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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Feb 29|Feb 29 minutes]]
 
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== Progress reports ==
**Moving the table to the counties: Liz completed ALL counties. Suggested more uniformity in little details.(Kudos, Liz!)  
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**Project task written to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Fix Starting Dates for Records|update the charts]] and footnote Red Book.  
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*Moving the table to the counties: Liz completed ALL counties. Suggested more uniformity in little details.(Kudos, Liz!)  
**FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Morgan through Summit plus Utah County (Kyle Law did a bunch)  
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*Project task written to [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Fix Starting Dates for Records|update the charts]] and footnote Red Book.  
**Photo contest: What do you think? (ppt) and [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]]  
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*FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Morgan through Summit plus Utah County (Kyle Law did a bunch)  
**Tips icons: Samples so far (word)
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*Photo contest: What do you think? (ppt) and [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Photos|Photo info page]]  
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**To DO: 1) fill in UGA prizes; 2) wordsmith; 3) will FS offer a prize? 4) Won't we also want people submitting pictures of Library, Courthouse, other? Prizes for them, too?
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*Tips icons: "Look and feel" Samples so far (word)
  
 
== Idea share  ==
 
== Idea share  ==
  
=== Providing Landscapes ===
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=== Tip Gathering  ===
  
*How shall we ask people for help in [[Beaver County, Utah|Providing landscapes]] (free of copyright) from the counties to be posted above the tables.  
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*See ''Excel'' spreadsheet. Ideas for gathering:
**Need community to provide panoramic landscape photos for each of Utah’s 29 counties
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**On the tip bank page, have "to submit a tip for consideration, click here"  
**Deadline March 31, 2012 for photos submitted to enter contest for “best photo”
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**attribution for tips: source if available? user if not? (No attribution on the pages where the tips are displayed.  
**Photos that are chosen for each county will eligible to enter contest
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**Process: from suggestion to template to posting on pages.  
**Photos may be submitted at any time after March to be placed in the “photo bank”
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**Who/how?
**After March 31, 2012 no mention of a contest will appear on any county page
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**Just for Utah? See what community thinks? when?
**Photos may be uploaded from a memory card or flash drive. (But we will ask people to submit them, so we can choose the "winner" for each county.)
 
**Attribution will be give to the photographer in the copyright section of the image: {{PD-Self}} People will click on the image to see the attribution.  
 
**A temporary graphic (where the panoramic photo would go) will advertise for photo help with a link to all information they need to know including right of copyrights….  
 
**'''To do Summary''' for this topic:
 
  
:#Patsy and Wilma will clarify the prizes UGA will give. '''After meeting thoughts''': Any prizes from FamilySearch? Shall we also ask Danielle about this?
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:#Joy and Wilma will create the page describing rules, requirements, submission process, etc.
 
:#Joy will create the temporary table that will be placed at the top of each county in an appeal for photos. Everyone on today's call will be given a chance to modify it before we begin posting.
 
  
=== Correcting Table Dates ===
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=== Tasks to write this week ===
  
*Getting people involved in [[Wasatch County, Utah|Correcting dates in the table]] for each county.
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Newspapers|Newspapers]]: Only include Utah Digital Newspapers and LOC Chonicling America for each county?
**Tasks to be created by Wilma for dates in the tables: Births Marriages Deaths Census Land Probate Church Obituaries - Cemeteries
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**Obituaries: how to handle with Newspapers? Do in one task
**Dates will be obtained from the “RedBook” for this project. If someone uses another source, such as personally check collections in the county official's website or office, always add references.
 
**References / footnotes (task will teach volunteers how to)
 
**In another set of tasks, more detailed information (with footnotes) will be added under the “Land and Property,” "probate," and other headings for each county
 
***Cemeteries area needs to include the statewide burial database.
 
**Wilma will email “tasks” for volunteers in the weekly meeting reminder.
 
**James Tanner will put emails on his blog asking for volunteers: Blog @ genealogyvarizona@gmail.com James’ blog has over 40,000 followers
 
**'''To Do summary''' for this topic:
 
  
:#Wilma will create a task for going through ''RedBook'' for the dates in the chart, referencing it as the source.
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:#Wilma will update links to Green River County, Utah page. Done [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 21:07, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
 
  
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=== Libraries Discussion, con't  ===
  
=== Libraries Discussion  ===
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*Where to start this week – Libraries in Utah and how much to link – or have a common page with all linking to the complete list of libraries and what one can find there
  
*Main topic: '''Libraries''' and the information '''''users''''' need
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'''Discussion still in process'''  
**What do we NEED in the Wiki for each of the Utah Libraries, Archives, Museums, Societies that have collections useful for family history and Utah history?
 
**Do we need a [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Libraries Format|format]] for gathering information about a library? (See [[Allen County Public Library|ACPL]], [[Family History Library|FHL]], [[Salt Lake City Public Library|SLC Public]])
 
**How extensively can they describe their own collections in the Wiki?
 
**Will users benefit if we [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|link from topics in the county]] to catalogs other than the FHL?
 
**If so, how many catalogs will help users. Or might more confuse rather than help?
 
**What about libraries in that county? How specific, in-depth with their collections?
 
 
 
'''Minutes from meeting'''  
 
  
 
*Wiki Editorial Comment Page: Comments as to what you found at a certain location, library, museum, etc…. that will assist other researchers…..may be the most visited page on the Wiki. '''Please clarify this area of minutes'''  
 
*Wiki Editorial Comment Page: Comments as to what you found at a certain location, library, museum, etc…. that will assist other researchers…..may be the most visited page on the Wiki. '''Please clarify this area of minutes'''  
*Don’t want long lists of anything, including libraries, unless it’s a complied list on another page
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*List or not list small Local Libraries (collections or no collections) Decision: not list unless they did have something for history/family history. '''After meeting comment''': Almost all little libraries will have ''something'' -- a history book, for example -- about the county. If we go deep into what each library has, the project will never get finished. <br>
*Looked at Albany, New York as an example
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Libraries Format|Format page]] for gathering information re: libraries. Where do we cut off the project? Where will people get this format page once the project is done?
*List or not list small Local Libraries (collections or no collections) Decision: not list unless they did have something for history/family history. '''After meeting comment''': Almost all little libraries will have ''something'' -- a history book, for example -- about the county. If we go deep into what each library has, the project will never get finished.  
 
*Mention “special collections” found in libraries and museums -- in many local areas
 
*Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page  
 
*Collection of County and Local Histories and museums of 500 people or more can be found in that particular county
 
*Wilma’s format of “gathering information” was looked at and found much interest
 
*Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over
 
*Pictures of Libraries would be helpful
 
 
*Alternate Repositories talked about a little. Probably not needed for county libraries.  
 
*Alternate Repositories talked about a little. Probably not needed for county libraries.  
*On the county level – do we want neighboring libraries linked?  
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*On the county level – do we want neighboring libraries linked?
*Where to start next week – Libraries in Utah and how much to link – or have a common page with all linking to the complete list of libraries and what one can find there
 
  
 
'''Summary of decisions''' to this point in the conversation  
 
'''Summary of decisions''' to this point in the conversation  
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*Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over  
 
*Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over  
 
*Pictures of Libraries would be helpful
 
*Pictures of Libraries would be helpful
 
'''Discussion still in process'''
 
 
*Wiki Editorial Comment Page: Comments as to what you found at a certain location, library, museum, etc…. that will assist other researchers…..may be the most visited page on the Wiki. '''Please clarify this area of minutes'''
 
*List or not list small Local Libraries (collections or no collections) Decision: not list unless they did have something for history/family history. '''After meeting comment''': Almost all little libraries will have ''something'' -- a history book, for example -- about the county. If we go deep into what each library has, the project will never get finished. <br>
 
*Format page for gathering information re: libraries. Where do we cut off the project? Where will people get this format page once the project is done?
 
*Alternate Repositories talked about a little. Probably not needed for county libraries.
 
*On the county level – do we want neighboring libraries linked?
 
*Where to start next week – Libraries in Utah and how much to link – or have a common page with all linking to the complete list of libraries and what one can find there
 
  
 
== Future meetings  ==
 
== Future meetings  ==
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*Progress reports  
 
*Progress reports  
*Continue the Libraries discussion&nbsp;
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*To be determined by group
  
 
To discuss soon:  
 
To discuss soon:  

Latest revision as of 15:58, 7 March 2012

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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Kudos go to...


See progress reports


News and Events

  • UGA Virtual Chapter, every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain)
  • 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

  • Moving the table to the counties: Liz completed ALL counties. Suggested more uniformity in little details.(Kudos, Liz!)
  • Project task written to update the charts and footnote Red Book.
  • FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Morgan through Summit plus Utah County (Kyle Law did a bunch)
  • Photo contest: What do you think? (ppt) and Photo info page
    • To DO: 1) fill in UGA prizes; 2) wordsmith; 3) will FS offer a prize? 4) Won't we also want people submitting pictures of Library, Courthouse, other? Prizes for them, too?
  • Tips icons: "Look and feel" Samples so far (word)

Idea share

Tip Gathering

  • See Excel spreadsheet. Ideas for gathering:
    • On the tip bank page, have "to submit a tip for consideration, click here"
    • attribution for tips: source if available? user if not? (No attribution on the pages where the tips are displayed.
    • Process: from suggestion to template to posting on pages.
    • Who/how?
    • Just for Utah? See what community thinks? when?


Tasks to write this week

  • Newspapers: Only include Utah Digital Newspapers and LOC Chonicling America for each county?
    • Obituaries: how to handle with Newspapers? Do in one task


Libraries Discussion, con't

  • Where to start this week – Libraries in Utah and how much to link – or have a common page with all linking to the complete list of libraries and what one can find there

Discussion still in process

  • Wiki Editorial Comment Page: Comments as to what you found at a certain location, library, museum, etc…. that will assist other researchers…..may be the most visited page on the Wiki. Please clarify this area of minutes
  • List or not list small Local Libraries (collections or no collections) Decision: not list unless they did have something for history/family history. After meeting comment: Almost all little libraries will have something -- a history book, for example -- about the county. If we go deep into what each library has, the project will never get finished.
  • Format page for gathering information re: libraries. Where do we cut off the project? Where will people get this format page once the project is done?
  • Alternate Repositories talked about a little. Probably not needed for county libraries.
  • On the county level – do we want neighboring libraries linked?

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 group

To discuss soon:

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