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May 21, 2017 By: Dayna Jacobs
Kelly Summers to lead UGA
The Board of Directors of the Utah Genealogical Association recently elected Kelly Summers, AG®, as new President.  Board members would like to thank outgoing President Dan Hull for his valuable leadership and service, and look forward to his continued service on the Board in the role of Past-President.
 
Kelly brings to UGA years of experience in the field of genealogy, and you can learn more about her in the recent post about the Virtual Chapter meeting.  We look forward to her vision and leadership on the Board of Directors and welcome her as our new President.
May 12, 2017 By: Dayna Jacobs
Virtual Chapter Thursday, May 18th
1930 Mexican Census
This Thursday, May 18th, the UGA Virtual Chapter will feature Kelly Summers, AG®, presenting Mexico Research Online.  Many Mexican records have been digitized and are available online.  This class will cover informaiton about finding and using online Mexican records such as Civil Registration and Church Records.
 
Kelly Summers is an Accredited Genealogist with an Associate's degree in Professional Genealogy and Bachelor's degree in Family and Community History, both from Brigham Young University, and a Master's degree in Insructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.  She has three premier credentials through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) demonstrating genealogical research expertise in U.S. Midwestern, U.S. Pacific, and Spain.  Kelly is also an experienced researcher in Latin American (including Brazil), Southwestern European (Spain, Portugal, Italy and France) and Scandinavian countries.
 
Her research interests lie in kinship research in primary source records and rural community reconstruction.  She designs curriculum and teaches university level courses at Brigham Young University and online courses for Brigham Young Independent Study.  In addition she teaches online genealogy courses at Salt Lake Community College.  She has taught a variety of genealogical topics at many local, regional and national conferences.
 
Kelly currently serves as Testing Committee Chair for ICAPGen, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and is a lifetime member of UGA where she currently serves as president.  She lives in Provo, Utah and her  APG webpage is https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=2240. 
 
 
 
May 5, 2017 By: Mike Bronner
DNA SIG to Meet May 16th
 
The next meeting of the DNA Special Interest Group will be Tuesday, 16 May 2017, at 7:00 pm MDST.  Join us for an informative question and answer session.  Be sure to come with a question to ask.  There are sure to be others who are wondering the same thing!  These meeting are electronic through GoToWebinar, so please see the  DNA SIG link on the UGA home page for details on how to attend.