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Our Next Meeting: 

Nov 10, 2018
Click here to watch live on Facebook

PresentationCarol Hill

Using Online FamilySearch Facebook Groups for Solving your Family History Brick Walls.

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 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.

Carol Hill

Carol will be showing how you can get Free help from someone on the other side of the world right from the comfort of your home. It’s pretty amazing to see members translating a document, finding a newspaper article or an obituary, sharing a genealogy joke, etc. FamilySearch has also created some communities not a part of Facebook that I will share as well.


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 BYU and is working on her accreditation for the Gulf South US region. She has been helping others with their genealogy for over 15 years.  She has a FreeGenealogyHelp.com website and creates Family History YouTube videos. She loves her 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and wonderful husband who loves developing Family History Mobile Apps.

The following classes are scheduled after the main presentation this month.

(1) Rayanne Melick, Beginning Research in the Former German, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian Empires
Don Engstrom, John Blake, And Lee Cox, FamilySearch and Personal Help
Video: Laurie Castillo, How to Be More Successful With Genealogy Web Sites
(4) Gaylon Findlay, Ancestral Quest


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.