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== Idea share  ==
== Idea share  ==
Review wording, etc. for the [[Beaver County, Utah Newspapers|county newspaper page]].
=== Task for brief discussion  ===
=== Task for brief discussion  ===

Revision as of 20:36, 8 May 2012

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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 85,960 articles in English



Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants:

News and Events

  • 1940 Census Help UGA's project with FamilySearch Indexing.
  • UGA Virtual Chapter, every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). 17 May topic:
  • Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by Regional stakes. Details will follow.
  • BYU July31- Aug 3, BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy
  • Cedar City (August 18th) and Sandy (September 21 and 22) UGA Regional Conferences
  • Creation of Utah Wiki Project Forum (date to be announced- but soon)

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • See current "Tip" icon: Utah Newspapers Suggestions:
  • Newspapers task: Several counties done, soon will be testing the instructions on new people (who could turn out to be contributors. A bigger purpose is to make the task instructions "doable," should others want to do the same for their states or counties.
  • Three meetings with Jana and Liz as assistants to Wilma. Our objective is to get something started on a topic, so people in the regular meeting can respond, give feedback, new ideas, etc. We also organize notes from previous discussions so we can move forward steadily. To objective: to bring out each person's ideas and knowledge to make each topic very helpful and clear.
  • Ideas for formatting Vital Records have been set forth. More in the discussion area.

Review wording, etc. for the county newspaper page.

Idea share

Review wording, etc. for the county newspaper page.

Task for brief discussion

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

  • Obituaries

  • Do what on state level?

Future "quick" tasks:

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

Discussion: Liz Snow 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Didn't discuss obituaries or probate, land & property, court and funeral home records. We will discuss these when Wilma returns.

Vital records (BMD, Div)

  • County level
  • State level
    • In the Wiki contributors mtg Tues 17 Apr (Wilma gone) they presented the NY project as being done well and refered us to town page for an example..but I switch to county (Dutchess)....I thought they had some really good structure thoughts for the vital records section that we may want to consider. One thing they didn't do, that I would have done was make the vital records section a separate page. JanaStokes 22:33, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


  1. Cemeteries
  2. Church
  3. Libraries

Meeting discussion: Liz Snow 16:10, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Ideas for info on county page or having a separate page for Vital Records topic section:

  • start on county page and if topic gets too large, then link to separate page
  • need a general intro paragraph about general vital records and substitute records, then have links to other pages
  • if problem arises where general public is adding info that makes topic too long, we could put a sentence that says "please add more info to other page". Then put link to other page. 
  • may consider a "gardener" for pages to keep watch and move "weeds" to other applicable pages. 
  • decision to discuss topics for Vital Records section next meeting. 

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.