Thursday, January 31, 2019

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 9 Feb 2019, Provo, Utah, and online

Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors, at the top is a shorter version.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- 

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 9 Feb 2019, Provo, Utah, and online

[Shorter version]
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday morning, 09 Feb 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
Classes following; free for everyone, in person or online at link on =============================================

[Longer version]
The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 9 Feb 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting and the main speaker will be Marilyn Markham, AG, CG, MLS, on WHAT'S AVAILABLE AND HOW TO FIND IT?  USING THE FAMILYSEARCH CATALOG EFFECTIVELY.  The FamilySearch Catalog is an important help for family historians.  It has information about everything available through FamilySearch, including online, at the FamilySearch Library and at many of the Family History Centers.  Learn how to use effectively this significant resource to find records about your family.  Marilyn Markham, AG, CG, MLS, worked in the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for almost 34 years.  For the first two years she cataloged records from Spain and Columbia and then she worked in the US/Canada Reference Unit at the Family History Library.  She also helped design various computer projects as a users representative and has taught at many genealogy conferences.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs above and below) for last minute changes.

(1)  Barbara Robertson,  USING OCCUPATIONAL AND WORK RECORDS IN YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH - also streamed live on UVTAGG's Facebook page - see link on UVTAGG website
(2)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, FAMILYSEARCH AND PERSONAL HELP
(3)  Video from last month's main presentation, Don Snow, FAMILY HISTORY AND OTHER BOOKS ONLINE
(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 Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 20-30 people at the monthly meetings in person and more attending online.  To watch the meeting streamed live 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.  To attend the class being streamed online after the main presentation, at about 10:35 am, repeat this process.  The live streamings are open to the public at no charge and remain on the UVTAGG Facebook page for a couple of weeks.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog .

The Group is experimenting with teaching and giving online family history help between the regular meetings for everyone interested, whether members of the Group or not.  Information about helps, classes, topics, and how to register will be announced at the meeting and will posted on the website.  It will also be included in TAGGology, the monthly newsletter.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email, having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website, 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; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership Director; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, 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.  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, .=========================

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