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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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**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.
 
**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.
 
**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.
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***Patsy says probably. Wilma will send an email to the exec comm and ask.
 
*Birth task: Doing in two segments:  
 
*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
 
**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 [[Cache County, Utah#1898-present|1898-present]] segment. Several counties have been posted already.
 
**Liz is in process with the [[Cache County, Utah#1898-present|1898-present]] segment. Several counties have been posted already.
*Updating the [[User:JanaStokes/Sandbox Utah|Utah]] page - Jana will share now
 
  
 
From previous meetings:  
 
From previous meetings:  
  
 
*Neighboring counties clickable maps: ongoing  
 
*Neighboring counties clickable maps: ongoing  
*[[How to Find Birth Information in the United States]] [[How to Find Birth Information in Utah|in Utah]]: If James is with us, will discuss this today.
 
 
*History timelines progress (Marty)
 
*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)  
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*Do the county newspaper pages - Wilma
 
*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  ===

Latest revision as of 15:21, 12 September 2012

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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