Thursday, April 30, 2020

UVTAGG - 2020-04-30 - Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 09 May 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, Elissa Scalise Powell, speaker

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 09 May 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT,  Elissa Scalise Powell, speaker

30 Apr 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

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UVTAGG MEETING, free live online on Facebook, Sat, 09 May 2020, 10:00 am-Noon MDT, broadcast from "Red Chapel", Provo, Utah ELISSA SCALISE POWELL, CG®, CGLSM on RUBIK'S CUBE GENEALOGY: A NEW TWIST ON YOUR OLD DATAClass following by MARILYN THOMSEN on NEW TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY USE SOURCES IN FAMILYSEARCHDetails and link for watching -- 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, 09 May 2020, 10:00 am-Noon MDT, online and free to all; link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee and on UVTAGG's Facebook page; broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:   ELISSA SCALISE POWELL, CG®, CGLSM on RUBIK'S CUBE GENEALOGY: A NEW TWIST ON YOUR OLD DATA.  (Elissa will present this remotely from Pennsylvania.)   By twisting your data by sources, geography, and chronology, holes and discrepancies will become more apparent, and may suggest further clues. Discussion includes: timelines, genograms, lineage society applications, land platting, and writing the family narrative.  

ELISSA SCALISE POWELL i is a certified western Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is also a Certified Genealogical Lecturer and serves as the course coordinator for “Genealogy as a Profession” at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia.  She is the author of two chapters in the 2018 Professional Genealogy book. She is a regional and national speaker on such topics as Pennsylvania records, methodology, professional development, and society management. She was honored with the Association of Professional Genealogists 2017 Professional Achievement Award for which she received multiple nominations.  More information about her is at  http://powellgenealogy.com/ .
  (Note: The video of her presentation will only be posted for one week on the UVTAGG Facebook page.)

For the class from 11:10 am-Noon MDT, MARILYN THOMSEN will teach us about NEW TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY USE SOURCES IN FAMILYSEARCH.   This class will also be broadcast live on Facebook.  Log on again to watch the class.  

If you have trouble watching online and want to attend in-person both the main presentation and the class, since Utah is lifting some of the Coronavirus restrictions and up to 20 people can meet together now, a few can attend the meeting in the "Red Chape, if you wear a face mask and keep your social distance from each other.  When we can all meet in-person again after the Coronavirus pandemic, we will have additional classes, as before. 

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/ .  There is also a link to watch online on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  
http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefit such as 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 you can request a sample copy for free on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video 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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Donald R. Snow, Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA -  snowd@math.byu.edu 

Monday, April 6, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting - Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10am-noon, DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY

UVTAGG - 2020-04-06 - Press release and blog for online -- Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10am-noon, DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY

06 Apr 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

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UVTAGG MEETING, free online on Facebook, Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, broadcast from "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY
Class following on SCREENSHOT PROGRAMS
Details and link for watching -- 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, 11 Apr 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, online and free to all; link to watch on UVTAGG websige; broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY. 

Yearbooks are mostly from schools, universities, and military units, but also from companies and churches. These are sometimes also called directories.  Websites are collecting and posting yearbooks online and these include free websites such as FamilySearch Digital Library, Internet Archive, Digital Public Library of America, school websites, and many others. This presentation will show examples and what they contain, and how to find them online. Besides identifying the person, they usually contain photos and information about activities. If you have old yearbooks yourself, there are websites that will scan and post them online for free. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active Internet links, are posted on Don's website https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .

DONALD R. SNOW
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah.  He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments.  After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel.  Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990's.  He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion.  He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren.  His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.

After the main presentation, starting at about 11:10 am, Don will teach online:
SCREENSHOT PROGRAMS -- To watch this log onto Facebook again.

When we can meet in-person again at the "Red Chapel" in Provo after the Coronavirus pandemic, we will have additional classes, as usual.  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 the main presentation and class are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To view the class following the main presentation log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to http://blog.uvtagg.org// . 

The meetings are open to the public, but members of the group ($15/year) receive additional benefits, e.g. the monthly email newsletter TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information, and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video 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 and does much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  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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Thursday, March 5, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 14 Mar 2020, SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 14 Mar 2020, SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP
05 Mar 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, free in-person and online on Facebook, Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP
Details and link for watching are on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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[Full version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday,14 Mar 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP.  Enjoy the freedom to go anywhere with the FamilySearch Mobile App. You can use the app on any mobile device:  phone or tablet, iPad or Android.  You can attach sources, upload memories, map your ancestors, view your fan charts, and much more.  If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can get names for the temple with the Ordinances Ready Feature; then take your phone to the temple, and they will print your cards for  you.  Scott Hill is a retired Chemical Engineer.  He enjoys doing family history and especially the programming side of it.  He has been teaching himself how to program mobile apps and has a few mobile apps in development that he hopes will be up and running in the next few months.  One is a Family History app for children to get to know their ancestors.  Another is a matching game that his younger grandkids love to play.  He, and his wife Carol, the UVTAGG Facebook Coordinator, live in Lindon, Utah, have 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and one more on the way.

The classes that will follow, starting at at 11:10 am, are:
(1)  LAURIE CASTILLO, DIGGING DEEPER IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS - ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF EACH CLUE? (This class will be broadcast online after the main presentation.)
(2)  LEE COX, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(3)  GAYLON FINDLAY, ANCESTRAL QUEST
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, MICHAEL STRAUSS, THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK    

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. You can attend in person in Provo or watch online on Facebook.  Details and the online link are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  After the main presentation the class indicated above will be broadcast on Facebook.  To view the class log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  The main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.

The meetings are open to the public and members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information.  Members also have access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video 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.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group is in its 30th year and has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  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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