Wednesday, May 11, 2022

UVTAGG - Press Release - Free in-person and online , Sat 14 May 2022, 10-Noon MDT, LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO on SURNAME RESEARCH

UVTAGG - 2022-05-11 - Press Release - Free in-person and online , Sat 14 May 2022, 10-Noon MDT, LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO on SURNAME RESEARCHN

2022-05-11

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 with any additional questions.  Thanks.
Don
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================.
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14 MAY 2022 - Free online and in-person at LDS Red Chapel, Edgemont Area of Provo, Utah and on Zoom and Facebook
10-11 am MDT: LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO- - PINPOINTING ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS WITH DISTRIBUTION MAPS
11:10-12 noon MDT:  LAURIE WERNER CASTILLO -- RESOUIRCES FOR LEARNING MORE ABOUT ANCETRAL SURNAMES
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Long version]==============================.
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday,14 May 2022, 10-12 noon MDT - Free in-person at LDS Red Chapel in Edgemont Area of Provo, Utah and on Facebook and Zoom

Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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10-11 am MDT: LAURIE VERNER CASTILLO o--PINPOINTING ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS WITH DISTRIBUTION MAPS
1::10-12 noon MDT:  LAURIE WERVER CASTILO -- RESOURC4ES FOR LEARNING MORE ABOUT ANCESTRAL SURNAMES
DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:
Online surname distribution maps are now available as a tool to help locate the place of origin for a surname. Some map systems allow comparison of where 2 or more names occur, helping you to see where ancestral families came together. Many types of maps are available for a number of countries of the world.

DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
Many names changed as immigrants strove to fit in to their lives in a new land. Understanding where your surname came from and what may have happened to it along the way should increase your overall research success. Each country or ethnic group in that country will have had their own naming history. What do you need to know to find your family?

ABOUT 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 attend in-person or watch online all UVTAGG presentations 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 be the first in-person meeting in about 2 years since the Covid Pandemic started and will be  broadcase from the Red LDS Chapel at 4050 North Timpview Dr, Provo, Utah 84604.  Besides being in-person, we plan to continue broadcasting these meeting remotely on Facebook and Zoom.  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.  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 watch on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the nearly 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, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator;; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 32nd year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at uvtagginfo@gmail.com (801-225-6106), 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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Friday, April 8, 2022

UVTAGG - 2022-04-07 - Press Release - Free online Sat, Sat, 09 Apr 2022, 10-Noon MDT, LAUIROE CASTILLO on SURNAME RESEARCH

 UVTAGG - 2022-04-07 - Press Release - Free online Sat, Sat, 09 Apr  2022, 10-Noon MDT, LAUIROE CASTILLO on SURNAME RESEARCH


2022-04-07

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 with any additional questions.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================.
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday, 09 Apr 2022 - Free in-person at LDS Red Chapel, Edgemont Area of Provo, Utah and on Facebook and Zoom
10-11 am MDT: LAURIE CASTILLO on WHY CAN'T I FIND MY FAMILY? -- DIGGING DEEPER ON SURNAMES
11:10-12 noon MDT:  LAURIE CASTILLO on PINPOINTING ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS WITH SURNAME DISTRIBUTION MAPS
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
[Note: To receive these press releases by email, subscribe on the blog.]
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[Long version]==============================.
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 09 Apr 2022, 10-12 noon MDT - Free in-person at LDS Red Chapel in Edgemont Area of Provo, Utah and on Facebook and Zoom

Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
[Note: To receive these press releases by email, subscribe on the blog.]

10-11 am MDT: LAURIE CASTILLO on WHY CAN'T I FIND MY FAMILY? -- DIGGING DEEPER ON SURNAMES
11:10-12 noon MDT:  LAURIE CASTILLO on PINPOINTING ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS WITH SURNAME DISTRIBUTION MAPS

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:
So many things can happen to a surname over the course of time. If we lose track of that name, we lose track of our ancestral family and research grinds to a halt. This presentation will examine the most likely sources of name variations and teach you to be on the alert for them. Some changes are a matter of literacy, communication issues such as accents, translation, transcription errors and so much more.

DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
Online surname distribution maps are now available as a tool to help locate the place of origin for a surname. Some map systems allow comparison of where 2 or more names occur helping you to see where ancestral families came together. Many types of maps are available for a number of countries of the world.

ABOUT LAURIE CASTILLO:
Laurie Werner Castillo is the 1st Vice President of UVTAGG and is a professional genealogist who has done historical background research for books and 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 (Brigham Young University). 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 UVTAGG. Laurie graduated from BYU with a BS in Family and Consumer Economics and the Castillo’s live in Orem. She was a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainer for the City of Orem, Utah, and did Earthquake Preparedness presentations. They have two grown children and 6 grandchildren.


For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Everyone is invited to attend in-person or watch online all UVTAGG presentations 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 be the first in-person meeting in about 2 years since the Covid Pandemic started and will be  broadcase from the Red LDS Chapel at 4050 North Timpview Dr, Provo, Utah 84604.  Besides being in-person, we plan to continue broadcasting these meeting remotely on Facebook and Zoom.  As usual, recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

At the meeting this month the Group wil be having their annual elections for officers.  This will take place between the main presentation and the class.  It will be via Zoom for remote members and via in-person voting for members there in person.  For Zoom you may need to update your Zoom program to be sure the polling feature works on it.  Members received nomination and election information via emails and in the monthly TAGGology newsletter.

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.  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 watch on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the nearly 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, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator;; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 32nd year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at uvtagginfo@gmail.com (801-225-6106), 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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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

UVTAGG - 2022-03-09 - Press Release - Free online Sat, 12 Mar 2022, 10-Noon MST, RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S COMING!

UVTAGG - 2022-03-09 - Press Release - Free online Sat, 12 Mar 2022, 10-Noon MST, RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S COMING!

2022-03-09

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 with any additional questions.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================.
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday, 12 Mar 2022 - Free on Facebook and Zoom
10-11 am MST: RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S COMING!
11:10-12 noon MST:  RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMIY TREE Q&A

Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Long version]==============================.
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 12 Mar 2022, 10-12 noon MST - Free on Facebook and Zoom

Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

10-11 am MST: RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S COMING!

11:10-12 noon MST:  RON TANNER on FAMILYSEARCH FAMIY TREE Q&A

DESCRIPTION:  Ron Tanner will discuss the new Record Search and then have a discussions on how the Completed Reservation list works.  Next will be Family Groups and how to set them up and future plans for them. Last, he will discuss removing temple districts and changes in Ordinances Ready.  Most of the second hour will be for questions from the listeners.

ABOUT RON TANNER:
He is the Portfolio Director for FamilySearch.org in the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. He leads a team with responsibilities for Family Tree, Search, Hinting, Memories, Mobile, Temple, Homepage, and other companion products. Ron has been at FamilySearch for 12 years and presents a Faebook live presentation twice a month to answer FamilySearch questions. You can attend on his Facebook page Family History Ron or review previous events on his familyhistoryron youtube channel. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from BYU and previously worked as a product manager and software engineer at Novell, Citrix, and Bell Laboratories. Ron and his wife, CheRee, have four children, 2 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren (5 boys 1 girl)!! This is your chance to learn what’s going on and get your questions answered. Ron is always an entertaining lecturer and knows what’s happening.

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Everyone can view UVTAGG presentations on the UVTAGG Facebook Page.  UVTAGG members can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified.  The UVTAGG meetings are just online until the pandemic is over, when we will began having meetings in-person at the LDS "Red Chapel" in Provo, as well as online.  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.  On the blog is a way to subscribe so you receive the press releases by email.  Members of the group ($15/year), besides being able to watch on ZOOM, receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the nearly 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 Pres. Gerhard Ruf (email address beow - We recently discovered that emails through our website have not been going through.) 

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, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator;; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 32nd year. 

Officer elections will be this month and nominations will be accepted until the night of 11 Mar.  Members will vote through Zoom at the meeting at the start of the 11:10 am class period.  

For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  gruf@byu.net (801-225-6106), 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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