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'''Meeting Participants:'''
 
'''Meeting Participants:'''
We welcome Marty Simon! She is currently a missionary, and very interested in genealogy and making contributions. For the Utah wiki, she is (at the moment) enhancing the [[Cache County, Utah#History Timeline|History Timeline]] of each county.<br>
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Welcome back, James!?<br>
  
 
== News and Events  ==
 
== News and Events  ==
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== Review of last meeting  ==
 
== Review of last meeting  ==
  
*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 September 5|5 Sept]]
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*Wednesday, [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Sep 5|5 Sept]]
  
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Today:
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Progress reports; Utah page; how to find birth information; Church Records.
  
 
== Progress reports 10 minutes  ==
 
== Progress reports 10 minutes  ==
  
*Funeral home records questionnaire  
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*Recruiting questionnaire for UGA Fall Conference in Sandy next week
**Lois asked Larkin funeral home about records and it sounded like they only have about what would be on a death certificate. (I think James told us that in one of the meetings)  
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**Greatly simplified through a [http://www.surveytool.com/s/S547DA40A0 survey] (Kudos to Liz and Jana!)
**We have decided to check with a few more, but use the following strategy:
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**So far about 117 signed up through the UGA website. Hope for a lot of walk ins. Last year it seems they had 700, but writing this just now, maybe it was 450.
***learn the names of early funeral homes/directors from the online death certificates for a county;
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**Shall we ask UGA if they will let us dangle a carrot (a UGA membership or a few passes to an evening lecture for SLIG or to one of UGA's regional conferences)? It would have to be by a drawing -- perhaps one drawing for filling in the survey, another drawing about November for people who actually helped with the Utah project.
***contact funeral homes of that area to see if they know where those records are AND how early the records exist for the funeral home contacted. In the process, what do they have for early records, such as programs, obituaries, names of participants, pall bearers, etc.  
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***Patsy says probably. Wilma will send an email to the exec comm and ask.
***Volunteer signup - letting them choose -- church records?, libraries, funeral homes, and when training will be and who to contact. Distinguish between those who wanted to gather, and those who want to contribute. Will they give it back to us and/or have them make contact?
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*Birth task: Doing in two segments:  
*Birth Task Description: Doing in two segments:  
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**Lois has agreed to do the birth sections before civil birth records were created. She won't be able to start until Friday
**Lois has agreed to do the birth sections before civil birth records were created. That task description is 99% complete.
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**Liz is in process with the [[Cache County, Utah#1898-present|1898-present]] segment. Several counties have been posted already.
**Liz will do the 1898-present segment. She has already checked all the microfilms (except Washington County) and has gathered all the info from the State Archives. As soon as Wilma finishes the templates (today we hope), Liz will have this done quickly. (She isn't called "Liz the whiz" for nothing.)
 
  
 
From previous meetings:  
 
From previous meetings:  
  
 
*Neighboring counties clickable maps: ongoing  
 
*Neighboring counties clickable maps: ongoing  
*[[How to Find Birth Information in Utah]]: to discuss next week (really full agenda today)  
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*History timelines progress (Marty)
 
*[[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)  
 
*Get documentation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat  
 
*Get documentation of [[Utah Vital Records#Birth_Records|Delayed Birth Registration]] - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat  
*Do the county newspaper pages - wilma
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*Do the county newspaper pages - Wilma
  
== Idea share  ==
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== Idea share  45 minutes ==
  
=== Utah Page 20 minutes  ===
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If time permits after each area is covered, can revisit any of these topics.
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=== Utah Page 5-10 minutes  ===
  
In the Thursday [[FamilySearch Wiki:Contributors Meeting 30 August 2012#Updates_and_follow_up|Wiki Contributors]] meeting, I volunteered us to experiment with making the [[Utah]] page more inviting, helpful to beginners. Nathan suggested we look at the [[England]] page for some ideas. Jana has agreed to:
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Jana will share her screen.
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[[User:JanaStokes/Sandbox Utah]]
  
*Lead our brainstorming discussions on this.  
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This is really something that CAN make a big difference to the Wiki overall. The Thursday group will want to be part of the discussion and brainstorming. They do not expect anything this Thursday, but we will want to keep them involved in the conversation.
*Scour the wiki and other sites for more ideas
 
*Create a page for us to review/improve. [[User:JanaStokes/Sandbox Utah]]
 
  
This is really something that CAN make a big difference to the Wiki overall. The Thursday group will want to be part of the discussion and brainstorming. They do not expect anything this Thursday, but we will want to keep them involved in the conversation.
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=== How to find Birth Information pages 10 minutes ===
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If James is here, we will discuss this.
  
 
=== Church Records 15 minutes  ===
 
=== Church Records 15 minutes  ===

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Agenda

Meeting Participants: Welcome back, James!?

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Today: Progress reports; Utah page; how to find birth information; Church Records.

Progress reports 10 minutes

  • Recruiting questionnaire for UGA Fall Conference in Sandy next week
    • Greatly simplified through a survey (Kudos to Liz and Jana!)
    • So far about 117 signed up through the UGA website. Hope for a lot of walk ins. Last year it seems they had 700, but writing this just now, maybe it was 450.
    • Shall we ask UGA if they will let us dangle a carrot (a UGA membership or a few passes to an evening lecture for SLIG or to one of UGA's regional conferences)? It would have to be by a drawing -- perhaps one drawing for filling in the survey, another drawing about November for people who actually helped with the Utah project.
      • Patsy says probably. Wilma will send an email to the exec comm and ask.
  • Birth task: Doing in two segments:
    • Lois has agreed to do the birth sections before civil birth records were created. She won't be able to start until Friday
    • 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)
  • Utah Record Selection Table needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)
  • 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.

Utah Page 5-10 minutes

Jana will share her screen. User:JanaStokes/Sandbox Utah

This is really something that CAN make a big difference to the Wiki overall. The Thursday group will want to be part of the discussion and brainstorming. They do not expect anything this Thursday, but we will want to keep them involved in the conversation.

How to find Birth Information pages 10 minutes

If James is here, we will discuss this.

Church Records 15 minutes

Church Records Brainstorm what should be on the "pattern" for each congregation (for any religion, but based on LDS)

Discussion minutes:

Summary of minutes:


Ideas we won't forget

  • Tip Bank