Showing posts with label Membership Meeting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Membership Meeting. Show all posts

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Echo Canyon Tour

Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 7:30AM
(Registration deadline extended to Midnight, June 5, 2011.
 Lunch can be purchased with tour ticket)

The Mormon Trails Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association is thrilled to offer a memorable trek back into history and to tour and experience the beauty of majestic Echo Canyon.

John Eldredge will be the guide for this tour.  Mr. Eldredge has written the book, “The Illustrated Emigrant’s Guide,” a booklet written for the 2005 Oregon California Trails Association Convention.  You will find Eldredge’s historical knowledge remarkable and appreciate his ability to tell about the artefacts among the ledges and emigrant trail.

View the video preview and register at: by midnight, June 5, 2011

To join UGA visit our website.  Membership is just $35.00 per year. Members will also have access to all archived virtual chapter meeting presentations, UGA Genealogy Teaching and Training videos, discounts for registration to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, a free subscription to our quarterly journal Crossroads, and more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

More UGA Banquet Pictures

Thanks to everyone for a great time with good friends.
And thank you very much to Sue Maxwell's (our newest board member) husband Paul for the wonderful picture taking.
Michael Helmantoler, Mark Lowe, Debbie Gurtler, Russ Lynch, Colleen Lynch, Joan Healey

Howard Bybee, Adele Marcum

Jim Hasleton, Karen Christensen, Elaine Hasleton, Wilma Adkins

Jenille Ivory, Luana Darby, A.C. Ivory

Diana Olsen, Julie Haynie, Kathy Palmer
Terry and Hope , Pat Carpenter

Thomas MacEntee, Renee Zamora, Marlene Nielson, Vic Nielsen

Kimberly Powell and Thomas MacEntee

Deanna Ouimette, David Ouimette

Lisa Arnold, Kim Harrison

Jeff Baylock, Joan Healey, Maren Jeppsen

Friday, October 22, 2010

Report on the UGA Banquet at Gardiner Village

Luana Darby, our association president started the evening with an overview of how the society is doing and the status of all the committees and projects that UGA is working on.
Wilma Adkins, UGA treasurer, then presented the society with the annual financial report. Although we sustained a loss for 2009, due in part to several investments in future programs and in the NGS conferences last April, Wilma hinted that these investments were well worth it. Come out to the banquet next year to find out just how successful NGS was for UGA. Boy was it!

Then, in one of the highlights of the evening, Barry Ewell presented the plans for the Virtual Chapter and the Genealogy Training and Tutorial library that the education committee has been working on this year. Stay tuned for more information on the Virtual Chapter.

And for the main portion of the evening, we were delighted to be able to hear Mark Lowe speak about "Pitfalls, Pratfalls, and Loud Mouth Children" He talked about his childhood and how he gained his interest and love for genealogy. While traveling in the car with many other siblings, he was usually put on the floor in the front seat by his mother's legs. While traveling to the family reunions he would ask his father and mother about their lives growing up. Many times this led to great stories about other family members. Mark says he was such a curious young child, which led to many questions about aunts, uncles, grandparents and other family members. 

He shared the importance of knowing your family history, even at a young age. Even though family reunion season is over, this winter is a great time to start planning your next family reunion. Reunions are some of the best places to learn more about your family and the traditions which have been passed down into your own families today.

Finally, the door prizes were passed out by our venerable team of Vanna Whites, Christy Fillerup, Janet Hovorka, Luana Darby and Adele Marcum.

Again a big thank you to our door prize contributors:

A great time was had by all. Watch the blog for more UGA events where you can come associate with people who understand your genealogy passion.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Genealogy Traning and Tutorial Library preview

Next week, at the membership meeting, we are going to be showing off all the new initiatives and beloved programs that UGA is advancing at the present. There will be tables for the Publicity, First Family and Indexing, Education, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Chapters, Virtual Chapter, Crossroads, and Speaker's Bureau committees. Come see all the exciting goings on and get involved.

The Education Committee will be showing off their new Genealogy Training and Tutorial Library that is under development this year. By working through this virtual training program, you will be able to not only increase your genealogy knowledge, but also earn bronze, silver and gold level pins for participation. We'll be showing off the first modules at the dinner. You won't want to miss it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Raffle Prizes for the Membership Meeting.

Some great prizes are rolling in for our upcoming Membership meeting.

A big thank you to
The last day to buy tickets is this Friday. Only 4 more days left.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Speaker Announced for Membership Banquet

UGA is excited to announce the speaker for their Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet:

Mark Lowe, speaking on

Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Loud-Mouthed Children

– A humorous look at genealogical groups and when we need those loud mouthed children

J. Mark Lowe,CG has been researching families for more than 40 years. He grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others including some historic reenacting.

As a researcher and lecturer, Lowe enjoys working with Genealogical groups and professional organizations. He was President of the of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former Vice President and Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies,

Mark is Vice President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. In the process of teaching others, Mark builds his own skills and insight for research. His experience as a Classroom Teacher, Principal and Professional Researcher provides a different perspective for each research problem.

Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee which lies in Northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border. With family history in both states, a knowledge of the interaction of citizens along borders helps Mark resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences.

He is an instructor for the IGHR (Samford University), SLIG (UGA), and RIGSA and was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award by APG in 2007.

More information can be found at

Tickets are available at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Membership Meeting Planned

The UGA General Membership Meeting and Annual Banquet has been set for Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:00 pm

The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, Utah

We are going to have a real party this year to celebrate the success of the wonderful NGS conference we were able to host this spring and to launch our 40th anniversary year. We will be launching our new Virtual Chapter and our new UGA Genealogy Training and Tutorial Library Program--two new initiatives that will be rocking the genealogy world in Utah and striking out new territories for other genealogy societies to follow. Likewise there will be displays on the developments with the First Families of Utah program, new publicity initiatives (including the new logo, social media outlets, t-shirts and jackets and etc...) and plans for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and our wonderful Crossroads Journal. And finally, watch here for the list of drawing prizes that will be handed out at the banquet. We are going to have a great time socializing and networking with old and new friends.

Gardiner Village is a wonderful historical site all decked out this time of year for Halloween. Come and see the delightful decorations and enjoy the delicious food. Menu choices include:
  • Gardner Chicken (Chicken breast topped with ham and Swiss cheese with mushroom sauce), Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
  • Pan Seared Salmon, Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
  • Vegetarian or Special Needs Meal (Gluten Free, etc.)Pasta Primavera, Mixed Greens, Roasted Herb New Potatoes, Dessert Bar (choice of Death by Chocolate, Lemon Mousse or Carrot Cake), Apple Raspberry Juice
Don't delay. Limited seating is available. Tickets are available at
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