Welcome to UGA!

The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) provides genealogical education and information for researchers at all levels, supporting members from across the nation.




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The Utah Genealogical Association is not to be confused with the Genealogical Society of Utah, who microfilmed records and gathered them at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For those wishing to see what records they have, please visit FamilySearch.org.

UGA is now accepting proposals for its annual virtual Summit of Excellence Conference. The theme this year is "Finding Your Focus." Proposals are due by 11:59 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2023. We are looking for presentations from beginner to high-intermediate levels on all genealogy topics including getting started, record types, methodology, evidence analysis, minority research, DNA, genealogical writing, and others.

Please submit proposals using the following form: https://forms.gle/N7VZ5jnD922pXfhu7

Address all questions to Julia Anderson, UGA Conference Chair, at conferences@ugagenealogy.org.

Invitation to Join

If you are not yet a member of UGA, we invite you to join. There is considerable value associated with membership, which is offered at a reasonable annual rate with discounts given for multiple-year renewals. Life memberships are also available, as are membership gifts for friends and family. SaveSave

Trouble Logging In?

If you are a UGA member and are having trouble logging in to our Members Area, please visit our FAQs page and scroll to the bottom for login instructions. If you still have trouble, contact our Adminstrative Assistant. Be sure to provide your name, phone number, and login information (if you have it).

Upcoming Events
April 4, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Starting on the Right Foot: SLCC’s One-Year Online Genealogy Certificate Program
Presented by Julia Anderson, AG on 4 Apr 2023. Register Now Did you know that Salt Lake Community College has a genealogy certificate program you ...

April 6, 2023
7:00 pm
Tips and Tricks for Finding Elusive Individuals in the Census
Presented by Jenna Smith on 6 Apr 2023. Learn tips and tricks for navigating the U.S. census and solving difficult research problems. Was your ancestor ...

April 12, 2023
7:00 pm
Pedigree Triangulation: Building Your Matches Trees to Identify Most Recent Common Ancestors
Presented by Jennifer Roodzant on 12 Apr 2023. Jennifer Roodzant is a professional genealogist and speaker specializing in DNA and southern U.S. research. She volunteers ...

April 18, 2023
7:00 pm
Connecting Faces Through Time – How Related Faces Can Help Identify Unknown People in Old Photos
Presented by Tina LaFreniere on 18 Apr 2023. This is a virtual meeting: Join us here! Every day that passes bits of photographic family history ...

April 20, 2023
7:00 pm
Analysis and Correlation: A Vital Element of the GPS
Presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen on 20 Apr 2023. Register Now One of the elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard is analyzing your information and ...

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