Wednesday, April 29, 2015

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning 09 May 2015, Provo

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning 09 May 2015, Provo

Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events. For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy. If you need further information, please email me. Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu


[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 09 May 201, Provo

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group - UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 09 May 2015, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting. Information about the Group, meeting location, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website http://uvtagg.org and the press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org . On the blog you can subscribe to receive the press releases via email when they are posted the week before the meetings.

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG will be by Robert Raymond on A GENEALOGICALLY CORRECT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE. Learn how you can use and help Family Tree increase its genealogical correctness and adherence with industry standards by using genealogical proof, sources, documents, citations, stories, photos, and collaboration. With your help, Family Tree is becoming a genealogically sound reflection of our shared family tree. Robert Raymond is a Deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher. He is well-known and works to increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products and helps set record acquisition and publication strategy. Robert writes a top ranked genealogy blog (pseudonymically) about Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, records, and methodology. He is a genealogical technologist with more than 30 years' experience in technology and genealogy. He holds over a dozen technology patents and earned a Masters Degree in Electrical (Computer) Engineering from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar. Robert has served as a Director of the National Genealogical Society since 2012 and is currently working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He is a volunteer at a FamilySearch Family History Center where he can be found in the trenches every Wednesday night. More information about him is on the website https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=4060 .

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled; check the meetings page at http://uvtagg.org/ for last minute changes or additions. (1) A Billion+ Hidden Records on FamilySearch, by Robert Raymond; (2) The FamilySearch Partner Site: American Ancestors (NEHGS), by Laurie Castillo; (3) Ratchet Up Your Research with Evernote, by Liz Miller; (4) Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom & Finn Hansen; (5) Video of last month's main presentation: What You May Not Have Noticed About The Census: Look Again!, by Stephen Ehat; (6) Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay; (7) Legacy: Fixing Relationships, by Dean Bennett; and (8) RootsMagic, by Terri Tyler and Diana Olsen.

As you can see, there is something for everyone no matter what their level of family history expertise. This includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, long-time genealogists, and Ward Family History Consultants. All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not. The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually about 100 attending the monthly meetings, most of whom are Family History Consultants. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Webmaster. Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out and sell to members of the Group DVDs of past presentations and classes. Many members don't live close enough to participate in the monthly meetings, but pay the $10 per year online dues to belong so they can receive the monthly newsletter via email and purchase the inexpensive DVDs of the presentations and classes. Gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Family History Consultants, and membership is on a calendar year basis. See more information about the presentations, classes, class notes, and how to join the Group on the websites above. You can also contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at laurie@everythingisrelative.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning 11 Apr 2015

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning 11 Apr 2015

Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  Most wards won't have a ward bulletin this week due to General Conference.  If you need further information, please email me. Thanks. 
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 


[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 11 Apr 2015

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group - UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 11 Apr 2015, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.   This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  Information about the Group, meeting location, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website  http://uvtagg.org  and the press releases are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive the press releases via email when they are posted a week before the meetings.

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG will be by Stephen Ehat on WHAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED ABOUT U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE CENSUS RECORDS:  LOOK AGAIN!  Sharpen your skills in gleaning information from census reports. There is a lot more there than you realize at first.  Next-door neighbors 40 pages apart from one another?  Members of the same household 37 pages apart from one another?  Persons physically present in one state enumerated in another state a thousand miles away on the day the census taker comes by?  Neighbors giving the wrong information about a family?  The importance of addresses in census analysis.  Use of city directories as census indexes when online indexes fail to reveal where your target is located.  What did the census taker really ask?  Is there such a thing as a misspelling?  Learn to understand censuses.  Look at them again, even if you have found your people in them.  You'll probably be amazed.  Stephen Ehat was born in San Francisco in 1951 and has performed family history research since 1967.  He has over forty years of experience in German, Irish, Italian, French, Swedish, and American genealogical records of all kinds.  He is a California attorney who lives with his wife, Jeanine, in Lindon, Utah, and they have five sons and nineteen grandchildren.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled; check the meetings page at  http://uvtagg.org/  for last minute changes or additions.   (1)  Have You Checked the Legal Resources?, by Stephen Ehat;  (2)  "Grandpa Did What?" How to Write a Family History the Youth Will Want to Read, by Heather Pack;  (3)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom & Finn Hansen;  (4)  Video of last month's main presentation:  The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn, by Devin Ashby;  (5)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;  (6)  Legacy, by Marilyn Thomsen; and  (7)  RootsMagic, by Sue Maxwell.                   

As you can see, there is something for everyone no matter what their level of family history expertise.  This includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, long-time genealogists, and Ward Family History Consultants.  All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually about 100 attending the monthly meetings, most of whom are Family History Consultants. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Webmaster.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out and sell to members of the Group DVDs of past presentations and classes.  Many members don't live close enough to participate in the monthly meetings, but pay the $10 per year online dues to belong so they can receive the monthly newsletter via email and purchase the inexpensive DVDs of the presentations and classes.  Gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Family History Consultants, and membership is on a calendar year basis.  See more information about the presentations, classes, class notes, and how to join the Group on the websites above.  You can also contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres.uvtagg.org   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  laurie@everythingthingisrelative.net  , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu  .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG),  snowd@math.byu.edu 

Friday, March 6, 2015

[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 14 Mar 2015

2015-03-06

[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 14 Mar 2015

Journalists and ward newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me. Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu


[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 14 Mar 2015

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group - UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 14 Mar 2015, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.   This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  Information about the Group, meeting location, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website http://uvtagg.org   and the press releases are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org  .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive the press releases via email when they are posted a week before the meetings.

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG will be by Devin Ashby on THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN SHALL TURN.  The LDS Church leaders are asking the youth to get more involved in family history.  This presentation will discuss several of these invitations and give ideas and resources that can help youth participate in this great work of temples and technology.  Devin Ashby is a Project Manager for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world.  In 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish and the following year earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.  He has been involved in family history for over twelve years.  There is information about Ashby's topic at  https://familysearch.org/blog/en/hastening-work-family-history/ .

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled; check the meetings page at  http://uvtagg.org/  for last minute changes or additions.   (1)   Q&A: The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn, by Devin Ashby;  (2)  PERSI: New Periodical Index at Find My Past, by Marilyn Thomsen;  (3)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen;  (4)  Video of last month's main presentation on FamilySearch Mobile Apps, by Todd Powell;  (5)  RootsMagic, by Renee Zamora;  (6)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay; and  (7)  Legacy: Importing and Exporting, by Dean Bennett.                    

As you can see, there is something for everyone no matter what their level of family history expertise.  This includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, long-time genealogists, and Ward FH Consultants.  All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually about 100 attending the monthly meetings, most of whom are Family History Consultants. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Webmaster.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out and sell to members of the Group DVDs of past presentations and classes.  Many members don't live close enough to participate in the monthly meetings, but pay the $10 per year online dues to belong so they can receive the monthly newsletter via email and purchase the inexpensive DVDs of the presentations and classes.  Gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Family History Consultants, and membership is on a calendar year basis, so it is time for members to renew.  See more information about the presentations, classes, class notes, and how to join the Group on the websites above.  You can also contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  laurie@everythingisrelative.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG),  snowd@math.byu.edu