03 August 2011

UVTAGG - 3 Hours of Classes on Saturday in Provo!


The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG (Formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group - UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 13 Aug 2011, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. Information about the Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website http://uvtagg.org and the press releases are at http://blog.uvpafug.org/ . With the organization's name change the latter URL will also be changed eventually.

The main presentation for this meeting will be by Laurie Werner Castillo on NEW FAMILYSEARCH IN THE TRENCHES - BEST PRACTICES. There are many day-to-day issues facing genealogists today, including new FamilySearch. This presentation is designed to help with practical information that will clarify the best approach to dealing with things like: Do I need to keep a personal database? What contact information should I post? What do I need to know about Family Ordinance Requests (FORs) and Ordinance Cards? How can I correct information on an Ordinance Card? How can I get help with Temple Ordinances? Where can I get the latest information on how NFS works? Where can I find out about software that is compatible with NFS?

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) Getting the Most From Ancestry.com, by Lisa Arnold; 
(2) Where's Your GPS (Genealogy Proof Statement) - Navigating the Research Process, by Bret Petersen;
(3) Personalized Help, by Don Engstrom & Finn Hansen;
(4) Q&A on NFS Best Practices, by Laurie Castillo;
(5) Video of last month's main presentation on FamilySearch Products and Features, by David E. Rencher; 
(6) Family Insight, by Andrea Schnakenburg; 
(7) Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;
(8) Legacy 7.5, by Dean Bennett; and 
(9) RootsMagic 4, by Bruce Buzbee.

All meetings of the Group are open to the public whether members of the Group or not. The Users 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.