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Our Next Meeting: 

May 8, 2021
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Presentation: Ann Tanner

Improving Research Skills for Yourself and Others with The Family History Guide

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.

Ann Tanner

The Family History Guide can be likened to an iceberg – most of it may not be obvious at first glance. There are menus, pictures and instructions, but when you take time to explore the website you will find thousands of articles and videos to expand your research skills, for yourself or to help others as a Consultant. Whether you need to learn new skills or need an idea of where to look next, or you have someone who needs help with research in Albania or any other location, learn how and why The Family History Guide should be your “go-to” site for family history.


Ann Wessman Tanner was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduated from the University of Utah and taught English at Olympus High School for two years. She married James Tanner and is the mother of five daughters and two sons, all of whom are married and living around the country. They have thirty-four grandchildren. Ann and James lived in Arizona for the past forty-three years, then moved to Provo, Utah seven years ago. She was a missionary at the Mesa FamilySearch Library for four years and for the past seven years has been at the BYU Family History Library where she taught classes and prepared training videos for the other volunteers.

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

Class Presenter:

Carol Hill

Title: The Ins and Outs of Find A Grave

Description: Are you like me and love it when you find an ancestor in Find A Grave? I especially enjoy it when a member has added an obituary, newspaper article, or photo. We’ll take a look at why you should register for a FREE account, different ways to search, how to create your own virtual cemetery, and more.

Bio: Carol Hill is the Family History and Temple Consultant trainer for the 6-Stake Lindon Family History Center and is also serving a Family History Service mission as a Facebook Administrator. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family History from Brigham Young University in 2003 and is presently working on her accreditation for the Gulf South US region. She loves helping individuals find their ancestors and descendant cousins and has been helping people for more than 15 years. for several years she has been writing her http://www.freegenealogyhelp.com/ blog and there is more information about her there. She also creates Family History YouTube videos which are at Youtube . You can also find information and help from the Lindon, Utah, FHC Consultant Training website at http://lindonfhc.org/committee1/ . Besides her family history work, she loves her 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and wonderful husband who loves developing Family History Mobile Apps.


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.