Tuesday, August 4, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT , DANA and CINDY HENRICKSEN



UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10am-Noon MDT,  DAND and CINDY HENRIKSEN

04 Aug 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  For more information see the blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  or the home page at  https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 
[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 08 Aug 2020 - free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ENGLAND'S GRO INDEX by DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by MARILYN THOMSEN
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 08 Aug 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page
Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4012 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)
10:00-11:00 am:  GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ENGLAND'S GRO INDEX by DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN
11:10-12:00 noon:   YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by MARILYN THOMSEN
You can watch both parts on Facebook.  For the second part you may have to log in again.
For the England GRO (Government Records Office) presentation, learn how to use England's civil registration birth and death records to find information about your English ancestors and their families.  The GRO can help you: find mother's maiden names, discover missing children that died before the next census, separate families that have been improperly merged in FamilySearch, identify more accurate birth years than provided in the census, and find other useful information.

DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN have been heavily involved in family history for the last 10+ years.  They have been managing the Lindon Shared Stakes Family History Center as Assistant Directors/Directors for nearly six years and were consultants before that.  They were recently released and are now serving in a YSA (Young Single Adult) Ward.  They specialize in researching England, Sweden, and Denmark - home to many of their ancestors and distant cousins.  They were especially motivated to sharpen their research skills during the three plus years their daughter wanted 20 names a week to take to the temple for baptisms - it was quite the challenge to keep up with her.  They have spent a lot of time digitizing images of their ancestors.  It has been great for them to ride the wave of new technology and innovation for family history research.  With the great online resources available, they can do in minutes today what was impossible just a few years ago.

For the class, YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS, taught by MARILYN THOMSEN, she will remind us of Elder David A. Bednar's 2020 RootsTech talk that youth don't need to listen to adults tell them how great this work is, or your turn is coming.  They need to be anxiously engaged in this work right now to move it across the world."  She will provide some real examples and tips for wards to actively use and empower their youth as consultants.  Count on the blessings resulting from youth doing family history.  Marilyn Thomsen is an enthusiastic teacher and a confessed snoop who loves helping uncover secrets hiding in family trees.  She served an Internship at Georgia's National Archive Regional Center to complete her BA from BYU ('05) with a Family History focus on US Southern research. Twice she won BYU's Family History of the Year Award researching and writing about her Pioneer ancestors.  She has served as a Church Family History Service Missionary in the Salt Lake Family History Library and in the FamilySearch's Facebook Community.  She and her husband, Richard, love traveling and have researched family in the Southern USA, Isle of Man, Ireland, Denmark and England.  Currently, they are Family History Center Directors and love involving their grandchildren in family history.  For the last year, Marilyn has been the editor of UVTAGG's newsletter, TAGGology.
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.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and free sample copies can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and 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.  The Group is in its 30th year.  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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Monday, July 6, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE


UVTAGG - 2020-07-06- Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE

06 Jul 2020

Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  For more information see the blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  or  https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 11 Jul 2020 - free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 1: THEY'RE THERE AND HOW TO FIND THEM
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 2: HOW TO RESOLVE THEM
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 11 Jul 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page

Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4012 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)

10:00-11:00 am: KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 1, THEY'RE THERE AND HOW TO FIND THEM
11:10-12:00 noon:  KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 2:  HOW TO RESOLVE THEM

You can watch both parts on Facebook.  For the second part you may have to log in again.

FamilySearch Family Tree contains many duplicate records, but finding and resolving them is not as simple as it may sound.  In these classes you'll learn how to find obvious and less obvious duplicates, how to tell if two records really really are duplicates, and how to merge duplicates.

After years on the sidelines, Kathryn Grant 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. and also presents at the Riverton FamilySearch Library 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 at Click Here .  In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog .  Kathryn works as a technical writer and instructional designer with a focus on usability and process improvement.  Besides family history, she loves uplifting music, thought-provoking books, and fresh raspberries.  She is the daughter of Jay and Marilyn Grant who many of us know as the Directors of the Family History Training Center in Orem Utah that so many Family History Missionaries went through.  Jay also taught many classes for our UVTAGG meetings.

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.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and free sample copies can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and 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.  The Group is in its 30th year.  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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker

UVTAGG - 2020-06-03- Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker
03 Jun 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  The blog is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  For more information please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 13 Jun 2020 - live free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, Main spkr: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, SHOOL DAZE
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, Class: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, HIDDEN GEMS IN THE FAMILYSEARCH WIKI
Details and link for watching on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 13 Jun 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, online and free
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page
Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing.)
Main presentation 10:00-11:00 am:    Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, on SCHOOL DAZE
This lecture will focus on a little-known source for aging and placing our ancestors. S
chool records can be an amazing way of putting our families into place, especially when there may be no vital records.  Not all of our ancestors had the opportunity for education, but those who did may have left behind valuable records.  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family's history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Center Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and  www.amazon.com.

For the class from 11:10 am-Noon Peggy Lauritzen will discuss HIDDEN GEMS IN THE FAMILYSEARCH WIKI and this will also be broadcast on Facebook.  Log on again to watch it
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.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage  https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releasses are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.     Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and you can request a free sample copy on the UVTAGG website.  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, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video and 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.  The Group is in its 30th year.  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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