FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 May 30

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Anyone new to this meeting?

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

  • Tip icon template review: Steve dropped the table border.
  • Newspapers: Wilma has not completed the county pages. Will review with Jana and Liz and report next week.
  • Obituaries task description has been completed by Jana. (Learned how to do templates and much more.) Way to go, Jana! Liz and Wilma will test.
  • Another person has expressed interest in helping. We will contact her and see what support she needs. Perhaps she can do the Obituaries task.

"Short Tasks"

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

Future "quick" tasks (now that Obituaries are almost ready):

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

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

  • Continue discussion of charts vs. bullets: View some examples Wilma did in Word (for Pulaski County, KY. Why? Jana had a great example that gives many conversation points. Focus is NOT on that county, but on:
    • Chart vs. bullet
    • Types of resources (state or county only) (Linking to details and search tips?)
    • Length whether bullet or chart (when to do a separate page)

Discussion minutes: None made during discussion

Summary of minutes:

  • Bullet style was selected. Jana, Wilma, Liz will have something to review next week for 1) dates and 2) content under dates
  • For a particular year, list resources for that topic (birth). If list other resources, such as for Death, do not list them. Link them instead to Death for that county.
  • When listing non-birth resources, tell the user what birth information they may learn
  • Link to state page rather than listing each one under each county.

Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • Future focus for discussions:
  • Church records
  • Cemetery records
  • Library area of each county
  • Tip Bank