Thursday, September 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on FIXING INCORRECT MERGES IN FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE

UVTAGG Press release and blog - online meeting -- Sat, 12 Sep 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on FIXING INCORRECT MERGES IN FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE, followed by class MYSTERIES OF THE FAMILY TREE CHANGE LOG REVEALED, also by KATHRYN GRANT 


03 Sep 2020


Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  For more information see the blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  or the home page at  https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.

Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 


[Short version]==============================

UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 12 Sep 2020 - free online on Facebook and Zoom

10:00-11:00 am MDT, FIXING INCORRECT MERGES IN FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE by KATHRYN GRANT

11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, MYSTERIES OF THE CHANGE LOG OF FAMILY TREE REVEALED by KATHRYN GRANT

Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

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[Long version]===============================

UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)

Saturday, 12 Sep 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook and Zoom


10:00-11:00 am:  FIXING INCORRECT MERGES IN FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE by KATHRYN GRANT

11:10-12:00 noon:   MYSTERIES OF THE FAMILY TREE CHANGE LOG REVEALED by KATHRYN GRANT


Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page; members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by logging in at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86858077664 .  Logging in on Zoom, members will not need a password and will go into a Zoom Waiting Room until their UVTAGG membership is verified.  The online broadcast will be from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4012 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)


DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:  Incorrect merges are a significant challenge in FamilySearch Famly Tree.  How do you recognize them and how do you fix them?  Once you've fixed them, how do you reduce the likelihood of future incorrect merges? Join us to learn how.


DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:   What is the Change Log in FamilySearch Family Tree and what benefits does it provide?  Learn how to make sense of Change Log entries, use Change Log filters, restore deleted persons, and more.


After years on the sidelines, Kathryn began doing family history and discovered that she loved it. Her specialty is helping new family historians find success—and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she's made. Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. She also presents at Riverton Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog.  She works as a technical writer and instructional designer with a focus on usability and process improvement. Besides family history, she loves uplifting music, thought-provoking books, and fresh raspberries.


All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and free sample copies can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .


Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT , DANA and CINDY HENRICKSEN



UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 08 Aug 2020, 10am-Noon MDT,  DAND and CINDY HENRIKSEN

04 Aug 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  For more information see the blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  or the home page at  https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 
[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 08 Aug 2020 - free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ENGLAND'S GRO INDEX by DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by MARILYN THOMSEN
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 08 Aug 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page
Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4012 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)
10:00-11:00 am:  GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ENGLAND'S GRO INDEX by DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN
11:10-12:00 noon:   YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by MARILYN THOMSEN
You can watch both parts on Facebook.  For the second part you may have to log in again.
For the England GRO (Government Records Office) presentation, learn how to use England's civil registration birth and death records to find information about your English ancestors and their families.  The GRO can help you: find mother's maiden names, discover missing children that died before the next census, separate families that have been improperly merged in FamilySearch, identify more accurate birth years than provided in the census, and find other useful information.

DANA and CINDY HENRIKSEN have been heavily involved in family history for the last 10+ years.  They have been managing the Lindon Shared Stakes Family History Center as Assistant Directors/Directors for nearly six years and were consultants before that.  They were recently released and are now serving in a YSA (Young Single Adult) Ward.  They specialize in researching England, Sweden, and Denmark - home to many of their ancestors and distant cousins.  They were especially motivated to sharpen their research skills during the three plus years their daughter wanted 20 names a week to take to the temple for baptisms - it was quite the challenge to keep up with her.  They have spent a lot of time digitizing images of their ancestors.  It has been great for them to ride the wave of new technology and innovation for family history research.  With the great online resources available, they can do in minutes today what was impossible just a few years ago.

For the class, YOUTH AS TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS, taught by MARILYN THOMSEN, she will remind us of Elder David A. Bednar's 2020 RootsTech talk that youth don't need to listen to adults tell them how great this work is, or your turn is coming.  They need to be anxiously engaged in this work right now to move it across the world."  She will provide some real examples and tips for wards to actively use and empower their youth as consultants.  Count on the blessings resulting from youth doing family history.  Marilyn Thomsen is an enthusiastic teacher and a confessed snoop who loves helping uncover secrets hiding in family trees.  She served an Internship at Georgia's National Archive Regional Center to complete her BA from BYU ('05) with a Family History focus on US Southern research. Twice she won BYU's Family History of the Year Award researching and writing about her Pioneer ancestors.  She has served as a Church Family History Service Missionary in the Salt Lake Family History Library and in the FamilySearch's Facebook Community.  She and her husband, Richard, love traveling and have researched family in the Southern USA, Isle of Man, Ireland, Denmark and England.  Currently, they are Family History Center Directors and love involving their grandchildren in family history.  For the last year, Marilyn has been the editor of UVTAGG's newsletter, TAGGology.
All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and free sample copies can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
==============================

Monday, July 6, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE


UVTAGG - 2020-07-06- Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE

06 Jul 2020

Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  For more information see the blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  or  https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 11 Jul 2020 - free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 1: THEY'RE THERE AND HOW TO FIND THEM
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 2: HOW TO RESOLVE THEM
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 11 Jul 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, free online on Facebook
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page

Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4012 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)

10:00-11:00 am: KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 1, THEY'RE THERE AND HOW TO FIND THEM
11:10-12:00 noon:  KATHRYN GRANT on DUPLICATES IN FAMILY TREE, Part 2:  HOW TO RESOLVE THEM

You can watch both parts on Facebook.  For the second part you may have to log in again.

FamilySearch Family Tree contains many duplicate records, but finding and resolving them is not as simple as it may sound.  In these classes you'll learn how to find obvious and less obvious duplicates, how to tell if two records really really are duplicates, and how to merge duplicates.

After years on the sidelines, Kathryn Grant began doing family history and discovered that she loved it.  Her specialty is helping new family historians find success—and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she's made.  Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. and also presents at the Riverton FamilySearch Library Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online at Click Here .  In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog .  Kathryn works as a technical writer and instructional designer with a focus on usability and process improvement.  Besides family history, she loves uplifting music, thought-provoking books, and fresh raspberries.  She is the daughter of Jay and Marilyn Grant who many of us know as the Directors of the Family History Training Center in Orem Utah that so many Family History Missionaries went through.  Jay also taught many classes for our UVTAGG meetings.

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releases are at http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and free sample copies can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
==============================


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker

UVTAGG - 2020-06-03- Press release and blog for online meeting, Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 10am-Noon MDT, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, speaker
03 Jun 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of this note.  The blog is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  For more information please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 13 Jun 2020 - live free online on Facebook
10:00-11:00 AM MDT, Main spkr: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, SHOOL DAZE
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT, Class: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, HIDDEN GEMS IN THE FAMILYSEARCH WIKI
Details and link for watching on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)
Saturday, 13 Jun 2020, 10:00am-Noon MDT, online and free
Link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee  https://uvtagg.org  and on UVTAGG Facebook page
Online broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  (A few people can attend in-person there with masks and social distancing.)
Main presentation 10:00-11:00 am:    Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, on SCHOOL DAZE
This lecture will focus on a little-known source for aging and placing our ancestors. S
chool records can be an amazing way of putting our families into place, especially when there may be no vital records.  Not all of our ancestors had the opportunity for education, but those who did may have left behind valuable records.  Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family's history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Center Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and  www.amazon.com.

For the class from 11:10 am-Noon Peggy Lauritzen will discuss HIDDEN GEMS IN THE FAMILYSEARCH WIKI and this will also be broadcast on Facebook.  Log on again to watch it
All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage  https://www.uvtagg.org/   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  The blog and press releasses are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.     Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefits such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and you can request a free sample copy on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officer; Bruce Merrill and James Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
==============================


Thursday, April 30, 2020

UVTAGG - 2020-04-30 - Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 09 May 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT, Elissa Scalise Powell, speaker

UVTAGG Press release and blog for online meeting -- Sat, 09 May 2020, 10 am-Noon MDT,  Elissa Scalise Powell, speaker

30 Apr 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]=========================

UVTAGG MEETING, free live online on Facebook, Sat, 09 May 2020, 10:00 am-Noon MDT, broadcast from "Red Chapel", Provo, Utah ELISSA SCALISE POWELL, CG®, CGLSM on RUBIK'S CUBE GENEALOGY: A NEW TWIST ON YOUR OLD DATAClass following by MARILYN THOMSEN on NEW TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY USE SOURCES IN FAMILYSEARCHDetails and link for watching -- https://www.uvtagg.org -- and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 09 May 2020, 10:00 am-Noon MDT, online and free to all; link to watch on UVTAGG wepagee and on UVTAGG's Facebook page; broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:   ELISSA SCALISE POWELL, CG®, CGLSM on RUBIK'S CUBE GENEALOGY: A NEW TWIST ON YOUR OLD DATA.  (Elissa will present this remotely from Pennsylvania.)   By twisting your data by sources, geography, and chronology, holes and discrepancies will become more apparent, and may suggest further clues. Discussion includes: timelines, genograms, lineage society applications, land platting, and writing the family narrative.  

ELISSA SCALISE POWELL i is a certified western Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is also a Certified Genealogical Lecturer and serves as the course coordinator for “Genealogy as a Profession” at the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Athens, Georgia.  She is the author of two chapters in the 2018 Professional Genealogy book. She is a regional and national speaker on such topics as Pennsylvania records, methodology, professional development, and society management. She was honored with the Association of Professional Genealogists 2017 Professional Achievement Award for which she received multiple nominations.  More information about her is at  http://powellgenealogy.com/ .
  (Note: The video of her presentation will only be posted for one week on the UVTAGG Facebook page.)

For the class from 11:10 am-Noon MDT, MARILYN THOMSEN will teach us about NEW TOOLS TO EFFECTIVELY USE SOURCES IN FAMILYSEARCH.   This class will also be broadcast live on Facebook.  Log on again to watch the class.  

If you have trouble watching online and want to attend in-person both the main presentation and the class, since Utah is lifting some of the Coronavirus restrictions and up to 20 people can meet together now, a few can attend the meeting in the "Red Chape, if you wear a face mask and keep your social distance from each other.  When we can all meet in-person again after the Coronavirus pandemic, we will have additional classes, as before. 

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch online are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  There is also a link to watch online on the UVTAGG Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  
http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  Members of the Group ($15/year) receive additional benefit such as the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to  the more than 400 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information for Temple and Family History Consultants and you can request a sample copy for free on the UVTAGG website.  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Don Engstrom, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James 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, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
==============================

Donald R. Snow, Retired Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA -  snowd@math.byu.edu 

Monday, April 6, 2020

[UVTAGG] Press release and blog for online meeting - Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10am-noon, DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY

UVTAGG - 2020-04-06 - Press release and blog for online -- Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10am-noon, DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY

06 Apr 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, free online on Facebook, Sat, 11 Apr 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, broadcast from "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY
Class following on SCREENSHOT PROGRAMS
Details and link for watching -- https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page
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[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 11 Apr 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, online and free to all; link to watch on UVTAGG websige; broadcast from the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  DONALD R. SNOW on YEARBOOKS IN FAMILY HISTORY. 

Yearbooks are mostly from schools, universities, and military units, but also from companies and churches. These are sometimes also called directories.  Websites are collecting and posting yearbooks online and these include free websites such as FamilySearch Digital Library, Internet Archive, Digital Public Library of America, school websites, and many others. This presentation will show examples and what they contain, and how to find them online. Besides identifying the person, they usually contain photos and information about activities. If you have old yearbooks yourself, there are websites that will scan and post them online for free. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active Internet links, are posted on Don's website https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .

DONALD R. SNOW
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah.  He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments.  After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  These included being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel.  Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990's.  He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion.  He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren.  His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.

After the main presentation, starting at about 11:10 am, Don will teach online:
SCREENSHOT PROGRAMS -- To watch this log onto Facebook again.

When we can meet in-person again at the "Red Chapel" in Provo after the Coronavirus pandemic, we will have additional classes, as usual.  All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Details and the link to watch the main presentation and class are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To view the class following the main presentation log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to http://blog.uvtagg.org// . 

The meetings are open to the public, but members of the group ($15/year) receive additional benefits, e.g. the monthly email newsletter TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information, and 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; Don Engstrom, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James 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, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 30th year and does much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
==============================

Thursday, March 5, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 14 Mar 2020, SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 14 Mar 2020, SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP
05 Mar 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, free in-person and online on Facebook, Sat, 14 Mar 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP
Details and link for watching are on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday,14 Mar 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  SCOTT HILL on MASTERING THE FAMILYSEARCH MOBILE APP.  Enjoy the freedom to go anywhere with the FamilySearch Mobile App. You can use the app on any mobile device:  phone or tablet, iPad or Android.  You can attach sources, upload memories, map your ancestors, view your fan charts, and much more.  If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can get names for the temple with the Ordinances Ready Feature; then take your phone to the temple, and they will print your cards for  you.  Scott Hill is a retired Chemical Engineer.  He enjoys doing family history and especially the programming side of it.  He has been teaching himself how to program mobile apps and has a few mobile apps in development that he hopes will be up and running in the next few months.  One is a Family History app for children to get to know their ancestors.  Another is a matching game that his younger grandkids love to play.  He, and his wife Carol, the UVTAGG Facebook Coordinator, live in Lindon, Utah, have 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and one more on the way.

The classes that will follow, starting at at 11:10 am, are:
(1)  LAURIE CASTILLO, DIGGING DEEPER IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS - ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF EACH CLUE? (This class will be broadcast online after the main presentation.)
(2)  LEE COX, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(3)  GAYLON FINDLAY, ANCESTRAL QUEST
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, MICHAEL STRAUSS, THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK    

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history. You can attend in person in Provo or watch online on Facebook.  Details and the online link are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  After the main presentation the class indicated above will be broadcast on Facebook.  To view the class log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .  The main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.

The meetings are open to the public and members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history information.  Members also 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; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James 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, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group is in its 30th year and has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvtagg.org   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .

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Monday, February 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL: PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 08 Feb 2020, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, ag, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK 
03 Feb 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

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UVTAGG MEETING, in-person and online, Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online on Facebook
MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK
Details and link to watch are on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 08 Feb 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.
Main presentation 10:05-11:00 am:  MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, on THE NEW DEAL:  PUTTING OUR ANCESTORS TO WORK.  Out of the New Deal programs of the 1930’s Great Depression came an abundance of records used by genealogists today as part of the 3-Rs”, Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Many documents recorded the personal experiences of our ancestors who lived then and sought help from the Federal Government.  Michael L. Strauss, AG, is a forensic investigator and qualified expert witness in the courts in NY, NJ, PA, and VA, in addition to lecturing nationally.  He has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran.  Strauss is a faculty member of the genealogy institutes IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP and is featured regularly on the Genealogy Gems Podcasts with Lisa Louise Cooke.  He and his family live in Utah Valley.

The classes that will follow, starting at at 11:10 am, are:
(1)  Michael L. Strauss, ROOSEVELT'S TREE ARMY:  RESEARCH IN THE CCC - CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS (This class will be broadcast online after the main presentation.)
(2)  Lee Cox, ASK AND EXPERT (Personal Help)
(3)  GAYLONG FINDLAY, Ancestral Quest
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Ron Tanner, DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS     

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  People can attend in person in Provo or watch online on Facebook.  Details and the online link are on the UVTAGG webpage https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  After the main presentation the class indicated above will be broadcast on Facebook.  To view the class log in again on UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

With our 2-hour format the main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.  Members of the group ($15/year) receive via email the monthly newsletter, TAGGology, which contains a wealth of helpful family history 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; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James 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, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group is in its 30th year and has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Friday, January 3, 2020

UVTAGG - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 11 Jan 2020, Ron Tanner on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED

UVTAGG - 2020-01-03 - Press release and blog; in-person and online; Sat, 11 Jan 2020, Ron Tanner on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED

03 Jan 2020
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  There are short and long versions of the blog and press release.  For more information, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, in-person and online, Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604; free, in-person and online
RON TANNER on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNEDDetails, classes following,
Details and link to watch online are on https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.
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UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 11 Jan 2020, 10:00 am-Noon, free in-person and online, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.

Main presentation:  RON TANNER on DEALING WITH DIFFICULT FAMILYSEARCH FAMILY TREE TASKS AND TEMPLE CARDS NOT RETURNED.  FamilySearch Family Tree was built to allow users to work together to build a common pedigree.  Sometimes, in a community environment, a significant problem arises with data that needs careful consideration and correction.  This session will discuss some of the difficult problems that may arise and how to correct them.  Recently, Utah County and a few other temples are no longer returning recorded ordinance cards.  Come and understand why and what you and FamilySearch is planning to help you make the transition.   Ron Tanner is the Portfolio Director for FamilySearch.org in the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint.  He leads a team with responsibilities for Family Tree, Search, Hinting, Memories, Mobile, Temple, Homepage, and other companion products. Ron has been at FamilySearch for 12 years and presents a Faebook live presentation twice a month to answer FamilySearch questions. You can attend on his Facebook page Family History Ron or review previous events on his familyhistoryron youtube channel.  Ron has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from BYU and has previously worked as a product manager and software engineer at Novell, Citrix, and Bell Laboratories.  Ron and his wife, CheRee, have four children, 2 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren (5 boys 1 girl)!!  This is your chance to learn what's going on and get your questions answered.  Ron is always an entertaining lecturer and knows what's happening.

The classes that will follow, starting at about 11:10 am, are:
(1)  Q&A on FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner
(2)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help) by Lee Cox
(3)  Video of Nov's main presentation: Making the Most of Your LDS MyHeritage Account by James Tanner
(4)  Ancestral Quest Update by Gaylon Findlay

All meetings of the Group are open to the public with the goal of helping people use technology to further their family and personal history.  Besides attending in person, people can watch the main presentation and a class on Facebook by clicking on the link on  https://www.uvtagg.org/ or on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.  To read and/or subscribe to the press releases go to  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

With our new 2-hour format the main presentation will be from about 10:05-11 am and the class period from 11:10-12:00 noon.  Members of the group ($15/year) 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; Don Engstrom and Bob Standing, Membership Officers; Bruce Merrill and James 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, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting and members can purchase the inexpensive DVDs of past classes.  The Group has much to help Temple and Family History Consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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