May 8th, 2007

Renee Zamora

UVPAFUG Monthly Meeting 12 May 2007

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, 12 May 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 Yvette Arts on WORLDVITALRECORDS.COM AND FAMILYLINK.COM: SOCIAL NETWORKING IN GENEALOGY AND FAMILY
HISTORY. is a new web site with historical and family history databases, including some LDS Church information. , currently in beta test, is a
web site associated with WorldVitalRecords and which provides a way of networking people and families in family history.

Yvette Arts will be discussing what these sites are and how they can be used. She will be assisted by Whitney Ransom and Jason McGowan. Yvette Arts, currently a Vice President of WorldVitalRecords, hopes to bring more meaning and life to family history. Whitney Ransom, Director of Communications at, is currently pursuing a Master's Degree at BYU in Instructional Psychology and Technology. Jason McGowan, Project Manager of, is from Alberta, Canada, but with roots in England.

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: Introduction, by Ralph Hansen
2. PAF 5: Advanced Search, Custom Lists, and Global Search & Replace, by Duane Dudley
3. Using Voice Recognition in Microsoft Office, by Paul Buss
4. Q&A on &, by Yvette Arts, Whitney Ransom, and Jason McGowan
5. Individual Mentoring, by Pat Andrus and Lynn Shumway
6. Video of last month's main presentation: New Property Database and Early LDS in Nauvoo and Iowa, by Harvey and Susan Easton Black
7. Legacy 6: Event Dates, by Dean Bennett
8. 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; 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 . For further information see the web site or contact President Gerhard Ruf at (225-6106), VP1 Don Snow at, or VP2 Brian Cooper at