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30 May 2007 @ 07:52 pm

The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 9 Jun 2007, from 9 am until noon in the LDS "Red" Chapel at 4000 North Timpview Drive (650 East), in Provo. The main presentation will be by Justin Schroepfer on AN INTRODUCTION TO FOOTNOTE.COM. He will be discussing what Footnote.com is, how it got started, what records collections they have, and what you can expect from it. Justin Schroepfer is the Marketing Director for Footnote.com and has over 14 years experience in marketing and advertising for Franklin Covey, Ancestry.com, and several other companies. He has a BS degree in Business Marketing and MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The LDS Church has just announced that Footnote.com will be available for free at FHC's, so this is a chance to find out how it can help you.

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. PAF 5 Basics, by Ralph Hansen
2. Using All the Features of PAF Insight, by Duane Dudley
3. Using Blogs and RSS Feeds, by Renee Zamora
4. Individual Mentoring, by Val Buxton & Kay Baker
5. Q&A about Footnote.com, by Justin Schroepfer
6. Video of last month's main presentation on WorldVitalRecords.com, by Yvette Arts, et al
7. Legacy, by Joel Graham
8. RootsMagic, by Bruce Buzbee

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; Don Snow, 1st VP; Brian Cooper, 2nd VP; Lynne Shumway, PAFology Editor; Kay Baker, Membership Chairman; and Bruce Merrill, DVD & Video Librarian, will be there to help with membership, questions, distribute the current issue of the monthly newsletter PAFology, and to check out videos and DVD's of past presentations and classes to members of the group. Information about the Users Group, main presentations, classes, and class notes are available on the Group's web site http://uvpafug.org . For further information see the web site or contact President Gerhard Ruf at pres@uvpafug.org (225-6106), VP1 Don Snow at snowd@math.byu.edu, or VP2 Brian Cooper at vp2@uvpafug.org.
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