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2019-07-05
[UVTAGG] - Press release for family history meeting, Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, 9 am-noon, in person and online - LANCE MACINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors and email lists, please send out the short version.   If you need more info, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu


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[Short version]
UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday morning, 13 Jul 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
LANCE MACINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES
Classes following
Free, in person or online; link for online is at https://www.uvtagg.org and on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.
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[Long version]
The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  The main speaker at this regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting will be LANCE MACINTOSH on ORGANIZING TEMPLE AND FAMILY HISTORY IN YOUR WARDS AND STAKES.  Stake and Ward Priesthood and auxiliary leaders are especially invited and Ward Consultants, as well. Lance MacIntosh will be sharing how to organize your Temple and Family History Committee in your ward and how to create a simple Family History Plan!! Lance MacIntosh is an Area Manager for FamilySearch. He provides assistance to priesthood leaders in North America.  Lance has more than 30 years of experience in the area of support and training and holds a BS degree from Brigham Young University.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.
Class 1:  Rayanne Melick  on LINKPENDIUM
Class 2:  Lee Cox on ASK AN EXPERT (PERSONAL HELP)
Class 3:  Video from last month, JIM MOSHER on HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LDS ANCESTRY ACCOUNT
Class 4:  Gaylon Findlay on ANCESTRAL QUEST 

The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and the meetins, open to the public,whether Group members or not, have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  To watch the meeting streamed live at 9 am that morning, go to the Group's UVTAGG Facebook page or click the link on the Group's website   https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To watch the class streamed live, repeat the process during the class period starting about about !0:40 am.  The videos remain on Facebook for free for a month.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

The Group sometimes teaches free online family history classes and help sessions at times other than the regular meetings.  Information and how to register will be announced at the meeting and will be posted on the website and in the monthly newsletter TAGGology.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email and having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Videographers and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for the family history-minded and, especially, for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get reduced rates for membership and the Group always needs helpers.  For further information about UVTAGG 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, snowd@math.byu.edu .

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[UVTAGG] - Press release for family history meeting, Saturday, 08 Jun 2019, 9 am-noon, Provo, Utah in person and online - JIM MOSHER on ANCESTRY


2019-06-04

[UVTAGG] - Press release for family history meeting, Saturday, 08 Jun 2019, 9 am-noon, in person and online - Jim Mosher on ANCESTRY
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors and email lists, please send out the short version.   If you need more info, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[Short version]
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UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday morning, o8 Jun 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
JIM MOSHER on HOW TO GET THE MOST OUR OF YOUR LDS ANCESTRY ACCOUNT
Classes following
Free, in person or online; link for online is at https://www.uvtagg.org and on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.
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[Long version]
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The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be Saturday, 08 Jun 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  The main speaker at this regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting will be IM MOSHER on HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LDS ANCESTRY ACCOUNT.   Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can get a free Ancestry.com account.  This presentation will show why you would want one, how to set one up, and what you can do with it.  We will discuss Trees, Search, and the Image Viewer, will touch on DNA, and look at some of the new things Ancestry has recently released.  Come with your questions and will try to have plenty of time for discussion.   JIM MOSHER began his family history journey as an employee of Ancestry.com where he spent seven years working on the Ancestry search experience, image viewer, tree integrations, and big data analysis.  He is the author of two books on using Ancestry and serves as a Temple and Family History consultant for the Lindon 21st Ward and the BYU YSA 10th Stake.  When he doesn't know the answer to a family history or FamilySearch question, he always asks his lovely wife, Kelly.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.
Class (1)  Jim Mosher, FAMILYSERCH/ANCESTRY INTEGRATION
Class (2)  Video from last month's main presentation: Lisa Ratzlaff on LIFE'S SECOND CERTAINTY: TAXES
Class (3)  Don Engstrom, Lee Cox, and Rick Klemetson, ASK AN EXPERT (Rick will also answer DNA questions.)
Class (4)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and the meeting, open to the public ,whether Group members or not, have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  To watch the meeting streamed live at 9 am that morning, go to the Group's UVTAGG Facebook page or click the link on the Group's website  https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To watch the class streamed live, repeat the processclass period, usually about !0:40 am.  The videos remain on Facebook for free for a month.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog  http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

The Group sometimes teaches free online family history classes and help sessions at times other than the regular meetings.  Information and how to register will be announced at the meeting and will be posted on the website and in the monthly newsletter TAGGology.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email and having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website  Officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, Jerry Castillo, and Rick Klemetson, Videographers and Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  Gift memberships and DVDs make good presents for the family history-minded and, especially, for Temple and Family History Consultants.  Volunteers who help with the organization get reduced rates for membership and the Group always needs workers.  For further information about UVTAGG 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, snowd@math.byu.edu .

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[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 11 May 2019, Provo, Utah, and online


UVTAGG - Press release - 2019-05-03 - Lisa Ratzlaff on TAXES 

2019-05-03
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors, at the top is a shorter version.  If you need more info, please contact me.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu 

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 11 May 2019, Provo, Utah, and online

[Short version]
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UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday morning, 11 May 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
Lisa Ratzlaff on LIFE'S SECOND CERTAINTY (HINT: THE FIRST ONE IS DEATH!)
Classes following, free, in person or online, see the link to watch online at https://www.uvtagg.org or on the UVTAGG's Facebook page.
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[Long version]
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Next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) - Saturday, 11 May 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting and the main speaker will be Lisa ratzlaFF on LIFE'S SECOND CERTAINTY (HINT: THE FIRST ONE IS DEATH!) .  What can tax records tell us other than Where a person is living and what he was worth?  These valuable documents can provide a wealth of information you may not find elsewhere.  Learn how to read early tax records and bring to light the secrets they reveal.  Lisa Ratslaff is a FamilySearch Specialty Training Coordinator, Family History Center Instructor and Worker, Stake Temple and Family History Consultant, Family History Instructor, former Instructor and Assistant Director of Curriculum and Technology at the Utah South Area Family History Training Center in Orem, Utah.   More information about her is at    https://noji.com/ratzlaff/lisa/lisa.php .

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.

(1)  Lisa Ratzlaff, GETTING STARTED IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
(2)  Video from last month's main presentation:  Joe Everett on MINING FOR IMAGES:  TIPS ON LOCATING DIGITAL RECORDS ON MAJOR WEBSITES AND BEYOND
(3) by Don Engstrom, John Blake, & Lee Cox, ASK AN EXPERT (PERSONAL HELP)
(4)  Gaylon Findlay, ANCESTRAL QUEST

The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and the meetings have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  The meetings are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not, and people can attend in person or online.   To watch the meeting streamed live AT 9 am that morning, go to the Group's UVTAGG Facebook page or get the link from the Group's website  https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To watch the class streamed live, repeat the process at the start of the class period, usually about !0:40 am.  The videos remain on Facebook for free for a month.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

The Group sometimes teaches free online family history classes and help sessions between the regular meetings for anyone interested.  Information about these and how to register will be announced at the meeting, will be in the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and will be posted on the website.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email, having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website, and having access to many genealogy resources through UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership Director; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  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 reduced rates for membership.  For further information about UVTAGG 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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 13 Apr 2019, Provo, Utah, and online


2019-04-04
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors, at the top is a shorter version, but since this weekend is General Conference, you won't have ward bulletins, unless you send out emails or texts.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 13 Apr 2019, Provo, Utah, and online

[Short version]
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UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday morning, 13 Apr 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
Joe Everett on MINING FOR IMAGES:  TIPS ON LOCATING DIGITAL RECORDS ON MAJOR WEBSITES AND BEYOND
Classes following; free for everyone; information and link on  https://www.uvtagg.org/ 
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[Long version]
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Next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) - Saturday, 13 Apr 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting and the main speaker will be Joe Everett on MINING FOR IMAGES:  TIPS ON LOCATING DIGITAL RECORDS ON MAJOR WEBSITES AND BEYOND.  He will show us how to find digital records that may be hard to find in various database websites.  Joe Everett is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library in Provo, Utah. He has over twenty-five years experience in the genealogical field at BYU, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and Ancestry.com.  He earned a B.A. in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University, one of the oldest public universities in the State of Kansas.  He has served in various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on U.S. and European family history research, historical geography, and migration.  More information about him is at  https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeeverett . 

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs below) for last minute changes.

(1)  The FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Library: A Post Mortem, by Joe Everett
(2)  Video from last month's main presentation: An Inside View of the Family History Guide, by James Tanner  
(3)  Ask an Expert (Personal Help), by Don Engstrom, John Blake, & Lee Cox
(4)  Ancestral Quest by Gaylon Findlay

The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and the meetings have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  The meetings are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not, and people can attend in person or online.   To watch the meeting streamed live that morning, go to the Group's UVTAGG Facebook page or get the link from the Group's website  https://www.uvtagg.org/ .  To watch the class streamed live, repeat the process at the start of the class period, usually about !0:40 am.  The videos remain on Facebook for free for a month.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

The Group sometimes teaches free online family history classes and help sessions between the regular meetings for everyone interested.  Information about these and how to register will be announced at the meeting, will be in the monthly newsletter TAGGology, and will posted on the website.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email, having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website, and having access to many genealogy resources through UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership Director; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  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 reduced rates for membership.  For further information about UVTAGG 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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 9 Mar 2019, Provo, Utah, and online


2019-03-04
Journalists, please run this as a news item and/or in your calendar of events.  Newsletter editors, at the top is a shorter version.  If you need further information, please email me.  I know this is too late for weekend bulletins, but we just got the information.  Thanks.
Don Snow -- snowd@math.byu.edu

[UVTAGG] Press Release: Family History meeting Saturday morning, 9 Mar 2019, Provo, Utah, and online

[Shorter version]
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UVTAGG MEETING, in person and online
Saturday morning, 09 Mar 2019, 9 am - noon, "Red Chapel", 4056 No. Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604
James Tanner -- AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE
Classes following; free for everyone; information and link on https://www.uvtagg.org/ =============================================

[Longer version]
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The next meeting of the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group) will be on Saturday, 9 Mar 2019, 9 am to noon, at the "Red Chapel" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4056 North Timpview Dr. (650 East), Provo, Utah 84604.  This is the regular second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting and the main speaker will be  James Tanner on AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE.  This is the family history website that everyone is talking about: The Family History Guide  http://www.thefhguide.com .  James Tanner will provide online examples of effectively using the site's features - Projects, Goals, Choices, and Steps - to broaden your understanding of and expand your research.  James has a J.D. Degree from Arizona State University, spent 2 years as an Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army, and 39 years as an Arizona trial attorney. He has been interested in doing and teaching family history research for more than 36 years and is an avid blogger of Genealogy’s Star , Rejoice, and be exceeding glad , Walking Arizona , and 360 Cities . Additional family history related experiences are: 10 years as a missionary at the Mesa, Arizona FamilySearch Library, three years at the BYU Family History Library and making several genealogy videos on for their YouTube Channel , Chairman of the Board of The Family History Guide Association, three years as an Area Temple and Family History Consultant for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, member of the Board of Directors of Family History Expos , member of the Board of Directors of the UGA (Utah Genealogical Association), author and co-author of over 25 books on genealogical research, and presenter at Expos and Conferences around the U.S. and Canada.  He previously owned a retail computer business and an Apple Macintosh software company and is a professional photographer. He and his wife, Ann, have 7 children and 34 grandchildren. James and Ann recently returned from a one-year full-time FamilySearch mission as Document Preservation Specialists at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  See the UVTAGG website and blog (URLs above and below) for last minute changes.

(1)  RootsTech 2019 Video: What's New at FamilySearch by Ron Tanner (also on Windows Live)
(2)  Video from last month's main presentation:  Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively by Marilyn Markham
(3)  Ask an Expert (Personal Help)  - Don Engstrom, John Blake, & Lee Cox
(4)  Ancestral Quest by Gaylon Findlay

All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public, whether members of the Group or not.  The meetings have something for everyone, especially Latter-day Saint Temple and Family History Consultants.  The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 20-30 people at the monthly meetings in person and more attending online.  To watch the meeting streamed live on the internet go to the website  https://www.uvtagg.org/  at 9 am the morning of the meeting and click on the link to join with your Facebook account.  To attend the class being streamed online following the main presentation, at about 10:35 am, repeat this process.  The live streamings are open to the public at no charge and remain on the UVTAGG Facebook page for a couple of weeks.  To receive the press releases by email sign up on the blog http://blog.uvtagg.org/ .

The Group is experimenting with teaching and giving online family history help between the regular meetings for everyone interested, whether members of the Group or not.  Information about helps, classes, topics, and how to register will be announced at the meeting and will posted on the website.  It will also be included in TAGGology, the monthly newsletter.  Benefits of membership ($15/year) include receiving TAGGology via email, having access to the more than 400 past presentations and classes on the website, and having access to many genealogy resources through UVTAGG's membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  The officers are Gerhard Ruf, President; Laurie Castillo, 1st VP; Don Snow, 2nd VP; Marilyn Thomsen, Newsletter Editor; Don Engstrom, Membership Director; Rayanne Melick, Finance Officer; Bruce Merrill and Marie Andersen, Video Librarians; Eileen Phelps, Special Projects Coordinator; Carol Hill, FamilySearch Facebook Groups Coordinator, and Rick Wightman, Chris Stevenson, Brent Nelson, and Rick Klemetson, Webmasters.  Several of these will be at the meeting to help with membership and check out or sell to members the inexpensive DVDs of past presentations and classes.  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 reduced rates for membership.  For further information about UVTAGG 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, snowd@math.byu.edu .
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