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== Agenda  ==
 
== Agenda  ==
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Please excuse Wilma. She is on a research trip until the end of April.And also James Tanner...<br>
  
 
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<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>
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<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>  
  
'''Meeting Participants:'''  
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'''Meeting Participants:''' Jana Stokes, Patsy Hendrickson, Liz Snow, Marilyn Markham, Maren Jensen
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
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*Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by Regional stakes. Details will follow.  
 
*Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by Regional stakes. Details will follow.  
 
*'''BYU''' July31- Aug 3, [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy  
 
*'''BYU''' July31- Aug 3, [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy  
*'''Cedar City''' (August 18th) and '''Sandy''' (September 21 and 22) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conferences]
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*'''Cedar City''' (August 18th) and '''Sandy''' (September 21 and 22) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conferences]  
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*Creation of '''Utah Wiki Project Forum''' (date to be announced- but soon)
  
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Apr 4|4 Apr]]
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*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Apr 11|11 Apr]]
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[[User:ElizabethSnow|Liz Snow]] 16:12, 18 April 2012 (UTC) Committee needs:&nbsp;
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clarification on the tips and the tip bank and its location. Will it be on county page, state page, its own page, where will the links be.&nbsp;
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Discussion:&nbsp;
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*No additions or corrections made to April 11 minutes. [[User:ElizabethSnow|Liz Snow]] 16:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  
 
== Progress reports  ==
 
== Progress reports  ==
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Newspapers|Newspapers task]] ready for review
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*Newspapers task. Liz and Jana have been doing this task and have encountered some blips they will explain. [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Newspapers#Sign_up_Chart|See remarks]] and/or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki_talk:WikiProject_Utah_Tasks_Newspapers talk page of Utah Tasks Newspapers]
*All links to the [[Sevier County, Utah#Vital_records|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!
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*Some training was done with Jana and Liz as assistants to Wilma.
*Obituaries area: Kudos to Jana who made helpful comments (and voted)
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]] task:  
*Icons for tips: Joy did a few more [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Icons_ready_to_review|experiments]]  
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*Icons for tips: Joy did a few more [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Icons_ready_to_review|experiments]]
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]] no real progress since last week&nbsp;: tabled for now. data more immediately important.
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Meeting discussion April 18:[[User:ElizabethSnow|Liz Snow]] 16:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
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*Decided we need a link from obits topic to newspapers topic on each page.
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*Also a link from the Utah County Newspaper page to obituary and newspaper sections of that county.
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*General protocol: each topic on our county pages if too lengthy will link to a separate page for that topic.&nbsp;  
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*Marilyn suggested putting the years covered for each newspaper on the top of the County Newspaper pages. Book at the FHL ''Newspapers on Micorform'' which gives the year dates.&nbsp;
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*On newspaper task, continue with task as written, if additional items need to be added to newspaper topic paragraph, then write a new task which includes these items.&nbsp;
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== 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?
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=== Task for brief discussion ===
 
 
=== Tasks to finish writing this week ===
 
  
[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]] Review what is there so far:  
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Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.
  
=== Tasks we need to get going on  ===
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*Obituaries
  
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:
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#Vital records, including divorce
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*Do what on state level?
#Cemeteries
 
#Church
 
#Libraries <br>
 
  
Topics that may need less discussion: Wilma can do examples, get suggestions and approval
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Future "quick" tasks:  
  
 
*Probate  
 
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*Funeral home records
 
*Funeral home records
  
Discussions of even the "easier" topics may take three weeks: <br>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<br>Week 2. Implement the ideas and suggestions in the experimental county area and its talk page<br>Week 3. Bring it back to the group for discussion. When finalized, Wilma (or other person?) will write up the task.
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Discussion: [[User:ElizabethSnow|Liz Snow]] 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
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*Didn't discuss obituaries or probate, land &amp; property, court and funeral home records. We will discuss these when Wilma returns.
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=== Vital records (BMD, Div)  ===
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*County level
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*State level
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**In the Wiki contributors mtg Tues 17 Apr (Wilma gone) they presented the NY project as being done well and refered us to town page for an example..but I switch to county ([https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Dutchess_County,_New_York Dutchess])....I thought they had some really good structure thoughts for the vital records section that we may want to consider. One thing they didn't do, that I would have done was make the vital records section a separate page. [[User:JanaStokes|JanaStokes]] 22:33, 17 April 2012 (UTC) <br>
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<br> Future:
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Meeting discussion: [[User:ElizabethSnow|Liz Snow]] 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)<br>Ideas for info on county page or having a separate page for Vital Records topic section:
  
*Shall we have different people in charge of a topic? Will that make it go more quickly, or just rush things?
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*start on county page and if topic gets too large, then link to separate page
*Or shall we have assistants to Wilma for each topic?
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*need a general intro paragraph about general vital records and substitute records, then have links to other pages
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*if problem arises where general public is adding info that makes topic too long, we could put a sentence that says "please add more info to other page". Then put link to other page.&nbsp;
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*may consider a "gardener" for pages to keep watch and move "weeds"&nbsp;to other applicable pages.&nbsp;
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*decision to discuss topics for Vital Records section next meeting.&nbsp;
  
 
== Future meetings  ==
 
== Future meetings  ==

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Agenda

Please excuse Wilma. She is on a research trip until the end of April.And also James Tanner...

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants: Jana Stokes, Patsy Hendrickson, Liz Snow, Marilyn Markham, Maren Jensen

News and Events

  • Jane Colmenares can give great training. Contact Wilma (whadkins@burgoyne.com) 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
  • Creation of Utah Wiki Project Forum (date to be announced- but soon)

Review of last meeting


Liz Snow 16:12, 18 April 2012 (UTC) Committee needs: 

clarification on the tips and the tip bank and its location. Will it be on county page, state page, its own page, where will the links be. 


Discussion: 

  • No additions or corrections made to April 11 minutes. Liz Snow 16:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Progress reports


Meeting discussion April 18:Liz Snow 16:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Decided we need a link from obits topic to newspapers topic on each page.
  • Also a link from the Utah County Newspaper page to obituary and newspaper sections of that county.
  • General protocol: each topic on our county pages if too lengthy will link to a separate page for that topic. 
  • Marilyn suggested putting the years covered for each newspaper on the top of the County Newspaper pages. Book at the FHL Newspapers on Micorform which gives the year dates. 
  • On newspaper task, continue with task as written, if additional items need to be added to newspaper topic paragraph, then write a new task which includes these items. 

Idea share

Task for brief discussion

Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.

  • Obituaries


  • Do what on state level?

Future "quick" tasks:

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


Discussion: Liz Snow 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Didn't discuss obituaries or probate, land & property, court and funeral home records. We will discuss these when Wilma returns.

Vital records (BMD, Div)

  • County level
  • State level
    • In the Wiki contributors mtg Tues 17 Apr (Wilma gone) they presented the NY project as being done well and refered us to town page for an example..but I switch to county (Dutchess)....I thought they had some really good structure thoughts for the vital records section that we may want to consider. One thing they didn't do, that I would have done was make the vital records section a separate page. JanaStokes 22:33, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


Future:

  1. Cemeteries
  2. Church
  3. Libraries


Meeting discussion: Liz Snow 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Ideas for info on county page or having a separate page for Vital Records topic section:

  • start on county page and if topic gets too large, then link to separate page
  • need a general intro paragraph about general vital records and substitute records, then have links to other pages
  • if problem arises where general public is adding info that makes topic too long, we could put a sentence that says "please add more info to other page". Then put link to other page. 
  • may consider a "gardener" for pages to keep watch and move "weeds" to other applicable pages. 
  • decision to discuss topics for Vital Records section next meeting. 

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.