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“Our Timelines – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow

Categories: IR, RT

Talk Abstract:
A timeline is a chronological list of events with their dates so you see what happened in context. The website http://ourtimelines.com/index.shtml is a free website that allows you to enter beginning and ending years and see the major world events during that time period. See an example here. These are colorful bar charts to indicate the length of the events during that overall time period. The website allows you to enter up to 10 personal events, so those are included in order. The charts can be saved for genealogy or other programs and use in presentations. Since you see the person’s life in context of world events, you may see other types of records to look for, e.g. military records, natural disasters, inventions, etc. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active Internet links, are on Don’s website https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/dons-classes.html .

Speaker Bio:
Don is a Californian by birth, with Snow ancestors from Southern Utah. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and has lived in several foreign countries, both for mathematics and church assignments. After retiring from the BYU Math Faculty, he and his now deceased wife Diane Snow who taught Humanities at BYU, served four Family History missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These included 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 England Family History Centre in the Hyde Park Chapel. Don served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association, where he was the Host of the online UGA Virtual Chapter Meetings, and has been a VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group since the early 1990’s. He is a frequent speaker at FH venues and loves teaching and playing his accordion. He has 6 children and 30 grandchildren. His FH class schedule and notes are posted on his webpage.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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