Monday, February 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL: PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK 
03 Feb 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, in-person and online, Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online on Facebook
MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK
Details and link to watch are on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Full version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 08 Feb 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.
Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK.  Out of the New Deal programs of the 1930’s Great Depression came an abundance of records used by genealogists today as part of the 3-Rs”, Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Many documents recorded the personal experiences of our ancestors who lived then and sought help from the Federal Government.  Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a forensic investigator and qualified expert witness in the courts in NY, NJ, PA, and VA, in addition to lecturing nationally.  He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran.  Strauss is a faculty member of the genealogy institutes IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP and is featured regularly on the Genealogy Gems Podcasts with Lisa Louise Cooke.  He and his family live in Utah Valley.

The classes that will follow, starting at at 11:10 am, are:
(1)  Michael L. Strauss, ROOSEVELT'S TREE ARMY:  RESEARCH IN THE CCC - CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (This class will be broadcast online after the main presentation.)
(2)  Lee Cox, ASK AND EXPERT (Personal Help)
(3)  GAYLONG FINDLAY, Ancestral Quest
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Ron Tanner, DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS     

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.  People can attend in person in Provo or watch online on Facebook.  Details and the online link are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  After the main presentation the class indicated above will be broadcast on Facebook.  To view the class log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

With our 2-hour format the main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.  Members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information and they have access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group is in its 30th year and has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Friday, January 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 11 Jan 2020, Ron Tanner on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED

UVTAGG - 2020-01-03 - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 11 Jan 2020, Ron Tanner on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED

03 Jan 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, in-person and online, Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online
RON TANNER on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNEDDetails, classes following,
Details and link to watch online are on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Full version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 11 Jan 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation:  RON TANNER on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED.  FamilySearch Family Tree was built to allow users to work together to build a common pedigree.  Sometimes, in a community environment, a significant problem arises with data that needs careful consideration and correction.  This session will discuss some of the difficult problems that may arise and how to correct them.  Recently, Utah County and a few other temples are no longer returning recorded ordinance cards.  Come and understand why and what you and FamilySearch is planning to help you make the transition.   Ron Tanner 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.  Ron has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from BYU and has 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.

The classes that will follow, starting at about 11:10 am, are:
(1)  Q&A on FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
(2)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help) by Lee Cox
(3)  Video of Nov's main presentation: Making the Most of Your LDS MyHeritage Account by James Tanner
(4)  Ancestral Quest Update by Gaylon Findlay

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.  Besides attending in person, people can watch the main presentation and a class on Facebook by clicking on the link on  https://www.uvtagg.org/ or on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

With our new 2-hour format the main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.  Members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful information and they have access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Friday, November 1, 2019

UVTAGG - 2019-11-01 - Press release and blog; in-person in Provo and online; Sat, 09 Nov 2019, JAMES TANNER on MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LDS MYHERITAGE ACCOUNT

UVTAGG - 2019-11-01 - Press release and blog; in-person in Provo and online; Sat, 09 Nov 2019, JAMES TANNER on MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LDS MYHERITAGE ACCOUNT

01 Nov 2019
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, in-person and online
Saturday, 09 Nov 2019, 10:00 am - Noon (NOTE THE TIMES), "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online
JAMES TANNER on MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LDS MYHERITAGE ACCOUNT
Details, classes following, and link to watch online are on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Full version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 09 Nov 2019, 10:00 am - Noon (NOTE THE TIMES), free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation:  JAMES TANNER on MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LDS MYHERITAGE ACCOUNT.  He will discuss what is on the website and how to access and use it.  James has a J.D. Degree from Arizona State University, spent 2 years as an Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army, and 39 years as an Arizona trial attorney. He has been interested in doing and teaching family history research for more than 36 years and is an avid blogger of Genealogy's Star , Rejoice, and be exceeding glad , Walking Arizona , and 360 Cities . Additional family history related experiences are: 10 years as a missionary at the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library, three years at the BYU Family History Library and making several genealogy videos on for their YouTube Channel, Chairman of the Board of The Family History Guide Association, three years as an Area Temple and Family History Consultant for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, member of the Board of Directors of Family History Expos , member of the Board of Directors of the UGA (Utah Genealogical Association), author and co-author of over 25 books on genealogical research, and presenter at Expos and Conferences around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He previously owned a retail computer business and an Apple Macintosh software company and is a professional photographer. He and his wife, Ann, have 7 children and 34 grandchildren. James and Ann recently returned from a one-year full-time FamilySearch mission as Document Preservation Specialists at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland.

The classes that will follow starting at about 11:10 am are:
(1)  Q&A on My Heritage and Other FamilySearch Partners by James Tanner (will be broadcast)
(2)  Using Google Earth to Enhance Your Family History by Carol and Scott Hill (will be recorded and posted in a few days on UVTAGG's Facebook page)
(3)  Ask an Expert (Personhal Help) by Lee Cox

(4)  Video from last month: 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know by Gena Philibert-Ortega (This will be the last time this video will be available due to copyright restrictions.)

There will be no Ancestral Quest Class this month.

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.  Anyone can watch the main presentation and a class online on Facebook by clicking on the link on  https://www.uvtagg.org/ or on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

NOTE THAT THE MEETING TIMES HAVE CHANGED TO A TWO-HOUR MEETING FORMAT, 10:00 am TO NOON.  There will be fewer verbal announcements, so be sure to look at the agenda.  The main presentation will be from about 10:05 am to 11:00 am, followed by classes starting about 11:10 am.  All meetings are still open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  Members of the group receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful information and they have access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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