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 – Correction

Sorry folks, we were thinking of the wrong floor. The B1 computer lab is the other direction. The books are down the right side wall where the previous message told you to go.

The computer lab is the other way, past the copy center and in the back where the microfilm readers are, the southeast corner of the building.

Call to Meeting – April 16

It’s time for another Utah JGS meeting.

On Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30pm in the B2 classroom on the main floor of the Family History Library, our own Todd Knowles will be sharing information about the Knowles Collection.

The Knowles Collection began as a database of British Jews based on the research of Isobel Mordy. From there, it kept expanding and now includes over 1 million records of Jews from around the world.

Come hear from Todd as he shares information about the collection, what is in it, and how to access it from FamilySearch.

And as always, if you need help with your research, bring your questions and we’ll see how we can help.

See you there.

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!