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For WikiProject New York meeting minutes, see Meeting Minutes.

Agenda 22 Sep 2011

  1. New York Moderator (DSammy) remarks (5 minutes)
  2. Proposed adoption of the FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject New York page as the project home page (5 minutes)
  3. Choose a time and place for the next three WikiProject New York meetings (5 minutes)
  4. Choose a project leader (10 minutes)
  5. Take time to have each participant "register" by adding a project logo to their User page (10 minutes)
  6. Discuss and delegate someone to set up a section of the home page telling how to reach each WikiProject New York member. (10 minutes)
  7. Discuss and adopt a tentative preliminary project schedule including sprints (phases), if any (10 minutes)
  8. Tentatively prioritize project task list (10 minutes)
  9. Discuss WikiProject New York Progress Chart
  10. Discuss and define the first task for project participants (10 minutes)
  11. Discuss and adopt project rules (25 minutes)
  12. Discuss and adopt project model New York county style page (20 minutes)

Remaining business:

  • Either adopt the existing task list for modification, or create a proposed alternative task list
  • Set up project meeting agenda area
  • Set up project completion measuring tool perhaps modeled after the one for Illinois
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 22 Sep 2011.

Agenda 29 Sep 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 22 Sep 2011 meeting (10 minutes)
  3. WikiProject New York user box: If you are not already on the New York participants list, please add the following to your own User page: {{user WikiProject New York}}
  4. Linda Carver multiple library call numbers (10 minutes)
  5. Jane Colmenares (15 minutes)
A. Shouldn't we be following precedent set for Illinois project.
B. "Vetting" our contributions is an issue.

6. Dsammy (15 minutes)

A. Flatter or flat stucture options
B. Size of images
C. Consideration for removal

7. DiltsGD Review preferred Chicago Manual of Style citation style (10 minutes)

8. (Continued from previous week: Discuss and adopt project model New York county style page (30 minutes)

A. finish Vital Records

B. Changes since last week:
1. added Neighboring Counties
2. added Albany County map (a county map would normally replace a list of Neighboring Counties, but put a neighboring counties list in until we have time to insert a map)
3. Repositories sub-headers changed to bold from level 5 headers
Archvies, Libraries, and Museums (bold)
Courthouses (bold)
Family History Centers (bold)
Societies (bold)
4. Social Groups Online moved out to be a separate alphabetical header

9. Final adoption of Albany County with the modifications approved in this meeting as the official model for the remaining New York counties (5 minutes)
10. Either adopt the existing task list for modification, or create a proposed alternative task list (15 minutes)
11. Decide sprint end date: suggested 20 October 2011 (5 minutes)

Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 29 Sep 2011.

Agenda 06 Oct 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 29 Sep 2011 meeting (10 minutes)
  3. Progress Chart review (5 minutes)
  4. Lise Embly wants us to leave out the word “phone.” Discussion and vote.(10 minutes)
  5. Importance of citing your sources! ALWAYS tell us where you found EVERY piece of information you add which you did not think up yourself. (5 minutes)
  6. Danielle Batson report on instructions re: Repositories. (5 minutes)
  7. Discussion of how Repositories task went. (15 minutes)
  8. Continued from previous week) Discuss and adopt project model style page Albany County, New York (35 minutes)
A. finish Vital Records and Voting Registers (and removing headers that have nothing in them)
B. finish Places header and Municipalities/Communities template
1. Collapse state = Open
(Sammy says, there are some issues if kept open.)
2. Delete Neighboring Counties because they are up top
(Sammy says, there's a certain issue with this, not realized earlier.)
3. Delete map because it is up top
(Sammy says, there's a technical glitch preventing total removal, the item is on my personal agenda to discuss with tech folks.)
C. finish References
1. NEVER use Template:wpd in citation footnotes (for bad example see Albany Co. #4)
2. NEVER replace citation footnote URLs with a shortened link (for bad example see #6)
3. If you've ever shortened URLs in citation footnotes in other counties of NY, please go back and repair the damage
D. finish Navbox template. Should collapse state = open?
E. finish Categories
F. Change since two weeks ago: Social Groups Online moved out to be a separate alphabetical header

9. Final adoption of Albany County with the modifications approved in this meeting as the official model for the remaining New York counties (5 minutes)

10. Either adopt the existing task list for modification, or create a proposed alternative task list (15 minutes)
11. Decide sprint end date: suggested 27 October 2011 (5 minutes)
12. Sign up for tasks (5 minutes)

Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 6 Oct 2011.

Agenda 13 Oct 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 6 October 2011 meeting. (10 minutes)
  3. Progress Chart review (5 minutes)
  4. Town pages are now being created in preparation for Vital Records. What is the appropriate format for breadcrumb trails and categories on town pages? (10 minutes)
  5. Contact Danielle Batson (User:BatsonDL) if you need to have a missing town added to a county list. (5 minutes) (Sammy says, there aren't any missing town so far. Updated all the way to Sullivan. The rest is expected to be completed by end of the week.)
  6. Instructions for finding URL "item" numbers in a FHL Catalog URL. (3 minutes)
  7. Add footnotes citations to every paragraph or section you add to the Wiki. (5 minutes)
  8. Use appropriate punctuation in footnote citations, specifically semi-colons and periods in the access data about online copies; WorldCat; FHL Films; Fiche; Books. (5 minutes)
  9. Add a "Summary" to everything you add to the Wiki before you push Save. (5 minutes)
  10. Discussion: Does Social Groups Online include mailing lists, and message boards? (10 minutes)
  11. Reports, discussion, and questions about NY Repositories tasks.
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 13 Oct 2011.

Agenda 20 Oct 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 13 October 2011 meeting. (10 minutes)
  3. Progress Chart review (5 minutes)
  4. Do NOT use "title-id" version of the Template:FHL because link blows up (5 minutes)
  5. Town Records section needed (10 minutes)
  6. RAOGK
  7. Westfield
  8. Participant activity reports (2 minutes each)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 20 Oct 2011.

Agenda 27 Oct 2011

  1. Quick Reminder: the Wiki maintenance is encountering problems. Dsammy 08:54, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
  2. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  3. Review and approve minutes of 13 October 2011 meeting. (10 minutes)
  4. Progress Chart review (5 minutes)
  5. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  6. Anyone interested is invited to attend this meeting each week. (2 minutes)
  7. Removal of stub - /en/showthread.php?t=10023 see thread on forum Dsammy (10 minutes)
  8. Tuesday night (Oct 18) maintenance problems. (missing features, language, and watch lists) Dsammy (10 minutes)
  9. How to use an FHL catalog template in a citation. (5 minutes)
  10. Historical Facts vs. History--one is an organizational header, the other is for historical information that might help researchers find an ancestor. (5 minutes)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 27 Oct 2011.

Agenda 03 Nov 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 27 October 2011 meeting. (10 minutes)
  3. Progress Chart review (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  5. Templates for WikiProject New York and How to Use the FHL Catalog Template (10 minutes)
  6. XXGenWeb name and pages already in Wiki Dsammy (10 minutes)
  7. Vital Records proposal User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 3 (15 minutes)
  8. Postcard images. Does anyone want to add some or all of Jane Colmenares' old postcard images of City College, Lehigh Valley Station, State Hospital in Binghamton, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Penn Station, Columbia University, the Times Building, the Flatiron, entrance to the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, the Post Office and Cooper Union to the Wiki? (5 minutes).
  9. Individual 2 minute reports
  10. Cyndi's List
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 03 Nov 2011.

Agenda 10 Nov 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 3 Nov 2011 meeting. (10 minutes)
  3. Progress Graph review of completed tasks. (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 10 Nov 2011.

Agenda 17 Nov 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 10 Nov 2011 meeting. (5 minutes)
  3. Progress Graph - review of completed tasks. (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  5. Research Wiki Forums business for NY. (5 minutes)
  6. Progress Chart - Jason (? minutes)
  • Contributors' reports (as time allows)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 17 Nov 2011.

Agenda 01 Dec 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 17 Nov 2011 meeting. (5 minutes)
  3. Progress graph - review of completed tasks. (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  5. Research Wiki Forums business for NY. (5 minutes)
  6. Question: Should we move Progress Chart to GoogleDocs? Jason and Nathan (10 minutes)
  7. Mid-Hudson Library System (Dutchess County - Libraries) - Patsy (10 minutes)
  8. Please move any Jewish Records out of NY Church Records pages (5 minutes)
  9. Can anyone place where this cemetery is and what it is actually known as? Found this on the BillionGraves site so that information will help place it. Unknown Family Plot Five headstones were photographed here, etc.
  • Contributors' reports (as time allows)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 1 Dec 2011.

Agenda 08 Dec 2011

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 1 Dec 2011 meeting. (5 minutes)
  3. Progress graph - review of completed tasks. (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  5. Research Wiki Forums business for NY. (5 minutes)
  6. Report on Contributors Meeting reaction to putting of WikiProject New York's Progress Chart and Graph on GoogleDocs. David (5 minutes)
  7. Report on mystery grave identity and addition the NY Wiki pages. Linda C. (5 minutes)
  8. Contributors' reports (as time allows)
Minutes for this meeting are available at Minutes 8 Dec 2011.

Upcoming Agenda 15 Dec 2011

Time and Place

  • Twelfth meeting: Thursday 15 Dec 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • Format: MeetingPlace Meetings ID 7717. Click to Attend or Dial in Number: 801-240-2663. MeetingPlace ID 7717.
    Anyone interested is invited to attend!

  • Contact David Dilts telephone 801-240-3477 for details.

Agenda -- (Please put additional agenda items at the bottom of the list.)

  1. Review, update, and adopt agenda similar to the one below (5 minutes)
  2. Review and approve minutes of 8 Dec 2011 meeting. (5 minutes)
  3. Progress graph - review of completed tasks. (5 minutes)
  4. Kudos - please tell us about good things you've seen this week on Wiki. (5 minutes)
  5. Research Wiki Forums business for NY. (5 minutes)

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