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.

Call to Meeting – February 27

Welcome to a new year, genealogists.

Utah JGS will be starting off the year with a presentation by Daniel Horowitz, the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, teaching us how to Prepare for a Cemetery Trip (Search, Photo, and Index).

Our meeting will be on February 27th, a week later than usual, to take place the day before RootsTech. We will meet at 6:30pm at the Family History Library. (The room assignment isn’t set you; we’ll let you know.)

Don’t forget that a new year means that dues is due. You can pay in person at the meeting by cash, check, or credit card, or online with credit card via Square. Visit our online store or log in to the members only section of our web site for a link.

See you soon.

Election Results

Congratulations to our new UJGS officers. Our election was held yesterday at our regular meeting.

All of our officers have been re-elected to another two-year term. Returning are Todd Knowles as President, Paula Paradise as Secretary, and Banai Feldstein as Treasurer and Webmaster.

Also joining our Board is Josh Perlman, serving as the Chair of the Activities Committee.

We will soon begin planning for our society activities next year. We are currently looking at setting up a special January meeting on a Sunday for a speaker who will be coming to town. We’ll let you know as the plans move forward.

Call to Meeting – November 21

Hello genealogists. It’s time for the last meeting of the year for UJGS.

We’ll be having our elections at this meeting. Would you like to help your society more? Do you have ideas? We’d love to hear them and we’d love for you to volunteer as an officer or a board member. Or come and vote for who you’d like to lead.

We will be meeting at the Family History Library at 6:30pm in the B2 classroom on Tuesday. Come join us to decide our future as a society and talk about, or get help with, your genealogy.

Call to Meeting – October 17

Sorry for the late notice, but our next meeting is scheduled for October 17th. We’ll meet in the B2 classroom of the Family History Library at 6:30pm.

Todd won’t be able to attend and we don’t have anything planned, but we don’t want to cancel so late in case someone had planned to be there.

Bring your genealogy questions, brick walls, or family history stories you might like to tell, and we’ll just chat or do some research. We want to encourage our members to make use of the FHL so this might be a good opportunity to get some research done.

Also of note, our next meeting in November will be our election. Interested in serving as an officer or board member? Let us know.

See you Tuesday.

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!