Our Next Meeting:
Apr 13, 2019
|Presentation: Joe Everett
Mining for Images: Tips for Locating Digital Records on Major Websites and Beyond
The regular monthly meetings of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group are held on the second Saturday of each month, except December, from 9 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.
Learn more about how to locate digital copies of original records on FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and other websites, including national archives sites. Learn tips and tricks for getting around problems, such as unindexed or partially indexed records, indexes not linked to images, or records that appear to not be digitized yet—but really are. Find out more about navigating web sites to more effectively find and search specific collections, and to understand better what it is you are searching.
Joe Everett is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He has over twenty-five years combined experience in the genealogical field at BYU, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and Ancestry.com. Joe earned a B.A. in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University. He has served in various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on U.S. and European family history research, historical geography, and migration.
The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month.
(2) Ask an Expert (Personal Help) – Don Engstrom, John Blake & Lee Cox
(3) Video: An Inside Look at The Family History Guide – James Tanner
(4) Ancestral Quest – Gaylon Findlay