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“Internet Archive Text Items – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow

Categories: IR, RT

Talk Abstract:
Internet Archive is a free website supported by donations, but they are not required to use it. Their goal is to store the entire world’s knowledge electronically and make it available to everyone for free. They do this by digitizing and posting books, magazines, music, movies, radio and TV broadcasts, concerts, software, and more, and every few days they make and store a “snapshot” of the internet. Items are organized in thousands of collections and everything that can be is searchable and downloadable. They have contracts with libraries , universities, churches, and other organizations to store and make available their items. This class will discuss the text items that it contains and how to search, use, and download them. Additional classes and notes deal with the other types of materials they collect. The notes for this class and related articles, all with active internet links, are posted on my 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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