Friday, November 21, 2014

Timpanogos Storytelling Events

The following is from Timpanogos Storytelling.

Stories & Music with the Utah Valley Symphony and storyteller Steffani Raff
December 3-4, 2014

Enjoy an amazing evening as storyteller Steffani Raff and the Utah Valley Symphony celebrate the holidays with two special nights of stories and music on December 3-4, 2014 at the Covey Center for the Arts.

Tickets are available by clicking here. Group pricing is available.  For more information, call the ticket office at 801-852-7007.

The event will start at 7:30 pm at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Utah.  A map can be found by clicking here.


The performance is recommended for ages 6 and above.  No babies or babes in arms will be allowed.
Stories for a Holiday Season with Storyteller Donald Davis
December 16, 2014
Free Event 
Join master storyteller Donald Davis for a special performance on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00 pm at the Springville Library. This free performance is a great way to catch the Holiday spirit.

Donald Davis is a longtime Timpanogos Storytelling Festival favorite and has performed on some of America's most prestigious stages including at the Smithsonian, National Storytelling Festival, and World's Fair.

 Donald has appeared also on PBS, NPR, CNN, and ABC.
The performance is supported by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program is recommended for ages six and above.

Want other Timpanogos Storytelling gifts for Christmas? Click here to see our full line of products. Also check our website on Black Friday for some special deals.

And Festival and Conference tickets will be available soon.

Holiday Special Boot Camp Webinar

The following is from Thomas MacEntee of HackGenealogy.

We have a very special Boot Camp experience for you this year. In celebration of our first year providing these exciting and fun genealogy education events, and to get into the holiday spirit, Lisa and I are holding our very first Holiday Special Boot Camp! 

Title: Holiday Special Boot Camp 
Topic: Grab Bag! 
Date: Saturday 29 November 2014 
Time: 7:00 – 10:30 pm Eastern / 6:00 – 9:30 pm Central 
Price: PYWY 

Topics: Remember that there is no specific topic for this Boot Camp! Instead we like to call it a Grab Bag since we'll cover many different topics, many submitted by you the attendees! While Lisa and I will have some great content to share (and we guarantee you will learn at least one new genealogy trick!), we’d love to have you submit a genealogy topic that you want covered. Visit to submit your topic! 

Price: Since this month’s Boot Camp uses a different format and since we’ll be covering a variety of topics, we’ve decided to use a Pay What You Want model. This means that you decide how much this knowledge is worth to you. You can donate $5, $10, the regular $12.95 or even more. We know some people will likely throw in a few dollars just to say thanks for making the Boot Camp concept available. It doesn’t matter what you pay or if you pay. Lisa and I just want you to come ready to learn and to have fun. 

Visit to donate and remember that 25% of the proceeds go to the Preserve the Pensions project! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

David Archuleta and Studio C to Perform at RootsTech 2015

The following is from RootsTech.

David Archuleta and Studio C

David Archuleta and Studio C to Perform at RootsTech 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, 19 November 2014—American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world happening February 1214, 2015. The two talents will be performing at the RootsTech Closing Event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both will be featuring new original pieces for the event, including a new song written by David Archuleta and a never-before-seen sketch byStudio C. For more information, go to

David Archuleta has sold more than 1 million albums and earned numerous awards. According to David, being part of RootsTech gives him a chance to celebrate his family and the influence they have had on his music. “When people ask me what has influenced my music, they are often surprised when I tell them it’s my family. My family has made me who I am and my music what it is.”

Archuleta’s mother is from Honduras, and he has embraced the Latin influence in his music, even performing songs in Spanish. His father was a jazz musician who introduced the family to jazz, as well as gospel, pop, rock, and soul. His family’s heritage and history helped craft Archuleta’s unique style.

“Music was always a part of my life growing up. My mother was also big on dancing and would teach my older sister and me to dance to traditional music,” he remembers. “I can’t think about celebrating my family without thinking about celebrating music.”

The sketch comedy group Studio C from BYUtv has grown to become a household name for people across the nation of all ages, but especially among teens and millennials. Since its launch in October 2012, its loyal fan base has helped grow the show’s online presence to more than 70 million YouTube views to date.

David Archuleta and Studio C will be performing for thousands of attendees at the RootsTech Closing Event on the final day of RootsTech, February 14, 2015. To reserve your ticket to see David Archuleta and Studio C, visit

2015 APG Professional Management Conference

The following is from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

2015 APG Professional Management Conference

Register today for APG’s Professional Management Conference – offering TWO FULL DAYS of presentations designed just for genealogical professionals. PMC 2015 will feature 16 sessions – 12 classes and 4 workshops. 

For more details visit:

Early bird pricing until 21 Nov 2015.