FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 December 19
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Meeting Participants: After asking James, he replied, "I am still very much in pain and unable to do much at all." I'll put his name on the prayer roll today.
- Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. Are we giving up hope?
News and Events
- Jan 17: What's New in FamilySearch Family Tree Don R Anderson. UGA Virtual Chapter.
- January 14-18, 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).
- March 21-23, 2013 RootsTech
Review of last meeting
Discussion Cemeteries area. Some suggestions to headings were recorded on in that area.
An overview of LDS Church Records tasks and progress was given.
- Jana has suggested putting COUNTY online badges on the county page in place of the state Online collections badge.
- Steps: Jana will prepare so others (Liz and I at least) can do it.
- Beginner's corner? Probably nothing until early next year that the "state pages" team meets.
- Cemetery Records progress:
- Thanks, Liz, for your ideas and hard work.
- Color, since we don't have table borders?
- Salt Lake County LDS Church records
- Exciting breakthrough! Link to FHLC for stakes
- Want an uncopyrighted map of SLC (1923 or before). Purpose--to make a clickable map of stakes per Jenson's (about 1930)
- Pat suggested the ward maps; James said Sanborn maps back in 1800's -- Historic Map Works.com; Pat will look on Church History and BYU. OldMapsOnline.org - a portal to about 35,000 maps; David Dilts has done a lot with maps - he might know of some. City directories? 1888 SLC and vicinit with wards; 1920 also that is divided -- See Pat.
- Stake won't work for unit stopped before 1908, or oganized after 1917. Pat.
- Comparisons: Cache County; Box Elder County
- Report to UGA re:Utah Wiki Project done by Patsy. Summary of accomplishments mentioned:
- FS Historical Collections and Ancestry.com updated on counties
- How to Find Birth Information in Utah
- SEO paragraphs
- Experimental County page
- Project end: If we get volunteers, hoping they have something others can add before we quit.
- UGA members invited to help
- Proposal: meet monthly if needed. Wilma can't on Jan 2, so meet Jan 9. Decide then when/if next meeting.
- Strategies How to Find Birth Information in the United States; United States, How to Find Genealogy Records (If James is back)
- Record selection table
- Wilma will focus soon on Library section, then Deaths, then Marriages.
From previous meetings:
- Gallery of images: Joy and I talked about this. Need a process, so others can submit images of the various counties and we won't have to maintain it. (More discussion in Nov 21 meeting. Get with Joy about those suggestions.)
- Do the county newspaper pages: Wilma is learning how to extract the URL so we can make it go right to the correct area of Chronicling America - Wilma
- Genealogical Surveys also mentioned in last meeting: Do only for Ogden, Davis, and others with large compilations..
- Maps follow-up: Marilyn will check with Jason Harrison and David Dilts for what they are doing. Results:
- Suggestion from last meeting not yet implemented: Newberry atlas of historical county boundaries.
- Oldmapsonline.org draw a square around the area; USGS.gov maps digitizing them
- FHLC links. To do: once Libraries section is ready, show the FHLC links to the person who has not liked them. Wilma:
- Value and frequency of FHLC links - topic of a near future meeting.
- Utah Record Selection Table needs updating. (Just keeping on the list until done)
Most important (county) discussions remaining: (prioritized in last week's meeting)
Minimum information for each topic:
- Per project leaders meeting (Oct 23) and group meeting (Oct 31)
- Blurb giving value and scope of the records
- FHLC link
- Link to the Utah page for that topic
- Links to Ancestry.com and FS Historical Records collections Done by Jana early Nov.
"Boots on the ground" person or group to maintain, update, add to each county.
- Ideas per group meeting Oct 31
- UGA Patsy can get zips of UGA members and contact for their interest
- FHCs in area - do they know someone they can suggest?
- Libraries in area
- ULA - Pat can email everyone asking for help
We are aiming at 19 December 2012 as completing what will be done as a project.