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Our Next Meeting: 

Jul 10, 2021
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Presentation: Michael L. Strauss, AG

The Road to Independence: Researching the Revolutionary War

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.

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Known alternatively as War for Independence fought between 1775-1783. It arose from tensions between England and her young upstart colonies. Violence would erupt on a Spring morning in Lexington, MA with the “Shot heard around the world” sounding the beginning of the war. Records will include service files, pensions, bounty land, loyalists and hessian records covering the war.


Michael L. Strauss, AG is a nationally recognized genealogical speaker. He is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah and works as a Research Manager with Ancestry. Michael has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is also a faculty member of SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he is the coordinator for all of the military history courses taught.


No following class is scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).

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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.