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FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Community Meeting 2012 Aug 15

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Meeting Participants: Jana, Liz, Wilma

News and Events

Review of last meeting

Progress reports

  • Funeral home records - Lois Fowles is about 1/2 way through this project.
    • Future task: contacting the mortuaries to learn: years they have, communities they serve, filmed?, (check with archives, etc.), specialties (Catholic, LDS, Jewish, etc.), records they keep for each person.
    • Future task: courtesy of Utah funeral directors assn. needs to be in our obituary area. Also mentioned under Funeral homes? (Thanks, Patsy, for letting us know about this.)
  • Neighboring county maps made clickable: see Jason or Beth for how to do it. Jana wants to be part of the training. Joy will probably be happy to do this. Wilma will make contacts this this week to get people together.
  • How to Find Birth Information in the United States: review/change the "votes".
  • Patsy was assigned to check the birth film to be sure there were or were not names in the record.

From previous meetings:

  • Get documentation of Delayed Birth Registration - dates started, etc. (Says 1941 on state page, but no citation.) - Pat
  • Start templates and task page for Births - Wilma Started
  • Start on the State Archives project - Liz started adding info to Experimental County from the State Archives site to add pertinent links and info to each county.
  • Patsy looked at the Beaver County microfilm for more exact info.
    • It only had one entry for Dec 1897. It really began in 1898
  • Learn to make our own "badge" and other templates that allow adaptation - Jana did this!

Idea share

Vital records (BMD, Div)

Birth Review the "to do" area of births to implement or discard ideas

Discussion minutes:

Summary of minutes:

Future meetings

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