Wednesday, September 4, 2019

[UVTAGG] - Press release - family history meeting, Saturday, 14 Sep 2019, 9 am-noon, in person and online - Lindey Bayless on AN INTRODUCTION TO FINDMYPAST FOR THE LDS COMMUNITY

04 Sep 2019

Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors, please send out the short version in your newsletters this weekend.   If you need more information, please contact me.  Thanks.

Don Snow --  

[Short version]
UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online

Saturday, 14 Sep 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in person or online.


Classes following

Link for online is at  and on the UVTAGG's Facebook page


[Long version]

UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 14 Sep 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.


How to get your free LDS subscription and why you should use it for England and Wales research, as well as United States and elsewhere.  She will also be showing how to get the most out of your searches.

Lindsey Bayless, AG (Accredited Genealogist), conducts research in the British Isles, including Huguenot research, and is accredited in English and Welsh research. Personal family research, client research, and service in the genealogical community have been Lindsey's focus for more than 20 years. Lindsey is a volunteer Research Specialist at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  She is a member of the ICAPGen Board and serves as the British Regional Chair on the ICAPGen Testing Committee. Lindsey also serves as a Stake Temple and Family History Consultant and as part of the Steering Committee for the Lindon Six Stakes Family History Center. More information about her is at,,, and

Classes at about 10:40 am following the main presentation will be:
(1)  Criminals, Heroes, Scoundrels, and More by- Lindsey Bayless -- streamed live
(2)  Ask an Expert (Personal Help)  – Lee Cox and others
(3)  Video from last month: Using the New FamilySearch Digital Library by Dennis Meldrum
(4)  Ancestral Quest by Gaylon Findlay

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping you use technology to further your family history.  The main presentation and a class are broadcast on the internet on Facebook for anyone to watch - click on Watch Online on or on  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to

Beginning  next month on Saturday, 12 Oct 2019, the Group is going to a two-hour meeting from 10 am - noon in the same Red Chapel.  The main presentation will be the first hour, followed by classes during the second hour.  All meetings will still be open to the public, whether members of the Group of not.  Members of the group receive via email the monthly newsletter TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful information and they have access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes. Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engsrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Videographers and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  There is much to help Temple and Family History Consultants here.  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,