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Click to [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/0b352fa326d0abec8495c1865e34ef1b join the meeting], '''9:00–10:00 a.m. Wednesdays''' (Mountain). Meeting ID: 2249, click '''Attend Meeting''', Sign in as a Guest (preferably with your name). ([[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah#Community_Meetings|Further instructions]] under the label '''Join the meeting''')
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Click to [http://meetingplace.ldschurch.org/a/0b352fa326d0abec8495c1865e34ef1b join the meeting], '''9:00–10:00 a.m. Wednesdays''' (Mountain). Meeting ID: 2249, click '''Attend Meeting''', Sign in as a Guest (preferably with your name).
  
 
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== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
  
*October 19-20, 2013 ICAPGen Conference
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*October 18 [http://www.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11 ''The Secret Lives of Women: Research Female Ancestors....''] by Gena Philibert-Ortega. UGA (Virtual) 7 p.m. Mountain
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*October 19-20, 2013 [http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/events ICAPGen Conference]
 
*January 14-18, 2013 [http://www.slig.ugagenealogy.org Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (SLIG).  
 
*January 14-18, 2013 [http://www.slig.ugagenealogy.org Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (SLIG).  
 
*March 21-23, 2013 [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech]
 
*March 21-23, 2013 [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech]
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If time permits after each area is covered, can revisit any of these topics.
 
If time permits after each area is covered, can revisit any of these topics.
  
=== Value and frequency of FHLC links  10 minutes ====
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=== Value and frequency of FHLC links  10 minutes ===
 
One of the first projects we did for Utah was add links to the FHLC for every county, from every topic, if entries were in the FHLC. (Now FSLC)
 
One of the first projects we did for Utah was add links to the FHLC for every county, from every topic, if entries were in the FHLC. (Now FSLC)
  
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"(Look for the "[[Kane County, Utah#Probate Records|Probate Records]], Records of Taxation, Vital Records, etc. of Kane County, Utah are in the FamilySearch Library. Some of the books may be available in public libraries.")  It seems completely hopeless...  The text is not useful, the links are confusing at best."
 
"(Look for the "[[Kane County, Utah#Probate Records|Probate Records]], Records of Taxation, Vital Records, etc. of Kane County, Utah are in the FamilySearch Library. Some of the books may be available in public libraries.")  It seems completely hopeless...  The text is not useful, the links are confusing at best."
  
What do we think? Do we drop them or keep them? And why either way?
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What do we think? Do we drop the prolific links to FHLC or keep them? And why either way?
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*make clearer -- they will get a list, not the records
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*Some of the topics: always look in the fhlc
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*might be records for utah (state), US
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*Say what is correct. Look in the FHLC for more records that may lead.
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*Repetition is not necessarily bad. in fact it is good for those who may not think of it.
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*Lists books or resources they may not know about.
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*Online, originals, other, then FHLC (PA example)<br>
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Decision: not ready to get rid of them, getting ready to revamp them.
  
 
=== Church Records 20 minutes  ===
 
=== Church Records 20 minutes  ===
  
[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Church_Records|Church Records]] Refine the [[Adamsville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|"shell"]] for towns with church records (for any religion, but based on LDS)
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[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Church_Records|Church Records]]  
  
 
After trying a different county (Box Elder), another challenge appeared:<br>
 
After trying a different county (Box Elder), another challenge appeared:<br>
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1a) If yes, we can just give them the link to Jenson's and tell them to search it. We can also ask them for help and have a link to a task for linking to the timeline shell we have created.<br>
 
1a) If yes, we can just give them the link to Jenson's and tell them to search it. We can also ask them for help and have a link to a task for linking to the timeline shell we have created.<br>
 
1b) If no, what SHALL we do?
 
1b) If no, what SHALL we do?
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Decided to use a hide/show box for LDS
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Other churches are being addressed -- IF in the FHLC
  
 
=== How to find Birth Information pages 15 minutes ===
 
=== How to find Birth Information pages 15 minutes ===

Latest revision as of 15:13, 10 October 2012

Click to join the meeting, 9:00–10:00 a.m. Wednesdays (Mountain). Meeting ID: 2249, click Attend Meeting, Sign in as a Guest (preferably with your name).

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 or bring them up during the conversation.
The Wiki currently has 85,968 articles in English

Agenda

Meeting Participants:

Wiki News

  • Problem with the CSS - bullets and lines in tables don't show. Engineers are aware.
  • Starting a wiki council. Check it out, and sign up if interested.

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Today: 1) Progress reports; 2) Church Records (finalize?); 3) how to find birth information (US/Utah).

Progress reports

Birth task: Liz is in process with the 1898-present segment. Several counties have been posted already.

From previous meetings:

    • Neighboring counties clickable maps: ongoing
    • History timelines progress (Marty not joining us today)
    • Get documentation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
    • Do the county newspaper pages - Wilma

Idea share 45 minutes

If time permits after each area is covered, can revisit any of these topics.

Value and frequency of FHLC links 10 minutes

One of the first projects we did for Utah was add links to the FHLC for every county, from every topic, if entries were in the FHLC. (Now FSLC)

This has come into question. Some see the links as repetitious, and some say they are useless and in the way of real content. "(Look for the "Probate Records, Records of Taxation, Vital Records, etc. of Kane County, Utah are in the FamilySearch Library. Some of the books may be available in public libraries.") It seems completely hopeless... The text is not useful, the links are confusing at best."

What do we think? Do we drop the prolific links to FHLC or keep them? And why either way?

  • make clearer -- they will get a list, not the records
  • Some of the topics: always look in the fhlc
  • might be records for utah (state), US
  • Say what is correct. Look in the FHLC for more records that may lead.
  • Repetition is not necessarily bad. in fact it is good for those who may not think of it.
  • Lists books or resources they may not know about.
  • Online, originals, other, then FHLC (PA example)

Decision: not ready to get rid of them, getting ready to revamp them.

Church Records 20 minutes

Church Records

After trying a different county (Box Elder), another challenge appeared:
1) Several counties will have a long list of LDS Communities. There are 32 in Box Elder County. Do we want the list (in paragraph form?) anyway?
1a) If yes, we can just give them the link to Jenson's and tell them to search it. We can also ask them for help and have a link to a task for linking to the timeline shell we have created.
1b) If no, what SHALL we do? Decided to use a hide/show box for LDS Other churches are being addressed -- IF in the FHLC

How to find Birth Information pages 15 minutes

How to Find Birth Information in the United States Adding strategies will be a milestone for the entire Wiki!

How to Find Birth Information in Utah

Utah Page

User:JanaStokes/Sandbox Test

This is really something that CAN make a big difference to the Wiki overall. The Thursday group expects to be part of the discussion and brainstorming.

Ideas we won't forget

  • Tip Bank