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.
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.
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.
In light of the warnings about gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve decided to postpone the UJGS meeting scheduled for this Monday, March 16th. We’ll be working with the speaker to reschedule his presentation for later this year.
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.
It’s almost time for Utah JGS’s first meeting of the year. We will be meeting on Monday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the main floor classrooms at the Family History Library.
Our speaker is Daniel Horowitz, the genealogy expert at MyHeritage, and he’ll be telling us about Israeli and European Records Available on MyHeritage.
This meeting takes place the same week as RootsTech. Whether you are planning to attend or not, in past years, the Expo Hall has been free to visit, and probably will be again. You can meet with the vendors and learn about the products and technologies they offer to assist with your genealogy research. We recommend a visit one day.
And because this is our first meeting of the year, it’s time to pay your dues: $10 per person or $15 per couple. You can pay in person (cash, check, or credit card) or by credit card online at Square.