Wednesday, January 6, 2021

UVTAGG Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 09 Jan 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, LAURIE CASTILLO

 UVTAGG - 2021-01-06 - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 09 Jan 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, LAURIE CASTILLO


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 UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

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UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 09 Jan 2021 - free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS? by LAURIE CASTILLO
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by Rayanne Melick
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)Saturday, 09 Jan 2021, 10:00am-Noon MST - f ree online on Facebook and Zoom

10:05-11:00 am MST -- CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS? by LAURIE CASTILLO

11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by Rayanne Melick

Everyone can watch on Facebook and members of UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM (more interactive). For Facebook go to the UVTAGG page on Facebook. For UVTAGG members to watch on Zoom log in at https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 to enter the waiting room until your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcast will be online, but NOT in-person due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

MAIN PRESENTATION by LAURIE CASTILLO -- CAM YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS?
Yes! You can create family histories that are vibrant and appealing even when few family photos are available. All of us will need these techniques for ancestors who lived before the advent of photography in 1839. Fortunately, there are many other ways to illustrate the life and times of our ancestors. Be mindful of the ways they traveled, worshipped, gained an education, and made a living. Consider the places they lived, the climate and weather, their dress, ethnicity, talents, and skills. More than 21 ideas will be presented with accompanying resources. So many engaging items exist that can shed light on the lives of our ancestors and breathe life into the family history! You can do it!

LAURIE CASITILLO is the 1st VP of the UVTAGG, a former VP and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association, and a BYU Family History Library Consultant and teach for more than 27 years. She has been a professional genealogy researcher, writer, and presenter for more than 30 years and is a former DAR local and Utah State officer. Besides genealogy, she is a former Red Cross and CERT Instructor, Earthquake Preparedness Instructor, and HAM Radio Operator (KF7MGM).

CLASS FOLLOWING: 11:10-NOON MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by RAYANNE MELICK

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.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers ofr UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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Friday, November 6, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10 am-Noon MST, STEPHEN KENT EHAT

 UVTAGG - 2020-11-06 - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10 am-Noon MST, STEPHEN KENT EHAT

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 UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu '


[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14 Nov 2020 - free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- YES!  YOUR ANCESTORS WERE IN THE NEWSPAPERS!
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- WHAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED ABOUT THE U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE CENSUS RECORDS:  LOOK AGAIN!
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, 14 Nov 2020, 10:00am-Noon MST - f ree online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- YES!  YOUR ANCESTORS WERE IN THE NEWSPAPERS!
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- WHAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED ABOUT THE U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE CENSUS RECORDS:  LOOK AGAIN!
Members of UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM (more interactive) by logging in at https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and you'll be put in a "Waiting Room" until your UVTAGG membership is verified.  Others can watch on Facebook.  The broadcaset will be 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 Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.)


MAIN PRESENTATION by STEPHEN KENT EHAT (10:05-11:00am MST)
YES!  YOUR ANCESTORS WERE IN THE NEWSPAPERS!

Do not limit yourself to a search for obituaries, birth notices, marriage announcements, and items of news or gossip. Use newspapers for land-transaction research, probate research, and lawsuit research. Do not limit your research in newspapers to searches on the names of persons. Search also on addresses, on business names, on neighbors' names, on relatives' names, on organizations' names. What is optical character recognition (OCR)? What are its shortcomings? How do you get around the shortcomings? What are some of the resources available for discovering how to access newspapers that are not yet on the major websites or even on any websites? How does one access foreign newspapers? Research in digitized newspapers can revolutionize your access to valuable, even crucial, information. You will be shocked! Did you know that thousands of newspapers, urban and rural, foreign and domestic, from the late 1700s to the present day, are available—a great many of them digitized, searchable, and online? Learns secrets to research success in newspapers.


CLASS by STEPHEN KEN EHAT (11:10-12:00 Noon MST)
WHAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED ABOUT THE U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE CENSUS RECORDS:  LOOK AGAIN!

And get Ready for the Release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census 17 Months from Now in April 2022! Ancestry and other sources that provide early census images lead to images of census pages that do not specify the date of the enumeration. How can you sometimes figure out the date? What can be the range of dates for undated census returns? The early census images may not specify the exact location of the enumeration, stating no place or stating only generally a county or parish. How can you figure out the precise location of the enumeration? Must a person be alive to be enumerated in a census? Does the person need to be present in the village, town, city, county, parish, or state to appear in the census enumeration for that place? If the names in a census enumeration are listed alphabetically, what does that mean? How can you tell if you are looking at a copy of a census rather than the original? What are all of those stray marks on a census page? Have you used Stephen P. Morse's tools for census research? Can you figure out what the occupation codes mean? the language and nativity codes? the miscellaneous codes? Why can it possibly be that two households who live in dwellings adjacent to one another on the face of the earth end up enumerated on pages that are five, ten, twenty, or forty pages apart from one another? How can members of a household also appear on pages distant from one another? In large-city census research, how do you use city directories to find people in a census enumeration when neither page-by-page research nor modern-day indexing efforts lead you to your goal? Why is information sometimes wildly inaccurate in a census return? Did census canvassers obtain information from neighbors? A census return is a goldmine of information. It can be used in ways you sometimes cannot now imagine. To use the census productively and to not make mistakes in interpretation, learn some of the hidden clues and historical facts about census taking. You'll be a better researcher for it and perhaps learn more about your family than you knew previously.

STEPHEN KENT EHAT:

Stephen Kent Ehat, age 68, has performed family history research since 1967 and has extensive experience in American, German, Italian, Irish, South American and Eastern European genealogical research. He and his wife, Jeanine, live in Lindon, Utah. He has served as director of the Lindon Shared-Stakes Family History Center. They have five sons and 21 grandchildren.


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.  Members of the UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM which is more interactive.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance 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, October 5, 2020

UVTAGG Press release and blog - online meeting, Sat 10 Oct 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, BETH TAYLOR, CG, on DNA

UVTAGG - 2020-10-05 - Press release and blog - online meeting, Sat 10 Oct 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, BETH TAYLOR, CG, on DNA  

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 10 Oct 2020 - free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT -- GENETIC GENEALOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA by BETH TAYLOR, CG
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT -- DNA: I'VE TESTED. NOW WHAT? by BETH TAYLOR, CG
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, 10 Oct 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am:  GENETIC GENEALOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA by BETH TAYLOR, CG
11:10-12:00 noon:  DNA: I'VE TESTED. NOW WHAT? by BETH TAYLOR, CG
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page; members of UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM, which is more interactive, by logging in at https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 .  You'll be in a Waiting Room until your UVTAGG membership is verified.  The online broadcast will be 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 Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.)

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION by BETH TAYLOR, CG (10:05-11:00am MDT)
GENETIC GENEALOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO DNA
Have you heard your friends and fellow genealogists enthuse about DNA but don't know what it's all about? Wondering if a DNA test is right for you? Come learn about DNA, why it's valuable, which tests you can take, and how it might be helpful in your genealogy research.
 
DESCRIPTION OF CLASS by BETH TAYLOR, CG (11:10-12:00 Noon MDT)
DNA: I'VE TESTED.  NOW WHAT?
You've taken the DNA test. Now what do you do? Come learn how to use your DNA results to help you find answers to your genealogy research questions. This class will cover cousin matches, adoptions, and brick wall research.

BETH TAYLOR, CG, works as a US/Canada Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a Board-Certified genealogist (CG), holds a BA of History from Brigham Young University, and has worked for FamilySearch for almost 15 years. Her specialties include DNA, Quakers, organizing, land records, and probate records.

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.  Members of the UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM which is more interactive.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive 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 of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance 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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