03 June 2013

Come Join Me at UVTAGG Group Meeting and Classes - June 8th

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, 08 Jun 2013, 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.uvtagg.org . Saturday morning 08 Jun 2013 will be the marathon races down University Avenue in Provo, so expect delays when trying to cross University Avenue to get to the meeting in Edgemont.

The main presentation this month will be by Alan Mann on TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL SEARCHING.  This presentation will demonstrate how different search parameters and terms give different results, with some suggestions specific to FamilySearch, Ancestry, FindMyPast, and Google.  Alan E. Mann, AG®, is an accredited genealogist in England, Australia, and the Channel Islands and is a popular speaker.  He is a senior research consultant in the FamilySearch's Family History Library in Salt Lake City and in the past has been a community manager for the FamilySearch Community Services team and the Information Services manager for the Family History Library.  He has taught British Research for BYU (History 412, 413, and 481) and various computer courses for Salt Lake Community College.  Alan writes columns, reviews, and articles for several magazines, and presents around the country about genealogy, the Internet, and British research.  He has been on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association (2004-2009), was program chair for GenTech 2000 in San Diego, and was co-founder and co-chair of the BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference (1998-2002,2006-2010), now replaced by the annual RootsTech conferences.  He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, has lived in 9 states and Puerto Rico, France, and England, and has visited 46 states and 14 countries.  He attended the University of North Dakota and BYU majoring in accounting and minoring in French and speaks fluent French and some Spanish.  You can find much more information about him and his presentations and publications at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/User:MannAE .

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  Check the meetings page at http://uvtagg.org/ for last minute changes or additions.  
  1. Doing English Research in the 21st Century, by Alan Mann
  2. MAC: Genealogy and Law: How Law Helps You Understand Records, by Stephen Ehat (Bring information about an ancestor for him to do a legal search for you there.)
  3. Ward Family History Web Sites: A Unifying Tool, by Abe Martin
  4. Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom, Finn Hansen, and Beth Ann Wiseman
  5. Video of last month's main presentation: Writing A Personal or Family History, by Don Norton
  6. Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay
  7. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  8. RootsMagic, by Sue Maxwell.
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.

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