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Our Next Meeting: 

Mar 14, 2019
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Presentation: Scott Hill

Mastering the FamilySearch Mobile App

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.

Scott Hill

Enjoy the freedom to go anywhere with the FamilySearch
Mobile App. You can use the app on any mobile device; Phone, Tablet, and IPad. You can attach sources, upload memories, map your ancestors, view your fan charts, etc, etc. If you are a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can get names for the temple with the Ordinances Ready Feature, take your phone to the temple, and they will print your cards for you.


Scott Hill is a retired Chemical Engineer. He enjoys doing family history and especially loves the programming side of it. He has been teaching himself how to program mobile apps. He has a few mobile apps in development that he hopes will be up and running in the next few
months. One is a Family History app for children to get to know their ancestors. Another one is a matching game that his younger grandkids love to play. He has 6 children, 24 grandchildren and one more on the way.

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

(1) Digging Deeper In The U.S. Federal Census – Are You Making The Most Of Each Clue? – Laurie Castillo
Ask an Expert (Personal Help) – Lee Cox
(3) Ancestral Quest – Gaylon Findlay
(4) Video: The New Deal: Putting Our Ancestors To Work – Michael Strauss

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.