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Utah Project Pages

Layout Preferences

I would like to pattern many of the Utah project pages after the Idaho project. Please state your opinions. AdkinsWH 21:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Project Expectations

  • Excellent state and county coverage, with contributions primarily by the community and with a minimum of paid FS employee time.


First priorities

  • County courthouse images, web links, addresses, etc.AdkinsWH 17:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Search for and link to Internet indexes, images, collections for each topic, each county.
  • County GenWeb link under "Websites" for each county.
    • Should topic-specific links also be made, such as Cemeteries, Obituaries?
      • Yes, but just to that topic area on the GenWeb site -- NOT to specific cemeteries, etc.AdkinsWH 17:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Second priorities

The Utah Project does not include

Sub-projects that could bog down the Utah project

  • Getting too specific under any topic. This would bog down the project in a hurry.AdkinsWH 17:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • LDS research -- the scope must be very clear at the beginning AdkinsWH 17:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Church records, especially LDS records
    • First pass could simply list them and refer to Jensen's Enclyclopedic History on Ancestry, with instructions to search by name of ward or other entity AdkinsWH 17:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Low priority, but interesting ideas

  • Going through NUCMC for each county (leads to manuscript collections) AdkinsWH 17:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Finding dissertatons that assist with Utah research. (The info may be on the Internet, but they lead to manuscript collections AdkinsWH 17:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


Create project task pages Agree on scope of project Recruit Train



I was looking at some of the county pages, some need help.
Yes I know you are right about the Utah county pages needing help. Dawne


... I think under the content box [may] work for the [placement of the] moderator sign. I also like the lay out of the Idaho pages. --Jenson1 20:13, March 19, 2011
I too like the Idaho pages. We would love to have you help make the Utah county pages as good as Idaho. Dawne

The layout of the Utah page is not ideal in my opinion. Comments have been made on the Discussion page. AdkinsWH 21:18, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


  • Content specialists: Patsy, Marilyn, and Pat, with others they may invite.
  • Community involvement: Wilma, Dawne and UGA representatives
  • Scope of the project: The above plus the moderator (Fran)and a UGA representative.

Community involvement

Learn to better engage community

  • Provide incentives?
  • Invite county moderators/adopters?
  • Contact consultants in FHC’s?
  • Inform/enlist local experts and record custodians
  • Social networking

Moderators and adopters

I would like to be a moderator for Davis County, Utah. Can not get wikitext to accept my name.User:Jenson1

Welcome, stay connected with contributors

Train volunteers

  • Make specific training available for specific tasks

Project improvement

Identify typical tasks

  • Tasks at state and county levels are based on desired contents per content specialists.

Improve processes for other community projects

Share learnings on the Wiki for future project leaders

Communicate with FamilySearch