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[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 --

[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
Class following on SCREENSHOT PROGRAMS
Details and link for watching --  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[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 .

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 ( ), 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 .  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 . 

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

Don Snow, 2nd VP, .

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