Monday, October 08, 2012

Mark Your Calendars - UVTAGG Meeting!


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 Oct 2012, 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 and the press releases are at .

The main presentation this month will be by Barry Ewell on 50 GOOGLE SEARCHES EVERY GENEALOGIST NEEDS TO KNOW.  Learn 50 of the most effective search queries that you, as a genealogist, can use to find what you want when you want it.  There will be helpful information for all of us using the Internet.  Barry J. Ewell is the founder of, a website for individuals interested in learning, sharing, and discovering family history.  He is also the author of Barry's Blog on Genealogy and is a writer, presenter, researcher, and mentor of genealogists.  He has presented and shared his knowledge and experience at local, regional, and national conferences.  His research interests include Eastern U.S., the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, and Russia.

After the main presentation the following classes are presently scheduled:   

  1. How to Discover Treasures in the Library, Archives, and Societies, by Barry Ewell
  2. State and Local Census and Census Substitutes, by Laurie Castillo
  3. Family History Consultants Help People Change Their Lives, by John Blake, an Area FH Advisor
  4. Personalized Help, by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen
  5. Genealogy on the MAC, by Ron Snowden
  6. Video of last month's main presentation: Genealogy Jeopardy: The Technology Edition, by Kory Meyerink
  7. Ancestral Quest, by Paul Johnson
  8. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  9. 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 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Renee Zamora, Secretary; Kay Baker, Gerry Eliason, Don Engstrom, and Rayanne Melick working with finances and membership; and Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen working with the DVD Library. Several of these will be there to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out DVDs of past presentations and classes to members of the group.   Many members don't live close enough to participate in the monthly meetings, but belong so they can receive the monthly newsletter and purchase DVD's of the presentations and classes.  And many members give gift memberships to friends for presents.  Information about the Group, presentations, classes, and class notes can be found at the websites mentioned above.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at (801-225-6106) or 1st VP Laurie Castillo, or 2nd VP Don Snow at

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