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[UVTAGG] Press release for meeting on Saturday 12 May 2012

[UVTAGG] Press release for meeting on Saturday 12 May 2012

03 May 2012
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events. Ward newsletter editors, please include parts of the first two paragraphs, and mention that there are classes for everyone. Email me, if you need further information. Thanks.
Don Snow


The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group - UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 12 May 2012, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  Information about the Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website and the press releases are at .

In place of a main presentation for this meeting we will watch the Provo Tabernacle Temple Groundbreaking ceremony which will start at 9 am and will be broadcast to the building from downtown Provo.  Speakers will include Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church's Quorum of the 12 Apostles and Past President of Brigham Young University.  The Church's press release about the Groundbreaking is at .

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, UVTAGG will have its opening exercises and then divide for classes.  As always, there will be something about family history and technology for everyone at any level of expertise.  The teachers and classes presently scheduled for this meeting are:  (1)  Are There Germans In Your Past?  Internet Resources to Assist You, by Laurie Castillo;  (2)  Evernote and Freeware Transcription Helps for Documents and Audio, by Don and Diane Snow;  (3)  Personalized Help, by Don Engstrom;  (4)  Video of last month's main presentation: Finding Your Family in the 1940 US Census, by Stephen Ehat;  (5)  Everything MAC for Genealogy, by Ron Snowden;  (6)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;  (7)  Legacy, by Dean Bennett; and  (8)  RootsMagic, by Diana Olsen.
All meetings of the Group 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 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Renee Zamora, Secretary; Kay Baker, Gerry Eliason, Don Engstrom, and Rayanne Melick working with finances and membership; and Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen working with the DVD Library. Several of these will be there to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out DVDs of past presentations and classes to members of the group.  Information about the Group, presentations, classes, and class notes can be found at the websites mentioned above.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at (801-225-6106) or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at, or 2nd VP Don Snow at

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG)

Dr. Donald R. Snow, Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah -

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