Our Next Meeting:
Jan 09, 2021
|Presentation: Stephen Kent Ehat
Can You Illustrate A Family History Without Family Photos?
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.
Yes! You can create family histories that are vibrant and appealing even when few family photos are available. All of us will need these techniques for ancestors who lived before the advent of modern photography in 1839. Fortunately, there are many other ways to illustrate the life and times of our ancestors. Be mindful of the ways they traveled, worshipped, gained an education and made a living. Consider the places they lived, the climate and weather, their dress, ethnicity, talents and skills. 21+ ideas will be presented with accompanying resources. So many engaging items exist that can shed light on the lives of our ancestors and breathe life into the family history! You can do it!
VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group; Former VP & Board Member, Utah Genealogical Association; BYU FHL consultant, teacher 27+ years; Professional researcher, writer and presenter 30+ years; Former Red Cross and CERT Instructor; Earthquake Preparedness Instructor; HAM Radio Operator KF7MGM; Former local and Utah State DAR Officer
The following class is scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).
Class: Rayanne Melick
Title: Tips and Tricks for Family History Consultants
You’ve been called as a Temple and Family History Consultant. Congratulations! Now what? Let’s look at some different ways to approach Family History that will engage all ages in the family from the Littles to the Teens and beyond. Your only limitation is your own imagination!
Family history is Rayanne’s passion! Her particular interest is Eastern European history and research, but she really loves dabbling in all areas of the world AND helping other people do the same. Rayanne also loves to travel. She is definitely a history nerd and loves to learn what makes other countries tick. For the last eight years, Rayanne has served as a Church Service Missionary at the BYU Family History Library. She is a former co-director of the Grove Creek & Timpanogos Discovery Days and a former director of the Pleasant Grove Grove Creek Multi-Stake Family History Center. She is the current treasurer for the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), registrar for the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS), and chair of the training committee for the BYU Family History Library church service missionaries.