Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Speaker Announced for Membership Banquet

UGA is excited to announce the speaker for their Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet:

Mark Lowe, speaking on

Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Loud-Mouthed Children

– A humorous look at genealogical groups and when we need those loud mouthed children

J. Mark Lowe,CG has been researching families for more than 40 years. He grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others including some historic reenacting.

As a researcher and lecturer, Lowe enjoys working with Genealogical groups and professional organizations. He was President of the of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former Vice President and Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies,

Mark is Vice President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. In the process of teaching others, Mark builds his own skills and insight for research. His experience as a Classroom Teacher, Principal and Professional Researcher provides a different perspective for each research problem.

Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee which lies in Northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border. With family history in both states, a knowledge of the interaction of citizens along borders helps Mark resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences.

He is an instructor for the IGHR (Samford University), SLIG (UGA), and RIGSA and was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award by APG in 2007.

More information can be found at

Tickets are available at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Membership Meeting Planned

The UGA General Membership Meeting and Annual Banquet has been set for Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:00 pm

The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, Utah

We are going to have a real party this year to celebrate the success of the wonderful NGS conference we were able to host this spring and to launch our 40th anniversary year. We will be launching our new Virtual Chapter and our new UGA Genealogy Training and Tutorial Library Program--two new initiatives that will be rocking the genealogy world in Utah and striking out new territories for other genealogy societies to follow. Likewise there will be displays on the developments with the First Families of Utah program, new publicity initiatives (including the new logo, social media outlets, t-shirts and jackets and etc...) and plans for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and our wonderful Crossroads Journal. And finally, watch here for the list of drawing prizes that will be handed out at the banquet. We are going to have a great time socializing and networking with old and new friends.

Gardiner Village is a wonderful historical site all decked out this time of year for Halloween. Come and see the delightful decorations and enjoy the delicious food. Menu choices include:
  • Gardner Chicken (Chicken breast topped with ham and Swiss cheese with mushroom sauce), Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
  • Pan Seared Salmon, Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
  • Vegetarian or Special Needs Meal (Gluten Free, etc.)Pasta Primavera, Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
Don't delay. Limited seating is available. Tickets are available at

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Utah Genealogical Association's New Look

It seems like UGA has been doing a lot of "renovating" lately with our newsletter, Facebook, the addition of Twitter, and even our blog.

We have been working on getting more involved in the social media of things as well as keeping our members informed of up-coming events and new things with the association.

We would love to have you sign up for our new UGA Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

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