Category Archives: Call To Meeting

Call to Meeting – July 19

Our next meeting of UJGS will be on the 19th of July, 6:30pm Mountain Time.

Our speakers are Schelly Talalay Dardashti and Maria Apodaca presenting about Conversos and Crypto Jews.

Schelly, founder of “Tracing the Tribe,” will discuss ethnicity, history, migration and DNA of Converso Jews. Maria will speak about her family’s personal journey. Both are leaders of Centro Sefarad New Mexico, the Sephardic Heritage program of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico.

Beginning this month, we are moving from GoToWebinar to Zoom, so be patient with us as we figure out the new software.

Registration is required.

We’ll see you there.

Call to Meeting – June 21

June 21st is the next UJGS meeting, 6:30pm online.

Our speaker is Chuck Weinstein, the Towns/Districts Director for the Ukraine Special Interest Group, 2019 JewishGen Volunteer of the Year, and co-chair of the 2016 IAJGS Conference. His topic is: The Three Great Myths of Jewish Genealogy.

Register to join us via GoToWebinar.

And welcome to a bunch of new mailing list members. You signed up to be added to our mailing list at RootsTech 2020 but unfortunately those lists went missing until recently. We’re still happy for you to join us.

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.