Our Next Meeting:
Feb 8, 2019
|Presentation: Michael Strauss, AG
The New Deal: Putting Our Ancestors to Work
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 (NEW START TIME) 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.
Out of the New Deal programs of the 1930’s came an abundance of records used by genealogists today as part of the 3-R’s of Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Genealogists today use many documents to record the personal experiences of their ancestors who lived through the Great Depression and sought help from the Federal Government.
Michael L. Strauss, AG is a forensic investigator and qualified expert witness in the courts in NY, NJ, PA, and VA in addition to lecturing nationally. Strauss has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a faculty member of IGHR, SLIG, and GRIP and featured regularly on the Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke.
The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).
(2) Ask an Expert (Personal Help) – Lee Cox
(4) Video: Dealing with Difficult FamilySearch FamilyTree Tasks – Ron Tanner
One of largest programs to come from the New Deal the Civilian Conservation Corps was organized in 1933, and disbanded in 1942 with the United States entry into World War II. Genealogical resources include personnel files, discharge certificates, accident reports, along with camp and district reports, photographs, and motion pictures are examined.