06 January 2015

UVTAGG Meeting and Free Classes-Saturday 10 Jan 2015

The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG will be on Saturday, 10 Jan 2015, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  

The main presentation this month at UVTAGG is by Ben Baker on FAMILYSEARCH INSIDER TIPS AND TRICKS.  There are many powerful tools available on FamilySearch.org that are not well-documented in manuals nor easily discovered in the products themselves.  This presentation will help you learn some tips and tricks from a FamilySearch engineer of how to be more productive in using the resources on FamilySearch.org.  

Ben Baker has been a senior software engineer at FamilySearch for the past 5 years.  His computer education is from BYU and he currently leads an engineering team working on Family Tree.  He has also worked with digital image processing of historical documents.  He enjoys helping others do Family History more effectively and tries to do his own.  His background information and a list of some of his previous presentations is online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/familysearchbenbaker .

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled; check the meetings page at  http://uvtagg.org/  for last minute changes or additions.  

 (1)   Q&A: FamilySearch Insider Tips and Tricks, by Ben Baker;  

 (2)  Using LDS Membership Records Worldwide: A Gold-Mine of Information, by Liz Snow; 

 (3)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen;  

(4)  Video of the last main presentation (Nov 2014):  Adding a Visual Dimension to Your Research, by Peg Ivanyo;  

(5)  MAC Help, by Ron Snowden;  

(6)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay;  

(7)  Legacy: Searching, Tagging and Focus Groups, by Dean Bennett;  and  

(8)  RootsMagic, by Sue Maxwell.

As you can see, there is something for everyone no matter what their level of family history expertise.

Information about the Group, meeting location, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website  http://uvtagg.org.