

Summary of minutes:

Future meetings

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

Next week:

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