UGA Virtual Chapter

Monthly Virtual Chapter Presentations!

The Utah Genealogical Association is pleased to present a monthly (except December) "Virtual Chapter" meeting in which invited guests make presentations on topics of current interest in the field of family history and genealogy. These live presentations are available, at no cost, to the public without the need of logging into the Member's Area. Past presentations are archived as they are completed and are available to UGA members only.


Becoming An Excellent Genealogist

Presenter: Kory Meyerink, AG, FUGA
Date and Time: Thursday, 20 July 2017
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5159903999567933698

Kory Meyerink This presentation will have something for everyone since we all want to become better, even if we are already excellent genealogists.

Kory Meyerink began his career in genealogy as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University and for the last 30 years has been involved in nearly all aspects of the field. He served on the staff of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as a Reference Consultant and later as the editor of the Library's publications. He is a founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, sponsored by the UGA, and has written extensively, including chapters in The Library, all editions of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. His numerous articles and book reviews have appeared in The Genealogical Journal, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Genealogical Computing, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist. Kory received his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology, as well as his Master's of Library and Information Science, at Brigham Young University. He is an Accredited Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and has served as an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists. His genealogy expertise is United States (Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England) and Germany. You can find him on the ProGenealgoists website.

Please share this url with your friends and collegues who might be interested in attending: https://ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11. We also have a flyer for those who don't have internet access.


Please register in advance of the night of the event, as registrations are close once the event starts. Availability is limited, and is based on first-come-first-server, so make sure you get there 5 minutes prior to start. If you can't make it that night, we will have the recording posted within a few days, and you are welcome to watch the recording.

Virtual Chapter Presentations are made in the months of January through November each year. We do not have a December presentation due to the holidays.

 

Past Presentation topics, available for members and require logging in. Please consider joining if you find these topics of interest, and help support us to provide these presentations!

Past Presentations

Month Presentation Presenter
June Evernote: The Ultimate Research Notebook Elizabeth Cays Miller
May Mexico Research Online Kelly Summers, AG®
April Discovering The Family History Guide James Tanner
March RootsTech 2017 and FamilySearch Robert Raymond
February Tips and Tricks for Searching FamilySearch Alan E. Mann, A.G.
January It's About Time! Ginny Ackerson

2016

Month Presentation Presenter
November 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch Tammy A. Hepps
October Studying Genealogy: A Personalized Approach Angela Packer McGhie, CG
September To 10 Genealogical Websites for 2016 Sandra J. Crowley
August Taking Your Research to the Next Level Paula Stewart-Warren
July Researching European Archives from your Easy Chair Lisa Alzo
June Why Attach Jill Woodbury
May Finding 19th Century Land Records with 21st Century Tools Jamie Meyhew
April

The Family History Library: Its Past, Present, and Future

Jason Harrison
Mar Utilizing Historic Maps _ Documents in a Modern Geographic Information System
Terry Dahlin
Mark Jackson
Feb Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research Thomas MacEntee
Jan

Passing it Down: Digging Deeper and leaving yourfamily’s story – where it will be found

Thomas Jay Kemp

2015

Month Presentation Presenter
Nov Genealogy Tips and Tricks Roland Astorga
Oct "Brideprice, Handfasting and Merry Wives: How Understanding Marriage Patterns and Traditions can Help Family History Craig Foster
Sep Organizing Your Research: Paper and Computer Files Melissa Barker
Aug Personal History: How to Tell the Best Ten Stories of Your Life Tom and Alison Taylor
July
Researching Mormon Women
Gena Philibert-Ortega
June Germans from Russia Dee Hart
May Finding Cousins Ron Ray
Apr Introduction to Italian Civil Records Keith Pyeatt
Mar Back Door and Rear Window Research Techniques Ginny Ackerson
Feb The ABC's and 123"s of DNA Angie Bush
Jan
Evaluating Databases and Overcoming Their Errors
Kory Meyerink
 

2014

Month Presentation Title Presenter
Nov Using Technology to See Things More Clearly Peg Ivanyo
Oct
Family History is not just for Your Grandparents! Amanda Terry
Sep Volunteer Opportunities at FamilySearch Art Johnson
Aug
Finding Stories on Google Books Jimmy Zimmerman
Jul
Presenting and Preserving Your Family History:  You Can't Take It With You, So How Do You Leave It?
Don Snow
Jun
Read All About It – A Guide to Online Newspapers” Luana Darby
May
"Where There’s A Will…. There’s a Probate” Beth Taylor
Apr
A Brief Introduction to the LDS Church History Library
Jay Burrup
Mar
Canceled due to scheduling conflicts  
Feb
Using Tools and Organization for Creating a Valuable Family History Blog James L. Tanner
Jan
Will Your Family Tree Stand the Test of Time? Most Won’t - Strengthen Your Tree! CindyLee Banks

2013

Month Presentation Presenter
Nov Hidden Gems:  Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History
D. Josh Taylor
 
Oct Zap the Grandma Gap!
Janet Hovorka,
UGA Past President
Sep FamilyTree Favorite Features, Lost and Found Features, and Future Features
Ron Tanner,
FamilyTree Product Manager
Aug FamilySearch Photos and Stories Tim Cross
Jul
Can I Use That in my Genealogy?  What You Should Know About Copyright
 
Thomas MacEntee
Jun Finding Your Family Stories
Valerie Elkins,
UGA 2nd Vice-President
May
Using an Apple (MAC) to Make Your Tree
Bret Petersen
UGA President
Apr
Hot Off The Press!!!  Sources for Online Historical Newspapers
Ginny Ackerson
UGA Board Member
Mar
Finding Your Irish Ancestors
Raymon Naisbitt, AG
UGA Board Member
Feb
Backing Through the Brick Wall!
 
Alice Colby Volkert
Jan What's New With FamilySearch Family Tree?
Don Anderson,
Sr. Vice President
FamilySearch

2012

Month Presentation Presenter
Nov The Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogy
Diahan Southard
Molecular Genealogist
Oct The Secret Lives of Women:  Research Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind
Gena Philbert-Ortega
UGA Board Member
Sep City Directories:  More Than Names and Addresses
Jason Harrison,
UGA Board Member
Aug Finding US Naturalization Records Pat Jensen, Riverton Family Search Library
Jul Strategies for Searching Using Ancestry Sue Maxwell, Former UGA 1st Vice President
Jun Supercharge Your Research:  Cut Ten Years Off Your  Research Barry Ewell, UGA 2nd Vice President
May Your Head in the Cloud and Your Feet on the Ground Bret Peterson, UGA Board Member
Apr Indexing the 1940 U.S. Census
Thomas McGill,
FamSearch
Mar Getting Started with Fold3
Peter Drinkwater,
Fold3
Feb
The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse:  U.S. Immigration from 1820 - 1954
 
Beth Taylor, CG.
Jan The FamilySearch Wiki:  Exploring Its Treasures
Wilma Adkins,
UGA Treasurer
 

2011

Month Presentation Title Presenter
Nov FamilySearch and Billion Graves Tim Cross
Oct
Genealogy in Prime Time:
Family History's Next Generation
Josh Taylor
Sep Mobile Apps for Genealogy
AC Ivory
Aug
The Vision of Indexing:
A Revolution in the Research Mode
Randy Bryson
Utah South Area Family
History Advisor
Jul
Descendancy Research:
Finding the Past in the Present
Tim Bingamon, AG
Jun
Finding Your Scottish Ancestry
Raymon Naisbitt,
British Isles Research Team
FamilySearch.org
May
How Mature Are You (Genealogically)?
Robert Raymond,
Deputy CGO
FamilySearch.org
Apr
The Google Genealogist
Devin Ashby
Project Coordinator
FamilySearch.org
Mar
Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG
Feb
Janet Hovorka
UGA President
Jan
Barry J Ewell
UGA Board Member