It’s time for another UJGS meeting. We are meeting at the Family History Library, Tuesday, May 21st, from 7-9pm. This month’s topic: Genealogy in the Round.
What’s Genealogy in the Round? It’s a bring-your-own topic. Everyone is encouraged to participate in some way. Bring a family heirloom, tell a story about an ancestor, share a genealogical find, tell something interesting you’ve learned while researching history, or bring a brick wall problem and we’ll try to help you chip away at it.
We’ll also have some discussion about the 2014 IAJGS conference we’ll be co-hosting next summer.
We will be broadcasting this meeting as a webinar for anyone who want to join us remotely. You can register at this link. If you want to share something from home, please be ready with a microphone and headset and we will try to have the system set up so that we can broadcast you to the room.
We’d be happy to have our members send us pictures or scans of what they’re planning to share so we can show them during the broadcast. Or feel free to bring your files on a flash drive and take over at the podium for a few minutes. (Please, no presentations longer than ten minutes. We want to give everyone a turn.)
If you want help with a brick wall, you may send that information in advance too. Since we’ll be at the Library, we might even be able to find some information you need before you go home.
Shavuot begins this Tuesday evening, so have a happy holiday. (Read more about the holiday from our previous blog post.)
And we’ll see you on the 21st. Who’s going to be there?
This message is to remind everyone of our upcoming meeting, March 19th, 7-9pm, at the JCC.
Jeanette Rosenberg is presenting Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Found, about her research visits to Germany (and she may mention some other locations). Jeanette comes to us from England, a member of AGRA, JGS Great Britain, and GerSIG.
Webinar registration is online and open to the public. Address and directions to the JCC are on our web site.
We will also be discussing our participation in the 2014 IAJGS Conference. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with our society’s responsibilities.
UJGS members, please remember to bring your dues for 2013 if you haven’t already paid. We’ll see you there!
It’s time for another meeting of UJGS. We began 2013 with a Library Research Night that was well attended. Now, we’re heading back to the JCC for a presentation meeting.
Joining us to speak is Jeanette Rosenberg. Her topic: Where I’ve Been and What I’ve Found.
Jeanette will present about her genealogy research visits to Germany and elsewhere, giving some case studies drawn from her personal research. These will give examples of the sources others can consider using for their own research.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19th, from 7-9pm at the JCC. More information can be found on our meetings web page.
Everyone is welcome to the meeting, or you may attend by webinar. Registration is required for webinar attendance.
(This will be our first webinar broadcast from the JCC. We won’t be able to test our technology in advance of the meeting, so if anything goes wrong with the webinar, we will find some way to record the session and make it available to those who were registered.)
More about our speaker. Jeanette Rosenberg is a professional genealogist and member of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from Strathclyde University. She’s a frequent researcher at archives in Germany, where she’s participated in local history seminars. Jeanette is also a popular Jewish genealogy speaker around the UK. She was appointed a GerSig Director in 2009 and leads for JGS Great Britain on Education and Mentoring, managing exhibitions, and is chair of the German SIG.
We’re kicking off 2013 with Library Research Night tomorrow night, 19 February, at the Family History Library. We will be there between 5 and 9pm and members are welcome to come by to ask for help from others, share their discoveries, or just to get some research done and have someone around to chat with.
We’ll have a sign at the information desk on the main floor to let you know where we are.
It’s time for our first meeting of 2013, and we’re starting out with Library Research Night.
On February 19th, from 5-9:00pm, members are invited to the Family History Library to do our research together.
Check our meetings page for more information about free parking downtown.
Bring along a brick wall problem and ask other members for their advice. If your research is taking you to a new country or into a new language, we may have someone who can help you get started at reading new records types. Or just show up to help others, and bring some research to do.
If you’re planning to come, it’s best to RSVP and let us know what kind of research problems you need help with, so we can do our best to arrange for the right members to be around.
We’ll see you Tuesday night.
(And don’t forget to bring your dues.)
Welcome UJGS members and friends to 2013.
We have updated our blog a bit, transferring all of our subscribers to our in-house email system. We have also added some of our past members back onto the list. We’d love to see some more of you again. (Feel free to unsubscribe if you’re no longer interested in hearing from us.)
Mark your calendars. We have set our schedule for 2013.
- 19 February – Library Research Night
- 19 March
- 21 May
- 18 June – Library Research Night
- 23 July
- 22 October
This year, we are trying out the third Tuesday of the month. February and June will be Library Research Night at the Family History Library. From 5-9pm, come to give and/or receive research help from your fellow society members.
Our other meetings will take place at the Jewish Community Center from 7-9pm. Our first speaker in March will be Jeanette Rosenberg, a genealogist from England, who will be sharing with us her research exploits in Germany. More details to come.
Attention UJGS members, this Saturday we are having a board meeting. No, we don’t mean for all of you to come, but if anyone wants to volunteer to contribute more to the society, we’d love to have you bring your ideas and join the board. We still have some positions that are available. Don’t worry if you don’t have any specific experience for helping to run a genealogy society, because we’re all still figuring it out as we go along. Let me know and I’ll send you the meeting details.
If you don’t want to volunteer but you have some suggestions, please send them in. This society is here for your benefit. So what is it that you want from the society? What were you hoping to learn from the society? What were you hoping the society would do, or do for you? We want to know so we can try to make that happen. We know that we have all levels of skills among our members, from beginners to professionals, and we want to try to address everyone’s needs.
I’ll also use this post to send out a Happy Hanukkah to everyone!
(Sorry, I forgot to do a blog entry for this holiday.)
As International Jewish Genealogy Month comes to a close, UJGS is having another meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 7-9pm at the Family History Library.
Our presenter will be Heidi Sugden, a Research Consultant at the Family History Library and a native of Vienna, Austria. She will be speaking about Jewish Research in Vienna and its surroundings.
This meeting will be broadcast as a webinar for anyone who cannot attend in person. Registration is required.
If you’re unfamiliar with the GoToWebinar software, we recommend watching this video so you can understand more about how a webinar works.
We’ll see you next week!
Library Research Night is just around the corner.
To help kick off International Jewish Genealogy Month, we will meet at the Family History Library on Tuesday night, October 16th, from 5-9pm.
(We’ll leave a sign at the information desk so you know where to find us.)
Anyone is welcome to join us, both members and non-members. Come join us and work on your genealogy research. Ask our society experts for help. Want to bust down a brick wall and need new advice? Want to venture into new territory in your research by way of a new country or a new language? Are you just starting out in your family history quest and want help getting started? We will do our best to help you.
Please let us know by comment on the blog or by email (just reply if you get this by email) if you are going to come and what you would like help with so we can be better prepared for you.
So, will we see you on Tuesday?
Cheshvan is approaching, and that means International Jewish Genealogy Month (IJGM) will soon be here. This year, IJGM is from October 17th to November 14th.
UJGS will be kicking off the month with a Library Research Night on October 16th and ending with a meeting on November 13th. Both events are at the Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City.
This Library Research Night (LRN) will be open to anyone, members and non-members. From 5-9pm, we will find a place at the FHL to do our research together. Our more advanced members have volunteered to help the others to do their research. Have a brick wall you need help busting down? Need to move into new research territory — a new country, a new language? Are you a beginner and need to know where to start your family history? We want to help.
If you plan to be there for LRN, we’d prefer to hear from you in advance. Let us know what you want help with so we have a chance to prepare, and so we know how many people to expect.
See you at the library!