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 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

2016-04-02

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 Apr 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 Apr 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 the press releases via email when they are posted the week before the meetings.

The main presentation at this month's UVTAGG meeting will be by Karen Clifford on TECHNOLOGY FOR LOCATING MISSING OR DESTROYED RECORDS.  Were you told that all the records in the courthouse were burned so you cannot go any further on your ancestor's line? Or have you searched many times at the local repositories only to discover that the records are missing for the years you need? This presentation will cover a handful of proven research techniques that may help you to overcome your destroyed or missing records.  Karen Clifford is an Accredited Genealogist Professional (AG), and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA). She is President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates, Inc. -- http://www.graonline.com . She teaches family history classes at BYU, the Salt Lake Community College, and Monterey Peninsula College, as well as developing and teaching multiple online genealogy courses at colleges. She has authored several college textbooks on genealogy and credentialing in genealogy and numerous family histories. She serves as Co-Chair of the Testing Committee of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (one of the two major credentialing bodies for genealogists in the United States see  http://www.ICAPGen.org . She served 10 years on the board and as a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, was the founding President of the Monterey County (CA) Genealogy Society, and President of the Utah Genealogical Association. Karen was the Director of the Monterey California Family History Center for ten years and now lives in Provo where her husband, Ray Clifford, is an Associate Dean of the BYU College of Humanities. She is currently the Director of a 3-Stake FHC in Provo, Utah besides teaching Family History at BYU.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website for last minute changes and additions.
(1)  Karen Clifford, GET WHERE YOU'RE GOING WITH MAPS
(2)  Ron Tanner, RootsTech Video: WHAT'S NEW IN FAMILY TREE FOR 2016
(3)  Don Engstrom and Don Reynolds, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Janet Hovorka, Video of last month's main presentation, 6 STEPS TO CHOREGRAPH YOUR RESEARCH ACROSS THE INTERNET
(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 80-90 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.  Have you renewed your membership? See more information about the 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