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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants: Wilma Adkins, Darlene Hagberg, Jana Stokes, Lois Owen, Liz Snow, Patsy Hendrickson, James Tanner, Marilyn Markham, Maren Jeppsen, Joy Bogar

News and Events

  • 1940 Census release, April 2, 2012
  • UGA Virtual Chapter, every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain). 19 April topic: 1940 census with Tom McGill, FamilySearch
  • Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by FamilySearch? Details will follow.
  • BYU July 26-29, BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy
  • Cedar City (August 18th) and Sandy (September 21 and 22) UGA Regional Conferences

Review of last meeting

Briefly scanned the minutes.

Progress reports

  • Top charts on counties: Decided to keep vital records as stated: "1867- present"
  • Daggett County  to be checked - and the table may read: "for earlier dates check parent county"
  •  Photo info page Joy and I did a little, but no real progress since last week
  • Wilma made significant progress with Icons for tips
  •  Decision to have a similar - but more colorful icon and indent tip information (see below links)
  • Group liked the "Tips look and feel. Played with a couple"
  • Newspapers paragraphs created and will be downsized

Idea share

Tasks to finish writing this week

  1. We need a style guide, a format which works for most topics on a county page.
  2. Link to pages about each category of a repository. (Practiced with a little of this. See Newspapers2)  Newpaper2 items listed in order of importance, bullets and explanation

Volumteer Assignments:

  • Jana and Patsy to "wordsmith" - edit Newspaper1  (may create a Newspaper4)
  • Wilma "wordsmith" edit Newspaper2
  • Marilyn "wordsmith" edit Newspaper3
  • James - create a new page/article on "How to use "Chronicaling of America" -  How to access it and what is Chronicaling of America about - involves creating back links, explanations, will need to use Multi-Media items and link LOC to CA
  • Wilma and Liz - create tasks via email


Style Guide (is Darris Williams doing this guide?)

  • County Pages - keep them to the point and link to explanation pages
  • Style guide mentioned on county pages then explanation linked and repeated on each county page
  • Bullet list easier to see for "four" or less items
  • Heading better for "five" or more - using a separate page for more text can be a stub article 
  • Keep heading text pertinent
  • Suggested a "step-by-step" article how to use when necessary 
  • Headings are important for descriptions
  • Decision: No spaces between lines - keep text all together - may revisit this again


Did not discuss this week (28 March)

Libraries Discussion, con't

Yet to be addressed:

  • List only libraries that have collections - or list others as well
  • Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
  • Format for gathering information - not yet decided
  • Pictures of Libraries would be helpful


Summary of decisions to this point in the conversation

  • Bullets used with text of "four"or less items
  • Headings used for "five" or more items with only pertinent explanations
  • Indented text tip with small icon - icon yet to be determined
  • No extra lines between bullets will be used - keep text together

Future meetings

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • To be determined by the group

To discuss soon:

  • Provide context continued
  • Tip Bank continued.
  • Vital records setup: making ready for items to be entered
  • Cemetery records
  • Church records