Thursday, October 3, 2019

[UVTAGG] - Press release for family history meeting, Saturday, 12 Oct 2019, 10 am-Noon, in person and online - Gena Philibert-Ortega on 50 WEBSITES EVERY GENEALOGIST SHOULD KNOW

[UVTAGG] - Press release and blog - 03 Oct 2019
Family History meeting, Saturday, 12 Oct 2019, 10 am-Noon, in person and online - Gena Philibert-Ortega on 50 WEBSITES EVERY GENEALOGIST SHOULD KNOW

Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  There is a short version at the beginning.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.

Don Snow --  

[Short version]
UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday, 12 Oct 2019, 10:00 am - Noon (NOTE THE CHANGE OF MEETING TIMES), "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in person or online
(This will be remote from California.)  Classes following
Link for online is at  and on the UVTAGG's Facebook page

[Full version]
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 12 Oct 2019, 10:00 am - Noon NOTE THE TIME CHANGE, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main speaker -- GENA PHILIBERT-ORTEGA, MA, on 50 WEBSITES EVERY GENEALOGIST SHOULD KNOW.  She will present this remotely from California and it will be broadcast in the "Red Chapel: and on Facebook.  You are familiar with and FamilySearch, but there's so much more to researching genealogy than the well-known websites. Learn more about other websites that can help you with your genealogy and help you break down brick walls.  Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy and social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors, and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.  More information about her is available at .

The classes that will follow starting at about 11:10 am are:
(1)  25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors - Gena Philibert-Ortega
(2)  Ask an Expert (Personal Help)  – Lee Cox
(3)  Video from last month: An Introduction to FindMyPast for the LDS CommunityUsing the New FamilySearch - Lindsey Bayless
(4)  Ancestral Quest - 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 .

NOTE THAT WE ARE CHANGING TO A TWO-HOUR MEETING FORMAT FROM 10:00 am TO NOON.  There will be fewer verbal announcements, so be sure to look at the agenda.  The main presentation will be from about 10:05 am to 11;00 am followed by classes starting about 11:10 am.  All meetings will still be open to the public, whether members of the Group or 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; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bob Standing and Don Engstrom, 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, .

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