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Anyone new to this meeting?

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: Lois completed the task. Kudos, Lois! This was a long, tedious task.
  • 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.
  • Photo info page UGA is willing to give even one UGA membership PER COUNTY! Do we need that many prizes, with attribution?
    • Joy made great progress on the "specs" and requirements for the photos.
    • 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: Made minimal progress on it this week
  • Tips look and feel. Joy put together a few so we could see what they might look like in an actual county.

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 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

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
  • 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