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Our Next Meeting: 

Nov 11, 2017
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Presentation: Cathrine McIntyre

Using The Mountain West Digital Library And The Digital Public Library Of America For Genealogy Research

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. 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.

Cathrine McIntyre

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.

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

(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

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.