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== Agenda  ==
 
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<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>
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<br>Anyone new to this meeting? <br>  
  
 
'''Meeting Participants:'''  
 
'''Meeting Participants:'''  
  
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== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
  
 
*June 9 (Saturday) [http://www.murrayfamilyhistoryfair.com/ Murray Family History Fair] Saturday, June 9th. Click on Classes.  
 
*June 9 (Saturday) [http://www.murrayfamilyhistoryfair.com/ Murray Family History Fair] Saturday, June 9th. Click on Classes.  
*June 16 (Saturday) [http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=22 Mormon History Bus Tours] of Echo Canyon and of East Canyon.  
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*June 16 (Today is the deadline to register) [http://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=22 Mormon History Bus Tours] of Echo Canyon and of East Canyon.  
 
*June 21 [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 Supercharge Your Research: Cut Ten Years off Your Learning Curve] presented by Barry Ewell. This is the UGA Virtual Chapter meeting which occurs every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain).  
 
*June 21 [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 Supercharge Your Research: Cut Ten Years off Your Learning Curve] presented by Barry Ewell. This is the UGA Virtual Chapter meeting which occurs every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain).  
 
*July 31-Aug 3 [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy  
 
*July 31-Aug 3 [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy  
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*1940 Census Help [http://ugagenealogy.org/ UGA's project] with FamilySearch Indexing.  
 
*1940 Census Help [http://ugagenealogy.org/ UGA's project] with FamilySearch Indexing.  
*Creation of '''Utah Wiki Project Forum''' (date to be announced- but soon Forums were changed yesterday -- there is a thread for Wiki Projects. There is a new subforum. Put up a page in the wiki and thread in forums.
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*There is a new subforum for Wiki Projects. Do we want to use it? If so, ideas for what to include?
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*Some people may discover through the forums. another place to check, to keep up with. Has to monitor it, etc. Can we identify that forum, and tell them to go to the project page. Just one or two threads that redirects them. Things they can do. The forums may not be getting much traffic. Frustrating to use. Perhaps post a thread or two -- mostly to redirect people.
  
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 May 23|23 May]]
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*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 May 30|30 May]]
  
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== Progress reports  ==
 
== Progress reports  ==
  
*[[Utah Newspapers#Digital_Issues_Online|Tip icon]] template review: Steve gave us a few options, including color of the bar.  
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*[[Utah Newspapers#Digital_Issues_Online|Tip icon]] I was assigned to ask Steve to give us a few options, including color of the bar. Not done.  
*Newspapers update: Wilma with input from Jana and Liz.  
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*Obituaries task description totally ready and tested by Liz (Jana wrote it).  
*Obituaries task description totally ready and tested by (Lois?).  
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*Karen Coombs from Vernal has expressed interest in helping, but is going on vacation until June 17.  
*[Name] has expressed interest in helping. She has been contacted and ....  
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*Patsy will make meeting recordings reviewable by public.  
*Patsy made meeting recordings reviewable by public.
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*Review the revised [[Talk:Beaver County, Utah|Table at top]] by Jana, Liz, Wilma
*Review the revised [[Beaver County, Utah|Table at top]] by Jana, Liz, Wilma  
 
  
=== "Quick" Tasks ===
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=== "Quick" Tasks ===
  
 
Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.  
 
Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.  
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=== Vital records (BMD, Div)  ===
 
=== Vital records (BMD, Div)  ===
  
*Continue discussion of charts vs. bullets: View some examples Wilma did in Word (for [[Talk:Pulaski County, Kentucky|Pulaski County, KY]]. Why? Jana had a great example that gives many conversation points. Focus is NOT on that county, but on:
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Birth3|Birth in bulleted style]] Suggest resources, review for dates and content.  
**Chart vs. bullet
 
**Types of resources (state or county only) (Linking to details and search tips?)
 
**Length whether bullet or chart (when to do a separate page)
 
  
Discussion minutes: None made during discussion
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How ready are we to create a task description for birth?
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Discussion minutes:  
  
 
Summary of minutes:  
 
Summary of minutes:  
  
*Bullet style was selected. Jana, Wilma, Liz will have something to review next week for 1) dates and 2) content under dates  
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*liked explanations offset from dates  
*For a particular year, list resources for that topic (birth). If list other resources, such as for Death, do not list them. Link them instead to Death for that county.
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*Format was focus
*When listing non-birth resources, tell the user what birth information they may learn
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*next meeting review dates that were used -- approve, get more sources.
*Link to state page rather than listing each one under each county.
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*Decided on small table and to keep it above Table of Contents
  
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== Future meetings  ==
 
== Future meetings  ==

Latest revision as of 15:22, 20 June 2012

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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.
  • There is a new subforum for Wiki Projects. Do we want to use it? If so, ideas for what to include?
  • Some people may discover through the forums. another place to check, to keep up with. Has to monitor it, etc. Can we identify that forum, and tell them to go to the project page. Just one or two threads that redirects them. Things they can do. The forums may not be getting much traffic. Frustrating to use. Perhaps post a thread or two -- mostly to redirect people.

Review of last meeting


Progress reports

  • Tip icon I was assigned to ask Steve to give us a few options, including color of the bar. Not done.
  • Obituaries task description totally ready and tested by Liz (Jana wrote it).
  • Karen Coombs from Vernal has expressed interest in helping, but is going on vacation until June 17.
  • Patsy will make meeting recordings reviewable by public.
  • Review the revised Table at top by Jana, Liz, Wilma

"Quick" Tasks

Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.

Future "quick" tasks to write:

  • Probate
  • Land and property
  • Court
  • Funeral home records

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Birth in bulleted style Suggest resources, review for dates and content.

How ready are we to create a task description for birth?

Discussion minutes:

Summary of minutes:

  • liked explanations offset from dates
  • Format was focus
  • next meeting review dates that were used -- approve, get more sources.
  • Decided on small table and to keep it above Table of Contents


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