Wednesday, January 11, 2023

UVTAGG Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Jan 2023, 10-Noon MST, JAMES TANNER, NEW FAMILY HISTORY TECHNOLOGIES AND CORRECTNESS 2023-01-10

 UVTAGG Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Jan 2023, 10-Noon MST, JAMES TANNER, NEW FAMILY HISTORY TECHNOLOGIES AND CORRECTNESS

2023-01-10
Journalists and newsletter editors, please post this where you can.  More information is available on our Home Page  https://uvtagg.org and Press Release Blog  https://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  Please contact me, if you have additional questions.     Thanks. 
Don
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu  
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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14Jan 2023 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
10:00 - 11:00 am MST:  JAMES TANNER, WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL AID YOU IN FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS?
11:10 am - 12 Noon MST:  JAMES TANNER, HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR GENEALOGY IS CORRECT?
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14 Jan 2023 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

10:00 - 11:00 am MST:  JAMES TANNER, WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL AID YOU IN FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS?

11:10 - Noon MST:   JAMES TANNER, HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR GENEALOGY IS CORRECT?

ABOUT THE MAIN PRESENTATION BY JAMES TANNER:
WHAT NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL AID YOU IN FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS?

We are in a time of rapid and explosive technology change. Many of us are left overwhelmed with the challenge of "keeping up." James Tanner, an experienced technology and genealogy presenter, will highlight and explain some of the most recent tech changes that affect genealogy in big ways. Come and watch this helpful presentation.

ABOUT THE CLASS BY JAMES TANNER:
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR GENEALOGY US CORRECT?
One of the greatest challenges to accurate genealogical research is tzoom.us/j/868-580-77664he proliferation of copies of online family trees. James Tanner goes through the major considerations about why and how to decide what information online is historically accurate and what we need to do to insure better accuracy by being essentially consistent with the available contemporary historical source documents. Come and learn more about this essential topic.

ABOUT JAMES TANNER:
James has over 40 years of experience in genealogical research and is an avid blogger of the Genealogy's Star Blog.  He has served as a family history volunteer for over 18 years and has presented at expos and conferences around the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a member of the board of directors of the Family History Guide Association and is currently serving at the BYU Family History Library. James is an attorney, a professional photographer, and has 7 children, 34 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see  https://uvtagg.org and  blog.uvtagg.org/.  Everyone is invited to watch all UVTAGG presentations online for free.  Watch on the UVTAGG Facebook Page or, if a current UVTAGG member, watch on Zoom by going to us02web.zoom.us/j/8685807777664 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified.  This meeting will only be  online.   As usual, recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  The group is in its 33rd year and previously was called the Utah Valley PAF Users Group.  On the blog is a way to subscribe to receive the press releases by email.  Members of the group ($15/year), besides being able to interact with presenters on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 600 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested by emailing uvtagginfo@gmail.com

Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Jerry Castillo, Membership Officer, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Treasurer; Jackson Andersen, Librarian; Carol Hill, Social Media Publicist; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Dawn Brimhall, Broadcast and Website Specialists.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at uvtagginfo@gmail.com (801-602-5048), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net  , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu  .
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Dr. Donald R. Snow, Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA -  snowd@math.byu.edu 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

UVTAGG - 2022-11-12 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 10-Noon MST, KATHRYN GRANT on HELPING AND ENCOURAGING FAMILY HISTORY

 


UVTAGG - 2022-11-12 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 12 Nov 2022, 10-Noon MST, KATHRYN GRANT on HELPING AND ENCOURAGING FAMILY HISTORY

2022-11-09
Journalists and newsletter editors, please post this where you can.  More information is available on our Home Page  https://uvtagg.org  and Press Release Blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  Please contact me, if you have additional questions.     Thanks. 
Don
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 12 Nov 2022 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
10:00 - 11:00 am MST:  KATHRYN GRANT on HELPING OTHERS LEARN TO LOVE AND DO FAMILY HISTORY
11:10 - Noon MST: KATHRYN GRANT on 5 MINUTES OR 5 HOURS? STOPPING MISTAKES BEFORE THEY START (FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE)
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Long version]==================================.
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 12 Nov 2022 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

10:00 - 11:00 am MST: KATHRYN GRANT on HELPING OTHERS LEARN TO LOVE AND DO FAMILY HISTORY

11:10 - Noon MSDT:  KATHRYN GRANT on 5 MINUTES OR 5 HOURS? STOPPING MISTAKES BEFORE THEY START (FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE)

ABOUT THE MAIN PRESENTATION BY KATHRYN GRANT:
If you love family history, you probably want to help others get involved. But that can be easier said than done. Watch this presentation for ideas to help you engage others while avoiding roadblocks.

ABOUT THE CLASS TAUGHT BY KATHRYN GRANT:
"Just fix it later." "The important thing is to add names to the tree as quickly as possible." "Someone else will clean it up." This advice may be well-intended, but the truth is that cutting corners now almost always costs more in the long run. This presentation gives two examples of mistakes in Family Tree that were easy to make but hard to clean up. It also gives principles to help stop these kinds of mistakes before they're made. It takes a little more effort to be careful up front, but it saves time in the long run.

ABOUT KATHRYN GRANT:
After years on the sidelines, Kathryn began doing family history and discovered that she loved it. Her specialty is helping new family historians find success-and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she's made. Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. She also presents at Riverton Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog.

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Everyone is invited to watch all UVTAGG presentations online for free.  Watch on the UVTAGG Facebook Page or, if a UVTAGG member, watch on Zoom by going to zoom.us/j/868-580-77664  and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified.  This meeting will only be  online.   As usual, recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  The group is in its 32nd year and previously was called the Utah Valley PAF Users Group.  On the blog is a way to subscribe to receive the press releases by email.  Members of the group ($15/year), besides being able to interact with presenters on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 600 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested by emailing uvtagginfo@gmail.com

Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Jerry Castillo, Membership Officer, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Treasurer; Jackson Andersen, Librarian; Carol Hill, Social Media Publicist; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at uvtagginfo@gmail.com (801-602-5048), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Dr. Donald R. Snow, Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA -  snowd@math.byu.edu 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

UVTAGG - 2022-10-04 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat 08 Oct 2022, 10-Noon MDT, JAMES B. ALLEN on WRITING THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF UTAH

UVTAGG - 2022-10-04 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat 08 Oct 2022, 10-Noon MDT, JAMES B. ALLEN on WRITING THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF UTAH

2022-10-04
Journalists and newsletter editors, please post this where you can.  More information is available on our Home Page  https://uvtagg.org  and Press Release Blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  Please contact me, if you have additional questions.  Thanks.
Don
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 08 pCT 2022 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
10 - 11:00 am MDT:  DR/ JAMES B. ALLEN:  THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF UTAH: WHO, WHEN, WHY, AND HOW
11:10 - Noon MDT: LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO:  EVALUATING AND DESTROYING YOUR ANCESTRAL BRICK WALLS
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 08 Oct 2022 - Free on Zoom and Facebook
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

10 - 11:00 am MDT: DR/ JAMES B. ALLEN:  THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF UTAH: WHO, WHEN, WHY, AND HOW

11:10 - Noon MDT:  LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO:  EVALUATING AND DESTROYING YOUR ANCESTRAL BRICK WALLS

A OUT THE MAIN PRESENTATION BY JAMES B. ALLEN:
Work on this volume, Hearts Turned to the Fathers, began in the 1970s after the Genealogical Department requested that the Historical Department of the Church prepare a history of their department to be used as a reference work. Jim Allen  was given the task and was able to obtain the help of Jessie Embry.  Together they did research in the documents and conducted many. interviews.  Later, after it was decided to make this a centennial history of the Genealogical Society of Utah  (i.e., the Genealogical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Jim and Jessie asked Kahlile Mehr to join them because of his first-hand knowledge of the latest developments. The discussion today will deal with some of their research experiences, including interesting interviews, selected highlights from the book, and a note on how it finally got published.  Jessie Embry will be online with Jim  to add her comments, as well.  Since this book, Hearts Turnded to the Fathers,  was published as issue 34:2 of BYUI Studies Quarterly, it can be read online or downloaded as a pdf for free from PDF https://byustudies.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BYUSQ_34-2.pdf .  It is nearly 400 pages long, so it may take some time to download.

ABOUT THE CLASS BY LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO::
In this class we will talk about what constitutes a true brick wall and what situations are brick walls that we may have created ourselves by faulty or incomplete research processes. We will learn how to analyze a situation and see what more can be done. Many resources will be discussed.

ABOUT DR. JAMES B. ALLEN:
James B. Allen received his PhD degree from the University of Southern California in 1963.He taught at Brigham Young University from 1963 to1992. He was also Assistant Church Historian, 1972-79, chair of the BYU History Department, 1981 to 1987, Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, 1984, and Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr. Professor of Western American History, 1987-1992. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited fourteen books or monographs and around 90 articles. His books include The Story of the Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1976; 2nd ed. updated and revised, 1992), with Glen M. Leonard, and Trials of Discipleship: The Story of William Clayton, A Mormon (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987), winner of the David Woolley Evans and Beatrice Cannon Evans Biography Award, 1986, revised and republished under the title No Toil Nor Labor Fear: The Story of William Clayton (Provo, UT: BYU Press, 2002). He and his wife Renée are the parents of five children, grandparents of 19, and great-grandparents of 25.

AB OUT LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO:
1st VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group; Former VP, Exec Sec and Board Member, Utah Genealogical Association; BYU FH Library consultant, teacher 28+ years; Professional researcher, writer 30+ years; Presenter: RootsTech 2016-2020, BYU FH Conference 2014-2019, BYU Education Week 2016-2017; Former Red Cross Instructor, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Chihuahua breeder; Interests include: history, mystery, geography and genetics. Research Specialties: Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, New England, Mid-West, South-West and Western Frontier of the U.S.

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Everyone is invited to watch all UVTAGG presentations online for free.  Watch on the UVTAGG Facebook Page or, if a UVTAGG member, watch on Zoom by going to zoom.us/j/868-580-77664  and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified.  This meeting will only be  online.   As usual, recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  The group is in it's 32nd year and previously was called the Utah Vlaley PAF Users Group.  On the blog is a way to subscribe to receive the press releases by email.  Members of the group ($15/year), besides being able to interact with presenters on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 600 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested by emailing untagginfo@gmail.com

Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Jerry Castillo, Membership Officer, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Treasurer; Jackson Andersen, Librarian; Carol Hill, Social Media Publicist; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at uvtagginfo@gmail.com (801-602-5048), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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