All posts by W. Todd Knowles

Todd Knowles is the President of UJGS. He is the Jewish genealogy expert of FamilySearch and the purveyor of the Knowles Collection.

Call to Meeting – November 20

It’s almost time for the last UJGS meeting of 2018.

We will be meeting on November 20th at 6:30pm in a classroom on the main floor of the Family History Library. (Just head to the back wall and you will find us in one of the rooms.)

Our speaker will be Gordon L Remington and his topic is New York City Research.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – October 23

Hello friends. This is a reminder that UJGS is having a meeting tomorrow, October 23rd, at 6:30pm, in a classroom on the main floor of the Family History Library. (Just go to the rooms along the back wall and we’ll be in one of them.)

Our speaker couldn’t accommodate our change of schedule so we don’t have a topic. But a few of us went to the IAJGS conference in Poland a couple months ago and maybe you’d like to hear about that?

Otherwise, bring some genealogy research to do, especially your brick walls, and we’ll try to help you along.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – Delayed to October 23

A belated Shana Tova from UJGS!

Now that the high holidays are finally over, it’s time for another UJGS meeting.

Our meeting was supposed to be October 16th, but we’ve just been informed that FamilySearch is having a special event and the rooms at the FHL are unavailable.

So we are delaying our meeting one week and holding it on October 23rd. Sorry for any inconvenience but we hope you can still attend. It will be the usual time, 6:30pm, in one of the classrooms on the main floor.

We’re waiting for confirmation from our speaker and we’ll let you know when that is set up.

Call to Meeting – June 19

Our next UJGS meeting will be June 19th at 6:30pm in classroom B on the main floor at the Family History Library.

Our speaker will be Banai Lynn Feldstein and her presentation is “Three Adoptions and an Ethical Dilemma”. Come hear the stories about three adoptions in her immediate family.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – May 22

We had a little confusion this month over the date of the meeting and miscalculated that this past Tuesday was the second week when it was actually the third, so we’re having our meeting on the fourth Tuesday this month.

We will be meeting on May 22nd in classroom B on the main floor of the Family History Library.

Our speaker will be Brian Schellenberg and his topic is “Eretz Ashkenaz: A History of Germany and It’s Jewish Population”.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – April 17

Sorry for the extremely late notice, but life happens.

We have a UJGS meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm in classroom B on the main floor of the Family History Library (same place as the last two meetings).

April 25th is DNA Day, so it’s appropriate that out speaker, Nathan Machula, will be presenting “Genetic Genealogy 101”.

Come learn about using DNA for genealogy research, then stick around for questions and additional conversation about our own results.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – March 20

Our next meeting with be on March 20th at 6:30pm in Classroom B on the main floor of the Family History Library.

Our speaker will be Lindsay Levine, a research manager at AncestryProGenealogists and the topic will be Tips and Tricks for Immigration Research: Passenger Lists, Naturalization Records, and Identifying Towns of Origin in Europe.

Come join us for the presentation and, and always, feel free to bring your research questions with you. We will be happy to try to help with your family history research.

Call to Meeting – February 27, Reminder

Just a reminder that our first meeting of 2018 will be next Tuesday night, February 27th, at 6:30pm. Daniel Horowitz will be presenting on how to Prepare for a Cemetery Trip (Search, Photo, and Index).

We will be meeting in Classroom B on the Main Floor of the Family History Library. This is a new location for us. This room is located along the back wall in the center. It’s one of the new rooms, not where we used to meet on that floor.

Everyone is invited to attend. You need not be a member of UJGS, but you’re welcome to join. This meeting takes place the day before RootsTech and we hope some folks who are here for the conference will be joining us. We also hope that some of our members will be attending. The Expo Hall is open to the public, so feel free to visit there. Some of your UJGS members will be volunteering at the IAJGS booth. Come by and say hello or let us know if you’d like to volunteer as well.

And again, dues is due at this meeting. You can use our online store on Square or pay in person by cash, check, or credit card. It’s $10 for individuals or $15 for couples.

Call to Meeting – February 27

Welcome to a new year, genealogists.

Utah JGS will be starting off the year with a presentation by Daniel Horowitz, the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, teaching us how to Prepare for a Cemetery Trip (Search, Photo, and Index).

Our meeting will be on February 27th, a week later than usual, to take place the day before RootsTech. We will meet at 6:30pm at the Family History Library. (The room assignment isn’t set you; we’ll let you know.)

Don’t forget that a new year means that dues is due. You can pay in person at the meeting by cash, check, or credit card, or online with credit card via Square. Visit our online store or log in to the members only section of our web site for a link.

See you soon.