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Summer Genealogy Conference!

The first Annual UGA Summer Family History Conference will be held on August 19-20, 2011 at the Larry H. Miller Campus of the Salt Lake Community College.
The two-day conference features over 140 classes in 13 tracks for a maximum experience for everyone from a beginning genealogist to a seasoned professional.
Chair of the Conference is Kathy Palmer, UGA Board Member and chair of several former South Davis Family History Center Fairs.  Now in an expanded format and sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, the Conference is expected to attract 1000+ participants.
Registration is now open at a very reasonable $20.00 for the entire conference ($15.00 for current UGA members) and there is also an option to either join or extend your UGA membership at a 40% reduced rate of $25.00 for one year.
Don't miss this fabulous opportunity!!
Visit the Registration page for more information on classes and to register.


“The Google Genealogist” – UGA Virtual Chapter Meeting

This Virtual Chapter Meeting is available for free to everyone, not just members of UGA. For more information about the Utah Genealogical Association, visit their website:
Devin Ashby presents "The Google Genealogist"
April's Virtual Chapter Meeting!!
Date: April 21.7:00pm MDT (Your time zone) Address to access the chapter meeting:
Title of Presentation: The Google Genealogist
Synopsis: What are the latest tools from Google and how can I use them in my research? Come learn about products like Picasa, Alerts, Sites, Books, Video, Maps and much more that can help you save time and money as you utilize the internet to help you get the job done.
Bio: Devin Ashby is a Project Coordinator for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years. In 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish, and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.


What Has Happened to FindMyAncestor?

Some of you many be wondering lately what has happened here at FindMyAncestor and the lack of blog posts, tweets, etc. Let me first apologize for how quiet it has been around here lately.

The past two weeks have been so jam-packed full of events I have hardly had time to read my email let alone make blog posts, Tweets, Facebook updates, etc. I started school again last week as well as this week I started a new job so now I am working two part-time jobs and going to school at night. Needless to say I have my hands full right now!

I have many ideas for blog posts including finishing up my reviews from last weeks Family History Expo in Sandy, Utah. There are a number of posts I want to make from that expo. There are a couple of other really cool posts that I am wanting to get up and going soon.

I am going to spend this weekend working on catching up on blog posts which I will have scheduled coming out over the next week or so, working on things for the Utah Genealogical Association, and of course work on my own genealogy. It has been a while since I have sat down and worked on my own genealogy I am having withdrawals... haha.

So, stay tuned over the next week or two for some great genealogy posts from FindMyAncestor. And again, I ask you to be patient with my lack of posts that may occur over the next few months.