FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject Utah Vital Records Experiment
Playing with Vital Records ideas: More for what people may want to learn, than for VR themselves. Dates affect this profoundly. How to do this without being too repetitious?
Maybe it's not a table.
What if each county page explains types of records that give birth information for the various years, not just explaining the vital records themselves.
Or... what if one page explains types of records that give birth information, and the county pages only have a very small number, with a link to that state page?
The state page could be arranged alpha by topic, or in rough order of likely to give birth info.
Types of records for birth information
Such as: (Maybe this can be a chart, since it won't need much added to it except by quite experienced people.)
Columns: Type of record; Date of record; Birth date or age; Birth town or county; Birth state or country; name of father; given name of mother; maiden name of mother. Death records (varies by date of death records) usually give age or birth date, birth town or county and state
|Record type||Record dates||Birth date or age||Birth town or county||Name of father||Given name of mother||Maiden name of mother||Remarks|
|Death (Civil)||1892–1905||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Frequently||Register of deaths|
|Death (Civil)||1905–present||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Frequently||Death certificates|
|Church membership (Mormon)||1857–1948||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Often||Ward/branch records|
|Church blessing (Mormon)||1857–1948||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Ward/branch records|
|Church baptism, etc. (Mormon)||1905–1948||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Usually||Form E report|
|Cemetery records||1860's–present||Usually||Sometimes||Seldom||Seldom||Seldom||Tombstones and sexton's|
Like about the table: level of detail it can give
- Too complicated.
- Not fun to peruse
- Not clear that it is in order of best records
Is there another way to present the good info that is less complicated, easy to understand, and actually fun to use?
What if we simply pointed to the type of record, and have a (state level?) page that gives the detail for that record at various dates?
- It will have to include MORE info than just birth.
Record selection table for birth information
Or is it more like the record selection table?
|To learn||First Search||Then Search|
|Birth Date and Place|
|Names of Parents|