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Our Next Meeting: 

Nov 14, 2020
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Presentation: Stephen Kent Ehat

Yes! Your Ancestors Were in the Newspapers!

Meeting Location – The LDS “Red Chapel”, 4050 North Timpview Drive (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 10 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.

Stephen Kent Ehat

Research in digitized newspapers can revolutionize your access to valuable, even crucial, information. You will be shocked! Did you know that thousands of newspapers, urban and rural, foreign and domestic, from the late 1700s to the present day, are available—a great many of them digitized, searchable, and online? Learns secrets to research success in newspapers.


Stephen Kent Ehat, age 68, has performed family history research since 1967 and has extensive experience in American, German, Italian, Irish, South American and Eastern European genealogical research. He and his wife, Jeanine, live in Lindon, Utah. He has served as director of the Lindon Shared-Stakes Family History Center. They have five sons and 21 grandchildren.

The following class is scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).


Title: What You May Not Have Noticed About U.S. Federal and State Census Records: Look Again!

Get Ready for the Release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census 17 Months from Now in April 2022! A census return is a goldmine of information. It can be used in ways you sometimes cannot now imagine. To use the census productively and to not make mistakes in interpretation, learn some of the hidden clues and historical facts about census taking. You’ll be a better researcher for it and learn more about your family than you saw previously.


Please note: Additional classes will be taught at the meeting location when meeting attendance justifies it.

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 main presentation 3 or 4 classes are taught relating to technology and genealogy. These are at all levels from beginning to advanced and typically include classes about various 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. Marilyn Thomsen, 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 or text Gerhard Ruf at 801-602-5048.