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== Agenda  ==
 
== Agenda  ==
  
'''Meeting Participants:''' Marilyn is back! Liz's Dad is ill, she's gone to St. George.
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'''Meeting Participants:''' Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
  
 
'''Wiki News'''
 
'''Wiki News'''
 
*Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. It is fixed, but won't be implemented until the next release. No idea when that will be, but there is some hope.
 
*Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. It is fixed, but won't be implemented until the next release. No idea when that will be, but there is some hope.
*Follow-up on committee to standardize all state pages. Don't know if this affects county pages.
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*Follow-up on committee to standardize all state pages. Nathan Murphy would like to hear about our Beginner's Corner.
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] progress:  
**The table was simplified for adding/editing, templates for beg and end of the table.
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**Not ready to move to the counties. Liz and group:
**Ready to move to the counties? Liz and group:
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah#Utah Wiki project tasks|LDS Church records]] table: Show the phases
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Churches and Religious Groups|LDS Church records]] table: Wilma has put it on 2 counties: Beaver, [[Box Elder County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|Box Elder]]
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*Task to adapt the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Church LDS Phase 1|pattern page]]: Sister Jewkes, Jeff, Joy, Bo, Cathy and Elizabeth have been trained -- and flying through them!
**Show the situation, get counsel from group
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*Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo will focus on Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, St. George, Logan, Bountiful, Odgen to start.
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*Beginner's corner: Nathan and team working on state-level pages would like to see the ideas.
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**Wilma contact Joy about image approving -- especially for those already submitted: princess file sepia, clipper ship, baby one
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**MurphyNW@familysearch.org
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*SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) [[Beaver County, Utah]] :
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**Need to have Steve Cottrel create a template, since there are so many links in it to the same county.
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**Jeff, Joan, Laurie, Jason
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**Does this remove our need for the table at the top? No, don't remove the table
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**Images: we want a gallery of images, especially some that are iconic to the county. Scenery, aerial views of towns, Joy has checked with KSL for some of their weather-related images, Utah State Archives or Library, BYU collection of historical photos online; Gallery one picture where you can flip through or separate page of typical photos. Can a direct link to a 3 dimensional, like Google Earth.
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*Review citation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Done last time. Thanks Pat!
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**Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
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*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]]: An email was sent about the great progress James is making on these pages. Was also discussed in the past Thursday community meeting.
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**Points out huge gaps - such as early immigrants, etc. Showing mostly UK roots rather than other
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**It is a great page to keep gathering articles, perhaps to organize sections not just rely on page names.
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**As anyone writes an article, they should put it on the list.
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**Suggest a topic for wiki articles
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*Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma
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*Task to adapt the "pattern" for each LDS community: Wilma created templates for generic sections of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Church LDS Phase 1|pattern page]]. Marty, Joy, and Lois have not yet been trained.
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'''From previous meetings (no progress): '''
*Task to add timelines from Jensen's mostly prepared: Marty and Bo have not yet been trained.
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*Libraries:  
*Is Tracing LDS Ancestors from area of counties OK?
 
 
*Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
 
*Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
*Patriarchal Blessings: perhaps part of birth page? Has names of parents, etc. and some can only find those from this index. Hancock County, IL as well. He will link to Tracing LDs
 
 
*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:  
 
*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:  
 
**Suggestion from last meeting not yet implemented: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
 
**Suggestion from last meeting not yet implemented: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
 
**Oldmapsonline.org draw a square around the area; USGS.gov maps digitizing them
 
**Oldmapsonline.org draw a square around the area; USGS.gov maps digitizing them
 
*Beginner's corner. viewed samples for Jana to show in Thursday meeting.
 
 
*SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) [[Beaver County, Utah]] : Today, Wilma will create the template, which can be adjusted later.
 
 
*Libraries: such minor progress, not worth mentioning in meeting.
 
*Strategies [[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]]; [[United States, How to Find Genealogy Records]]: James if he is on the call:
 
 
From previous meetings (no progress):
 
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Naturalization and Citizenship|FHLC links]]. To do: once Libraries section is ready, show the FHLC links to the person who has not liked them. Wilma:
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Naturalization and Citizenship|FHLC links]]. To do: once Libraries section is ready, show the FHLC links to the person who has not liked them. Wilma:
*Get documentation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat Done!
 
**Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
 
*Do the county newspaper pages - Wilma
 
 
*Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
 
*Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
 
*[[Utah Record Selection Table]] needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)
 
*[[Utah Record Selection Table]] needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)

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Agenda

Meeting Participants: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Wiki News

  • Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. It is fixed, but won't be implemented until the next release. No idea when that will be, but there is some hope.
  • Follow-up on committee to standardize all state pages. Nathan Murphy would like to hear about our Beginner's Corner.

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Cemetery Records progress:
    • Not ready to move to the counties. Liz and group:
  • LDS Church records table: Show the phases
  • Task to adapt the pattern page: Sister Jewkes, Jeff, Joy, Bo, Cathy and Elizabeth have been trained -- and flying through them!
  • Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo will focus on Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, St. George, Logan, Bountiful, Odgen to start.
  • Beginner's corner: Nathan and team working on state-level pages would like to see the ideas.
    • Wilma contact Joy about image approving -- especially for those already submitted: princess file sepia, clipper ship, baby one
    • MurphyNW@familysearch.org
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) Beaver County, Utah :
    • Need to have Steve Cottrel create a template, since there are so many links in it to the same county.
    • Jeff, Joan, Laurie, Jason
    • Does this remove our need for the table at the top? No, don't remove the table
    • Images: we want a gallery of images, especially some that are iconic to the county. Scenery, aerial views of towns, Joy has checked with KSL for some of their weather-related images, Utah State Archives or Library, BYU collection of historical photos online; Gallery one picture where you can flip through or separate page of typical photos. Can a direct link to a 3 dimensional, like Google Earth.
  • Review citation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Done last time. Thanks Pat!
    • Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
  • Strategies How to Find Birth Information in the United States; United States, How to Find Genealogy Records: An email was sent about the great progress James is making on these pages. Was also discussed in the past Thursday community meeting.
    • Points out huge gaps - such as early immigrants, etc. Showing mostly UK roots rather than other
    • It is a great page to keep gathering articles, perhaps to organize sections not just rely on page names.
    • As anyone writes an article, they should put it on the list.
    • Suggest a topic for wiki articles
  • Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma


From previous meetings (no progress):

  • Libraries:
  • Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
  • Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:
    • Suggestion from last meeting not yet implemented: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
    • Oldmapsonline.org draw a square around the area; USGS.gov maps digitizing them
  • FHLC links. To do: once Libraries section is ready, show the FHLC links to the person who has not liked them. Wilma:
  • Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
  • Utah Record Selection Table needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)

Idea share

Most important (county) discussions remaining: (prioritized in last week's meeting)

Minimum information for each topic:

Per project leaders meeting (Oct 23) and group meeting (Oct 31)
  • Blurb giving value and scope of the records
  • FHLC link
  • Link to the Utah page for that topic
  • Links to Ancestry.com and FS Historical Records collections Done by Jana early Nov.

"Boots on the ground" person or group to maintain, update, add to each county.

Ideas per group meeting Oct 31
  • UGA Patsy can get zips of UGA members and contact for their interest
  • FHCs in area - do they know someone they can suggest?
  • Libraries in area
  • ULA - Pat can email everyone asking for help


We are aiming at 19 December 2012 as completing what will be done as a project.