03 August 2013

Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group Meeting (UVTAGG)


The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - UVTAGG will be on Saturday, 10 Aug 2013, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo.  Information about the Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on their website http://uvtagg.org.

The main presentation this month will be by Janet Hovorka on ZAP THE GRANDMA GAP:  THE TEN BEST IDEAS TO LEAP THE GENERATION GAP IN A SINGLE BOUND.  These are the 10 most important ideas to connect to your posterity by connecting them to their past.  If they are bored, you are doing it wrong.  Go from snoring and boring to exciting and inviting.  Janet Hovorka received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient History and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from BYU.  She accepted teaching and library positions at BYU and Salt Lake Community College before having her three wonderful children. She and her husband, Kim Hovorka, own Family ChartMasters -- https://familychartmasters.com/php/index.php -- an online genealogy chart printing service that was the first company to be FamilySearch Certified by the LDS Church. She writes The Chart Chick blog -- http://thechartchick.blogspot.com/ -- winner of the 2009 Geneablog award and is currently serving as Past President of the Utah Genealogical Association.  One of Janet's greatest genealogy accomplishments was the completion and publication of her mother-in-law's oral history just one year prior to her untimely death.  She has presented 100s of lectures all over the country to help countless people find out more about their family’s history.

After the main presentation the following classes are scheduled.  Check the meetings page at http://uvtagg.org/ for last minute changes or additions.  
(1)  Zap the Grandma Gap: Leave a Heritage Hands-on Workshop, by Janet Hovorka;
(2)  A genealogy Tour of the BYU Map Collection, Physical and Digital, by Rick Grapes;
(3)  Advanced AniMap. by Marilyn Thomsen;
(4)  Video from last month's main presentation: Treasures in Your Own Backyard: Genealogy Resources in the BYU Library, by Terry Dahlin;
(5)  Ask An Expert (Personal Help), by Finn Hansen, Beth Ann Wiseman, and Bud Wood;
(6)  RootsMagic, by  Sue Maxwell;
(7)  Ancestral Quest, by Gaylon Findlay; and
(8)  Legacy, by Dean Bennett.
Note: There will not be a MAC class this day.

All meetings of UVTAGG are open to the public whether members of the Group or not. The Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually about 100+ attending the monthly meetings on second Saturdays.