Sunday, March 2, 2014

[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 08 Mar 2014

[UVTAGG] Press Release for meeting Saturday morning 08 Mar 2014 

Journalists and ward newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please extract parts and give the UVTAGG websites.  If you need further information, please email me. 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, 08 Mar 2014, 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 .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive the press releases by email when they are sent out a week before the meeting. 

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG will be by Suzanne Hansen on FAMILY HISTORY WITH HEART: DIGGING INFO OUT OF DISTANT RELATIVES. Suzanne Hansen is a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, author, speaker, genealogical researcher, historian, and blogger.  One of her greatest passions is to teacy and mentor children, teens, and adults in discovering their history that makes up their own family and the nation to which they belong, and their connection in the world.  She believes that by bridging the past with present we can all shape a better future. 

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled. Check the meetings page at for last minute changes or additions.   (1)   Family Newsletters: Where To Start, by Suzanne Hansen;  (2)  Puzzilla and Other Affiliate Apps, by Marilyn Thomsen;  (3)  RootsTech 2014 Video, 5 Ways To Do Genealogy in Your Sleep, by Deborah Gamble;  (4)  Ask an Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen;  (5)  Video of January's Main Presentation, Discover the Future of the Family History Library and Centers;  (6)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;  (7)  RootsMagic, by Renee Zamora; and  (8)  Legacy, by Dean Bennett.  There will be no MAC class at this meeting.

All meetings of UVTAGG 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 about 100 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays, most of whom are Family History Consultants. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Renee Zamora, Secretary; Kay Baker, Don Engstrom, and Rayanne Melick working with membership and finances, Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen working with the DVD Library, and Chris Stevenson as the Webmaster.  Some of these will be there to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out and sell DVDs of past presentations and classes to members of the group.  Many members don't live close enough to participate in the monthly meetings, but belong by paying the $10 per year dues to receive the monthly newsletter via email and purchase DVDs of the presentations and classes.  Gift memberships are wonderful presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Family History Consultants.  See more information on the websites mentioned above about the presentations, classes, and class notes, or to join the Group.  You can also 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),