Our Next Meeting:
Apr 13, 2019
|Presentation: Joe Everett
The FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Library: A Post Morten
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.
Take an inside look at the circumstances leading to the end of the FamilySearch microfilm lending program and the efforts to transition to digital access. Learn about the current state of vault scanning and recent developments in digital access. Learn some tips for maximizing access to records and a look ahead about what to expect in 2020 and beyond.
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