FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 November 21
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Meeting Participants: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
- Problem with the CSS - grid lines in tables still don't show. It is fixed, but won't be implemented until the next release. No idea when that will be, but there is some hope.
- Follow-up on committee to standardize all state pages. Nathan Murphy would like to hear about our Beginner's Corner.
News and Events
- November 15, 2012 The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy with Diahan Southard, Molecular Genealogist. UGA virtual meeting, 3rd Thursday each month. Did anyone attend?
- January 14-18, 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).
- March 21-23, 2013 RootsTech
Review of last meeting
- Wednesday, 14 Nov
- Cemetery Records progress:
- Not ready to move to the counties. Liz and group:
- LDS Church records table: Show the phases
- Task to adapt the pattern page: Sister Jewkes, Jeff, Joy, Bo, Cathy and Elizabeth have been trained -- and flying through them!
- Task to add timelines from Jensen's: Marty and Bo will focus on Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, St. George, Logan, Bountiful, Odgen to start.
- Beginner's corner: Nathan and team working on state-level pages would like to see the ideas.
- Wilma contact Joy about image approving -- especially for those already submitted: princess file sepia, clipper ship, baby one
- SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) Beaver County, Utah :
- Need to have Steve Cottrel create a template, since there are so many links in it to the same county.
- Jeff, Joan, Laurie, Jason
- Does this remove our need for the table at the top? No, don't remove the table
- Images: we want a gallery of images, especially some that are iconic to the county. Scenery, aerial views of towns, Joy has checked with KSL for some of their weather-related images, Utah State Archives or Library, BYU collection of historical photos online; Gallery one picture where you can flip through or separate page of typical photos. Can a direct link to a 3 dimensional, like Google Earth.
- Review citation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Done last time. Thanks Pat!
- Pat needs a stillbirth from 1942-1960
- Strategies How to Find Birth Information in the United States; United States, How to Find Genealogy Records: An email was sent about the great progress James is making on these pages. Was also discussed in the past Thursday community meeting.
- Points out huge gaps - such as early immigrants, etc. Showing mostly UK roots rather than other
- It is a great page to keep gathering articles, perhaps to organize sections not just rely on page names.
- As anyone writes an article, they should put it on the list.
- Suggest a topic for wiki articles
- 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
From previous meetings (no progress):
- 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.