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UTAH VALLEY PAF USERS GROUP MEETING
The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 14 Nov 2009, from 9 am to noon in the Edgewood/Riverside LDS Chapel, 3511 North 180 East, Provo, Utah. The chapel is in the Provo "River Bottoms" behind the Jamestown shopping plaza on the east side of University Avenue. You get to it by turning east from University Avenue at 3700 North ("Will's Pit Stop") and then south on 180 East. There is a map showing the location on the group's website http://uvpafug.org .
The main presentation for this meeting will be by Marlo Schuldt on EASIER SCANNING - AN ART AND A SCIENCE. He will be demonstrating the use of a scanner so that you can see and understand the actual steps and processes you need to get better scanning results. This workshop will provide you with some very useful information, tips, and tricks. Questions will be welcome. Marlo Schuldt is President of LifeStory Productions, Inc., an Orem, Utah based company that develops family history software and provides assistance to individuals desiring to gather, prepare, print, and share family history. He earned both BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University in Communicative Disorders. Mr. Schuldt is married and has five children and 12 grandchildren. He recently received a patent on Heritage Collector Software - see http://heritagecollector.com/ . His past presentations for the UVPAFUG have been well-received and he has published 35 free newsletter articles on family history topics. You can read them at http://www.heritagecollector.com/Newsletter/Newslist.htm .
Following the main presentation there will be several classes taught concerning technology and family history. As usual, there will be something for everyone at all levels of expertise. The teachers and classes currently scheduled for this meeting are the following: (1) Duane Dudley on Using "Record Search" to Examine Records Being Indexed; (2) George Scott on Getting to Know New FamilySearch (Class 2 of 4); (3) Venita Parry on Genealogy on Your MAC; (4) Marlo Schuldt Q&A on Easier Scanning and More; (5) Robert Raymond on The Genealogy Game Show - video of last month's main presentation; (6) Merlin Kitchen on Ancestral Quest; (7) Dean Bennett on Tagging in Legacy; and (8) Sue Maxwell on RootsMagic.
All meetings of the Users Group are open to the public whether members of the Group or not. The Users Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Don Snow and Brian Cooper, VP's; Beth Ann Wiseman, PAFology Editor; Kay Baker, Gerry Eliason, and Don Engstrom working with finances and membership; and Bruce Merrill, Lynne Shumway, and Marie Andersen, working with the DVD Library. Several of these will be there to help with membership, answer questions, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter PAFology, and check out DVD's of past presentations and classes to members of the group. Information about the Users Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on the Group's website http://uvpafug.org and the press releases are at http://blog.uvpafug.org/. For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at firstname.lastname@example.org (801-225-6106) or VP1 Don Snow at email@example.com.
Don Snow, 1st Vice President of Utah Valley PAF Users Group
Donald R. Snow, Math Faculty, Nauvoo University http://www.nauvoouniversity.com
Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah - firstname.lastname@example.org