FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 21

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News and Events

  • 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.
  • July? Aug? BYU Family History
  • Saturday, August 18th UGA Regional Conference in Cedar City. Sponsored by Cedar City Chapter, UGA
  • Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, UGA Regional Conference, Larry H. Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Morgan and Tooele Counties (Lois)
  • Task for updating dates in the top chart: Liz Snow completed this task for most counties. Some questions were raised, which will be discussed as first topic today.
  • Photo info page UGA willing to give following prizes:
    • To DO: 1) fill in UGA prizes; 2) wordsmith: Review, get ready to post.
  • Newspapers section updated from Mar 14, ready for more of your ideas
  • Libraries: did not progress on it this week

Idea share

Starting/Ending Dates in top table

  • Red Book shows county records only, with ending dates when state records began. What should our top table show?
    • Would users be helped more by including both state and county level, or only including county level?

Tasks to write this week

  • Newspapers:
    • Obituaries: how to handle with Newspapers? Do in one task

Libraries Discussion, con't

  • Create a format page for gathering information about Utah libraries and their colletions: first focus - local (rural areas) libraries?
  • What do we put in the "Libraries" area of each county: View Albany County, NY example
    • List every possible library?
    • List only those which may have a dedicated room or collection? (And let people work with them to fill in the form as they wish?)
    • Other:

Summary of decisions to this point in the conversation

  • Don’t want long lists of anything, including libraries, unless it’s a complied list on another page
  • Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
  • We will use a format for gathering information. Format not yet decided.
  • Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over
  • Pictures of Libraries would be helpful

Future meetings

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • Newspapers. Specific counties need to be also mentioned in  the task. 

To discuss soon:

  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.
  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records