FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 May 30

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Agenda[edit | edit source]


Anyone new to this meeting?

Meeting Participants: James, Jana, Wilma, Liz, Patsy, Marilyn, Pat

Table at top[edit | edit source]

Discussed in yesterday's "big" meeting with that group. Most wanted the information from the complete table. At least one is concerned about it growing and hiding the [table of] contents.

We decided to keep the data. Jana, Wilma, and Liz will confer and bring another "hybrid" to next meeting.

James Tanner had to leave early.

News and Events[edit | edit source]

  • 1940 Census Help UGA's project with FamilySearch Indexing.
  • Creation of Utah Wiki Project Forum (date to be announced- but soon Forums were changed yesterday -- there is a thread for Wiki Projects. There is a new subforum. Put up a page in the wiki and thread in forums.

Review of last meeting[edit | edit source]

Progress reports[edit | edit source]

  • Tip icon template review: Steve dropped the table border.
    • From discussion: Make the bar at left much narrower. Allow us to choose its color.
    • Suggestion of having the bar as part of the icon itself.
    • Wilma will ask Steve for the narrower bar, letting us make color selection.
  • Newspapers: Wilma has not completed the county pages. Will review with Jana and Liz and report next week.
  • Obituaries task description has been completed by Jana. (Learned how to do templates and much more.) Way to go, Jana! Liz and Wilma will test.
  • Another person has expressed interest in helping. We will contact her and see what support she needs. Perhaps she can do the Obituaries task.
  • Wilma and Patsy will make it so other people can review recordings of the meetings.

"Short Tasks"[edit | edit source]

Topics that may need less discussion: Leader/assistants do examples, get suggestions and approval: Liz and Jana have volunteered to be assistants.

Future "quick" tasks (now that Obituaries are almost ready):

  • Probate
  • Land and property
  • Court
  • Funeral home records

Idea share[edit | edit source]

Vital records (BMD, Div)[edit | edit source]

  • Continue discussion of charts vs. bullets: View some examples Wilma did in Word (for Pulaski County, KY. Why? Jana had a great example that gives many conversation points. Focus is NOT on that county, but on:
    • Chart vs. bullet
    • Types of resources (state or county only) (Linking to details and search tips?)
    • Length whether bullet or chart (when to do a separate page)

Discussion minutes: None made during discussion

Summary of minutes:

  • Bullet style was selected. Jana, Wilma, Liz will have something to review next week for 1) dates and 2) content under dates
  • For a particular year, list resources for that topic (birth). If list other resources, such as for Death, do not list them. Link them instead to Death for that county.
  • When listing non-birth resources, tell the user what birth information they may learn
  • Link to state page under each topic rather than listing several state-level sources under each county.

Future meetings[edit | edit source]

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

Next week:

  • Progress reports
  • Future focus for discussions:
  • Church records
  • Cemetery records
  • Library area of each county
  • Tip Bank