Utah Genealogical Association

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Utah Genealogical Association
Utah GA Logo.jpg
Established 1971
Contact Info
Address UGA
PO Box 1144
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Telephone (801) 259-4172
Website ugagenealogy.org
Society Officers
President Janet Hovorka
Vice-President Bud Wood
Sue Maxwell
eMail Info@infouga.org
Last updated: Jan 23, 2018

Utah Genealogical Association Mission Statement
The Utah Genealogical Association provides genealogical information, sources and education through personal instruction and published media on state, national and international family history topics, while promoting high standards and ethical practices.

The Utah Genealogical Association is interested in worldwide genealogical research methodology, sponsoring week-long courses annually at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Pioneer certificates are issued to anyone proving pioneer heritage in Utah.


There are several advantages of membership in the Association, including:

  • Discounts for:
    • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
    • Semi-Annual UGA Family History Conferences
    • Chapter Activities and Events
  • Crossroads Magazine: UGA's Quarterly magazine with articles relating to Genealogy and related subjects
  • Access to:
    • Virtual Chapter Meetings: These are online instructional meetings held the third Thursday of each month. Most are members only.
    • Educational Projects supported and organized by Barry Ewell with three levels of expertise: Gold, Silver and Bronze
    • Data for members only, such as rare marriage records from 1851-1884 in Utah and deeper details about the First Families of Utah.
  • UGA Conference Planner: Guides UGA members through setting up a conference, seminar or fair (upcoming)
  • Speakers Bureau: A list of presenters reviewed and approved through UGA for classes and meetings with contact information (upcoming)

History of the society

Society Officers

Society Projects

  • Utah Indexing Projects in cooperation with FamilySearch: Births, Marriages, Death and Burial Records
  • Wiki Project Utah: Finding Internet and local Utah resources for Family History and related research and methods.
  • First Families of Utah: Recognizing and documenting prominent early Utah families

Current Projects

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  • Utah and the county pages.

Past Projects


  • UGA Crossroads quarterly publication (Utah Periodicals gives further publication details.)




Society Meetings


Board Meetings

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. What are the society's hours of operation?