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== Agenda  ==
 
== Agenda  ==
  
'''Meeting Participants:''' James is traveling and may not be able to join us today.
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'''Meeting Participants:''' James is traveling and may not be able to join us today. Marilyn is still ill.
  
 
'''Wiki News'''
 
'''Wiki News'''
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*Birth task finished. (Liz and Wilma).
 
*Birth task finished. (Liz and Wilma).
 
*Lois finished changing headings and links in the counties from "Church Records" to "Churches and Religious Groups"  
 
*Lois finished changing headings and links in the counties from "Church Records" to "Churches and Religious Groups"  
*LDS Church records table: Wilma has put it on 4 counties: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Daggett. Marilyn's missionaries will do the others?  
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**We don't want to change headings very often, as they are often linked to from other areas.
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*Links to Utah items on Ancestry.com: Jana started and finished this!
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*Get [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] area ready for discussion (thanks Liz)
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==== Major Digital Collections ====
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*[[Utah|Major Digital Collections]] banner and page added.
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*LDS Church records table: Wilma will put it on 4 counties: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon. Marilyn's missionaries will do the others?  
 
**Tasks to adapt the shells for each LDS community: Marty, Joy, and Lois. Wilma will train by next week.
 
**Tasks to adapt the shells for each LDS community: Marty, Joy, and Lois. Wilma will train by next week.
 
**Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo.
 
**Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo.
**Pat will contemplate links to tracing LDS families.
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**Pat will contemplate links to Tracing LDS Ancestors from area of counties:
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***Decision? County and Utah
 
**Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting:  
 
**Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting:  
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***Decision? Ogden stake (26 vols), Davis county (9 vol), Don't want to recreate the FHLC. Just
 
**Patriarchal Blessings suggestion from last meeting - link to index from Utah page. Perhaps under church records, perhaps part of birth page. Has names of parents, etc. and some can only find those from this index. Hancock County, IL as well.  
 
**Patriarchal Blessings suggestion from last meeting - link to index from Utah page. Perhaps under church records, perhaps part of birth page. Has names of parents, etc. and some can only find those from this index. Hancock County, IL as well.  
***Was this resolved last week? (Should be on Tracing LDS families. Record is not restricted)
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***Was this resolved last week? Should be on Tracing LDS Ancestors. Record is not restricted
  
*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:  
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*Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
  
*SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) has pushed Beaver County to the first or second page (from 14th) on a Google search for Beaver County Utah. Question: what if we take out some of the topic headings in the SEO and add them at the end (whited out) to make the SEO less "in your face?"
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==== SEO ====
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*SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) [[Beaver County, Utah]]
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**Today: finalize enough so we can put it in a template and add/adapt to every county.
  
 
*Libraries: such minor progress, not worth mentioning in meeting.
 
*Libraries: such minor progress, not worth mentioning in meeting.
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Most important (county) discussions remaining: (prioritized in last week's meeting)
 
Most important (county) discussions remaining: (prioritized in last week's meeting)
*1 Death, Marriage
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*1 [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Death|Death]], Marriage
 
*1 Census
 
*1 Census
*1 Cemeteries
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*1 [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*1 Land
 
*1 Land
 
*1 Probate
 
*1 Probate
*[[Utah Record Selection Table]] (added by Wilma)
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*[[Utah Record Selection Table]]  
  
In project leaders meeting, we thought these should be the minimum for each of the other topics:
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Minimum information for each topic:
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:Per project leaders meeting (Oct 23) and group meeting (Oct 31)
 
*Blurb giving value and scope of the records
 
*Blurb giving value and scope of the records
 
*FHLC link
 
*FHLC link
 
*Link to the Utah page for that topic
 
*Link to the Utah page for that topic
*Links to Ancestry.com and FS Historical Records collections
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*Links to Ancestry.com and FS Historical Records collections Done by Jana early Nov.
  
We would also like to recruit a "boots on the ground" person or group to maintain, update, add to each county.
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"Boots on the ground" person or group to maintain, update, add to each county.
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:Ideas per group meeting Oct 31
 
*UGA Patsy can get zips of UGA members and contact for their interest
 
*UGA Patsy can get zips of UGA members and contact for their interest
 
*FHCs in area - do they know someone they can suggest?
 
*FHCs in area - do they know someone they can suggest?
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We are aiming at 19 December 2012 as completing what will be done as a project.
 
We are aiming at 19 December 2012 as completing what will be done as a project.
  
=== Ideas we won't forget  ===
 
 
*Tip Bank
 
  
 
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[[Category:WikiProject_Utah]]
 
[[Category:WikiProject_Utah]]

Latest revision as of 16:54, 7 November 2012

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Agenda

Meeting Participants: James is traveling and may not be able to join us today. Marilyn is still ill.

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.

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Birth task finished. (Liz and Wilma).
  • Lois finished changing headings and links in the counties from "Church Records" to "Churches and Religious Groups"
    • We don't want to change headings very often, as they are often linked to from other areas.
  • Links to Utah items on Ancestry.com: Jana started and finished this!
  • Get Cemetery Records area ready for discussion (thanks Liz)

Major Digital Collections

  • LDS Church records table: Wilma will put it on 4 counties: Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon. Marilyn's missionaries will do the others?
    • Tasks to adapt the shells for each LDS community: Marty, Joy, and Lois. Wilma will train by next week.
    • Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo.
    • Pat will contemplate links to Tracing LDS Ancestors from area of counties:
      • Decision? County and Utah
    • Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting:
      • Decision? Ogden stake (26 vols), Davis county (9 vol), Don't want to recreate the FHLC. Just
    • Patriarchal Blessings suggestion from last meeting - link to index from Utah page. Perhaps under church records, perhaps part of birth page. Has names of parents, etc. and some can only find those from this index. Hancock County, IL as well.
      • Was this resolved last week? Should be on Tracing LDS Ancestors. Record is not restricted
  • Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.

SEO

  • SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) Beaver County, Utah
    • Today: finalize enough so we can put it in a template and add/adapt to every county.

From previous meetings (no progress):

  • 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 Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
  • Do the county newspaper pages - 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.