Call to Meeting – July 17

The next UJGS meeting will be July 17th at 6:30pm in classroom B on the main floor of the Family History Library (our usual place).

Our speaker this month is Marek Koblanski. We don’t have the title but he will be talking about Polish research.

This is our last meeting until October, so don’t miss it!

AmericanAncestors Free Access This Week

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering free access this week to all of its online databases, more than 1.4 billion names.

Visit AmericanAncestors.org to search their records. Searching is free but you will need to create a guest account to see the images.

These records are only free from July 10 to July 17, so don’t miss out. They have more than just New England records. You can browse their database list to see what they have.

Happy hunting!

MyHeritage US Newspapers – Free This Week

In honor of the July 4th holiday, MyHeritage is providing free access to its US Newspaper records, no data subscription required, from July 3rd to July 8th.

We know that telling the stories of our ancestors is an important part of genealogy research. While vital records provide birth, marriage, and death information, newspapers often provide the narrative of our ancestors’ lives in between those events.

Visit the MyHeritage blog for more about this offer and the origins of one of our national symbols, the bald eagle. Or head straight over to the Newspaper Collection.

If you’ve previously uploaded your family tree to MyHeritage, log in and can look under “Discoveries”, then “Matches by Source”, look only at “Record Matches”, and look at your newspaper smart matches to see what MyHeritage has already found for your family. You may not be able to click through from there, but you’ll know who they found and you can search for it on your own.

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!

Call to Meeting – March 20

Our next meeting with be on March 20th at 6:30pm in Classroom B on the main floor of the Family History Library.

Our speaker will be Lindsay Levine, a research manager at AncestryProGenealogists and the topic will be Tips and Tricks for Immigration Research: Passenger Lists, Naturalization Records, and Identifying Towns of Origin in Europe.

Come join us for the presentation and, and always, feel free to bring your research questions with you. We will be happy to try to help with your family history research.

February 27 – Meeting Time Change

Slight change of plans. Daniel’s schedule had a last minute change so he will be speaking to us at 7:30 instead of 6:30. Everything else remains the same.

If you arrive in time for 6:30, the Family History Library is full of resources for your genealogy research. Feel free to make use of them. UJGS members may be around if you have any questions, and the FHL has lots of volunteers willing to help if you don’t see us.

Call to Meeting – February 27, Reminder

Just a reminder that our first meeting of 2018 will be next Tuesday night, February 27th, at 6:30pm. Daniel Horowitz will be presenting on how to Prepare for a Cemetery Trip (Search, Photo, and Index).

We will be meeting in Classroom B on the Main Floor of the Family History Library. This is a new location for us. This room is located along the back wall in the center. It’s one of the new rooms, not where we used to meet on that floor.

Everyone is invited to attend. You need not be a member of UJGS, but you’re welcome to join. This meeting takes place the day before RootsTech and we hope some folks who are here for the conference will be joining us. We also hope that some of our members will be attending. The Expo Hall is open to the public, so feel free to visit there. Some of your UJGS members will be volunteering at the IAJGS booth. Come by and say hello or let us know if you’d like to volunteer as well.

And again, dues is due at this meeting. You can use our online store on Square or pay in person by cash, check, or credit card. It’s $10 for individuals or $15 for couples.