Bret Petersen - UGA President

Biography:  Bret Petersen developed a love of family history research at a young age and it continued through his college years at BYU where he graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Education.  

His interest in computers then led him into a professional training/support role with a Utah-based technology company that supplies publishing systems and software throughout the world.  

His passion for family history research and the growth of computer-assisted research led him to the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group where he now serves as webmaster.  He also serves on the Utah Genealogical Association's Education Committee.

He is a graduate of the 2011 National Institute on Genealogical Research and as a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild he has been a presenter and teacher for groups ranging from just a few to several hundred participants. 

He loves teaching and helping others learn all they can about using technology in researching their family history.