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“The Best Things in Life Are Free: Freeware for Family History”

Don Snow and Linda Westover

Categories: S, IR

Talk Abstract:
There are many free or inexpensive computer programs that are very helpful for family history. This presentation will discuss several of these, including: EVERYTHING – a free program that finds files on your computer quickly and easily; Q-DIR – a computer utility program that helps move, rename, delete, or copy programs in various ways; PDF-XCHANGE EDITOR – a freeware program that reads and edits pdf’s and does OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on them; GOOGLE DOCS which has office programs for text, presentations, and spreadsheets. is online so you can work on your files wherever you can get to the Internet, and allows collaboration with others on documents; and OURTIMELINES.COM – an free online database that allows you to form timelines of world events occurring during the lifetime of an individual. The notes for the class are posted on https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html , along with a set of Freeware Supplementary Notes which give information on more than 60 free computer programs that are helpful in things like genealogy and databases, text and office programs, graphics, sound, and general computer utilities.

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. Linda Snow Westover is Don Snow’s daughter and has been a family history enthusiast for the past 25 years. Ward family history consultant and associate director of the Lindon (Utah) Family History Center, her friends call her the ghost-whisperer. She enjoys helping others and traveling to research her family and is also a frequent speaker at many FH venues. Linda works in the Registrar’s Office at BYU and has 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

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