Friday, July 05, 2013

Mark Your Calendars - UVTAGG Monthly 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 Jul 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 and the press releases are at .

The main presentation this month will be by Terry Dahlin on TREASURES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD: GENEALOGY RESOURCES IN THE BYU LIBRARY .  This will be a discussion of the wealth of services, technology, and print and online collections available to genealogical researchers at the Harold B. Lee Library on the BYU Campus.  Terry Dahlin is the Family and Local History Librarian at BYU.  He was born in Bremerton, Washington, raised in Utah, and served an LDS mission to Chile.  He met his wife in a BYU singles ward and they have two sons and two daughters.  He completed a bachelor’s degree in U.S. social history and a master’s degree in library science, both at BYU.  He pursued advanced graduate study in public and educational policy at the University of Utah.  He has worked in a variety of positions in the Harold B. Lee Library since 1974, including head of government documents and maps.  He has served as a bishop and a high councilor with responsibility for temple and family history work.  His genealogical research interests have been in the western U.S. and England and more recently on pursuing his family lines into Sweden.  
After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  Check the meetings page at for last minute changes or additions.  
  1. Q&A: Treasures in Your Own Backyard:  Genealogy Resources in the BYU Library, by Terry Dahlin
  2. Evernote:  The Genealogist's Workhorse, by Don Snow
  3. MAC Help: Individual Help With Problems & OSX, by Ron Snowden
  4. Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom, Finn Hansen, & Beth Ann Wiseman
  5. Video of last month's main presentation: Techniques for Successful Searching, by Alan Mann
  6. Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay
  7. Legacy, by Dean Bennett
  8. RootsMagic, by Diana Olsen and Renee Zamora
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. The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Liz Kennington, Newsletter Editor; Renee Zamora, Secretary; Kay Baker, Don Engstrom, and Rayanne Melick working with membership and finances, Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen working with the DVD Library, and Chris Stevenson as the Webmaster.  Several of these will be there to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and check out and sell 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 by paying $10 per year, so they can receive the monthly newsletter via email and purchase DVDs of the presentations and classes.  And gift memberships are wonderful presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and Family History Consultants.  See more information about the Group, presentations, classes, and class notes on the websites mentioned above, or contact President Gerhard Ruf at, or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at, or 2nd VP Don Snow at

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