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[[Utah Societies|The Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU)]] is dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical information throughout the world.  
 
[[Utah Societies|The Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU)]] is dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical information throughout the world.  
  
Established in 1894, the GSU is an incorporated, nonprofit educational institution entirely funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA with local representatives in all parts of the world.
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Established in 1894, the GSU is an incorporated, nonprofit educational institution entirely funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA with local representatives in all parts of the world.  
  
In the 1990's, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expanded [https://familysearch.org/archives the Genealogical Society of Utah which eventually became known as FamilySearch].  During this time, Monte J. Brough, then president of the Genealogical Society of Utah and a LDS General Authority, [http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/61502/Elder-Monte-J-Brough-A-man-for-all-seasons.html conceived of an Internet genealogy service which he proposed to church leaders].  His ideas eventually developed into what today is known as FamilySearch.org.  [https://familysearch.org/archives In 1999, the new website, FamilySearch.org, went live], providing an online medium for making genealogical records easily available to the public anywhere in the world at no cost.   
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In the 1990's, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expanded [https://familysearch.org/archives the Genealogical Society of Utah and it eventually became known as FamilySearch].  During the 1990's, [http://www.broughfamily.org/history/Monte_J_Brough.html Monte J. Brough], a General Authority and Executive Director of the Family History Department and president of the Genealogical Society of Utah, [http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/61502/Elder-Monte-J-Brough-A-man-for-all-seasons.html conceived of an Internet genealogy service which he proposed to church leaders].  His ideas eventually developed into what today is known as FamilySearch.org.  [https://familysearch.org/archives In 1999, the new website, FamilySearch.org, went live], providing an online medium for making genealogical records easily available to the public anywhere in the world at no cost.   
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_Society_of_Utah Presidents of the Genealogical Society of&nbsp;Utah&nbsp;]were&nbsp;as follows:<br>Franklin D. Richards, 1894-1899<br>Anthon H. Lund, 1900-1921<br>Charles W. Penrose, 1921-1925<br>Anthony&nbsp;W. Ivins, 1925-1934<br>Joseph Fielding Smith, 1934-1961<br>Junius Jackson, 1961-1962<br>N. Eldon Tanner, 1963<br>Howard W. Hunter, 1964-1972<br>Theodore M. Burton, 1972-1978<br>J. Thomas Fyans, 1978<br>Royden G. Derrick, 1979-1984<br>Richard G. Scott, 1984-1988<br>J. Richard Clarke, 1988-1993<br>Monte J. Brough, 1993-1999<br>Richard E. Turley, Jr., 2000-2008&nbsp;&nbsp;
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_Society_of_Utah Presidents of the Genealogical Society of&nbsp;Utah&nbsp;]were&nbsp;as follows:<br>Franklin D. Richards, 1894-1899<br>Anthon H. Lund, 1900-1921<br>Charles W. Penrose, 1921-1925<br>Anthony&nbsp;W. Ivins, 1925-1934<br>Joseph Fielding Smith, 1934-1961<br>Junius Jackson, 1961-1962<br>N. Eldon Tanner, 1963<br>Howard W. Hunter, 1964-1972<br>Theodore M. Burton, 1972-1978<br>J. Thomas Fyans, 1978<br>Royden G. Derrick, 1979-1984<br>Richard G. Scott, 1984-1988<br>J. Richard Clarke, 1988-1993<br>Monte J. Brough, 1993-1998<br>Richard E. Turley, Jr., 2000-2008&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
 
[[LDS Church and Family History|LDS Church and Family History]] page gives more details.  
 
[[LDS Church and Family History|LDS Church and Family History]] page gives more details.  

Revision as of 13:22, 9 December 2012

The Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) is dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical information throughout the world.

Established in 1894, the GSU is an incorporated, nonprofit educational institution entirely funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA with local representatives in all parts of the world.

In the 1990's, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expanded the Genealogical Society of Utah and it eventually became known as FamilySearch.  During the 1990's, Monte J. Brough, a General Authority and Executive Director of the Family History Department and president of the Genealogical Society of Utah, conceived of an Internet genealogy service which he proposed to church leaders.  His ideas eventually developed into what today is known as FamilySearch.org.  In 1999, the new website, FamilySearch.org, went live, providing an online medium for making genealogical records easily available to the public anywhere in the world at no cost. 

Presidents of the Genealogical Society of Utah were as follows:
Franklin D. Richards, 1894-1899
Anthon H. Lund, 1900-1921
Charles W. Penrose, 1921-1925
Anthony W. Ivins, 1925-1934
Joseph Fielding Smith, 1934-1961
Junius Jackson, 1961-1962
N. Eldon Tanner, 1963
Howard W. Hunter, 1964-1972
Theodore M. Burton, 1972-1978
J. Thomas Fyans, 1978
Royden G. Derrick, 1979-1984
Richard G. Scott, 1984-1988
J. Richard Clarke, 1988-1993
Monte J. Brough, 1993-1998
Richard E. Turley, Jr., 2000-2008  

LDS Church and Family History page gives more details.

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