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<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>
 
<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>
  
'''Meeting Participants:'''
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'''Meeting Participants:'''  
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
  
*1940 Census release, April 2, 2012
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*1940 Census Help [http://ugagenealogy.org/ UGA's project] with FamilySearch Indexing
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 UGA Virtual Chapter], every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). 19 April topic: '''1940 census''' with Tom McGill, FamilySearch  
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 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 FamilySearch? Details will follow.  
 
*Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by FamilySearch? Details will follow.  
*'''BYU''' July 26-29, [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy  
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*'''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]
 
*'''Cedar City''' (August 18th) and '''Sandy''' (September 21 and 22) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conferences]
  
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*Wednesday,&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 21|21 Mar]]
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*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 28|28 Mar]]
 
 
Briefly scanned the minutes.
 
  
 
== Progress reports  ==
 
== Progress reports  ==
  
*Top charts on counties: Decided to keep vital records as stated: "1867- present"
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]] no real progress since last week  
*Daggett County &nbsp;to be checked - and the table may read: "for earlier dates check parent county"
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*Icons for tips: Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (No further progress)  
*&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]] Joy and I did a little, but no real progress since last week
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*Newspapers "blurb": Let's make a decision this week
 
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*[[Library of Congress Chronicling America|Chronicling America]] page created by James Tanner.
*Wilma made significant progress with Icons for tips  
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*Newspapers task: did create a few templates. Did not get with Liz about writing the task
*&nbsp;Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (see below links)  
 
*Group liked the "Tips look and feel. [[Utah Newspapers#Digital_Issues_Online|Played]] with a [[Library of Congress#Collection_Description|couple]]"
 
*Newspapers paragraphs created and will be downsized
 
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==
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=== Tasks to finish writing this week  ===
 
=== Tasks to finish writing this week  ===
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
  
#We need a [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Comment_on_Newspapers|style guide]], a format which works for most topics on a county page.
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*What will be our process when we see that someone else has already entered something under Newspapers on a county page?
#Link to pages about each category of a repository. (Practiced with a little of this. See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers2|Newspapers2]]) &nbsp;Newpaper2 items listed in order of importance, bullets and explanation
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*Finalize the content and style for the Newspapers topics
  
'''Volumteer Assignments''':
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*Jana and Patsy to "wordsmith" - edit Newspaper1 &nbsp;(may create a Newspaper4)
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*Wilma "wordsmith" edit Newspaper2
 
 
 
*Marilyn "wordsmith" edit Newspaper3
 
 
 
*James - create a new page/article on "How to use "Chronicaling of America" - &nbsp;How to access it and what is Chronicaling of America about - involves creating back links, explanations, will need to use Multi-Media items and link LOC to CA<br>
 
  
*Wilma and Liz - create tasks via email
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  
<br>'''Style Guide''' (is Darris Williams doing this guide?)
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=== Tasks we need to get going on  ===
  
*County Pages - keep them to the point and link to explanation pages
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We need to get these ready so we can make the task
  
*Style guide mentioned on county pages then explanation linked and repeated on each county page
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:What order shall we do them in: greatest need for users or quickest to write?
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:Or a combination of both.
  
*Bullet list easier to see for "four" or less items
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Decided: we will add our votes to each one by Monday p.m.
  
*Heading better for "five" or more - however a using a separate page for more text is a huge commitment
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Needing much discussion:
*Keep heading text pertinent
 
  
*Suggested a "step" article
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*Vital records (WA: 1) (JS:1)<br>
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*Cemetery records WA: 2) (JS:2)<br>
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*Church records (WA: 4) (JS:3)
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*Libraries (WA: 3) (JS:4)<br>
  
*Headings are important for descriptions
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Do examples, get approval (may be quicker)
  
*Decision: No spaces between lines - keep text all together - may revisit this again
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*Funeral home records (WA: 4) (JS:4)<br>
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*Land and property (WA: 3) (JS:2)<br>
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*Probate (WA: 1) (JS:1)<br>
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*Court (WA: 2) (JS:3)
  
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[JS: ''By the way, are divorice records going to be part of vital records or court records?'']
 
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
 
 
Did not discuss this week (28 March)
 
  
 
=== Libraries Discussion, con't  ===
 
=== Libraries Discussion, con't  ===
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To discuss soon:  
 
To discuss soon:  
  
*'''Provide context''' continued
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Tasks for:
*'''Tip Bank''' continued.
 
 
*Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered  
 
*Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered  
 
*Cemetery records  
 
*Cemetery records  
 
*Church records
 
*Church records
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*Funeral home records
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*Land and property
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*Probate
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*Court
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*'''Provide context''' continued
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*'''Tip Bank''' continued.
  
 
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[[Category:WikiProject_Utah]]
 
[[Category:WikiProject_Utah]]

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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants:

News and Events

  • 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 FamilySearch? 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

  • Photo info page no real progress since last week
  • Icons for tips: Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (No further progress)
  • Newspapers "blurb": Let's make a decision this week
  • Chronicling America page created by James Tanner.
  • Newspapers task: did create a few templates. Did not get with Liz about writing the task

Idea share

Tasks to finish writing this week

Newspapers

  • What will be our process when we see that someone else has already entered something under Newspapers on a county page?
  • Finalize the content and style for the Newspapers topics



Obituaries

Tasks we need to get going on

We need to get these ready so we can make the task

What order shall we do them in: greatest need for users or quickest to write?
Or a combination of both.

Decided: we will add our votes to each one by Monday p.m.

Needing much discussion:

  • Vital records (WA: 1) (JS:1)
  • Cemetery records WA: 2) (JS:2)
  • Church records (WA: 4) (JS:3)
  • Libraries (WA: 3) (JS:4)

Do examples, get approval (may be quicker)

  • Funeral home records (WA: 4) (JS:4)
  • Land and property (WA: 3) (JS:2)
  • Probate (WA: 1) (JS:1)
  • Court (WA: 2) (JS:3)

[JS: By the way, are divorice records going to be part of vital records or court 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.