Upcoming Meeting Reminder

March 19 – Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Handout at https://www.gentracer.org/Polish%20Military%20in%20the%20Liberation%20of%20Italy%20from%20the%20Nazis%20Handout.pdf. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.

Call to Meeting, 19 March 2024

Board meeting to follow Kathy Kirkpatrick on “Polish Military in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazis”. Polish soldiers served in the armies of Germany, the US, Britain (including Mandatory Palestine), as well as those freed from the USSR who fought alongside the the Allies to Liberate Italy and in the Mediterranean. Meeting at the FamilySearch Library in Room B on the Main Floor at 6:30. The Zoom link is https://ancestry.zoom.us/j/95716205708?pwd=czJzNWwyUy9vdWtQR3pnaHZBOFFRdz09.

Request from Emily Garber

“Does anyone in your group have the Alexander Beider Jewish name dictionary books? Especially the ones regarding Galicia and the Russian Empire. Also, Lars Menk on German Jewish names? If so, these would be great to have at our booth during RootsTech.”

If yes, please contact Kathy (gentracer@gmail.com).

Thanks!

Call to Meeting – February 27

This is your second reminder about our next meeting, February 27th, at 6:30pm at the FSL downtown, with speaker Daniel Horowitz and a brand new lecture. We’d like to see some people in person. We don’t know who all our members are anymore. Come and meet some of us.

But if you can’t be there, you can register via Zoom and we’ll be happy to have you join us that way:

https://myheritage.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdO6qqzMuHd0LurlQF-znFkk6Ldf-kXOm

Also, sorry that everyone got the previous notice three times. We have no idea how that have happened. Maybe a WordPress update threw off our emailing system. Or it was a weird fluke. Hopefully it was the latter and won’t happen with this one. If it does, we’ll look into it and try to fix it before out next notice.

Call to Meeting – February 27th

The next meeting of Utah JGS is coming up soon. On Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30pm in the main floor classroom at the FamilySearch Library, we will have a presentation by Daniel Horowitz, the MyHeritage Genealogy Expert. Daniel is in town for RootsTech, which begins on the 29th.

Daniel will be presenting a brand new lecture: The Family History of Department Stores.

Macy’s, Sears, Bloomingdale’s — these and many more of the world’s most successful department stores are named after the families that founded them. Join Daniel as he explores the stories of the families fighting to survive who managed to transform their family business into a household name.

Please join us in person if you can. A Zoom link will be sent at a future time for those who cannot attend.

And don’t forget to attend RootsTech, February 29th to March 2nd. In-person registration is $109 for all three days, but virtual registration is free. Also the Expo Hall is free, so stop in and see what’s available, and say hello to Daniel at the MyHeritage booth.

IAJGS at RootsTech request

It’s that time again! IAJGS is gearing up for our booth at the conference. We will set up our booth (probably late afternoon) on Wednesday, Feb 28, staff it through the conference, and, then, break things down starting at about 3 pm on Saturday, Mar 2.

Please ID someone from your group who I can work with. Also ID any additional UJGS members who might help staff the booth. I need to know the names and email addresses of all who will be volunteering no later than 2/9 so I can provide names to FamilySearch for exhibit hall passes. Anyone who works the booth will be eligible to use one or the two general passes to attend talks during the conference. I will be creating an electronic sign-up sheet in the next day or two so people can select slots for staffing the booth.

I have a good quantlty of brochures left from other JGSes, so I do not expect that we’d direct a huge amount of mail to whomever coordinates for you in SLC. There will likely be an item or two that I have printed locally. Last year Gary picked those up for me. But I could probably do that myself if needed.

Emily Garber

IAJGS

If anyone planning to be in SLC is available and willing to assist, please let me know (gentracer@gmail.com) to it all gets coordinated.

Thanks!