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“Tracking Lives with Technology – Family History Update Webinar”

Donald R. Snow
11/30/21

Talk Abstract:
An old proverb says, “When a person dies, an entire library is lost.” If a person doesn’t leave accessible information about their life, their descendants in about two generations will know almost nothing about them. Technology can be a major help in keeping track of what has happened in your own or a relative’s life. This class will show how to find and label items such as documents, articles, news clippings, etc., so they become searbhable and appear in chronological order automatically for each person. With this file naming system items jump to where they belong without you having to move them there. The class notes for this presentation and related information in other articles, all with active links, are posted at 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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