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Our Next Meeting: 

Nov 12, 2022
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Presentation: Kathryn Grant

Helping Others to Learn to Love and Do Family History

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.

Kathryn Grant


If you love family history, you probably want to help others get involved. But that can be easier said than done. Watch this presentation for ideas to help you engage others while avoiding roadblocks. 


After years on the sidelines, Kathryn began doing family history and discovered that she loved it. Her specialty is helping new family historians find success-and maybe even avoid some of the mistakes she?s made. Kathryn teaches Sunday classes and webinars for the BYU Family History Library. She also presents at Riverton Saturday Seminars and other family history events. Her column on family history ran in the Nauvoo Times for about a year and is still available online. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the FamilySearch blog.

The following class is scheduled after the main presentation (Start Time 11:10).

Class Presenter: Kathryn Grant

Title:  5 Minutes or 5 Hours? Stopping Mistakes Before They Start (Family Tree)


“Just fix it later.” “The important thing is to add names to the tree as quickly as possible.” “Someone else will clean it up.” This advice may be well-intended, but the truth is that cutting corners now almost always costs more in the long run. This presentation gives two examples of mistakes in Family Tree that were easy to make but hard to clean up. It also gives principles to help stop these kinds of mistakes before they’re made. It takes a little more effort to be careful up front, but it saves time in the long run.


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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. For information about the meetings or about the Group, email us at uvtagginfo@gmail.com or call or text Gerhard Ruf at 801-602-5048.