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== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
  
*September [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 Virtual presentation] by Pat Jensen, ''Finding U.S. Naturalization Records''. UGA Virtual Chapter meeting which occurs every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain).  
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*September 20 [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 Virtual presentation] by Jason Harrison, ''City Directories: More than Names and Addresses''. UGA Virtual Chapter meeting which occurs every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain).  
*September 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conference] '''Sandy'''
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*September 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conference] '''Sandy'''  
*RootsTech
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*January 14-18, 2013 [http://www.slig.ugagenealogy.org Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (SLIG).
*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
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*March 21-23, 2013 [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech]
  
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
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== Progress reports  ==
 
== Progress reports  ==
  
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*Birth record film -- did it have name of children or not? - Patsy It did NOT have names of children. She also updated the Experimental County page to reflect this.
 
*Funeral home records - Lois Fowles is almost finished inputting funeral homes on the [[Beaver County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|county pages]].  
 
*Funeral home records - Lois Fowles is almost finished inputting funeral homes on the [[Beaver County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|county pages]].  
 
**Brainstorm: we need a questionnaire so people can review their websites and contact the mortuaries to learn:  
 
**Brainstorm: we need a questionnaire so people can review their websites and contact the mortuaries to learn:  
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***complete run since then?  
 
***complete run since then?  
 
***records they create for each funeral  
 
***records they create for each funeral  
****what do they keep?  
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****what do they keep?
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***Early records may not have the same depth. Have they changed what they gather/keep (Early records are often more complete than later. Now they just fill out forms.) Unless they have preserved the funeral program, etc. there may not be much more than what is on the death certificate.
*[[Beaver County, Utah#Neighboring_counties|Neighboring counties]] - I have contacted Beth Taylor. She has written instructions to make the maps clickable which she said she would email.  
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****transportation records; embalming, care of body; another location for burial, esp if in different states; burial permits; purchasing gravesite; Cemeteries have to have those documents
*Results of poll re: order of records to suggest for finding birth information. (Based on [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]], by James Tanner.
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***paper trail
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**We need a Wiki article that talks about the paper trail for funeral homes and for cemeteries
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**Burial permits; Programs
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**Funeral homes that have gone out of business, where are those records?
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**Do you have records from previous funeral homes. Do they know where early records might be?
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**Names and years of those previous funeral homes for which they have records
  
From last week:
 
  
:*Get documentation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
 
  
**Church records -- often used to document for delayed birth (SS, citizinship, etc, Legal needs)
 
**Church did not keep a copy of the record they gave to the individual. Use the membership records. Pat will double-check on that.
 
  
:*Get citation for statement in 1905 the state required copies to be sent to them. - Liz Done.  
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*[[Beaver County, Utah#Neighboring_counties|Neighboring counties]]
:*Documentation for 100 years - Wilma Done
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**Beth Taylor sent written instructions to make the maps clickable. Joy Bogar is going to work on these.  
:*Start templates and task page for Births - Wilma Started  
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**Joy's husband, Bo, is proof reading that all the neighboring counties are on the list. (He found a few that were not complete)
:*Start on the State Archives project - Liz started adding info to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Birth|Experimental County]] from the State Archives site to add pertinent links and info to each county.  
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*Results of poll re: order of records to suggest for finding birth information. (Based on [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]], by James Tanner.
:*Learn to make our own "badge" and other templates that allow adaptation - Wilma and Jana? Jana made significant progress. Asking Steve for help.
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*Start templates and task page for Births - Wilma Started  
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*Start on the State Archives project - Liz started adding info to experimental county
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*[[Utah Search Strategies]] page - added links to How to Find... and [[Utah Record Selection Table]], which needs updating.
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From before:
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:*Get documentation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==

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Agenda

Meeting Participants:

News and Events

Review of last meeting


Progress reports

  • Birth record film -- did it have name of children or not? - Patsy It did NOT have names of children. She also updated the Experimental County page to reflect this.
  • Funeral home records - Lois Fowles is almost finished inputting funeral homes on the county pages.
    • Brainstorm: we need a questionnaire so people can review their websites and contact the mortuaries to learn:
      • years their records began
      • complete run since then?
      • records they create for each funeral
        • what do they keep?
      • Early records may not have the same depth. Have they changed what they gather/keep (Early records are often more complete than later. Now they just fill out forms.) Unless they have preserved the funeral program, etc. there may not be much more than what is on the death certificate.
        • transportation records; embalming, care of body; another location for burial, esp if in different states; burial permits; purchasing gravesite; Cemeteries have to have those documents
      • paper trail
    • We need a Wiki article that talks about the paper trail for funeral homes and for cemeteries
    • Burial permits; Programs
    • Funeral homes that have gone out of business, where are those records?
    • Do you have records from previous funeral homes. Do they know where early records might be?
    • Names and years of those previous funeral homes for which they have records



  • Neighboring counties
    • Beth Taylor sent written instructions to make the maps clickable. Joy Bogar is going to work on these.
    • Joy's husband, Bo, is proof reading that all the neighboring counties are on the list. (He found a few that were not complete)
  • Results of poll re: order of records to suggest for finding birth information. (Based on How to Find Birth Information in the United States, by James Tanner.
  • Start templates and task page for Births - Wilma Started
  • Start on the State Archives project - Liz started adding info to experimental county
  • Utah Search Strategies page - added links to How to Find... and Utah Record Selection Table, which needs updating.

From before:

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Birth Review the "to do" area of births to implement or discard ideas

Discussion minutes:

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