Category Archives: Call To Meeting

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 – May 21

It’s time for another Utah JGS meeting.

As usual, it will be on Tuesday night, May 21st, at 6:30pm in one of the main floor classrooms along the back wall of the Family History Library.

This month, we’ll be learning from our own Josh Perlman and Banai Feldstein as they teach us about Jewish Gravestones: What To Look For And How To Understand Them.

Need help with some gravestones? Bring along your pictures. We always have some time after the meeting to help out our members with their genealogy research, and this month would be appropriate to help with gravestones. Or if you have some other brick wall in your research, we’ll be happy to help you try to bust through it. Just bring whatever details you already have and we’ll give it a go.

See you there!

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 – March 19

Hello geneafriends.

We have a whole bunch of new people joining our UJGS mailing list from RootsTech. Thank you for stopping by the IAJGS booth and signing up.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19th, at 6:30pm. We meet at the Family History Library in the main floor classroom B or C — we’ll be in one and the other is usually empty.

Parking is free behind the museum next door beginning at 4pm. The entrance is accessible when heading East on North Temple between 200 West and West Temple. (If you’re driving West, there’s a median so you’ll have to U-turn.)

Many of you had questions about your research and DNA results. Bring your genealogy problems and we’ll try to help.

See you then!

Call to Meeting Reminder – February 26

Just a reminder that our first meeting of the year is next Tuesday at the FHL at 6:30pm in our usual place, the classrooms on the main floor.

Daniel Horowitz will be telling us about 10 Things You May Not Want to Know About MyHeritage. This is a great opportunity to learn about some of the features that site has to offer.

As always, since we meet at the library, you are free to do research before and after the meeting, and if you need some help with your research, we’ll do what we can to help you.

We’re also taking this opportunity to remind you that, since it’s the first meeting of the year, dues is due. It’s just $10 per person or $15 per couple. You can pay at the meeting by cash, check, or credit card, or pay online by credit card at our Square Store.

See you next week.

Call to Meeting – February 26

It’s almost time for our first meeting of the year for the Utah JGS.

As we’ve done for the past several years, our February schedule has been bumped up a week to take place the day before RootsTech, when we can take advantage of the speakers coming to town for the conference, and to get some extra attendance from the conference-goers.

This year we will have a returning favorite speaker, Daniel Horowitz, who will be telling us 10 Things You May Not Want to Know About MyHeritage.

MyHeritage is constantly adding new features to their website. Why do you not want to know about them? Because you will get addicted to all the amazing features available that will advance your family research. Come hear Daniel tell you all about: Pedigree Tree, Pedigree Map, Tree Consistency Checker, Charts, Calendar Events, Statistics, and many more.

Come join us on February 26th at 6:30pm in the main floor classrooms B & C at the Family History Library.

We will also have representatives at the IAJGS booth at RootsTech. If you’re interested in volunteering, just let us know by replying to this message.

See you there!