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Meeting: March 7, 2012

Attending: Wilma Adkins, Darlene Hagberg, Patsy Hendrickson,

James Tanner, Liz Snow, Lois, Jana Stokes, Patricia hardesty, Joy bogar

Thank You

  • Liz Snow for adding tables to all 29-counties of Utah - Thank you!
  • Kyle for updating dates in counties Morgan through Summit.  Thank You!
  • James Tanner for your 100% improvement-compliment to the Utah committee, Wilma and all those who have helped with the content, the vision, and the view of Utah.  Thank You!

Review of Minutes

  • Mentioning events past and those coming up
  • Upgrading of Wiki software - will fix many of the problems and others will come

Photo Contest

  • Put at the top of each county page the landscape photo with invitation to enter contest
  • Color the camera that links to "more information" page
  • Wilma and Joy will work on directional-information page for contestants
  • Steve Cotrell helped to link camera icon to the above mentioned page
  • Prizes - Family Search and UGA may help -- Wilma will check with UGA on Friday about this. 
  • Selected photo honor may enough for the prize
  • Extend an invitation to high school students in all 29-counties to participate in photo contest - do this via the educational district offices throughout Utah -- WHO will do this?

Icons and Tips

  • Icons will be created by an artist once the committee decides what is wanted - so copyrights are not a problem
  • Tip bank in Wilma's Excel spreadsheet now - waiting to be "word-smith-ed"
  • How to manage the tips, where to "bank" tips and how to collect them is a standing question
  • Once we have the tips wanted, Wilma will make the tip-template
  • Should we have borders or no borders for the "tip and more" area?
  • Format a page ready to gather informational tips

Volunteer Tasks

  • Tasks ready for volunteers to help update dates in the table
  • Libraries listing and linking

Libraries and Newspapers

  • Directional information needs to be addressed so researchers know why and what they will find in: Newspapers, Library of Congress, Museums, Wikipedia, Google, Cindy's List, Local and State Libraries - and how to best-use gathered information
  • Links created in a "web-net" so researchers can easily move from one source to another
  • Avoid long lists at any cost
  • Addressed the need to have or create a "style-guide" for this project
  • Break how-to information down in little step-by-steps
  • Only mention the larger libraries with rich information - tell what you will find in each library
  • Link the little libraries and ask community for additional information

Next Week

  • Progress reports, Libraries, Newspapers / Get tasks ready
  • Move to Vital Records and Cemeteries / Get tasks ready
  • Community Meeting Tuesday's at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited