The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 8 May 2010, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. There is a map showing the location on the group's website http://uvpafug.org/ .
The main presentation for this meeting will be by Don and Diane Snow on FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE FOR FAMILY HISTORY. Their talk will show examples of free software and how they have used it in family history. The handout for the meeting will include the websites to download that freeware, plus many other free programs and will be posted on the Group's webpage. They will also give short reports about the 2010 BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference and the National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, both held in the Salt Palace last week. They were speakers at the BYU Conference.
The Snows have been involved with family history for many years and have served 4 LDS Church family history missions as a couple. Their last mission was to the London Family History Centre in England from which they returned 18 months ago. Don has been a Vice President of the Utah Valley PAF Users Group for many years. They are both retired BYU faculty members where Don taught Mathematics and Diane taught Humanities. This month they have just returned from serving as volunteer teachers in the fledgling Nauvoo Uinversity. See http://www.nauvoouniversity.com/ for information about this new school.
Following the main presentation there will be several classes taught concerning technology and family history. As always there will be classes and topics for all levels of expertise and interest. The classes and teachers presently scheduled for this meeting are as follows.
- Documenting Sources in PAF 5 and in New FamilySearch, by Duane Dudley
- Genealogy on Your MAC - Bells and Whistles, by Venita Parry
- Hardware and Software Q&A, by Jerry Castillo
- Individual Help with PAF & NFS, by Finn Hansen and Max & Kathy Henrie
- Q&A: Freeware and Shareware for Family History. by Don and Diane Snow
- Video of last month's main presentation: FamilySearch's Extended Tree, by Tim Cross
- Ancestral Quest, by Merlin Kitchen
- Legacy 7.4, by Joel Graham
- RootsMagic 4, by Sue Maxwell.