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 --

[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
Details and link for watching are on  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

[Full version]===============================
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)
(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 .  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 .  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   (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at , or 2nd VP Don Snow at .
Don Snow, 2nd VP, .