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“Presenting & Preserving Your Family History: You can’t Take It With You, So How Do You Leave It?”

Don Snow and Linda Westover

Categories: O, S

Talk Abstract:
This presentation will show how the topics of presenting and preserving your family history are related and doing one helps with the other. Free computer programs to help with both of these will be discussed and these will include backing up and storing your data, collaborating with others, and having your data so you and others can see later what you have done. They will also discuss scanning (digitizing) hard copy documents and naming the files so you can tell what’s in them, find them easily, and have them form a timeline of a person’s life. The goal is to have your family history organized, presentable, and in a format that will last longer than you do. The notes with active URL’s for this class are posted at https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .

Speaker Bio:
Don Snow is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his recently deceased wife Diane served four FH missions, including being Directors of the New York Family History Center in Manhattan, in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission on a FH project (http://earlylds.com), and in the London Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the 1990’s and is a frequent speaker at FH venues. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. Don’s daughter, Linda Snow Westover, has been a family history enthusiast for the past 25 years. She is a ward family history consultant, an associate director at the Lindon (Utah) Family History center, and her friends call her the ghost-whisperer. She enjoys helping others and traveling to research her family. Linda works in the Registrar’s Office at BYU and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

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