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Renee
04 March 2006 @ 09:10 am
FREE Monthly Classes for everyone. Membership required to purchase or borrow VHS or DVD of past classes and to receive a copy of our newsletter - PAFology.

UTAH VALLEY PAF USERS GROUP
The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 11 Mar 2006 from 9 am until noon in the LDS "Red" Chapel at 4000 >North Timpview Drive (650 East), in Provo, UT.  The main presentation will be by Holly Hansen on BUILDING A FANTASTIC PERSONAL MAP COLLECTION.  This presentation will focus on where to find, how to compare, and how to build your own map collection for family history.  These maps include such things as creeks and rivers deep enough to transport individuals and goods, businesses tracking customers geographically, the developing trails, rails, and highway systems, and even panoramic views of the countryside created by graphics and photo technology. 

Holly Hansen is President of My Ancestors Found whose web site is http://www.myancestorsfound.com.  She was born in Croydon, Utah where she resides today.  Holly has been helping individuals through sponsoring genealogy conferences and jamborees, teaching instructional classes, helping people learn to use computers and Internet technology, and by guiding researchers through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for more than 15 years.  She is also an author, lecturer, editor of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine, and editor of the 10th and 11th editions of the Handybook for Genealogists.  Holly received a B.A. in History from Weber State University and continues to dedicate time to education on a daily basis.  Holly was the Chairman of the St. George Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree that attracted more than 1000 attendees to Southern Utah last month.

Following the main presentation there will be several classes taught concerning technology and family history.  As usual, there will be something for everyone at all levels of expertise.  Following are the classes currently scheduled for this meeting.
(1)  First Steps in Learning PAF, by Gayle Tippets
(2)  The Family History Library Catalog: Research and Beyond, by Pat Andrus
(3)  Creating A Family History Website: Class 2 - Your Website is Like a Book, by Robert Raymond
(4)  Creating A Digital Archive, by Lynne Shumway
(5)  Individual Mentoring, taught in the FHC by Claudia Benson & Becky Roberts
(6)  Q&A:  Building a Fantastic Personal Map Collection, by Holly Hansen
(7)  Video of last month's main presentation: Using the Internet for Scottish Research, by Laryn Brown
(8)  Legacy 6, by Dean Bennett
(9)  RootsMagic 3, by Sue Maxwell.

All meetings of the Users Group are open to the public whether members of the Group or not.  The Users Group has the goal of helping individuals use technology to further their family history and there are usually 100-125 attending the monthly meetings on the second Saturdays.  Several of the officers, including Gerhard Ruf, President; Brian Cooper, 2nd Vice President; Kay Baker, Membership Chairman; Lynne Shumway, Editor of PAFology, Bruce Merrill, Video Librarian will be there to help with membership, questions, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter PAFology, and to check out videos of past presentations and classes to members of the group.  When teachers are available the Users Group offers free weekday classes on PAF and computerized genealogy that are open to the public.  Information about main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on the Group's web site http://www.uvpafug.org and/or on http://www.familyhistorycenter.org .  For further information about the group or its activities see the web site or contact Gerhard Ruf, President, at pres@uvpafug.org and 225-6106, Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu, or Brian Cooper at vp2@uvpafug.org.
 
 
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