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  5. [UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 08 Jul 2017, Provo
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[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 11 Nov 2017, Provo

2017-11-03
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 11 Nov 2017, Provo

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 11 Nov 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd-Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation will be by Cathrine McIntyre on USING THE MOUNTAIN WEST DIGITAL LIBRARY AND THE DIGITAL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF AMERICA FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH.  The Digital Public Library of America is attempting to list all digitized books from all libraries and The Mountain West Digital Library is attempting to list all digital collections in the Mountain West.  Catherine McIntyre is the University Archivist and Digitization Librarian at Fulton Library & George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.  She started as a Reference Librarian there in 1997 and then created the school’s first archive and digitization program in 2004.  She hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Utah and a Masters of Library Science degree from BYU.  Her love of travel is what got her interested in history and, after receiving her BA degree, she taught high school for three years.  When she decided she would go back to school for an advanced degree, the BYU Library Science program attracted her, since she was interested in so many topics, and she liked the idea of working with college-age students and faculty.

After the main presentation, the following classes are currently scheduled this month.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URL's below) for last minute changes and additions.

(1)  Catherine McIntyre, Q&A on DIGITAL LIBRARIES
(2)  Jerry Castillo, PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER 2017
(3)  Laurie Castillo, FAMILY HISTORY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
(4)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(5)  Video of last month's main presentation, Kory Meyerink, THE BEST WEBSITES FOR YOUR RESEARCH THAT YOU ARE NOT USING
(6)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  This will be the last meeting of 2017, since the group doesn't meet during December.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and temple and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 60-70 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  The Group is experimenting with live-streaming of the meetings and classes using Facebook.  If you can't attend in person, see the link on the webpage.  You can join or renew your membership at the meeting or on the website  http://uvtagg.org  where there is also information about the meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes.  On the press release blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org  is a place to subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute TAGGology, the monthly newsletter, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Members receive TAGGology and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get membership for reduced rates.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
    

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 14 Oct 2017, Provo

2017-10-04
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.

Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 14 Oct 2017, Provo

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 14 Oct 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd-Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation will be by Kory L. Meyerink on THE BEST WEBSITES FOR YOUR RESEARCH THAT YOU PROBABLY AREN'T USING.  This will be a discussion of many helpful websites for family history research for genealogy, locations, types of records, finding aids, search engines, and more.  Kory L. Meyerink, AG (Accredited Genealogist) and FUGA (Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association), has been involved in nearly every aspect of genealogy and family history for the past 40 years.  He started as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University where he received an Associate Degree in Family and Local History, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  He later completed a Masters of Library and Information Science Degree.  His fluency in German came from spending two years in Germany and it helps in his professional work.  He is accredited in four areas of genealogy research:  Germany, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England U.S., specializing in tracing the origins of German and Dutch immigrants.  He also served on the staff of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as a reference consultant and later was the editor and coordinator of the Library’s publications.  In this position he developed instructional and reference material for the thousands of Family History Centers.  He also served as the primary content consultant for the PBS Ancestors television series.  In his work developing electronic products for Infobases, Kory’s tasks included serving as product manager for the LDS Family History Suite CD and he also developed the largest genealogical gazetteer and genealogical bibliography available on CD-ROM.  He was a vice-president of Ancestry Publishing during its acquisition by Infobases and migration to the Internet as Ancestry.com and became the first manager of acquisitions.  As a teacher, Kory has spoken at many local, state, and national genealogical conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, including NGS, FGS, GENTECH, RootsTech and the annual BYU Family History Conferences.  For 20 years, he served as an adjunct history faculty member for the BYU Salt Lake Center and as a part-time professor for San Jose State University's well-known Masters’ program in Library Science.  As the founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, he developed one of the nation’s largest such institutes.  His extensive publications include chapters in The Library, all editions of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, and numerous articles and book reviews for the Genealogical Journal, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Genealogical Computing, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The Genealogist, and more.  He contributed numerous articles and columns for both Ancestry and Heritage Quest magazines and is the author/presenter of Doing Genealogy: Foundations for Successful Research, an audio presentation with workbook.  His major reference book, Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records (Ancestry: Salt Lake City, 1998), was named "Best Reference Book of the Year" by the American Library Association.  He recently served as the lead editor for the ground-breaking new methodology book, Becoming an Excellent Genealogist, published by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), where he served for eight years as a commissioner.  His volunteer work also includes serving as a officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and having been on the Board of Directors and President of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).  In 2000, along with two colleagues, he founded ProGenealogists, which soon became the nation’s largest professional genealogy research firm with hundreds of clients, worldwide. After acquisition by Ancestry in 2010, Kory continued to serve in the new company, rechristened AncestryProGenealogists, where he has worked with Ancestry’s management to help build the staff to more than 100 researchers, serving thousands of clients each year.  He continues to provide training, evaluation and support to management while managing a large research case load.  In 2017 the company named him one of their first “master genealogists.”  He is always a popular speaker.  Further information about him is at  https://www.progenealogists.com/expert/kory-l-meyerink  and  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kory-l-meyerink-8085497 .

After the main presentation, the following classes are currently scheduled this month.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URL's below) for last minute changes and additions.

(1)  Kory Meyerink, THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT ONLINE RESOURCES FOR YOUR U.S. GENEALOGY RESEARCH
(2)  Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover, RECENT GENEALOGY ARTICLES AND YOUR QUESTIONS
(3)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation, Tom Sederberg, THE BYU FAMILY HISTORY TECHNOLOGY LAB
(5)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and temple and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 60-70 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  The Group is experimenting with live-streaming of the meetings and classes using Facebook.  If you can't attend in person, see the link on the webpage.  You can join or renew your membership at the meeting or on the website  http://uvtagg.org  where there is also information about the meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes.  On the press release blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org  is a place to subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Library; and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute TAGGology, the monthly newsletter, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Members receive TAGGology and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get membership for reduced rates.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
    

[UVTAGG] Meeting Saturday morning, 09 Sep 2017, Provo - Press Release

2017-08-31
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Meeting Saturday morning, 09 Sep 2017, Provo - Press Release

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - formerly UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 09 Sep 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation this time will be by Thomas W. Sedeberg on THE BYU FAMILY HISTORY TECHNOLOGY LAB.  This presentation will review briefly the history and mission of the BYU Family History Technology Lab , and then will describe some of the lesser-known features of FHTL software.  These include Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, Descendancy Explorer, OnePageGenealogy, Geneopardy, and Wheel of Family Fortune.  Dr. Sederberg retired in June 2017 as Professor of Computer Science at BYU and an Associate Dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.  A first-generation member of the LDS Church, he has actively traced his Swedish and Norwegian ancestors since his teen-age years.  In about 1997, he and his colleague, Bill Barrett, founded the Family History Technology Lab housed in the BYU Computer Science Department.  The FHTL has sponsored scores of Computer Science students to write software to further the work of family history.  Tom has Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from BYU and a PhD from Purdue University.  He has received several prestigious awards, including the BYU Distinguished Lecturer Award and a Thomas Reuters Award as one of the 108 most cited Professors in Computer Science.  More information about him is at  https://cs.byu.edu/faculty/tom  and  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-sederberg-96027/ .

The following classes are currently scheduled after the main presentation this month.  For last minute changes and additions see the UVTAGG website and blog.
 
(1)  Tom Sederberg, Q&A ON THE BYU FAMILY HISTORY TECHNOLOGY LAB
(2)  Alan Mann, GETTING MORE FROM FAMILYSEARCH, ANCESTRY, FINDMYPAST, AND MYHERITAGE
(3)  Lorinda Mann, FINDING LOST CHILDREN
(4)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(5)  Video of last month's main presentation:  Don Snow and Linda Snow Westover on DIGITIZING AND USING SOUND IN FAMILY HISTORY 

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and temple and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 60-70 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  The Group is experimenting with live-streaming of the meetings and a class using Facebook.  See the link on the webpage.  You can join or renew your membership at the meeting or on the website  http://uvtagg.org  where there is also information about the meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes.  On the press release blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org  is a place to subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Rick Klemetson, Rick Wightman, and Brent Nelson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly TAGGology newsletter, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Members receive the printed TAGGology (and/or via email, if requested), and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The dues for regular membership are $15 per year on a calendar year basis and $10 per year to receive the TAGGologies via email only.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu

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[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 12 Aug 2017, Provo

2017-08-03
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 12 Aug 2017, Provo

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - formerly UVPAFUG) will be on Saturday, 12 Aug 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation this time will be DIGITIZING AND USING SOUND IN FAMILY HISTORY by Don Snow and his daughter, Linda Westover.  Sound (and pictures) make family history come alive and most of us have some sound recordings about ourselves, our families, or our ancestors or descendants.  Those in analog format, i.e. tape or phonograph recordings, can be converted to digital format so they can be edited, copied, and preserved, and this presentation will show how to do that.  Types of digital audio files and how to record them with freeware programs will also be discussed.  Once files are in digital format, they can be edited, copied, and preserved.  Donald R. Snow is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah.  He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and LDS Church assignments.  After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane served four Family History missions for the LDS Church, including being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project ( http://earlylds.com ), and in the London Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel.  Don is on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association whee he is the Host of the UGA Virtual Chapter meetings.  He has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990's and is a frequent speaker at FH venues.  He also loves playing his accordion.  He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren.  Linda Snow Westover is Don's daughter and has been a family history enthusiast for the past 25 years.  She is a Temple and Family History Consultant and has been Associate Director of the Lindon (Utah) Shared-Stakes Family History Center.  Her friends call her the ghost-whisperer.  She enjoys helping others and traveling to research her family.  Linda recently retired from the Registrar’s Office at BYU and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren.  The notes for this class and related articles, all with active Internet links, are on Don's website  http://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .  The Group is experimenting with live streaming of the main presentations through Facebook.  To watch it online live go to the UVTAGG website  http://uvtagg.org  and click on the link to view the proceedings remotely.

The following classes are currently scheduled after the main presentation this month.  For last minute changes and additions see the UVTAGG website and blog.

(1)  Alan Mann, GETTING MORE FROM FAMILYSEARCH, ANCESTRY, FINDMYPAST, AND MYHERITAGE
(2)  Lorinda Mann, A JOURNAL OF DISCOVERY FINDING LOST CHILDREN 
(3)  Don Engstrom and Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(4)  Video of last month's main presentation:  Alan Mann on TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING FAMILYSEARCH 
(5)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST
(6)  Renee Zamora, ROOTSMAGIC AND ANCESTRY - WORKING TOGETHER NOW

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and temple and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 60-70 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  You can join or renew your membership at this meeting or on the website  http://uvtagg.org  where there is also information about the Group, meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes.  On the press release blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org  is a place to subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership; Rayanne Melick, Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Rick Klemetson, Rick Wightman, and Brent Nelson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly TAGGology newsletter, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Members receive the printed  TAGGology (and/or via email, if requested), and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The dues for regular membership are $15 per year on a calendar year basis and $10 per year to receive the TAGGologies via email only.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu
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[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 08 Jul 2017, Provo

2017-06-29
Journalists and newsletter editors, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  For a shorter version please show the main speaker and topic, give the UVTAGG websites, and say there are classes at all levels of genealogy.  If you need further information, please email me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release for UVTAGG meeting Saturday morning, 08 Jul 2017, Provo

The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - formerly the Utah Valley PAF Users Group) will be on Saturday, 08 July 2017, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  This is the regular 2nd Saturday-of-the-month meeting.  The main presentation will be on TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING FAMILYSEARCH by Alan E. Mann, AG®.  Alan will discuss using filters and search parameters to focus in on desired results in FamilySearch.  Alan Mann is an accredited genealogist in England and Australia and 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) that has now morphed into the annual RootsTech conference.  One of his websites is https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/User:MannAE .

The following classes are currently scheduled this month after the main presentation.
(1)  Alan Mann, Q&A on TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING FAMILYSEARCH
(2)  Laurie Castillo on JURISDICTION = WHEN + WHERE
(3)  Spencer Fields on USING PHOTOSHOP IN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
(4)  Don Engstrom, John Blake, and Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (Personal Help)
(5)  Video of last month's main presentation:  Ron Tanner on FAMILYSEARCH FUTURES 
  
For last minute changes and additions see the UVTAGG website and blog.

This is the regular UVTAGG meeting and all meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for all levels of family history expertise and this includes youth, those just getting interested in genealogy, seasoned genealogists, and temple and family history consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 60-70 people attending the monthly meetings, many of whom are temple and family history consultants.  You can join or renew your membership at this meeting or on the website  http://uvtagg.org  where there is also information about the Group, meeting location, current and past presentations, classes, and class notes.  On the press release blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org  is a place to subscribe to receive emails of the press releases when they are posted the week before the meetings.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Eileen Phelps, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom and Rayanne Melick, Membership and Finances; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, DVD Library; and Chris Stevenson, Rick Klemetson, Rick Wightman, and Brent Nelson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to answer questions, help with membership, distribute the current issue of the monthly TAGGology newsletter, and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past main presentations and classes.  Members receive the printed  TAGGology (and/or via email, if requested), and have access to many genealogy resources through the UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The dues for regular membership are $15 per year on a calendar year basis and $10 per year to receive the TAGGologies via email only.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for family history-minded relatives, friends, and temple and family history consultants.  For further information contact President Gerhard Ruf at  pres@uvtagg.org  (801-225-6106), or 1st VP Laurie Castillo at  gengal@comcast.net , or 2nd VP Don Snow at  snowd@math.byu.edu .

Don Snow, 2nd VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), snowd@math.byu.edu

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