Thursday, August 4, 2016

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 13 Aug 2016, Provo

2016-08-04

Journalists and 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 UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 13 Aug 2016, Provo

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday,13 Aug 2016, 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 release blog is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.

The main presentation at this month's UVTAGG meeting will be by Dallan Quass on ROOTSCITY: A BETTER WAY TO BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE ONLINE.  With RootsCity you control who can read and edit your tree. You can get hints from multiple record providers (FamilySearch, FindMyPast, and others). You can compare your tree with other trees and see at a glance which trees agree or disagree with yours and how highly the trees are rated. RootsCity is source-centric, meaning that sources are easy to add and strongly encouraged. It has a fresh user interface (UI) that appeals to both genealogists and non-genealogists, making it easy to share what you know with others. RootsCity is currently in limited beta. The talk will include a key for free access to the beta.  Dallan Quass creates family history websites. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU. Dallan has served as CTO of FamilySearch and a co-founder of WhizBang! Labs, FlipDog.com (acquired by Monster.com), and Junglee (acquired by Amazon.com). He is the developer of WeRelate.org, one of the first genealogy wikis, GenGophers.com, like google books but for genealogy, and the upcoming RootsCity.com.
After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog for last minute changes and additions.
(1)  Dallan Quass, GenGophers.com - Google Books for Genealogy
(2)  Marilyn Thomsen, Finding Civil War Ancestors
(3)  Don Engstrom and John Blake, Ask An Expert (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation by Gurchuran Gill, Seek and Find: Extraction of Pedigrees from Revenue Records
(5)  Renee Zamora, RootsMagic
(6)  Gaylon Findlay, Ancestral Quest

Notice that 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 70-80 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are family history consultants.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Rick Klemetson, and Rick Wightman, Webmasters.  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.  Membership includes many benefits such as being able to purchase the inexpensive presentation and class DVDs, receiving the monthly newsletter TAGGology (via email, if requested), and access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The online dues are only $10 per year and gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and family history consultants.  Membership is on a calendar year basis.  See more information about presentations, classes, class notes, and joining 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  gengal@comcast.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

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 09 Jul 2016, Provo

2016-06-29

Journalists and 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 UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 09 Jul 2016, Provo

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday, 09 Jul 2016, 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 release blog is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.

The main presentation at this month's UVTAGG meeting will be by Gurcharan Singh Gill on SEEK AND FIND: EXTRACTION OF PEDIGREES FROM REVENUE RECORDS OF PUNJAB, INDIA.  This will be a discussion of the process of finding these records and extracting the names into pedigrees.  This is more than just indexing the records since it requires additional information to put them into ancestral trees. This information will be of value to all Family History Centers where there is even a small population of people with ancestors from India.  Gill (That's the name he usually goes by.) came to America in 1954 at age 19, joined the LDS Church in California, and graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1958.  That same year he married Vilo Pratt.  He went on to Graduate School and got a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Utah in 1965.  He then taught Mathematics at BYU until he retired in 1999 and is the author of math papers and some problem books on Calculus and Analytic Geometry.  In 1993, he and Vilo were called to be the first Mission Presidents for the LDS Church in Bangalore, India, and they served there until 1996.  Later, after retiring from BYU, Dr. Gill has been doing family history on the Moga District in Punjab, India where he was born.  He has traced the genealogy of the Gill, Sidhu, Brar, Bhatti, and Toor Clans and published a booklet on this subject for his family and his descendants.  He and his wife live in the Edgemont area of Provo where they raised their children.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog for last minute changes and additions.
(1)  Gurcharan S. Gill, Submitting Temple Names for India
(2)  TBA
(3)  Don Engstrom and Don Reynolds, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Get More From Tech Enhancements From Family Tree, by Cathy Anderegg
(5)  Bruce Buzbee, ROOTSMAGIC
(6)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

Notice that 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 70-80 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are family history consultants.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  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.  Membership includes many benefits such as being able to purchase the inexpensive presentation and class DVDs, receiving the monthly newsletter TAGGology (via email, if requested), and access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The online dues are only $10 per year and gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and family history consultants.  Membership is on a calendar year basis.  See more information about presentations, classes, class notes, and joining 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  gengal@comcast.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 
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Monday, June 6, 2016

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 11 Jun 2016, Provo

2016-06-05


Journalists and 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 UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 11 Jun 2016, Provo

The next meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday, 11 Jun 2016, 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 emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.

The main presentation at this month's UVTAGG meeting will be by Cathy P. Anderegg on GET MORE FROM ENHANCEMENTS IN FAMILY TREE.  This will include discussing Responsive Web Design and what you can do to enhance it, the use of multiple tabs to speed up Source Linker attachments, ways to organize and design Sources that make better sense, using filters on the Watch List to make an index of your pedigree, and filters on the temple ordinances.  Cathy Pearce Anderegg has an MS degree in Gifted Education and has taught English, AP English, been the Yearbook Advisor, and run a computer lab for 40 years at West High School in Salt Lake City.  She has been doing family history for more than 45 years and has been in numerous community and LDS Church positions, including working in FamilySearch Family Tree and as a Church Service Missionary for 8 years at the Family History Library.  For Family Tree training, she is the founder of the website  http://fsfamilytreeusergroup.com/resources.php , with several other contributors, and which has many free (for-non-commercial-use) presentations, Powerpoints, handouts, and videos.  She is a presenter at many family history venues, including RootsTech, the BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Riverton FamilySearch Library, and Utah Genealogical Association conferences.  Married for 51 years, she and her husband have 7 children and 35 grandchildren.  Contact information is on their website.

TRAVEL CAVEAT:  Saturday morning, 11 June, is the PROVO MARATHON DOWN UNIVERSITY AVENUE, so you will probably have to wait several minutes to cross University Avenue or else go all the way south to 3rd South in Provo.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog for last minute changes and additions.
(1)  Cathy Anderegg, Q&A
(2)  Marilyn Thomsen, Finding the Kin Keepers - Women in Our Families
(3)  Don Engstrom and Don Reynolds, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Robert Kehrer on FINDING ELUSIVE RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH
(5)  Bruce Buzbee, ROOTSMAGIC
(6)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

Notice that 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 70-80 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are family history consultants.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  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.  Membership includes many benefits such as being able to purchase the inexpensive presentation and class DVD's, receiving the monthly newsletter TAGGology (via email, if requested), and access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The online dues are only $10 per year and gift memberships make great presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and family history consultants.  Membership is on a calendar year basis.  See more information about presentations, classes, class notes, and joining 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  gengal@comcast.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