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“Erastus Snow Letters – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow
5/12/20

Categories: RR, O

Talk Abstract:
Letters give different insights into a family than journals or official documents, but of course only give information when some member of the family is away so people are corresponding. My family has compiled, edited, transcribed, and posted online more than 200 family and personal letters of Erastus Snow. This presentation will show how we found and worked with the collection, the freeware programs we used, how we titled the letter files so they are easy to find and search, and interesting things we learned about Erastus Snow and his family from them. The notes for this class, as well as related information in other classes and articles, all with active web links, are posted at https://uvtagg.org/classes/dons/donsclasses.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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