Our Next Meeting:
Sep 12, 2020
|Presentation: Kathryn Grant
Fixing Incorrect Merges in Family Tree
The regular monthly meetings of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December, from 10 AM to noon. The meetings are free and open to the public. They are held at the Red Brick LDS Chapel, 4050 North 650 East (Timpview Drive), Provo, Utah, usually in the Cultural Hall. If you would like to receive email notification of classes planned for the next meeting, go to our blog page for instructions on how to subscribe. The Group is experimenting with live streaming of the main presentations through Facebook. To watch it online live click on UVTAGG Facebook website link in the box above and view the meeting remotely.
Incorrect merges are a significant challenge in FamilySearch Famly Tree. How do you recognize them, and how do fix them? Once you’ve fixed them, how do you reduce the likelihood of future incorrect merges? Join us for this class to learn how.
After years on the sidelines, Kathryn began doing family history and discovered that she loved it. Her specialty is helping new family historians find success—and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she’s made. Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. She also presents at Riverton Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog.
Kathryn works as a technical writer and instructional designer with a focus on usability and process improvement. Besides family history, she loves uplifting music, thought-provoking books, and fresh raspberries.
The following class is scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).
Class: Rayanne Melick
Family History can be lots of fun. We
all like our names, dates, and places. Those pieces of information are important. However, to engage families, we can all expand much beyond that vital information in ways that are fun and meaningful for kids and youth of all ages. The trick is to create and use activities that are age appropriate for the individuals and families we are working with. In this class we’ll explore a few ideas to engage a family with parents, teens, preteens, children, and toddlers. We will also provide a handout to give you a jumping off point for your own creative ideas.
Family history is Rayanne’s passion! Her particular interest is Eastern European history and research, but she really loves dabbling in all areas of the world and helping other people do the same. Rayanne also loves to travel. She is definitely a history nerd and loves to learn what makes other countries tick. For the last eight years, Rayanne has served as a Church Service Missionary at the BYU Family History Library. She is a former co-director of the Grove Creek & Timpanogos Discovery Days and a former director of the Pleasant Grove Grove Creek Multi-Stake Family History Center. She is the current treasurer for the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), registrar for the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS), and chair of the training committee for the BYU Family History Library church service missionaries.