Our Next Meeting:
Oct 12, 2019
|Presentation: Gena Philibert-Ortega
50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know
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 (NEW START TIME) 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.
You’re familiar with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, but there’s so much more to researching genealogy than the well-known web sites. Learn more about other websites that can help you with your genealogy and help you break down brick walls.
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy and social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors, and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.
The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month (Start Time 11:10).
(2) Ask an Expert (Personal Help) – Lee Cox
(3) Video: An Introduction to FindMyPast for the LDS CommunityUsing the New FamilySearch – Lindsey Bayless
(4) Ancestral Quest – Gaylon Findlay
Here is a description of Lindsey’s second class.
25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors
Finding female ancestors can be a challenge. In historical records, women adopted their husbands’ surnames when they married and carried that name through the rest of their lives. Property and estate records were most often recorded in the husband’s name. While this can make researching our female ancestors difficult, there are records out there that document their lives. Genealogical researcher Gena Philibert-Ortega has specialized in researching the women in our family trees and she will share 25 tips that will help you identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors.