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Our Next Meeting: 

Feb 12, 2022
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Presentation: Wendy Brimhall

Cracking Algorithms to Get the Most Out of Your Searches on Ancestry and Family Search

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.

Wendy Brimhall

Have you ever had trouble finding a family member in a census record or other records, even though you know they should be there? This webinar will discuss different tips and tricks that may help locate your missing person. The webinar will also discuss locating indexes in unindexed records and techniques for identifying siblings and family members using search algorithms.


Wendy Brimhall has a B.A. in Family History from Brigham Young University. She did a family history internship at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. She is employed as an associate genealogist with ProGenealogists.


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

Class Presenter: TBD

Title: TBD


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, call or text Gerhard Ruf at 801-602-5048.