Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Call to Meeting

Tuesday, 9 September, 6:30 pm at the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Main Floor Computer Lab. This meeting will also be accessible via Zoom. The link is:

Kory Meyerink will speak to us about Professional Genealogy

Kory began his career in genealogy as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University, and he has been involved in nearly all aspects of the field for 40 years. He served on the staff of the Family History Library. He is the founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and one of the original founders of ProGenealogists, and he has written extensively.

Call to Board Meeting, 14 August 2023

An Open Board Meeting will be held at 7 pm on 14 August via Zoom, link to follow. Any interested party is welcome to attend. We’ll be discussing future programs, finances, and future projects and incentives to grow our group. Remember that elections will be in the Fall, so if becoming more involved is in your plans, please attend!

A message from the Foundation for East European Family History Studies

Dear Board of the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society,

The board of the Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS) has a proposal that we believe will help everyone – your organization, your members, and FEEFHS as well.

Our 2023 conference is scheduled for three days in early August (2-4). The online portion of the conference will offer 29 classes taught by lecturers and researchers from around the globe. There will be two simultaneous tracks and one special presentations. In addition, there will be 19 on-demand classes available at the start of the conference.

The regular price of the online conference is $200. But here’s the deal:

If you would like, we provide a special code for you to make available to your members. The code will qualify them for the $150 rate right up to the day before the conference. As well, for every attendee who registers with your code, we will pay 10 per cent – $15 – to your organization.

After the conference, we will send a list of the people who registered through your organization, and pay the money we owe. And yes, feel free to send the discount code to anyone you choose! The more, the merrier.

Every registrant will be given access to those 48 class recordings until the end of the year.

Since 1992, FEEFHS has been focused on providing information to help people discover their Central and East European heritage, especially in the countries that were once part of the Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and German Empires.

This promotion will make more people aware of what we do, help you offer a special deal to your members, and help them in their research. It would be a win-win-win.

The discount code assigned to your organization is: qip60q

Thanks for considering this!

Milan Pohontsch,

on behalf of the Foundation for East European Family History Studies



Call to Meeting, 17 July 2023

Topic: Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (UJGS) July 2023 Meeting
Time: Jul 17, 2023 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Zoom link:

Kathy Kirkpatrick, and, will talk about  Italian Concentration Camps in World War II. Handout at

The fifty-seven known locations of Concentration Camps run by Fascists in Italy, more or less in cooperation with the German Nazis, were usually smaller than the Camps we are familiar with in the rest of Europe. They also ran a range from one death camp to work camps to one camp recently described as the “anti-Auschwitz” camp because of the care given to Jewish prisoners there. The camp locations and stories are presented, with an emphasis on the positive experiences in this dark time in history. Photos of the camps and prisoners, stories of their experiences, and documentation are included in the presentation with guidance to the archives which contain the sources. 

Combining a background in history and genealogical research, Kathy Kirkpatrick offers clients professional genealogical research services and publications. Most family research is done at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, with annual (or more frequent) trips to do research in Italy, London, Paris, and other locations in Europe. She earned her B.A. in History from Humboldt State University at Arcata, California. Ms. Kirkpatrick is a past president of the Salt Lake Chapter (now part of the Utah Chapter) of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Currently, she serves as the president of the Utah Jewish Genealogical Society. This is the presentation she will make at the IAJGS Conference the end of this month.