FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 May 23

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Welcome! Make a difference! Add your voice to the Utah Wiki Project.

Join with other Utah project participants to see progress, to share ideas, and to get news and training. Please add items to the agenda before or bring them up during the conversation.
The Wiki currently has 86,897 articles in English


Meeting Participants:

News and Events

  • 1940 Census Help 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.

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Adjustments to newspaper task instruction: Changed the Alt+Tab instructions to allow more flexibility.
  • Tip icon template review: Which do we like? Steve's rendering or the one on the LOC page?
  • Newspapers pages completed for all counties. (Thanks Lois, for finishing them.) Emery County, Utah
  • Obituaries task description started. Needs adapting from the newspaper description.

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Some feedback has come this week about charts, especially the top chart in the counties. Cache County, Utah Beaver County, Utah Any ideas on what to do to NOT hide the Table of Contents?


Vital records unanimous decision: Timeline style

Format: Feedback was not in favor of long charts. Options = bullets. Other options?

Charts pros and cons

Bullets pros and cons

Chart discussion

Summary of minutes:

"Short Tasks"

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

Obituaries Task ready for contributors.

Future "quick" tasks:

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

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:

Tasks for:

  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records
  • Funeral home records
  • Land and property
  • Probate
  • Court
  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.