09 May 2011

Mark Your Calendars - UVPAFUG now UVTAGG Meeting!

NOTE: The UVPAFUG name has changed to UVTAGG.


The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday, 14 May 2011, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. Information about the Users Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on the Group website http://uvpafug.org and the press releases are at http://blog.uvpafug.org/ .  With the change in name of the organization these URL's will also be changed later.

The main presentation for this meeting will be by Suzanne H. Curley on RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THE RIVERTON FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY.  Whether you are new to family history research or a seasoned genealogist, the new state-of-the-art Riverton FamilySearch Library near Bangerter Highway and 134th South, Riverton, Utah, offers you a wide range of genealogical tools.  Their website is http://www.familysearch.org/fhc/riverton/ .  This presentation will discuss their facilities, popular free monthly seminars, patron classes, access to subscription websites, help from expert research consultants, how to make group bookings, and more.  Suzanne H. Curley is the Director of the Riverton FamilySearch Library and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association.  She is also a licensed attorney and member of the Utah State Bar.  She received her B.A. in Communications from Rider University (in New Jersey) and her J.D. from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.  Prior to law school she worked for 10 years as a print journalist, professional writer, and manager of marketing communications for a national company.  She has been involved in family history work for the past thirty years and is a frequent presenter on a wide range of family history topics. 

Following the main presentation there will be several classes about family history and technology with something for everyone at any level of expertise. The teachers and classes presently scheduled for this meeting are as follows:  

  1. Tips to Avoid Barking Up the Wrong Family Tree, by Bret Petersen
  2. An Introduction to the US Census, by Jerry Castillo
  3. MAC: Using Keynote and Reunion Help Topics, by Ron Snowden
  4. Personalized Help, by Finn Hansen & Don Engstrom
  5. Q&A: The Riverton FamilySearch Library, by Suzanne Curley
  6. Video of last month's main presentation: Eating an Elephant One Bite at a Time, by Marilyn Thomsen
  7. Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay
  8. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  9. RootsMagic, by Sue Maxwell.  
All meetings are open to the public whether members of the Group or not. The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays.