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Our Next Meeting: 

Jun 13, 2019
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Presentation: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

School Daze

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.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

This lecture will focus on a little-known source for aging and placing our ancestors.
Summary: Locating school records can be an amazing way of putting our families into place, especially when there may be no vital records available in an area. Not all of our ancestors had the opportunity for education, but those who did may have left behind valuable records.

Bio:

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies. She has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, which are also available on www.legacyfamilytree.com and www.amazon.com.

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

Info for the class that follows online:

Presenter: Peggy Lauritzen
Class Title: Hidden Gems in the FamilySearch Wiki

Class Description
The FamilySearch Wiki contains tens of thousands of pages to assist you in researching your family’s history.
Summary: What is a wiki? It’s one of the best-kept secrets of FamilySearch. Let’s learn how this powerful and robust tool can bring the world to your fingertips.

 

Please note: No classes will be taught at the meeting location until the restrictions on meetings caused by the coronavirus pandemic are lifted.

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.