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

[Short version]==============================
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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Monday, February 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL: PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK 
03 Feb 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, in-person and online, Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online on Facebook
MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK
Details and link to watch 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, 08 Feb 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:  MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK.  Out of the New Deal programs of the 1930’s Great Depression came an abundance of records used by genealogists today as part of the 3-Rs”, Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Many documents recorded the personal experiences of our ancestors who lived then and sought help from the Federal Government.  Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a forensic investigator and qualified expert witness in the courts in NY, NJ, PA, and VA, in addition to lecturing nationally.  He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran.  Strauss is a faculty member of the genealogy institutes IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP and is featured regularly on the Genealogy Gems Podcasts with Lisa Louise Cooke.  He and his family live in Utah Valley.

The classes that will follow, starting at at 11:10 am, are:
(1)  Michael L. Strauss, ROOSEVELT'S TREE ARMY:  RESEARCH IN THE CCC - CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (This class will be broadcast online after the main presentation.)
(2)  Lee Cox, ASK AND EXPERT (Personal Help)
(3)  GAYLONG FINDLAY, Ancestral Quest
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Ron Tanner, DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS     

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.  People 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/ .

With our 2-hour format the main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.  Members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information and they 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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