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
June 1, 2023
7:00 pm
Eureka! Records and Resources of the Forty-niners and California Gold Rush
Presented by Julia A. Anderson, MA, AGĀ® on 1 June 2023. Learn about the history of the California gold rush and discover research strategies, records, ...

June 6, 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Setting Yourself Up for Success: Creating a Business Plan
Presented by Jennifer Roodzant on 6 Jun 2023. Register Now Creating a business plan can be an overwhelming task—they are, however, the key to setting ...

June 8, 2023
Utah Valley Chapter Meeting

June 14, 2023
7:00 pm
How to Identify a Paternal MPE using Y-DNA, at-DNA and Genetic Network Analysis + Documentation Inte
Presented by Edward J. Swierczewski Jr. on 14 Jun 2023. Combining the power of DNA tools and traditional genealogy promotes identifying a paternal MPE; using ...

June 15, 2023
7:00 pm
Deep South Research: A Beginner's Guide and Case Study
Presented by Julia A. Anderson on 15 Jun 2023. Register Now Research in the southern United States can be a challenge with courthouse disasters, record ...

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