Christy Fillerup, Sue Maxwell and I (Janet Hovorka) are having a wonderful time in Cedar city this weekend. We have been meeting with our newest UGA Chapter and our newfound fast friends. Julia Corry (President) and Pam Chatfield (secretary) arranged for us to come down and talk to them about UGA and get the communications set up between Salt Lake and their Cedar City Chapter. We met last night and discussed with them the new UGA initiatives that will be rolling out over the next year and what they want to do with their chapter. They got to be the first group to see the new UGA Training and Tutorial Videos and the beta video of our Virtual Chapter, and we were treated to a tour of the Southern Utah University Archives. They had a wonderful luncheon for us and we set them up with our publicity avenues and communications abilities.
They have been meeting for about a year now as friends and a genealogical support group and have now decided to become a UGA chapter. And we are of course thrilled to have them. Several of them are working to become accredited through ICAPGEN. They have also working with a local photographer to build a database of the tombstones and cemeteries throughout southern Utah, and are planning to have a Cedar City conference sometime in the future. We are excited to help them with those goals and further the genealogy education and networking opportunities in Cedar City. Watch the blog, or contact Pam Chatfield for more information about their activities.