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'''Meeting Participants:''' Wilma Adkins, Darlene Hagberg, Jana Stokes, Lois Owen, Liz Snow, Patsy Hendrickson, James Tanner, Marilyn Markham, Maren Jeppsen, Joy Bogar
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
  
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*1940 Census release, April 2, 2012
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 UGA Virtual Chapter], every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). 19 April topic: '''1940 census''' with Tom McGill, FamilySearch  
 
*[http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 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.  
 
*Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by FamilySearch? Details will follow.  
*July? Aug? BYU Family History  
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*'''BYU''' July 26-29, [http://ce.byu.edu/cw/cwgeneal/ BYU Conference] on Family History &amp; Genealogy
*Saturday, August 18th UGA Regional Conference in Cedar City. Sponsored by Cedar City Chapter, UGA
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*'''Cedar City''' (August 18th) and '''Sandy''' (September 21 and 22) [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/events.php UGA Regional Conferences]
*Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, UGA Regional Conference, Larry H. Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College
 
  
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 21|21 Mar]]
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*Wednesday,&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 21|21 Mar]]
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Briefly scanned the minutes.
  
 
== Progress reports  ==
 
== Progress reports  ==
  
*FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Lois completed the task. Kudos, Lois! This was a long, tedious task.
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*Top charts on counties: Decided to keep vital records as stated: "1867- present"
*Task for updating dates in the top chart: Thanks also to Liz Snow, who completed documenting the dates. Some questions were raised, which will be discussed as first topic today.
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*Daggett County &nbsp;to be checked - and the table may read: "for earlier dates check parent county"
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]] UGA is willing to give even one UGA membership PER COUNTY! Do we need that many prizes, with attribution?
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*&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]] Joy and I did a little, but no real progress since last week
**Joy made great progress on the "specs" and requirements for the photos.
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**To DO: 1) fill in UGA prizes; 2) wordsmith: Review, get ready to post.
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*Wilma made significant progress with Icons for tips
*Newspapers section updated from Mar 14, ready for more of your ideas
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*&nbsp;Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (see below links)
*Libraries: Made minimal progress on it this week
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*Group liked the "Tips look and feel. [[Utah Newspapers#Digital_Issues_Online|Played]] with a [[Library of Congress#Collection_Description|couple]]"
*Tips look and feel. Joy put together a few so we could see what they might look like in an actual county.
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*Newspapers paragraphs created and will be downsized
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==
  
=== Starting/Ending Dates in top table ===
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=== Tasks to finish writing this week ===
  
*Red Book shows county records only, with ending dates when state records began. What should our top table show?
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers|Newspapers]]
**Would users be helped more by including both state and county level in the top chart, or only including county level?
 
**Or should that be explained under the topic, leaving the top table more simple?
 
  
=== Tasks to write this week  ===
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#We need a [[FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Comment_on_Newspapers|style guide]], a format which works for most topics on a county page.
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#Link to pages about each category of a repository. (Practiced with a little of this. See [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers2|Newspapers2]]) &nbsp;Newpaper2 items listed in order of importance, bullets and explanation
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'''Volumteer Assignments''':
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*Jana and Patsy to "wordsmith" - edit Newspaper1 &nbsp;(may create a Newspaper4)
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*Wilma "wordsmith" edit Newspaper2
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*Marilyn "wordsmith" edit Newspaper3
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*James - create a new page/article on "How to use "Chronicaling of America" - &nbsp;How to access it and what is Chronicaling of America about - involves creating back links, explanations, will need to use Multi-Media items and link LOC to CA<br>
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*Wilma and Liz - create tasks via email
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<br>'''Style Guide''' (is Darris Williams doing this guide?)
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*County Pages - keep them to the point and link to explanation pages
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*Style guide mentioned on county pages then explanation linked and repeated on each county page
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*Bullet list easier to see for "four" or less items
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*Heading better for "five" or more -&nbsp;using a separate page for more text can be a&nbsp;stub article&nbsp;
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*Keep heading text pertinent
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*Suggested a "step-by-step" article how to use when&nbsp;necessary&nbsp;
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*Headings are important for descriptions
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*Decision: No spaces between lines - keep text all together - may revisit this again
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers|Newspapers]]: Specific counties need to be mentioned in the task.
 
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  
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Did not discuss this week (28 March)
  
 
=== Libraries Discussion, con't  ===
 
=== Libraries Discussion, con't  ===
  
*Create a [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Libraries Format|format page]] for gathering information about Utah libraries and their colletions: first focus - local (rural areas) libraries?
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'''Yet to be addressed''':
*What do we put in the "Libraries" area of each county: View [[Albany County, New York#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_and_Museums|Albany County, NY]] example
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**List every possible library?
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*List only libraries that have collections - or list others as well
**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?)
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*Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county  
**Other:
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*Format for gathering information - not yet decided
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*Pictures of Libraries would be helpful
  
 
<br>'''Summary of decisions''' to this point in the conversation  
 
<br>'''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
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*Bullets used with text of "four"or less items
*Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
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*Headings used for "five" or more items with only pertinent explanations
*We will use a format for gathering information. Format not yet decided.
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*Indented text tip with small icon - icon yet to be determined
*Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over
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*No extra lines between bullets will be used - keep text together
*Pictures of Libraries would be helpful
 
  
 
== Future meetings  ==
 
== Future meetings  ==

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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants: Wilma Adkins, Darlene Hagberg, Jana Stokes, Lois Owen, Liz Snow, Patsy Hendrickson, James Tanner, Marilyn Markham, Maren Jeppsen, Joy Bogar

News and Events

  • 1940 Census release, April 2, 2012
  • 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.
  • BYU July 26-29, BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy
  • Cedar City (August 18th) and Sandy (September 21 and 22) UGA Regional Conferences

Review of last meeting

Briefly scanned the minutes.

Progress reports

  • Top charts on counties: Decided to keep vital records as stated: "1867- present"
  • Daggett County  to be checked - and the table may read: "for earlier dates check parent county"
  •  Photo info page Joy and I did a little, but no real progress since last week
  • Wilma made significant progress with Icons for tips
  •  Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (see below links)
  • Group liked the "Tips look and feel. Played with a couple"
  • Newspapers paragraphs created and will be downsized

Idea share

Tasks to finish writing this week

  1. We need a style guide, a format which works for most topics on a county page.
  2. Link to pages about each category of a repository. (Practiced with a little of this. See Newspapers2)  Newpaper2 items listed in order of importance, bullets and explanation

Volumteer Assignments:

  • Jana and Patsy to "wordsmith" - edit Newspaper1  (may create a Newspaper4)
  • Wilma "wordsmith" edit Newspaper2
  • Marilyn "wordsmith" edit Newspaper3
  • James - create a new page/article on "How to use "Chronicaling of America" -  How to access it and what is Chronicaling of America about - involves creating back links, explanations, will need to use Multi-Media items and link LOC to CA
  • Wilma and Liz - create tasks via email


Style Guide (is Darris Williams doing this guide?)

  • County Pages - keep them to the point and link to explanation pages
  • Style guide mentioned on county pages then explanation linked and repeated on each county page
  • Bullet list easier to see for "four" or less items
  • Heading better for "five" or more - using a separate page for more text can be a stub article 
  • Keep heading text pertinent
  • Suggested a "step-by-step" article how to use when necessary 
  • Headings are important for descriptions
  • Decision: No spaces between lines - keep text all together - may revisit this again


Did not discuss this week (28 March)

Libraries Discussion, con't

Yet to be addressed:

  • List only libraries that have collections - or list others as well
  • Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
  • Format for gathering information - not yet decided
  • Pictures of Libraries would be helpful


Summary of decisions to this point in the conversation

  • Bullets used with text of "four"or less items
  • Headings used for "five" or more items with only pertinent explanations
  • Indented text tip with small icon - icon yet to be determined
  • No extra lines between bullets will be used - keep text together

Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • To be determined by the group

To discuss soon:

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