31 March 2014

Riverton FamilySearch Library Free Seminar-April 19th, 2014

The Riverton FamilySearch Library will host a free seminar on
Saturday, April 19th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
that will offer help to genealogists of all skill levels.

Putting the Family Back in Family History: Getting Your Whole Family Engaged

Families can be strengthened as children and youth accept the challenge to engage in family history and temple work. Come learn how your family can receive blessings promised by the Brethren by getting everyone engaged in the work of salvation, as families implement creative ways to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers.

Presenter Suzanne H. Curley is the North America patron services manager for FamilySearch, working with family history centers throughout the United States and Canada to enhance the patron experience. She is the former director of the Riverton FamilySearch Library. Suzanne is also a licensed attorney and member of the Utah State Bar. Suzanne and her husband Mike are the parents of four children and 14 grandchildren.

Following the keynote presentation from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., two blocks of four classes each are offered that cover topics of interest for beginning, intermediate, and advanced family history enthusiasts.

10:10 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

“How to Find Your Swedish Ancestors” Part 1- Geoffrey Fröberg Morris

“The Magic in RootsMagic”- Ron Ray

“Can Genealogy Be Simplified?” Part 1- Ray Millgate

“Finding the Lost That You Didn’t Know Were Lost”- Ann Rueckert

11:20 a.m. Choose one of the following four classes:

“How to Find Your Swedish Ancestors” Part 2- Geoffrey Fröberg Morris

“FamilySearch Indexing”- Rose Scott and Margaret Klingler

“Can Genealogy Be Simplified?” Part 2- Fred Ratliff

“Family History Detectives - Inspiring Youth to “Climb” Their Family Tree and Enter a New Exciting World of Adventure,  Mystery, and Discovery”––Suzanne Hansen

Registration is not required for this free seminar. The Riverton FamilySearch Library is located in the LDS Riverton Office Building at 3740 West Market Center Drive. The facility is near the intersection of Bangerter Highway and 13400 South, just east of The Home Depot.

07 March 2014

UVTAGG Meeting and Training Classes-Saturday March 8th

The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG will be on Saturday, 08 Mar 2014, 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 athttp://blog.uvtagg.org . On the blog you can subscribe to receive the press releases by email when they are sent out a week before the meeting.

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG will be by Suzanne Hansen on DIGGING INFORMATION OUT of DISTANT FAMILY MEMBERS. Suzanne Hansen is a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, author, speaker, genealogical researcher, historian, and blogger. One of her greatest passions is to teach and mentor children, teens, and adults in discovering their history that makes up their own family and the nation to which they belong, and their connection in the world. She believes that by bridging the past with present we can all shape a better future. 

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.
  1. Writing Family Newsletters, by Suzanne Hansen
  2. Puzzilla and Other Affiliate Apps, by Marilyn Thomsen
  3. RootsTech 2014 Video, 5 Ways To Do Genealogy in Your Sleep, by Deborah Gamble
  4. Ask an Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen
  5. Video of January's Main Presentation, Discover the Future of the Family History Library and Centers
  6. Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay
  7. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  8. RootsMagic, by Renee Zamora  
There will be no MAC class at this meeting.
Check the meetings page at http://uvtagg.org/ for last minute changes or additions.

All meetings of UVTAGG 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 about 100+
attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays.