Summit of Excellence 2020

The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is pleased to announce “Summit of Excellence” as the permanent title selected for the annual UGA Conference.

Summit of Excellence 2020 will be held in a virtual format on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12. Please save the dates!

Hurry, hurry, while there is still time! The call for presentation proposals for the annual Summit of Excellence will close on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All proposals submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. will be carefully considered.

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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

SLIG Announces 2021 Courses

SLIG has announced 16 courses to be offered at SLIG 2021 and 4 virtual courses to be held in the fall of 2020.

Academy for Professionals courses will be announced on March 1st.

For more information, click here: SLIG

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

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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 2, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
When Enough is Enough: Knowing When You’re Done Researching an Ancestor
Presented by Mallory Kempter. This class will focus on answering the question “Have I done enough research to move on from this ancestor?” This ...

April 7, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Giving Unexpected or Bad News to Clients
Presented by Penny Walters, PhD on 7 Apr 2020. Register Now Genealogists investigate very personal aspects of people’s lives, and it can be very difficult ...

April 15, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Essential Resources for German Research
Presented by Annette Adams. As a native German from Hamburg, Annette takes immense interest in German genealogy and emigration, and consulting others in discovering ...

April 16, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Museums Have Records Too: Your Ancestors Behind Closed Doors
Presented by Melissa Barker on 16 April 2020 Register Now Genealogists are always looking for places where records are located. More and more these records ...

May 5, 2020
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Benefits of Participating in an ICAPGen Study Group
Presented by Melody Daisson, AG and Nicky Smith on 5 May 2020. Register Now Preparing for testing to become a professional Accredited Genealogist can be ...

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