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== Agenda  ==
 
== Agenda  ==
  
'''Meeting Participants:''' James had surgery Monday. We'll surely miss him.
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'''Meeting Participants:''' James had surgery Monday. Hope you're doing well, James!
  
 
'''Wiki News'''
 
'''Wiki News'''
*Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show.
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*Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. Are we giving up hope?
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
 
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*No UGA virtual chapter meeting in December
 
*January 14-18, 2013 [http://www.slig.ugagenealogy.org Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (SLIG).  
 
*January 14-18, 2013 [http://www.slig.ugagenealogy.org Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (SLIG).  
 
*March 21-23, 2013 [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech]
 
*March 21-23, 2013 [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech]
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== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 November 21|21 Nov]]
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*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 November 28|28 Nov]]
  
 
== Progress reports ==
 
== Progress reports ==
  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
**Liz has worked on this. Wilma put some templates on that were confusing.
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**Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
*[[Cache County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|LDS Church records]] Phase 1 is well underway.
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**Some discussion items re:Cemeteries
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*[[Cache County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|LDS Church records]] Phase 1 is well underway. Kudos to Jeff and Cathy Stevens, Elizabeth Kesler, Garreth (Bo) and Joy Bogar.
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**Phase 1a -- doing the stakes. This will be taught to missionaries Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
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**Need suggestions from this group:
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*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.
 
*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.
*Beginner's corner: Nathan and team working on state-level pages would like to see the ideas.
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*Beginner's corner:  
**Wilma contact Joy about image approving -- especially for those already submitted: princess file sepia, clipper ship, baby one -- Wilma was going to contact Joy about this and has not.
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**Joy and Jana talked about image approval. Joy will personally do those Jana contacts her about.
**MurphyNW@familysearch.org
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**MurphyNW@familysearch.org -- he's a good one to contact about the beginners' corner. Shall I pave the way?
  
The following were last week's - did not change for today's meeting.
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*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.)
*SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) [[Beaver County, Utah]] :  
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*Review citation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat did this several weeks ago, but we didn't view it. Thanks Pat!
**Need to have Steve Cottrel create a template, since there are so many links in it to the same county.
 
**Jeff, Joan, Laurie, Jason
 
**Does this remove our need for the table at the top? No, don't remove the table
 
**Images: we want a gallery of images, especially some that are iconic to the county. Scenery, aerial views of towns, Joy has checked with KSL for some of their weather-related images, Utah State Archives or Library, BYU collection of historical photos online; Gallery one picture where you can flip through or separate page of typical photos. Can a direct link to a 3 dimensional, like Google Earth.
 
*Review citation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Done last time. Thanks Pat!
 
 
**Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
 
**Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]]: An email was sent about the great progress James is making on these pages. Was also discussed in the past Thursday community meeting.
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From last meeting:
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*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]]:  
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**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
 
**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.
 
**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 put it on the list.
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**As anyone writes an article, they should add it to the list.
 
**Suggest a topic for wiki articles
 
**Suggest a topic for wiki articles
*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
 
  
  
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'''From previous meetings (no progress): '''
 
'''From previous meetings (no progress): '''
 
*Libraries:  
 
*Libraries:  
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*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..
 
*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:  
 
*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:  

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Agenda

Meeting Participants: James had surgery Monday. Hope you're doing well, James!

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

Progress reports

  • Cemetery Records progress:
    • Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
    • Some discussion items re:Cemeteries
  • LDS Church records Phase 1 is well underway. Kudos to Jeff and Cathy Stevens, Elizabeth Kesler, Garreth (Bo) and Joy Bogar.
    • Phase 1a -- doing the stakes. This will be taught to missionaries Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
    • Need suggestions from this group:
  • 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.
  • Beginner's corner:
    • Joy and Jana talked about image approval. Joy will personally do those Jana contacts her about.
    • MurphyNW@familysearch.org -- he's a good one to contact about the beginners' corner. Shall I pave the way?
  • 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.)
  • Review citation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat did this several weeks ago, but we didn't view it. Thanks Pat!
    • Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960

From last meeting:

  • 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
  • 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.