Call to Meeting – September 19

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 19th, at 6:30pm in the B2 classroom of the Family History Library.

To finish off the Jewish year, we are going to watch a documentary about the Jews of Clarion, Utah. Come learn about this interesting community, folks who came out to Utah to be farmers just over a century ago. Some of their descendents still live in Utah and in the Salt Lake City area.

See you there!

MyHeritage Record Week

Search MyHeritage Censuses for freeMyHeritage is available at the Family History Library, making it accessible to our Utah JGS members fairly easily, but it’s always more convenient to search from home, at any hour, with all your genealogy data handy.

For one week, August 14 – 20, MyHeritage will be making all of its major census collections available for free. This includes the US, UK and Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. They are offering this in celebration of their recent milestone of surpassing eight billion historical records on SuperSearch.

So if you’ve been wanting to search the Nordic censuses or you’ve had trouble finding some of your relatives in the other censuses, now is a great time to try another search engine to find them.

If you’ve previously uploaded your family tree to MyHeritage, you should look through your record matches as well. They may have already found some listings for you.

You can visit their blog post about this offer to find links directly to each of the census collections by country.

Happy hunting!

Call to Meeting – August 22

The next Utah JGS meeting will be on August 22nd at 6:30pm at the Family History Library in the classroom on B2.

Our presenter will be Joshua Perlman, a genealogist at Ancestry ProGenealogists. He will be talking to us about Tips for Using Ancestry.

Ancestry is available for free at the Family History Library, so all of our members have easy access to those databases. Come learn more about how better to use that site for your research.

Call to Meeting – June 20

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Todd may not be able to attend our June meeting. And unfortunately there was no other speaker planned.

But instead of cancelling our meeting, Banai will be doing an early preview of her upcoming lecture for the IAJGS Conference about her program, Crowd Sourced Indexing.

Crowd Sourced Indexing (CSI) was a semifinalist in the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown. Banai will tell you about the program, demonstrate how it works, and she will be looking for suggestions on how to improve the presentation.

So meet us in the B2 classroom at the Family History Library at 6:30pm on Tuesday to learn about this new program. We may also have some discussions about the upcoming IAJGS Conference. How many of our members will be attending?

And as always, feel free to bring your genealogy questions and we’ll try to help with your research. See you there.

Call to Meeting – May 16

Sorry for the late reminder, but we have a UJGS meeting coming up this Tuesday, May 16th, at 6:30pm, in the B2 classroom at the Family History Library.

Since last month’s viewing of the keynote from the IAJGS conference in Seattle was a hit, we will be watching another session from the conference. The session has not yet been chosen yet, so you’ll have to show up to find out which one. Maybe we’ll let our attendees choose.

See you soon.

Call to Meeting – April 18

Our next meeting will be next Tuesday at 6:30pm in the B2 level classroom of the Family History Library.

We will be viewing the keynote lecture from the IAJGS conference in Seattle last summer. If you’d like to get a taste of what happens at the conference every year, this is your chance.

As always, feel free to bring some genealogy work to do, along with any questions in your research you’d like help with.

See you next week.

Call to Meeting – March 21

Our next meeting will be next Tuesday, March 21st, at 6:30pm, in the classroom on the B2 floor at the Family History Library.

Todd Knowles will present to us about Beginning Jewish research.

There is always time after our meetings for your personal research, so bring something to work on or bring your questions and we’ll try to help.

See you soon.

Practicing Safe Computing

A new resource has been made available from Hal Bookbinder. A series of short articles on Practicing Safe Computing have appeared monthly in “Venturing Into Our Past”, the newsletter of the JGS of Conejo Valley and Ventura County.

To date, 17 articles have been published. They have been consolidated into a single PDF file and it is freely available. Hal is planning to add new articles over the coming months.

Each article is only one page long and talks about general tips for using your computer and the Internet safely, from backing up your data to avoiding scams and viruses.

This is a useful resource. Be sure to download the PDF and read the articles. Thank you, Hal for sharing these with us.

 

Call to Meeting – February 21

The new year is upon us and it’s time to make this Society strong again. To do this we need to gather together Tuesday night, February 21st in the classroom on the British Floor (B2) of the Family History Library. We would like to take this opportunity to plan the upcoming year and have an open discussion on where we are headed and how best to get there.

Please take the time to join us. We need everyone.

We’d also like to remind you that dues for 2017 is due by the first meeting of the year. You may pay in person or online. We have switched to Square so please do not make a payment to our old Paypal account. With Square, you may pay online or in person by credit card. You will find a link to our Square Storefront here or when you log in to the Members Only section of our web site.