10 July 2014

UVTAGG July 10th Saturday Seminar - Come Join Me!

The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG will be on Saturday, 10 July 2014, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  Information about the Group, meeting location,  main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website  http://uvtagg.orgThe meetings are free and open to the public. 

Map of the Meeting Location

 Whether your ancestor was a Smith, Jones, Brown, or Johnson, Juliana share some tips for tracking them down on Ancestry.com and beyond. Using charts, spreadsheets, and a little common sense, you’ll leave this class with some ideas for narrowing your search.

Juliana Szucs Smith has been working for Ancestry.com for more than 15 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms at the tender age of 11 with her mother.  She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications and wrote the “Computers and Technology” chapter of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Juliana holds a certificate from Boston University’s Online Genealogical Research Program, and is currently on the clock working towards certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled:

(1)   Getting the Most From Your Discoveries, by Juliana Szucs Smith;  

(2)  Using LDS Partner Web Sites:  Find My Past, by Sue Maxwell;

(3)   MAC: IProblems, IGetStarted, and IHelp, by Ron Snowden;  

(4)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom & Finn Hansen;  

(5)  Video from last month’s main presentation, Are You Your Own Brick Wall?, by Beth Taylor;

(6)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;  

(7)  Legacy, by Marilyn Thomsen;

(8)  RootsMagic, by Bruce Buzbee. 

  The meetings are always open to the public and generally open with announcements that include what is happening in technology that effects family history work. A featured guest speaker will then make a one hour presentation on a topic of general interest relating to some aspect of technology and genealogy.