About Us

The Utah Jewish Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002 to provide a forum for and assistance to members interested in researching their Jewish ancestors. UJGS offers its members research techniques, informative lectures, and teaches genealogical research techniques. Membership is open to anyone with interest in Jewish genealogical research without regard to race, religion, or ethnic identification. We welcome all people of Jewish heritage and ancestry — those identifying as Jews and those who practice other faiths or no faith.

The Objectives of the UJGS are:

  • To promote an interest in Jewish genealogy and encourage interested persons to pursue and preserve genealogical information.
  • To encourage and instruct society members in Jewish genealogical research including:
    • Effective genealogical research techniques.
    • Careful documentation.
    • Maintaining quality genealogical standards.
  • To provide opportunities for the sharing of Jewish genealogical information, experiences, and to work with other members to solve research problems.
  • To locate, protect, and preserve public and private Jewish genealogical records in Utah and to make such records available to society members and the general public.
  • To publish genealogical and historical information in a regular newsletter and to encourage the publication of worthy materials in the field of Jewish genealogy, especially materials related to Utah.