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“Panel Discussion: RootsTech 2023 Highlights”

Laurie Castillo & Rayanne Melick

Categories: RR, RT

Talk Abstract:
Join in and share what you learned at or liked about RootsTech 2023.

Speaker Bio:
Laurie Castillo: 1st VP of Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group; Former VP, Exec Sec and Board Member, Utah Genealogical Association; BYU FH Library consultant, teacher 28+ years; Professional researcher, writer 30+ years; Presenter: RootsTech 2016-2020, BYU FH Conference 2014-2019, BYU Education Week 2016-2017; Former Red Cross Instructor, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Chihuahua breeder; Interests include: history, mystery, geography and genetics. Research Specialties: Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, New England, Mid-West, South-West and Western Frontier of the U.S.

Rayanne Melick: Family history is Rayanne’s passion! Her particular interest is Eastern European history and research, which initially started because of the crazy family surnames on her paternal lines. However, she loves dabbling in all areas of the world AND helping other people do the same. Rayanne also loves to travel. She is definitely a history nerd and loves to learn what makes other countries tick (probably a product of her degree in psychology and love of people in general)! Rayanne is working her way through an Eastern Europe certificate program just for the fun of it and loving every moment. She is currently a volunteer in the BYU Family History Library, the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG), and is the registrar for the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) organization. Last, but not least, Rayanne has the best job in the world…teaching eight little people (grandkids) to recognize and love their ancestors.

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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".
For full details and to join, see the website https://uvtagg.org.