All posts by Joshua Perlman

Call to Meeting – November 16

Our next meeting of UJGS is on Monday. Sorry for the late notice.

Our speaker is Chad Schaeffer of the United Jewish Federation of Utah and he’ll be speaking about the Utah Jewish community.

As usual, this meeting will be held virtually and attendees will need to register online.

This is our last scheduled meeting of the year. We’ll let you know when next year’s schedule has been set up.

See you Monday.

Call to Meeting – October 19

Our next meeting will be October 19th at 6:30pm, virtually.

Our speaker is Brooke Schreier Ganz and she’ll be presenting Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy.

Brooke Ganz is a genealogist, computer programmer, and open-data activist. She is the founder and president of Reclaim the Records, a non-profit organization making archival records more accessible to the public.

Visit the registration page to join us.

Call to Meeting – September 21

It’s almost time for our next virtual meeting, September 21st at 6:30pm.

There are a lot of changes being made to FamilySearch, especially the research wiki. Todd Knowles, the Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer of FamilySearch, will present What’s New at FamilySearch.

As always, registration is required. Also note that we don’t expect to take up two hours as the registration page says, probably closer to one, but we over-book the webinar time just in case.

See you there!

Call to Meeting – August 17

For our August meeting, we will have Emily Garber as our speaker. Her topic: Learning Our Craft: Online Opportunities for Improving Our Research Skills.

To do quality research, never stop learning. Webcasts, webinars, online courses, blogs, podcasts, FaceBook, YouTube, discussion groups, wikis – these are a few of the plethora of opportunities for genealogy enthusiasts to hone their skills.

Since there are many different learning styles, this talk focuses on types of online opportunities (their strengths and weaknesses) and where to find them. Topics also include developing a personalized learning plan and fitting learning into our busy lives.

Of course, we will have this presentation by webinar, which requires registration. Some of you register minutes before we begin, and that’s OK too. Visit the registration link to sign up. As always, we block two hours for the webinar but usually only take about one hour of time.

See you there.

Call to Virtual Meeting – 20 July

We’re sorry that last month’s meeting planning slipped through the cracks, but we’re still here and having a meeting on Monday, July 20 at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Brian Podoll and his presentation is “Other German Record Sources, Beyond the Vitals”.

We use GoToWebinar. All attendees will need to register online before the event. The webinar will show two hours’ length, but we’re generally finished around one.

See you there.

Call to Virtual Meeting – May 18

It’s time for another UJGS meeting, on May 18 at 6:30pm.

With so many of us trying to research from home, we’re going to have a virtual question and answer session.

The experts in our society will try to answer any questions you may have. You can ask questions during the meeting, but if you have some questions ready, please send them in advance.

You will need to register for the webinar. Please visit the registration page before our session is set to begin so you can join us.

See you there.

Call to Virtual Meeting – April 20

That’s right friends, UJGS is having a virtual meeting.

We hope everyone who can has been staying home, maybe getting some genealogy research done. One day, things will get back to more normal, and when that happens, we’ll all be wanting more records from the archives in Eastern Europe.

Join us on Monday, April 20, at 6:30pm for Janette Silverman of Ancestry ProGenealogists as she tells us about Researching in Eastern European Archives.

For this meeting, we will be using GoToWebinar. If you are not familiar with the program, we will be online at 6pm for you to log in and test it out before the meeting begins. You will need an Internet connection and a speaker or headphones, or you can call in with your phone for audio. Some instructions can be found here.

You must register online to attend. You will receive an email confirmation with instructions and a link to use to join the meeting, including a reminder email 1 hour before the presentation.

We hope you’ll join us.

Call to Meeting – March 16

Our next meeting will take place on Monday, 16 March, at 6:30pm in the main floor classroom of the Family History Library.

Daniel R. Jones, the Manager of The Slavic Research Specialist Team at FamilySearch will talk about some of the things that FamilySearch has that could help people researching in the area. Bring any additional questions for Daniel to answer to help with your research.

We’ll see you there.