Friday, November 2, 2018

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 10 Nov 2018, Provo, Utah, and online

UVTAGG - Blog and press release - 2018-11-01
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[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 10 Nov 2018, Provo, Utah, and online

[Short version]
UVTAGG FAMILY HISTORY MEETING - Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 9 am - noon, LDS "Red" Chapel, 4050 North Timpview Dr (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
Also streamed live on Facebook - see link on ; classes following; all invited; no charge

[Long version]
The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 10 Nov 2018, 9 am to noon, in person at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's "Red" Chapel, 4050 North Timpview Dr., Provo, Utah 84604, and online at their Facebook page linked to . This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting and the main speaker this month will be Carol Hill on USING ONLINE FAMILYSEARCH FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR SOLVING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY BRICK WALLS.  Carol will show how you can get free help from someone on the other side of the world right from the comfort of your home.  She says it's pretty amazing to see people translating a document, finding a newspaper article or an obituary, sharing a genealogy joke, etc.  FamilySearch has also created some communities, not a part of Facebook, that she will discuss.  Carol Hill is the Family History and Temple Consultant trainer for the 6-Stake Lindon Family History Center and is also serving a Family History Service mission as a Facebook Administrator.  She received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University in 2003 and is presently working on her accreditation for the Gulf South US region.  She loves helping individuals find their ancestors and descendant cousins and has been helping people for more than 15 years.  for several years she has been writing her  blog and there is more information about her there.  She also creates Family History YouTube videos which are at  Youtube .  You can also find information and help from the Lindon, Utah, FHC Consultant Training website at .  Besides her family history work, she loves her 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and wonderful husband who loves developing Family History Mobile Apps.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs above and below) for last minute changes.
(2)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, FAMILYSEARCH AND PERSONAL HELP
(3)  Video of the October main presentation, Laurie Castillo on HOW TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH GENEALOGY WEBSITES
(4)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saints Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 30-40 people at the monthly meetings in person and more attending via the Internet.  To watch the meeting on the Internet go to the website  at 9 am the morning of the meeting and click on the link to join with your Facebook account.  During the class period at about 10:35 am, repeat this process to watch the class that is being broadcast.  The live presentation and class are open to the public at no charge.  Also, anyone can sign up to receive emails of the press releases on the blog .

The Group is also experimenting with teaching online family history classes between the regular meetings for anyone interested, whether members of the Group or not.  The November classes, their topics, times, and how to register, will be announced at this meeting, will posted on the website, and will be listed in TAGGology, the monthly newsletter.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website, receiving TAGGology via email, and having access to many genealogy resources through UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get reduced rates for membership and the Group is looking for a newsletter editor to assist and later take over editing TAGGology.  For further information about UVTAGG contact President Gerhard Ruf at  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at , or 2nd VP Don Snow at .

Don Snow, 2nd VP, .