Utah Jewish Genealogical Society

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Utah Jewish Genealogical Society
Established 2002
Contact Info
Website ujgs.org
Society Officers
President Joshua Perlman
Affiliations Member of IAJGS and FGS

The Utah Jewish Genealogical Society ...

Benefits[edit | edit source]

  • The opportunity to be associated with and learn from others who share a common interest in Jewish genealogy.

History of the Society[edit | edit source]

  • Founded in 2002 by Robert Neu. Meetings were originally held at Congregation Kol Ami, moving to the Salt Lake City Jewish Community Center. Some meetings are held at the Family History Library.

Society Officers and Leadership[edit | edit source]

  • Joshua Perlman, President
  • Kathy Kirkpatrick, Secretary
  • Banai Lynn Feldstein, Treasurer
  • Banai Lynn Feldstein, Webmaster
  • W. Todd Knowles, Activities Chair
  • Gary Bowen, Publicity Chair
  • Kathy Kirkpatrick, Membership Chair

Society Projects[edit | edit source]

Past Projects[edit | edit source]

  • Indexing of the Jewish cemeteries of Salt Lake City.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Marelynn Zipser won the IAJGS Volunteer of the Year award in 2016 for her years of indexing for the Hungarian SIG.
  • Banai Lynn Feldstein won the IAJGS Outstanding Project/Resource/Program award in 2018 for her program, CSI: Crowd Sourced Indexing.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Blog[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning in February 2012, our society switched from our previous newsletter to a blog. Entries that are not time-sensitive may be compiled in an annual or biennial journal

Newsletters[edit | edit source]

  • Atsmi Uvsari (My Bone and My Flesh) - available for download from our web site, http://ujgs.org/

Mailing Lists[edit | edit source]

  • The blog is used to inform members of announcements about genealogical happenings of interest.

Events[edit | edit source]

Society Presentations[edit | edit source]

  • Meetings usually take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Family History Library.
  • Beginning in 2012, some presentations will be broadcast via webinar. They will be recorded and made available for viewing by members on the web site.
  • Meetings were moved one hour earlier beginning in 2015 to encourage members to stay after the presentation and do some research at the FHL.

Frequently Asked Questions[edit | edit source]

Q. What are the directions to the society?
A. Meetings are held in the main floor classrooms of the Family History Library. Directions and dates can be found on our web site on the "Upcoming Meetings" page.
Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A. The society does not have a physical location outside of the locations of its officers. We have no hours of operation.
Q. Do I have to be Jewish to join?
A. Absolutely not. Because of our location in Utah, many of our members are Latter-day Saints. Most have Jewish ancestry, but even that is not a requirement. All you need is an interest in Jewish genealogy to join.
Q. Do I have to be a member to attend meetings? Does it cost if I'm not?
A. Currently anyone can attend meetings free of cost, but we encourage membership for regular attendees. Dues is only $10.


Internet: http://ujgs.org/

The Utah Jewish Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, to provide a forum for and assistance to members interested in researching their Jewish ancestors. UJGS offers research techniques, lectures, and films. Membership is open to anyone interested in Jewish genealogical research without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin. All people with Jewish heritage and ancestry are welcome -- those identifying as Jewish and those practicing other faiths, or no faith.