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Our Next Meeting: 

June 8, 2019
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PresentationJim Mosher

How to Get the Most out of your LDS Ancestry Account

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 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.

Jim Mosher

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may have a free Ancestry.com account. Come learn why you would want an Ancestry account, how to set one up, and what you can do with your Ancestry.com account. We will discuss Trees, Search, and the Image Viewer, will touch on DNA, and take a look at some of the new things Ancestry recently released. Come with your questions – we will try to leave plenty of time for discussion.


Jim Mosher began his family history journey as an employee of Ancestry.com, where he spent seven years working on the Ancestry search experience, image viewer, tree integrations, and big data analysis. He is the author of two books on using Ancestry. Jim also serves as a family history consultant for the Lindon 21st Ward and the BYU YSA 10th Stake. When he doesn’t know the answer to a family history or FamilySearch question, he always asks his lovely wife, Kelly.

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

(1) FamilySearch/Ancestry Integration – Jim Mosher
Ask an Expert (Personal Help)  – Don Engstrom, Lee Cox , & Rick Klemetsen (Rick will provide help for those with DNA questions)
Video: Life’s Second Certainty – Lisa Ratzlaff
(4) Ancestral Quest – Gaylon Findlay


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.