Thursday, September 2, 2021

UVTAGG Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 10 am MDT, LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

 UVTAGG - 2021-09-02 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 10 am MDT, LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

2021-09-02
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 11 Sep 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am MDT -- LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
11:10-12 noon MDT -- RICHARD K. MILLER on GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 11 Sep 2021, 10-12 noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation:  10-11 am MDT -- LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

Class:  11:10-12 noon MDT -- RICHARD K. MILLER on GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

MAIN PRESENTATION by LANCE MCINTOSH:
ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
Lance McIntosh will be sharing how to organize your Temple and Family History Committee in your ward and how to create a simple Family History Plan!! Lance McIntosh is an Area Manager for FamilySearch and provides assistance to priesthood leaders in North America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area of support and training and holds a BS degree from Brigham Young University. For questions you would like him to discuss, email them to pres@uvtagg.org a few days before the meeting. More information about Lance McIntosh is at https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Lance-Mcintosh/1339821076 and https://www.facebook.com/lance.mcintosh.54 .

CLASS by RICHARD K. MILLER:
GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Goldie May is an app that provides an automatic research log and other tools for genealogy research. You can save links and screenshots, add citations and comments., keep a task list, store tabs and windows, and collaborate with family and friends. Goldie May isn't another place for storing your conclusions; it's a place for your work in progress. Richard K. Miller is the creator of this new genealogy app and he previously held technology roles at three genealogy companies -- FamilyLink, Mocavo, and Findmypast. He only recently started doing family history research in earnest and that opened his eyes. He is building Goldie May to be the app he wants for his own research and hopes others will find it useful, as well. More information is at https://richardkmiller.com/ and https://www.goldiemay.com/ .

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see the webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will broadcast online only and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic.  We hope to be able to meet in-person again soon, but still plan to broadcast these online for free. Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ ; on there you can subscribe to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson and Jerry Castillo, Membership Officers, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

UVTAGG - 2021-08-10 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon, MDT, KEN and SHERON DRAKE on DN

UVTAGG - 2021-08-10 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon, MDT, KEN and SHERON DRAKE on DNA

2021-08-10
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 


[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14 Aug 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am, MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on SECRETS IN YOUR DNA
11:10-12 noon MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on YOU'VE TAKEN A DNA TEST, NOW WHAT?
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page


[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation:  10-11 am, MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on SECRETS IN YOUR DNA
Class: 11:10-12 noon MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on YOU'VE TAKEN A DNA TEST, NOW WHAT?

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

MAIN PRESENTATION:  Direct-to-Consumer DNA testing has upended the adult adoptee community and now you can help. Ken was one of the first adoptees to connect with previously unknown biological family through Ancestry DNA testing. Ken will share insights from this life-changing event and subsequent discoveries. Sheron will share how she has connected with 17+ unknown family members (most of them adoptees) in her own family tree that was previously thought to be "complete".
 
BIOs: Ken & Sheron have lived in Lindon, UT for 17 years, raising 4 children. Ken works in high tech and Sheron has been actively involved in the local charter schools working in roles from classroom assistant to CAO of the school board. They serve in the Lindon FHC and are popular speakers. Ken has a website here -- https://www.myheritage.com/site-237403301/drake and there is an Ancestry article about him here -- https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/dna-test-reunites-mother-and-son-after-50-years/ .

For more details about the meetings see the UVTAGG webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will only be online and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic.  We hope to have these meetings in-person, as well as online, again soon.  Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson and Jerry Castillo, Membership Officers, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am, MDT, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS

 [UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am, MDT,  MICHAEL L. STRAUSS


2021-07-08

Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 10 Jul 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am, MDT -- MICHAEL STRAUSS on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE: RESEARCHING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(There will be no additional class this month.)
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation: MICHAEL L. STRAUSS on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE: RESEARCHING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(There will be no additional class this month.)

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:  Known alternatively as the War for Independence fought between 1775-1783, it arose from tensions between England and her young upstart colonies. Violence would erupt on a Spring morning in Lexington, Massachusetts with the “Shot heard around the world” sounding the beginning of the war. Records of it include service files, pensions, bounty land warrants, loyalists, and Hessian records covering the war. 

MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, is a nationally recognized genealogical researcher and speaker.  He is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah and works as a Research Manager with Ancestry. Michael has a BA in History and is planning on getting additional degrees. He is a United States Coast Guard veteran, a licensed Private Investigator, and is certified to testify as an expert witness in courts in many U.S. states. He is also a faculty member of SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR, genealogy course programs across the U.S., where he is the coordinator for the military history courses taught. More information and how to contact him is at -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-l-strauss-ag-27150a3b .

For more details about the meetings see the UVTAGG webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will only be online and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic. We hope to have these meetings in-person, as well as online, again soon.  Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson, Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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