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
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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.
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 email@example.com (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 2nd VP Don Snow at email@example.com .
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