All posts by W. Todd Knowles

Todd Knowles is the President of UJGS. He is the Jewish genealogy expert of FamilySearch and the purveyor of the Knowles Collection.

Call to Meeting Update – November 18

This is your reminder message of our upcoming UJGS meeting, November 18th, 6:30pm at the FHL in our usual room.

This is our election meeting and a good time to either volunteer yourself for a position or volunteer your ideas for what you want our society to do in the future.

And we have a speaker scheduled. (The previous message said we didn’t.) Lindsay Levine will be speaking about research in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – November 18

It’s November so that means it’s time for the last meeting of the year for Utah JGS.

We’ll meet on November 18th and, as usual, at 6:30pm at the Family History Library in a main floor classroom.

If you want to have a say in the future of our society, or volunteer for a position, this is your chance because it’s our election meeting.

We don’t have a speaker scheduled so we’ll just be talking about genealogy and our society. If you have ideas to improve our society or get more people involved, bring them. If you have questions about your own genealogy, we’re always happy to try to help.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – September 16

It’s almost time for our last meeting of the year — the Hebrew year, that is.

Our next meeting is in two weeks, on September 16th, at 6:30pm in a main floor classroom of the Family History Library.

Come hear Kathy Kirkpatrick teach us about Jewish Military Burials in Europe and the US.

We will not have a meeting in October due to the High Holidays, so come and get your fix for Jewish genealogy this month. (We will have a meeting in November.)

As always, you are welcome to bring your own genealogy problem if you need assistance with your research. We’re happy to help.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – August 19

It’s time for another JGS meeting. We are still meeting on the third Monday of the month, August 19th, in a main floor classroom of the Family History Library at 6:30pm.

This month, we will hear from Banai Feldstein about Lesser Known Online Resources, a presentation she gave at the IAJGS conference last month in Cleveland.

Come learn about many resources, most free, and how to find more to help with your own research.

As always, if you need any help — translations or brick walls — bring them along and we’ll do our best to move you along in your research.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – Monday, July 15

This is your monthly reminder that it’s time for a Utah JGS meeting. Again, we will be meeting on the third Monday, July 15th, 6:30pm, at the Family History Library in a classroom on the main floor.

We have two possible presentations, depending on if one will be ready in time for the meeting. Both presentations are about available genealogy resources, each from different sources. We’ll try to send out a reminder when we know which one we’re going with.

As always, if you have any research problems you want help with, bring them with you and we’ll try to help.

See you next week.

Call to Meeting Reminder – Monday, June 17

Just a reminder that the next UJGS meeting is tomorrow evening at 6:30pm at the the JCC (Jewish Community Center) at 2 North Medical Drive. Use their parking lot then go in the main entrance and signs or people will guide you to where we are.

The topic will be An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy.

If you have any friends or family who are interested in genealogy research, bring them along so they can learn.

As always, if anyone has a research problem, bring that along as well and we’ll see what we can do to help you with it.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – Monday, June 17

That’s right, friends, our next meeting will be on Monday. And we’ll be at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 2 North Medical Drive. We’re keeping our usual start time of 6:30pm.

The topic will be An Introduction to Jewish Genealogy.

We’re trying to attract new people, so if you have any friends who are interested in Jewish genealogy, bring them along because this will be a good presentation for them to get started with.

But a refresher can be good for anyone as you may be reminded of things you once learned but forgot or just don’t think about anymore.

As always, we’re happy to brainstorm any research problems you are having, so bring your questions to the meeting and we’ll see what we can do to help you along.

Call to Meeting – Correction

Sorry folks, we were thinking of the wrong floor. The B1 computer lab is the other direction. The books are down the right side wall where the previous message told you to go.

The computer lab is the other way, past the copy center and in the back where the microfilm readers are, the southeast corner of the building.