FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Apr 18

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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 85,958 articles in English


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


Anyone new to this meeting?

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

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
  • Creation of Utah Wiki Project Forum (date to be announced- but soon)

Review of last meeting

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

Progress reports

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

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)


  1. Cemeteries
  2. Church
  3. Libraries

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.