Category Archives: Call To Meeting

Call to Meeting – May 10

Yes, you read that right. Our next meeting is on Monday, May 10th, at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Angie Bush, an internationally recognized genetic genealogist working at Ancestry ProGenealogists. Her presentation will be “Endogamy and Your DNA Matches”.

We’re expecting a shorter presentation, so bring your DNA and endogamy questions for Angie.

Sorry for the late notice of the unusual meeting date. We’ll see you Monday night.

Call to Meeting – March 15

Our next meeting will be next Monday, March 15th, at 6:30pm Mountain time.

Daylight Saving Time begins the day before so make sure to pay attention to your computer or phone (as they should update automatically) if you haven’t changed your other clocks.

Our speaker will be our very own Kathy Kirkpatrick teaching us about The Hidden Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Italian-American Family.

Registration is available online.

We will be voting on bylaw changes. If you are a paid member this year or you were last year, you should have already received a copy of those changes. Anyone who joins before the meeting may vote. Dues is only $10.

See you there.

Call to Meeting – January 18

We have been delighted with the attendance at our virtual meetings in 2020 and expect to continue this year. In fact, we have made tentative plans for speakers at our first few meetings of 2021.

That said, we are very interested in your ideas for future speakers and/or topics.

  • What subjects would you like to learn more about?
  • Are there any specific speakers or organizations that you would like to hear from?
  • Do you have any other suggestions for the society?

We assume that most of you receive these notices by email, so feel free to just hit the reply button and let us know.

Now, for new business. We apologize for the short notice, but we’re having an early meeting this year.

On Monday, January 18 at 6:30pm, we will be meeting by webinar for a presentation from Janette Silverman, Lost in the Shoah: the Rescuing Power of Genealogy.

Registration is required so please sign up.

We’d also like to remind you that dues for 2021 is due. You can pay online at Square. You may also mail a check to the UJGS Treasurer, 5173 Pieper Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84118. Dues is $10 per person or $15 for a couple. If you’re a new member, please visit our web site and fill in an application so we know who you are.

Hope to see you at our meetings.

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.