FamilySearch Wiki:England Meeting 26 March 2014

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Welcome[edit | edit source]

New Contributors[edit | edit source]

  • Sister Koch, Elder Young, and team

Kudos go to[edit | edit source]

  • Jane for reaching out to the British floor missionaries at the Family History Library

Updates and follow up[edit | edit source]

  • Meeting invitations sent out
  • Agendas for upcoming meetings are up

Wiki Content[edit | edit source]

Business/Announcements[edit | edit source]


New Agenda Items[edit | edit source]

  • Colours
  • PLUs
It was decided to adjust the colours in the parish infobox to those that now display on Advent, Cornwall Genealogy. The colour chosen for the heading background is Gainsboro; code: DC DC DC.
Steve did a replace to rename poor law union pages that lack a county name in the title to also include a county name. The code in the infobox template now leads to the correct poor law union page.
  • Online Parish Register Abbreviation Tables
  • With or without lines?
It was decided to remove the lines from the boxes in online parish register abbreviation tables. Steve is exploring ways to do a global replace to remove them. He has already started on Cornwall and Devon.
  • Standardised breadcrumb trails
It was decided to include three elements on a parish breadcrumb trail: Nation > County > County Parishes.
  • Proposed changes to census template
The template British Census was shortened. It is to include a link to descriptions of websites with online censuses as well as the FHLC link to that parish's census records on microfilm.
  • At what point does a parish page graduate from being a stub?
There was general agreement that a page graduates from being a stub once the parish history is written and information about the place's parish registers is added.

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