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[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 13 May 2017, Provo

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 13 May 2017, Provo

Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow --

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 13 May 2017, Provo

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday, 13 May 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation will be on CLOTHES LINE APPROACH TO ANALYSIS by DearMYRTLE , nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning  DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog , consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics.  She is the National Genealogical Society's  2015 President's Citation recipient.  This presentation includes several newer case studies and explains why reasonably exhaustive research isn't accomplished when using only .  Renowned for multiple live video hangouts weekly, including Mondays with Myrt and Wacky Wednesday, DearMYRTLE eschews the lecture format in favor of  the "home-work-first with panelist moderation format" in her Mastering Genealogical Proof and Genealogy and the Law and other study group sessions. Over 400 videos are archived on  DearMYRTLE's YouTube Channel .  A speaker at regional and national conferences including live videocasts at RootsTech 2011 and 2012, Myrt is co-founder of the Genea-Quilters group on Facebook, and founder of , a centralized calendar and blog for all known genealogy webinar hosts and virtual presenters.  More information about her is at .

The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month.  For last minute changes and additions see the UVTAGG website and blog.
(1)  Dear Myrtle, Clothes Line Approach to Analysis, Q&A
(2)  Laurie Castillo, Jurisdiction = When + Where
(3)  Marilyn Thomsen, Cemetery Records - Locating, Searching and Sourcing
(4)  Don Engstrom and John Blake, Ask an Expert (Personal Help)
(5)  Video of last month's main presentation:  Robert Raymond, RootsTech 2017 and Family Search
(6)  Gaylon Findlay, Ancestral Quest

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for everyone, no matter what their level of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 70-80 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  You can join or renew your membership at this meeting or on the website.  Information about the Group, meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website  and the press release blog .  On the blog you can subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Rick Klemetson, Rick Wightman, and Brent Nelson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of main presentations and classes.  Members receive the monthly printed newsletter TAGGology (and/or via email, if requested), and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The dues for regular membership are $15 per year on a calendar year basis and $10 per year for email-only TAGGologies.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  See more information and how to join the group on the websites above.  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),

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