UVTAGG - 2021-08-10 - Press Release - Free online meeting, Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 10-12 noon, MDT, KEN and SHERON DRAKE on DNA
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
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at email@example.com , or 2nd VP Don Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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