Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mark Your Calendar - 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, 08 Sep 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 Kory Meyerink on GENEALOGY JEOPARDY:  THE TECHNOLOGY EDITION.  Plan to have some fun while learning!  The questions, answers really, will be about genealogy and family history technology, so come and learning in a game environment.  As in the TV game show, there will be game-show contestants in front, but the entire audience will also be participating here.  Kory has put on this game show at several large genealogy conferences and we are looking forward to having him host it at our UVTAGG meeting.  Kory Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA, is a Senior researcher at ProGenealogists.  He is a former product manager for Ancestry and was publications coordinator for the Family History Library.  He is a Past President of UGA, founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, editor and author of the book Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records, and adjunct professor of BYU and SJSU.  This promises to be a fun meeting and all are invited.

After the main presentation the following classes are presently scheduled:   

  1. Evaluating Databases and Overcoming Their Errors, by Kory Meyerink
  2. Research, Collaborate and Learn on the Go  (Using Mobile Devices), by Sue Maxwell
  3. Personal Help (including information for FH Consultants), by Don Engstrom and Finn Hansen
  4. Video of last month's main presentation: New Ways to Share and Get Others Interested in Family History, by Marlo Schuldt
  5. Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay
  6. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  7. Roots Magic, by  Bruce Buzbee.  
  8. The MAC class has been canceled for this meeting.
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 at, or 2nd VP Don Snow at

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