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“FamilySearch Books – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow

Categories: RR, IR

Talk Abstract:
FamilySearch has nearly 1/2 million books online and many can be downloaded and used for free by anyone. These include histories of families, local, county, state, and countries, biographies, compiled genealogies, data, and much more. These are stored in pdf format and are every-word seacrhable, so you can search for your ancestor’s name and see which books they are listed in. It’s a goldmine of information. When you download the pdf, it already has the text layer on it, so it is completely searchable on your own computer. We will show examples and how to search and download the items. The notes for the class are posted on 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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