Officers and Volunteers

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 Group Officers

Group officers are elected annually by vote of the membership during our regular meeting in February.  All the officers plus the appointed committee chairpersons serve as the executive committee. Current officers are:

Gerhard Ruf

Gerhard Ruf 801.225.6106


Laurie Castillo

 1st Vice President
Laurie Castillo

Don Snow

 2nd Vice President
Don Snow 801.225.7123

John Blake

John Blake

Rayanne Melick


Rayanne Meklick

Donald Engstrom

Donald Engstrom

Marie Anderson

Attendance Sec.(appointed)
Marie Andersen


Eileen Phelps

Special Projects
Eileen Phelps

Ralph Hansen

  Special Projects
   Ralph Hansen


Committee Leadership

One of the important duties of UVTAGG officers is to select and support the leaders and members of several committees. Those currently serving are:

Internet – Brent Nelson, Chris Stevenson, Rick Wightman

Newsletter Distribution – Chris Stevenson

Newsletter Editor – Eileen Phelps

Video Taping / VHS and DVD Library – Marie Andersen, Bruce Merrill, Don Ostler

Volunteer Coordinator – Vacant

Other members of the group assist on these committees. We can always use more help! Volunteers to teach classes and serve on committees are welcome at any time. If you would like to help out in our efforts to help others become more productive in using technology to further their family history work in any way please contact any of the individuals listed above.


We appreciate the following who teach classes on a variety of subjects at our monthly meetings:

Pat Andrus     Class Outlines  TOPICS: FamilySearch Internet, Pedigree Resource File

John Blake   Class Outlines  TOPIC: FamilySearch Internet

Jerry Castillo     Class Outlines  TOPICS: Basic Computers, Internet, Browers and Windows Operating Systems

Laurie Castillo     Class Outlines TOPICS: Beginning German and Dutch Research, Utah, Texas and New England Research, IGI, LDS Records, US Census, US and States Vital Records

Brigham Cheney     Class Outlines  TOPICS: Medieval Genealogy

Duane Dudley     Class Outlines  TOPICS: Using PAF 5, FamilyInsight, new FamilySearch

Barry Ewell     Class Outlines  TOPIC: Learning the Tech to Trace Your Roots

Roger Flick     Class Outlines  TOPICS: Using Technology, BYU Library

Kory Myerink     Class Outlines  TOPIC: Evaluating Sources

Robert Raymond     Class Outlines  TOPICS: HTML, Building Family History Websites

Gerhard Ruf     Class Outlines  TOPICS: All aspects of using the Internet to further your family history work, genealogical shareware and freeware programs, all aspects of PAF.

Don Snow     Class Outlines TOPICS: PAF, FamilySearch, Internet

Lila Sowards     Class Outlines  TOPICS: PAF, Consultant Training

Rae Lee Steinacker     Class Outlines  TOPIC: Research on the Internet