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== Agenda  ==
 
== Agenda  ==
  
'''Meeting Participants:''' James had surgery last Monday. He was STILL in the hospital a couple of days ago. I imagine it was a hard time.
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'''Meeting Participants:''' After asking James, he replied, "I am still very much in pain and unable to do much at all." I'll put his name on the prayer roll today.
  
 
'''Wiki News'''
 
'''Wiki News'''
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== Progress reports ==
 
== Progress reports ==
  
*Project to post all FS Historical Records Collections to the county pages. Kudos to Jana!
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*Jana has suggested putting COUNTY online badges on the county page in place of the state Online collections badge.
**State badges on each county: we need to update these to county links with the statewide badge also on the county digital collections page.  
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*Steps: Jana will prepare so others (Liz and I at least) can do it.
**Steps: Jana will prepare so others can do it.
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*Beginner's corner? Probably nothing until early next year that the "state pages" team meets.
*Beginner's corner. Jana presented her page to the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 6 December 2012|Thursday group]].
 
*Tracking projects, etc. was discussed in Thursday group, as an outgrowth of our discussions.
 
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
 
**Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
 
**Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
**Some discussion items re:Cemeteries
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**Color, since we don't have table borders?
*[[Cache County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|LDS Church records]] Phase 1 is almost finished. Kudos to Jeff and Cathy Stevens, Elizabeth Kesler, Garreth (Bo) and Joy Bogar.
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*[[Salt Lake County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|Salt Lake County]] LDS Church records
**Finished task for Phase 1a -- doing the stakes. This was taught to missionaries Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
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**Exciting breakthrough! Link to FHLC for stakes
**Today: [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Church LDS Phase 1a|review practice stakes]]
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**Want an uncopyrighted map of SLC (1923 or before). Purpose--to make a clickable map of stakes per Jenson's (about 1930)
*Report to UGA re:Utah Wiki Project done by Patsy. Be sure to read your UGA newsletter.
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**Pat suggested the ward maps; James said Sanborn maps back in 1800's -- Historic Map Works.com; Pat will look on Church History and BYU. OldMapsOnline.org - a portal to about 35,000 maps; David Dilts has done a lot with maps - he might know of some. City directories? 1888 SLC and vicinit with wards; 1920 also that is divided -- See Pat.
*Project end: If people come, hoping they have something to come to.
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**Stake won't work for unit stopped before 1908, or oganized after 1917. Pat.
**Need things others can add before we quit.
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**Comparisons: [[Cache County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|Cache County]];  [[Box Elder County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|Box Elder County]]
**UGA members invited to attend and help
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*Report to UGA re:Utah Wiki Project done by Patsy. Summary of accomplishments mentioned:
**Proposal: meet 1st of Jan, 1st of Feb, monthly if needed.
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**FS Historical Collections and Ancestry.com updated on counties
**Meet at least twice per month for awhile.
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**[[How to Find Birth Information in Utah]]
**Invite to special meetings
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**SEO paragraphs
 
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**Experimental County page
*Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo will focus on Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, St. George, Logan, Bountiful, Odgen to start.
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*Project end: If we get volunteers, hoping they have something others can add before we quit.
*Beginner's corner:
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**UGA members invited to help
**Joy and Jana talked about image approval. Joy will personally do those Jana contacts her about.
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**Proposal: meet monthly if needed. Wilma can't on Jan 2, so meet Jan 9. Decide then when/if next meeting.
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*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]] (If James is back)
  
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Still needed:
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*Record selection table
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*Wilma will focus soon on Library section, then Deaths, then Marriages.
  
 
From previous meetings:
 
From previous meetings:
 
*Gallery of images: Joy and I talked about this. Need a process, so others can submit images of the various counties and we won't have to maintain it. (More discussion in Nov 21 meeting. Get with Joy about those suggestions.)
 
*Gallery of images: Joy and I talked about this. Need a process, so others can submit images of the various counties and we won't have to maintain it. (More discussion in Nov 21 meeting. Get with Joy about those suggestions.)
*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]]:
 
**James linked each of the articles back to the How to find Genealogy Records page.
 
**Points out huge gaps - such as early immigrants, etc. Showing mostly UK roots rather than other
 
**It is a great page to keep gathering articles, perhaps to organize sections not just rely on page names.
 
**As anyone writes an article, they should add it to the list.
 
**Suggest a topic for wiki articles
 
 
 
 
'''From previous meetings (no progress): '''
 
*Libraries:
 
 
*Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma
 
*Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma
 
*Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
 
*Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..

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Agenda

Meeting Participants: After asking James, he replied, "I am still very much in pain and unable to do much at all." I'll put his name on the prayer roll today.

Wiki News

  • Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. Are we giving up hope?

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Discussion Cemeteries area. Some suggestions to headings were recorded on in that area.

An overview of LDS Church Records tasks and progress was given.

Progress reports

  • Jana has suggested putting COUNTY online badges on the county page in place of the state Online collections badge.
  • Steps: Jana will prepare so others (Liz and I at least) can do it.
  • Beginner's corner? Probably nothing until early next year that the "state pages" team meets.
  • Cemetery Records progress:
    • Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
    • Color, since we don't have table borders?
  • Salt Lake County LDS Church records
    • Exciting breakthrough! Link to FHLC for stakes
    • Want an uncopyrighted map of SLC (1923 or before). Purpose--to make a clickable map of stakes per Jenson's (about 1930)
    • Pat suggested the ward maps; James said Sanborn maps back in 1800's -- Historic Map Works.com; Pat will look on Church History and BYU. OldMapsOnline.org - a portal to about 35,000 maps; David Dilts has done a lot with maps - he might know of some. City directories? 1888 SLC and vicinit with wards; 1920 also that is divided -- See Pat.
    • Stake won't work for unit stopped before 1908, or oganized after 1917. Pat.
    • Comparisons: Cache County; Box Elder County
  • Report to UGA re:Utah Wiki Project done by Patsy. Summary of accomplishments mentioned:
  • Project end: If we get volunteers, hoping they have something others can add before we quit.
    • UGA members invited to help
    • Proposal: meet monthly if needed. Wilma can't on Jan 2, so meet Jan 9. Decide then when/if next meeting.
  • Strategies How to Find Birth Information in the United States; United States, How to Find Genealogy Records (If James is back)

Still needed:

  • Record selection table
  • Wilma will focus soon on Library section, then Deaths, then Marriages.

From previous meetings:

  • Gallery of images: Joy and I talked about this. Need a process, so others can submit images of the various counties and we won't have to maintain it. (More discussion in Nov 21 meeting. Get with Joy about those suggestions.)
  • Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma
  • Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
  • Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:
    • Suggestion from last meeting not yet implemented: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
    • Oldmapsonline.org draw a square around the area; USGS.gov maps digitizing them
  • FHLC links. To do: once Libraries section is ready, show the FHLC links to the person who has not liked them. Wilma:
  • Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
  • Utah Record Selection Table needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)

Idea share

Most important (county) discussions remaining: (prioritized in last week's meeting)

Minimum information for each topic:

Per project leaders meeting (Oct 23) and group meeting (Oct 31)
  • Blurb giving value and scope of the records
  • FHLC link
  • Link to the Utah page for that topic
  • Links to Ancestry.com and FS Historical Records collections Done by Jana early Nov.

"Boots on the ground" person or group to maintain, update, add to each county.

Ideas per group meeting Oct 31
  • UGA Patsy can get zips of UGA members and contact for their interest
  • FHCs in area - do they know someone they can suggest?
  • Libraries in area
  • ULA - Pat can email everyone asking for help


We are aiming at 19 December 2012 as completing what will be done as a project.