Thursday, September 2, 2021

UVTAGG Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 10 am MDT, LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

 UVTAGG - 2021-09-02 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 11 Sep 2021, 10 am MDT, LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

2021-09-02
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 11 Sep 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am MDT -- LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
11:10-12 noon MDT -- RICHARD K. MILLER on GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group), Saturday, 11 Sep 2021, 10-12 noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation:  10-11 am MDT -- LANCE MCINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES

Class:  11:10-12 noon MDT -- RICHARD K. MILLER on GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

MAIN PRESENTATION by LANCE MCINTOSH:
ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
Lance McIntosh will be sharing how to organize your Temple and Family History Committee in your ward and how to create a simple Family History Plan!! Lance McIntosh is an Area Manager for FamilySearch and provides assistance to priesthood leaders in North America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area of support and training and holds a BS degree from Brigham Young University. For questions you would like him to discuss, email them to pres@uvtagg.org a few days before the meeting. More information about Lance McIntosh is at https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Lance-Mcintosh/1339821076 and https://www.facebook.com/lance.mcintosh.54 .

CLASS by RICHARD K. MILLER:
GOLDIE MAY, YOUR GENEALOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Goldie May is an app that provides an automatic research log and other tools for genealogy research. You can save links and screenshots, add citations and comments., keep a task list, store tabs and windows, and collaborate with family and friends. Goldie May isn't another place for storing your conclusions; it's a place for your work in progress. Richard K. Miller is the creator of this new genealogy app and he previously held technology roles at three genealogy companies -- FamilyLink, Mocavo, and Findmypast. He only recently started doing family history research in earnest and that opened his eyes. He is building Goldie May to be the app he wants for his own research and hopes others will find it useful, as well. More information is at https://richardkmiller.com/ and https://www.goldiemay.com/ .

For more details about the UVTAGG meetings see the webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will broadcast online only and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic.  We hope to be able to meet in-person again soon, but still plan to broadcast these online for free. Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ ; on there you can subscribe to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson and Jerry Castillo, Membership Officers, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

UVTAGG - 2021-08-10 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon, MDT, KEN and SHERON DRAKE on DN

UVTAGG - 2021-08-10 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon, MDT, KEN and SHERON DRAKE on DNA

2021-08-10
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 


[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 14 Aug 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am, MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on SECRETS IN YOUR DNA
11:10-12 noon MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on YOU'VE TAKEN A DNA TEST, NOW WHAT?
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page


[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation:  10-11 am, MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on SECRETS IN YOUR DNA
Class: 11:10-12 noon MDT -- KEN and SHERON DRAKE on YOU'VE TAKEN A DNA TEST, NOW WHAT?

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org   and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

MAIN PRESENTATION:  Direct-to-Consumer DNA testing has upended the adult adoptee community and now you can help. Ken was one of the first adoptees to connect with previously unknown biological family through Ancestry DNA testing. Ken will share insights from this life-changing event and subsequent discoveries. Sheron will share how she has connected with 17+ unknown family members (most of them adoptees) in her own family tree that was previously thought to be "complete".
 
BIOs: Ken & Sheron have lived in Lindon, UT for 17 years, raising 4 children. Ken works in high tech and Sheron has been actively involved in the local charter schools working in roles from classroom assistant to CAO of the school board. They serve in the Lindon FHC and are popular speakers. Ken has a website here -- https://www.myheritage.com/site-237403301/drake and there is an Ancestry article about him here -- https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/dna-test-reunites-mother-and-son-after-50-years/ .

For more details about the meetings see the UVTAGG webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will only be online and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic.  We hope to have these meetings in-person, as well as online, again soon.  Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson and Jerry Castillo, Membership Officers, Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am, MDT, MICHAEL L. STRAUSS

 [UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am, MDT,  MICHAEL L. STRAUSS


2021-07-08

Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are also posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and more information is on the UVTAGG home page at  https://uvtagg.org  . Or, contact me for more information.  Thanks.
Donald R. Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 10 Jul 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom meeting
10-11 am, MDT -- MICHAEL STRAUSS on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE: RESEARCHING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(There will be no additional class this month.)
Details and links to watch are on  https://uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 10 Jul 2021, 10-11 am MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

Main presentation: MICHAEL L. STRAUSS on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE: RESEARCHING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
(There will be no additional class this month.)

Details and links to watch the meeting are on  https://uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page.

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:  Known alternatively as the War for Independence fought between 1775-1783, it arose from tensions between England and her young upstart colonies. Violence would erupt on a Spring morning in Lexington, Massachusetts with the “Shot heard around the world” sounding the beginning of the war. Records of it include service files, pensions, bounty land warrants, loyalists, and Hessian records covering the war. 

MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG, is a nationally recognized genealogical researcher and speaker.  He is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah and works as a Research Manager with Ancestry. Michael has a BA in History and is planning on getting additional degrees. He is a United States Coast Guard veteran, a licensed Private Investigator, and is certified to testify as an expert witness in courts in many U.S. states. He is also a faculty member of SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR, genealogy course programs across the U.S., where he is the coordinator for the military history courses taught. More information and how to contact him is at -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-l-strauss-ag-27150a3b .

For more details about the meetings see the UVTAGG webpage  https://uvtagg.org  and  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  .  Anyone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. This meeting will only be online and not in-person due to the Covid pandemic. We hope to have these meetings in-person, as well as online, again soon.  Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook and on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/  and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  The TAGGology newsletter contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson, Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Videographers and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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 .

Donald R. Snow, 2nd VP, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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Friday, June 11, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT, MELISSA BARKER

 [UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT,  MELISSA BARKER

2021-06-10
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and more infor is on the UVTAGG home page at https://uvtagg.org . Or you can conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 12 Jun 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT -- MELISSA BARKER on THE HOME ARCHIVIST: PRESERVING RECORDS LIKE A PRO!
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT -- MELISSA BARKER on RESEARCHING LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES: THE DO'S AND DON'TS
Details and links to watch are on https://uvtagg.org and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 12 Jun 2021, 10:00am-Noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT --  MELISSA BARKER on THE HOME ARCHIVIST: PRESERVING RECORDS LIKE A PRO!
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- MELISSA BARKER on RESEARCHING LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES: THE DO'S AND DON'TS

Details and links to watch are on https://uvtagg.org and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:  Learn from a professional archivist how to preserve, protect and archive family records, photographs and artifacts. Best practices for organization, purchasing archival materials and practical records preservation that any home archivist can achieve! Learn how to process your collection of genealogical records from start to finish. Learn the steps archivists use to process small and large records collections at the archives and how you can use these steps to get a handle on your family records collections!

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for any historical or genealogical group. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady published at Genealogy Bargains. She writes history pieces for her local newspaper, The Houston County Herald, called From the Archives. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 16 years with expertise in Tennessee records and she is currently taking research clients. She has been researching her own family history for the past 30 years.  Her LinkedIn page is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-barker-896b9021 .
 
For more details see the UVTAGG webpage  https://uvtagg.org and http://blog.uvtagg.org/ . Anyhone can view these presentations on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. These will only be online due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, but we hope to be back in person, as well as online, within the next few months.  Many of the recent presentations and classes are on Facebook more are on the UVTAGG YouTube channel. 

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.  The blog of press releases is at http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson, Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castillo broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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Sunday, May 2, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 08 May 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT, ANN TANNER

 [UVTAGG] - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 08 May 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT,  ANN TANNER

2021-05-02
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and more infor is on the UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  . Or you can conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 08 May 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT -- ANN TANNER on IMPROVING RESEARCH SKILLS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS WITH THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT -- CAROL HILL on THE INS AND OUTS OF FIND-A-GRAVE
Details and link for watching are at https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 08 May 2021, 10:00am-Noon MDT - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT -- ANN TANNER on IMPROVING RESEARCH SKILLS FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS WITH THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE

11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- CAROL HILL on THE INS AND OUTS OF FIND-A-GRAVE

DESCRIPTION OF MAIN PRESENTATION:  The Family History Guide can be likened to an iceberg - most of it may not be obvious at first glance. There are menus, pictures and instructions, but when you take time to explore the website you will find thousands of articles and videos to expand your research skills, for yourself or to help others as a Consultant. Whether you need to learn new skills or need an idea of where to look next, or you have someone who needs help with research in Albania or any other location, learn how and why The Family History Guide should be your "go-to" site. Ann Tanner and her husband, James Tanner, teach family history classes and webinars at the BYU Family History Library in Provo, Utah. They lived in Arizona for many years before moving to Provo. They recently returned from a Family History Mission to Maryland where they were microfilming old records from the Maryland State Archives for FamilySearch.

For more details see the UVTAGG webpage -- https://www.uvtagg.org/ . These presentations can be viewed by anyone on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcasts will be online only due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the presentations and classes for the past couple of months are on Facebook for anyone to watch. We hope to be able to start in-person meetings, as well as on Zoom and Facebook, within the next few months.

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.  The blog of press releases is at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and have access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Rick Klemetson, Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Jerry Castilloroadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - Free online meeting, Sat 10 Apr 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT, DONALD R. SNOW

[UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - Free online meeting, Sat 10 Apr 2021, 10 am-Noon MDT, DONALD R. SNOW


2021-04-07
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and more infor is on the UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  . Or you can conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 10 Apr 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MDT -- THE ROOTSTECH CONNECT 2021 WEBSITE AND OPEN DISCUSSION by DONALD R. SNOW
11:10-12:00 Noon MDT -- ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS? by SANDRA BRIMHALL and WENDY BRIMHALL
Details and link for watching are at https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 13 Mar 2021, 10:00am-Noon MST - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

10:05-11:00 am MSd -- THE ROOTSTECH 2021 WEBSITE AND OPEN DISCUSSION by DONALD R. SNOW
DESCRIPTION: 
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS? by SANDRA BRIHAMLL AND WENDY BRIMHALL
DESCRIPTION:  RootsTech Connect 2021 was a virtual (online) family history conference sponsored by FamilySearch in Feb 2021 and was the first RootsTech conference to be entirely virtual and free.  It had 1,500 sessions from 250 presenters in several languages and more than 1.2 million attendees from 242 countries.  The videos of all keynotes and classes will be online and free for the next year and form a major source of famly history help, instruction, and inspiration. This class will discuss the website and how to use it, followed by questions and comments from group members.

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 at https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html

For more details see the UVTAGG webpage -- https://www.uvtagg.org/ . These presentations can be viewed by anyone on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcasts will be online only and NOT in-person due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

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.  The blog and press releases are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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, March 9, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 13 Mar 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG

  [UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 13 Mar 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG


2021-03-09
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are posted on the UVTAGG Press Release blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and more infor is on the UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  . Or you can conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 13 Mar 2021 - Free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- SUBSTITUTES FOR VITAL RECORDS by PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TICKED OFF!  THOSE PESKY PRE-1850 CENSUS TIC MARKS by PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG
Details and link for watching are at https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 13 Mar 2021, 10:00am-Noon MST - Free online on Facebook and Zoom

10:05-11:00 am MST -- SUBSTITUTES FOR VITAL RECORDS by PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG
DESCRIPTION:  All is not lost when we learn that the county courthouse has burned.  War and natural disasters have taken their toll on many of our nation’s county courthouses.  We'll look at some helpful sources that may still exist.

11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TICKED OFF!  THOSE PESKY PRE-1850 CENSUS TIC MARKS by PEGGY LAURITZEN, AG

PEGGY CLEMENS LAURITZEN has been an Accredited Genealogist (AG) for nearly twenty-five years, and has been involved in genealogy research her entire life. She is the author of several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, an instructor at Ancestry Academy and Family Tree University, an instructor at several GRIP and SLIG courses, and a columnist for Reminisce Magazine. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy and became a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists. She and her husband are Directors of the Family History Center in Mansfield, Ohio. More information about her is on her web site and ICAPGen profile.
These presentations can be viewed by anyone on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcasts will be online only and NOT in-person due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

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.  The blog and press releases are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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Thursday, February 11, 2021

[UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 13 Feb 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, KENNETH R. MARKS

 [UVTAGG] - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 13 Feb 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, KENNETH R. MARKS


2021-02-10
Journalists and newsletter editors, please include this where you can.  These two versions of the press release are posted on the UVTAGG blog at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and more infor is on the UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  . Or you can conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short Version]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 13 Feb 2021 - free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- HOW TO BECOME AN AWESOME NEWSPAPER RESEARCHER by KENNETH R. MARKS
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- DEMO OF ONLINE NEWSPAPER RESEARCH TECHNIQUIES AND THE ANCESTOR HUNT WEBSITE by KENNETH R. MARKS

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

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) Saturday, 13 Feb 2021, 10:00am-Noon MST - f ree online on Facebook and Zoom

10:05-11:00 am MST -- HOW TO BECOME AN AWESOME NEWSPAPER RESEARCHER by KENNETH R. MARKS
11:10-12 noon -- DEMO OF ONLINE NEWSPAPER RESEARCH TECHNIQUIES AND THE ANCESTOR HUNT WEBSITE by KENNETH R. MARKS
Description: These will be detailed discussions of tips and techniques for performing online newspaper research and how to improve search results.  These tips will provide more and better quality search results and show an introduction to The Ancestor Hunt website.

ABOUT KENNETH R. MARKS: He is retired from a 35-year career as a software executive, including working at The Boeing Company, NASA Headquarters, and as a C level executive at several software companies. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and California State University, graduated with a BS degree in Mathematics in 1968. He spends many hours with The Ancestor Hunt website, as well as researching his own ancestors posting the results on two family history websites when he has time:  http://www.marksology.com/ and  https://www.braunhart.com/ . The Ancestor Hunt webpage, created in 2012, is a very popular and helpful website with lots of information. He can be reached at kenmarksology@gmail.com, @marksology on Twitter, or via his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheAncestorHunt .

These presentations can be viewed by anyone on Facebook by going to the UVTAGG Facebook Page. Members of UVTAGG can watch on Zoom, which is more interactive, by going to https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 and waiting while your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcasts will be online only and NOT in-person due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

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.  The blog and press releases are at  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ and you can subscribe there to receive them by email.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers of UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

UVTAGG Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 09 Jan 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, LAURIE CASTILLO

 UVTAGG - 2021-01-06 - Press Release and Blog - online meeting, Sat 09 Jan 2021, 10 am-Noon MST, LAURIE CASTILLO


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 UVTAGG home page at   https://www.uvtagg.org  or conact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[Short ersion]==============================
UVTAGG MEETING, Saturday 09 Jan 2021 - free online on Facebook and Zoom
10:05-11:00 am MST -- CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS? by LAURIE CASTILLO
11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by Rayanne Melick
Details and link for watching on  https://www.uvtagg.org  and on the UVTAGG Facebook page

[Long version]===============================
UVTAGG Meeting (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group)Saturday, 09 Jan 2021, 10:00am-Noon MST - f ree online on Facebook and Zoom

10:05-11:00 am MST -- CAN YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS? by LAURIE CASTILLO

11:10-12:00 Noon MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by Rayanne Melick

Everyone can watch on Facebook and members of UVTAGG can watch on ZOOM (more interactive). For Facebook go to the UVTAGG page on Facebook. For UVTAGG members to watch on Zoom log in at https://zoom.us/j/909-878-8837 to enter the waiting room until your UVTAGG membership is verified. The broadcast will be online, but NOT in-person due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

MAIN PRESENTATION by LAURIE CASTILLO -- CAM YOU ILLUSTRATE A FAMILY HISTORY WITHOUT FAMILY PHOTOS?
Yes! You can create family histories that are vibrant and appealing even when few family photos are available. All of us will need these techniques for ancestors who lived before the advent of photography in 1839. Fortunately, there are many other ways to illustrate the life and times of our ancestors. Be mindful of the ways they traveled, worshipped, gained an education, and made a living. Consider the places they lived, the climate and weather, their dress, ethnicity, talents, and skills. More than 21 ideas will be presented with accompanying resources. So many engaging items exist that can shed light on the lives of our ancestors and breathe life into the family history! You can do it!

LAURIE CASITILLO is the 1st VP of the UVTAGG, a former VP and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association, and a BYU Family History Library Consultant and teach for more than 27 years. She has been a professional genealogy researcher, writer, and presenter for more than 30 years and is a former DAR local and Utah State officer. Besides genealogy, she is a former Red Cross and CERT Instructor, Earthquake Preparedness Instructor, and HAM Radio Operator (KF7MGM).

CLASS FOLLOWING: 11:10-NOON MST -- TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FAMILY HISTORY CONSULTANTS by RAYANNE MELICK

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.  Besides being able to watch on ZOOM, members of the Group ($15/year) receive the  monthly email newsletter TAGGology and access to the more than 500 videos of past presentations and classes.  TAGGology contains a wealth of information about genealogy, including information for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Free sample copies of the Newsletter can be requested on the UVTAGG website.  Officers ofr UVTAGG are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Don Engstrom, Secretary and Membership Officer; Marilyn Thomsen, TAGGology Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Jackson Andersen, Video and Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Coordinator; James Anderson, FamilySearch Coordinator; Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Broadcast Specialists and Webmasters.  The Group is in its 31st 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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