April 3rd, 2007

Renee Zamora

UVPAFUG Monthly Meeting 14 Apr 2007


The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 14 Apr 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 Drs. Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black on A NEW PROPERTY DATABASE AND INFORMATION ABOUT EARLY LDS MEMBERS IN NAUVOO AND IOWA. They will be discussing recent projects, how they have done them, and the results.

Dr. Harvey B. Black is a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Psychology and Technology at BYU and his wife, Dr. Susan Easton Black, is a Professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU. Together they have worked on several compilations about early LDS Church members and they are presently working on The Winter Quarters Project at BYU - see http://winterquarters.byu.edu/ . They have just completed a project about the land ownership in Nauvoo which the Center for Family History and Genealogy at BYU published - see http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ . Between the two of them they have authored many books and articles, received many awards, and are in great demand as speakers. Susan was also the recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000 and is an Eliza R. Snow Fellow. She is a past Associate Dean of General Education and Honors and Director of Church History in the Religious Studies Center.

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) PAF5: Preferences, Lists, Users Guide, & Lessons; by Duane Dudley
(2) Adapting to the Ancestry Change in Family History Centers, by Robert Raymond
(3) Q&A on Main Presentation, by Harvey and Susan Easton-Black
(4) Video of last month's meeting on FH Consultant Training, by D. Merrill White
(5) Individual Mentoring, by RaeLee Steinacker & LaRita Evans
(6) Legacy: Getting It Right?, by Dean Bennett
(7) RootsMagic, 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; 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.