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 – September 16

It’s almost time for our last meeting of the year — the Hebrew year, that is.

Our next meeting is in two weeks, on September 16th, at 6:30pm in a main floor classroom of the Family History Library.

Come hear Kathy Kirkpatrick teach us about Jewish Military Burials in Europe and the US.

We will not have a meeting in October due to the High Holidays, so come and get your fix for Jewish genealogy this month. (We will have a meeting in November.)

As always, you are welcome to bring your own genealogy problem if you need assistance with your research. We’re happy to help.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – August 19

It’s time for another JGS meeting. We are still meeting on the third Monday of the month, August 19th, in a main floor classroom of the Family History Library at 6:30pm.

This month, we will hear from Banai Feldstein about Lesser Known Online Resources, a presentation she gave at the IAJGS conference last month in Cleveland.

Come learn about many resources, most free, and how to find more to help with your own research.

As always, if you need any help — translations or brick walls — bring them along and we’ll do our best to move you along in your research.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – Monday, July 15

This is your monthly reminder that it’s time for a Utah JGS meeting. Again, we will be meeting on the third Monday, July 15th, 6:30pm, at the Family History Library in a classroom on the main floor.

We have two possible presentations, depending on if one will be ready in time for the meeting. Both presentations are about available genealogy resources, each from different sources. We’ll try to send out a reminder when we know which one we’re going with.

As always, if you have any research problems you want help with, bring them with you and we’ll try to help.

See you next week.


Call to Meeting Reminder – Monday, June 17

Just a reminder that the next UJGS meeting is tomorrow evening at 6:30pm at the the JCC (Jewish Community Center) at 2 North Medical Drive. Use their parking lot then go in the main entrance and signs or people will guide you to where we are.

The topic will be An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy.

If you have any friends or family who are interested in genealogy research, bring them along so they can learn.

As always, if anyone has a research problem, bring that along as well and we’ll see what we can do to help you with it.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – Monday, June 17

That’s right, friends, our next meeting will be on Monday. And we’ll be at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 2 North Medical Drive. We’re keeping our usual start time of 6:30pm.

The topic will be An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy.

We’re trying to attract new people, so if you have any friends who are interested in Jewish genealogy, bring them along because this will be a good presentation for them to get started with.

But a refresher can be good for anyone as you may be reminded of things you once learned but forgot or just don’t think about anymore.

As always, we’re happy to brainstorm any research problems you are having, so bring your questions to the meeting and we’ll see what we can do to help you along.

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!