Thursday, May 31, 2018

[UVTAGG] UPDATED Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 09 Jun 2018, Provo, Utah and online



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2018-06-01
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] UPDATED Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 09 Jun 2018, Provo, Utah and online

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 09 Jun 2018, from 9 am to noon in the LDS RIVERSIDE/EDGEWOOD Chapel (NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION due to a funeral), 3511 North 180 East, Provo, Utah 84604.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting. The main presentation this month will be by Claire V. Brisson-Banks, MLIS, AG, on ATTACKING BRICK WALLS.  Ms Brisson-Banks is an Accredited Genealogist and CEO of Timeless Genealogies and will be speaking to us from her home in Independence, Missouri.  Everyone encounters problems of going beyond certain points on some of their ancestral lines and these have come to called "brick walls".  This presentation will show us some ideas of how to attack these problems and what can be done to get through them.  Born in Rhode Island, Claire has lived in a variety of locations throughout the world with Missouri currently being her home. After raising a large family, she returned to education and completed her BS, MLIS and two AGs to further her career as an academic educator and an in depth genealogical researcher. Besides running Timeless Genealogies, she is a Professor for the Family History program at BYU-Idaho and provides technical support for the award winning family tree software, Ancestral Quest. She lectures at various conferences throughout the world and has done webinars and hang-outs that are available online. She devotes much of her time in a multiplicity of avenues in genealogy, family history, forensics, librarianship, and education, while staying on top of the latest advances in each field.  Her Timeless Genealogies page is  https://www.timelessgen.com/Resources.html  and her ICAPGen page is  https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=2740 .

NOTE:  Because of the Utah Valley Marathon race that Saturday morning if you have to cross University Avenue to get to the LDS "Red" Chapel in Provo, you may have to wait to cross University Avenue or else go all the way down to 3rd South in Provo to get around.

After the main presentation the following classes are currently scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.

(1)  Claire V. Brisson-Banks, SHORT Q&A SESSION
(2)  Bud Wood, How Do I Organize Information On My Computer So I Don't Lose It?
(3)  Don Engstrom and John Blake, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of the May main presentation, George D. Hickman on INTERNET PRIVACY, PASSWORDS, AND AVOIDING ONLINE PROBLEMS
(5)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise including youth, those just getting started in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and LDS Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 40-50 people attending the monthly meetings in person and more attending via the Internet.  Many are LDS Temple and Family History Consultants.  To watch the meeting on the Internet go to the website  http://uvtagg.org  on Saturday morning, 09 Jun 2018, at 9 am MDT, and click the link to join with your Facebook account.  To watch the class at about 10:35 am, repeat this process.  The live presentation and class are open to the public and anyone can sign up to receive emails of the the press releases on the blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org .  Members of the Group ($15/year) can also watch the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website.  Members also receive the monthly newsletter TAGGology via email and have access to many genealogy resources through UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get membership at reduced rates.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 12 May 2018, Provo, Utah

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2018-05-03
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 12 May 2018, Provo, Utah 

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of this Group which has been meeting in Provo for the past 27 years.  The main presentation this month will be by George D. Hickman on INTERNET PRIVACY, PASSWORDS, AND AVOIDING ONLINE PROBLEMS.  The daily news is constantly bringing us information about identity theft and personal information being stolen from both individuals and companies.  It would be nice if we could all just use our computers and the Internet without having to worry about such things, but we can't.  This presentation will give us some ways to avoid problems and minimize our online risks.  George D. Hickman is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology at Utah Valley University and has degrees from BYU and San Diego State University.  He has nearly completed his PhD at Indiana State University and will receive that soon.  He has taught at UVU since 1996 with specializations in Computer Forensics, Information Security, and Mac OS X / Mac Server.  He is the coordinator for the Digital and Computer Forensics emphasis in the IT Degree at Utah Valley University and is also the Internship Coordinator for internships in the IS&T Department.  More information about him is on his UVU webpage  https://www.uvu.edu/profpages/profiles/show/user_id/2038

After the main presentation the following classes are currently scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.

(1)  George D. Hickman, Q&A About INTERNET PRIVACY, PASSWORDS, AND AVOIDING ONLINE PROBLEMS
(2)  BYU Video by James Tanner with Updates by Rayanne Melick, UPDATE ON USING MY HERITAGE
(3)  Don Engstrom and John Blake, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of the April main presentation, Laurie Castillo, FINDING MORE RECORDS BY PUTTING YOUR ANCESTOR'S LIFE IN CONTEXT
(5)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and LDS Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 40-50 people attending the monthly meetings in person and more attending via the Internet.  Many are LDS Temple and Family History Consultants.  To watch the live presentation and a class online go to the website  http://uvtagg.org  on Saturday morning, 17 May 2018, at 9 am MDT, and click the link and join with your Facebook account.  Repeat this process to watch the class at about 10:35 am.  Anyone can watch the live presentation and the class and can also subscribe to receive emails about the press releases by signing up on the press release blog,  http://blog.uvtagg.org .  If you are a member of the Group, you can log into your account on the website and watch any of the more than 400 past main presentations and classes.  Membership is $15/year and you can join online or at the meeting.  Members also receive the monthly newsletter TAGGology via email and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get membership at reduced rates.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
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Friday, April 6, 2018

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 14 Apr 2018, Provo, Utah


2018-04-06
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 14 Apr 2018, Provo, Utah 

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation will be by Laurie Castillo on UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANCESTOR'S WORLD: FINDING MORE RECORDS BY PLACING YOUR ANCESTOR'S LIFE IN CONTEXT.  By learning more about where our ancestors lived and what they did there are usually clues of other records to look for, besides making their lives much more interesting.  Laurie Werner Castillo is the 1st Vice President of UVTAGG and is a professional genealogist who has done historical background research for books, as well as family research for private clients. She has written articles for publication and presented at numerous conferences, national, state and local, including RootsTech, FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies), UGA (Utah Genealogical Association), and BYU.  She has worked with the UGA in several positions and for many years has been a Family History Missionary, Consultant, and Teacher at the BYU Family History Library, a Stake Family Records Extraction Director, and a Ward Temple and Family History Consultant.  She specializes in research in continental Europe and Scandinavia, especially Germany, Sweden, France, and the Netherlands.  She has researched most everywhere in the U.S. and particularly enjoys New England, Midwest, and the “Western Frontier”.  Besides all this she is a U.S. Census specialist and is well-versed in Early LDS Research.  Laurie was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in West Los Angeles.  In high school she participated in musical groups and was a point guard on the girls basketball team.  She attended BYU where she met and married Jerry Castillo from San Antonio, Texas.  Jerry also works with technical aspects and teaches classes at the UVTAGG.  Laurie graduated from BYU with a BS in Family and Consumer Economics and the Castillo’s live in Orem where Laurie has been a Community Emergency Response Team trainer for the City of Orem and does Earthquake Preparedness presentations.  They have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.

If you can't attend the meeting in Provo in person, you can watch it on the Internet - see details below.

After the main presentation the following classes are currently scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.

(1)  Laurie Castillo, Part 2 of UNDERSTANDING YOUR ANCESTOR'S WORLD: FINDING MORE RECORDS BY PLACING YOUR ANCESTOR'S LIFE IN CONTEXT
(2)  Dale Stoddard, SCANNING TIPS AND TRICKS 
(3)  Don Engstrom and John Blake, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of the March main presentation, Melissa Corn Finlay, DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND THE FACTS
(5)  Bud Wood, ANCESTRAL QUEST

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and LDS Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 40-50 people attending the monthly meetings in person and many more attending via the Internet.  Many are Temple and Family History Consultants.  To watch the live presentation and a class online, on Saturday morning, 14 Apr 2018, at 9 am MDT, go to the website  http://uvtagg.org  and click the link and join with your Facebook account.  After the live presentation,members of the Group can log into their account on the website and see the list of about 400 past main presentations and classes.  Membership is $15/year and you can join at the meeting or online.  Besides having all the past meetings and classes available, members also receive the monthly newsletter TAGGology via email and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  To receive the press releases via email, go to the press release blog,  http://blog.uvtagg.org , and sign up.  Again, this is open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get membership for reduced rates.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
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