Our Next Meeting:
Feb 18, 2017
Presentation: David Ouimette
From Archival Priorities to Record Hints: How FamilySearch Produces Billions of Searchable Records
The regular monthly meetings of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December, from 9 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.
This presentation will show how FamilySearch prioritizes and digitizes the records in the archives of the world and in the Granite Mountain Records Vault for online publication. It will review content strategy, camera capture, waypointing, indexing, and search capabilities, with an update on digital capture throughout the world. David Ouimette, CG, CGL, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing records for digitization and publication. He has conducted archival research in dozens of countries across all continents. He lectures at national genealogical conferences and institutes, serves as a trustee of the Board of Certification of Genealogists, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. He has degrees in Mathematics from BYU and his webpage is https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/User:OuimetteDS . After the main presentation he will also be giving a class on DNA.
The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month.
1) Using DNA in Family History (David Ouimette — Cultural Hall)
2) Jurisdiction = Where + When (Laurie Castillo — Relief Society Room)
3) Ask An Expert – Personal Help (Don Engstrom & John Blake — Computer Room)
4) Last month’s presentation video:The British 1881 Census Indexing Project: A Window Into The Past (Room 8 — South Hall)
5) Ancestral Quest (Gaylon Findlay, Room 18-19 — South Hall)
6) PC Computers: Q&A (Jerry Castillo)