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.
The Wiki currently has 86,852 articles in English



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

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

Discussions may take more than one week.

  • Shall we have different people in charge of an area? That entails doing some work between meetings, implementing ideas from the meeting and more.

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

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

Libraries Discussion, con't

Yet to be addressed:

  • List only libraries that have collections - or list others as well
  • Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
  • Format for gathering information - not yet decided
  • Pictures of Libraries would be helpful

Summary of decisions to this point in the conversation

  • Bullets used with text of "four"or less items
  • Headings used for "five" or more items with only pertinent explanations
  • Indented text tip with small icon - icon yet to be determined
  • No extra lines between bullets will be used - keep text together

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.