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 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 14 May 2016, Provo

2016-05-04

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, 14 May 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, 14 May 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 Robert L. Kehrer on FINDING ELUSIVE RECORDS ON FAMILYSEARCH.  This class will show what to do when records for your ancestor don't come up using the basic FamilySearch Historical Records search form.  A significant portion of the records on FamilySearch are not indexed and can't be searched using the form, so what do you do?  For a number of historical, technical or genealogical reasons, an ancestor's record may be challenging to find.  This presentation will show some of the common difficulties confronted by researchers and demonstrate how to use the FamilySearch systems to find those elusive records.  Robert Lawrence Kehrer is the Senior Product Manager of Search Technologies on  FamilySearch.org .  He worked for 12 years as a molecular geneticist identifying disease genes by building very large family pedigrees.  He has an MBA and worked for 7 years at Apple managing strategic alliances and driving market strategy in the sciences.  For the last 9 years Robert has worked for FamilySearch as a product manager in the Family History Library, overseeing the public APIs, and managing the development of  FamilySearch.org  beta.  His current position as Senior Product Manager of Search Technologies includes the search systems, hinting, the Sourcelinker attach tool, and the historical records image viewer.  He was one of the keynote speakers at RootsTech 2016 in February  in the Salt Palace and the video of his presentation there is online at  https://www.rootstech.org/video2/4741844756001 .  He and his family live in Mapleton, Utah.  This presentation will be of interest to all family historians and consultants and all are invited.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog for last minute changes and additions.
(1)  Robert Kehrer, Q&A ON FAMILYSEARCH
(2)  Laurie Castillo,  US VITAL RECORDS ON THE INTERNET - LESSER KNOWN SOURCES 
(3)  Don Engstrom and Don Reynolds, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Karen Clifford on TECHNOLOGY FOR LOCATING MISSING OR DESTROYED RECORDS 
(5)  (Teacher TBA), 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.  Memberships include 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; past members, don't forget to renew your membership.  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