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Our Next Meeting: 

Nov 13, 2021
Click here to watch live on Facebook

Presentation: Dan Debenham

Relative Race: Behind the Scenes of a Multi-Million Dollar Production

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.

Dan Debenham

Dan will be showing clips and speaking about the power of family and the challenges presented to produce the show.


Dan’s innate ability to work with clients to achieve their visual ideas is at the root of the Lenzworks creative process. Dan possesses a unique ability to take an existing idea to a new level, and help clients develop original concepts that take them far beyond what they thought was possible. Prior to joining Lenzworks, Dan spent 7 years at ESPN hosting Scholastic Sports America and SportsCenter. He continues to work as a national on-air talent for NBC and hosts several of Lenzworks’ projects.


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

Class Presenter: Kathryn Grant

Title: FamilySearch Updates: The Latest and Greatest

Description: Learn about recent updates on FamilySearch.org and how to get the most from them. We’ll cover the new Historical Records search interface, ancestor discovery pages, and more!

BIO: After years on the sidelines, Kathryn began doing family history and discovered that she loved it. Her specialty is helping new family historians find success-and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she’s made. Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. She also presents at Riverton Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog.

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.