FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Mar 7

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Agenda

Introductions



Anyone new to this meeting?

Kudos go to...


See progress reports


News and Events

  • UGA Virtual Chapter, every 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m. (Mountain)
  • Saturday, June 9th, a Family History Fair will be held in Murray. Sponsored by FamilySearch? Details will follow.
  • July? Aug? BYU Family History
  • Saturday, August 18th UGA Regional Conference in Cedar City. Sponsored by Cedar City Chapter, UGA
  • Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, UGA Regional Conference, Larry H. Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Moving the table to the counties: Liz completed ALL counties. Suggested more uniformity in little details.(Kudos, Liz!)
  • Project task written to update the charts and footnote Red Book.
  • FamilySearch Library Catalog links completed this week: Morgan through Summit plus Utah County (Kyle Law did a bunch)
  • Photo contest: What do you think? (ppt) and Photo info page
    • To DO: 1) fill in UGA prizes; 2) wordsmith; 3) will FS offer a prize? 4) Won't we also want people submitting pictures of Library, Courthouse, other? Prizes for them, too?
  • Tips icons: "Look and feel" Samples so far (word)

Idea share

Tip Gathering

  • See Excel spreadsheet. Ideas for gathering:
    • On the tip bank page, have "to submit a tip for consideration, click here"
    • attribution for tips: source if available? user if not? (No attribution on the pages where the tips are displayed.
    • Process: from suggestion to template to posting on pages.
    • Who/how?
    • Just for Utah? See what community thinks? when?


Tasks to write this week

  • Newspapers: Only include Utah Digital Newspapers and LOC Chonicling America for each county?
    • Obituaries: how to handle with Newspapers? Do in one task


Libraries Discussion, con't

  • Where to start this week – Libraries in Utah and how much to link – or have a common page with all linking to the complete list of libraries and what one can find there

Discussion still in process

  • Wiki Editorial Comment Page: Comments as to what you found at a certain location, library, museum, etc…. that will assist other researchers…..may be the most visited page on the Wiki. Please clarify this area of minutes
  • List or not list small Local Libraries (collections or no collections) Decision: not list unless they did have something for history/family history. After meeting comment: Almost all little libraries will have something -- a history book, for example -- about the county. If we go deep into what each library has, the project will never get finished.
  • Format page for gathering information re: libraries. Where do we cut off the project? Where will people get this format page once the project is done?
  • Alternate Repositories talked about a little. Probably not needed for county libraries.
  • On the county level – do we want neighboring libraries linked?

Summary of decisions to this point in the conversation

  • Don’t want long lists of anything, including libraries, unless it’s a complied list on another page
  • Link to Utah Archives and Libraries page from each county
  • We will use a format for gathering information. Format not yet decided.
  • Pages created to link to Libraries and museums – so they can be used over and over
  • Pictures of Libraries would be helpful

Future meetings

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • To be determined by group

To discuss soon:

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