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!

Happy Valentine’s Day from MyHeritage

While our members can access the site whenever they visit the Family History Library, MyHeritage is offering an early Valentine’s Day gift.

Free access to all marriage records on their site. This includes US, European, and all international collections they have.

So if you have some marriages in your family still to find, take a look and see what they have from the convenience of your home.

This offer runs from February 10 – 17 at myheritage.com.

Call to Meeting – November 20

It’s almost time for the last UJGS meeting of 2018.

We will be meeting on November 20th at 6:30pm in a classroom on the main floor of the Family History Library. (Just head to the back wall and you will find us in one of the rooms.)

Our speaker will be Gordon L Remington and his topic is New York City Research.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – October 23

Hello friends. This is a reminder that UJGS is having a meeting tomorrow, October 23rd, at 6:30pm, in a classroom on the main floor of the Family History Library. (Just go to the rooms along the back wall and we’ll be in one of them.)

Our speaker couldn’t accommodate our change of schedule so we don’t have a topic. But a few of us went to the IAJGS conference in Poland a couple months ago and maybe you’d like to hear about that?

Otherwise, bring some genealogy research to do, especially your brick walls, and we’ll try to help you along.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – Delayed to October 23

A belated Shana Tova from UJGS!

Now that the high holidays are finally over, it’s time for another UJGS meeting.

Our meeting was supposed to be October 16th, but we’ve just been informed that FamilySearch is having a special event and the rooms at the FHL are unavailable.

So we are delaying our meeting one week and holding it on October 23rd. Sorry for any inconvenience but we hope you can still attend. It will be the usual time, 6:30pm, in one of the classrooms on the main floor.

We’re waiting for confirmation from our speaker and we’ll let you know when that is set up.

FindMyPast Free Weekend – September 7 – 10

FindMyPast is offering free access to 2.7 billion records this weekend. Included in the offer is birth, marriage, and death records, census, military, immigration, directories, the 1939 Register, and more.

Most of these collections are British but also include ship lists going to and from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America and more; the Catholic Heritage Archive of North American, British, and Irish records. It appears that FindMyPast is offering access to almost all of their collections (except for newspapers, PERSI, and UK Electoral Registers).

The offer ends at midnight on September 10th (BST?), so don’t miss out on the opportunity to search these records from the comfort of your own home. FindMyPast is available for free access at the Family History Library, but some collections are not always available in the library versions.

I know what I’ll be doing for some of this weekend. What will you be doing?