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
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Don Snow --

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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
Details and link to watch are on  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 .  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 .

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   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at , or 2nd VP Don Snow at .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, .

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