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Our Next Meeting: 

July 8, 2017

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Presentation:  Alan E. Tanner

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING FAMILYSEARCH

Meeting Location – The Red Brick LDS Chapel 4050 North 650 East, Provo, Utah
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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.

Alan will discuss using filters and search parameters to focus in on desired results in FamilySearch.

Alan E. Mann, AG®, is an accredited genealogist in England and Australia. He recently retired is a senior research consultant in the Family History Library for FamilySearch. In the past, Alan has been a community manager for the FamilySearch Community Services team and the Information Services manager for the Family History Library.  He taught British Research for BYU (History 412, 413, and 481) and various computer courses for Salt Lake Community College. Alan writes columns, reviews, and articles for several magazines, and presents around the country on the Internet and British research. Alan was a director of the Utah Genealogical Association (2004-2009), was program chair for GenTech 2000 in San Diego, and was co-founder and co-chair of the BYU Annual Computerized Genealogy Conference (1998-2002,2006-2010), now replaced by the annual RootsTech conference.

The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month.

1) Q&A about Clothes Line Approach (Alan E. Mann — Cultural Hall)
2) It is Jurisdiction = When + Where (Laurie Castillo — Relief Society Room)
3) Ask An Expert – Personal Help (Don Engstrom & John Blake — Computer Room)
4) Last month’s presentation video: Family Tree Futures (Room 8 — South Hall)
5) Ancestral Quest NO CLASS THIS MONTH (Gaylon Findlay, Room 18-19 — South Hall)
6) Using Photoshop in Your Family History (Spencer Fields, Young Women’s Room)

The meetings are always open to the public and generally open with announcements that include what is happening in technology that effects family history work. A featured guest speaker will then make a one hour presentation on a topic of general interest relating to some aspect of technology and genealogy. Following the general session 8 to 10 classes are taught relating to technology and genealogy. These are at all levels from beginning to advanced and typically include classes about various features of FamilySearch, RootsMagic, Legacy, Ancestral Quest other genealogy programs and instruction for using the Internet for Family History work. The classes vary from month to month. There is a list of teachers and their specialties on the Teachers page. A few of the teachers have provided class outlines or summaries for some of their classes. Eileen Phelps, Editor of the UVTAGG’s monthly Newsletter, TAGGology, and Donald Engstrom, Membership Secretary will have copies of the current issue available for distribution to members at a table in the corner of the Cultural Hall. Following the meeting unclaimed copies of the newsletter are mailed to the contributing members. For telephone information about the meetings or about the Group, call Gerhard Ruf at 801-225-6106.