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The Idaho Genealogical Society &
The Utah Genealogical Association's Combined Fall Conference 
 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Idaho State University
Student Union Building,
Pocatello, Idaho

more info - ugagenealogy.org
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I am so looking forward to hearing from Josh Taylor in this upcoming webinar. If you can't make it, join UGA and watch webinars in our library at any time.
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The Book of Me, Written by You Prompt-1
I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:   " The Book of Me, Written by You . " This prompt is a recognized psy...
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Great to see another male participating +Bret Petersen . It's so import that we all record our stories.
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Well done and so true!  I did something similar in my daughters 5th grade class last Fall and talked about it in a Utah Genealogical Association Conference keynote.  Keynote Oct 22, 2012 Bret Petersen Part 1
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Thank you Bret Peterson and Tessa Keough. You both know exactly how it feels to see the excitement on their faces. 
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Thanks for the invite Caroline! Looks like it will be a great group.
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I hope so. And thanks for accepting the invitation, Bret. =)
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Way to go indexers! Keep it going!
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (May 9, 2012) – The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project announced today the availability of a free, searchable index of 1940 U.S. census records for six U.S. states, including Dela...
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Book of Me, Written By You - Prompt 2 - Your Birth
I am participating  in  The Book of Me, Written By You  project created by Julie Goucher of the  Anglers Rest  blog. The concept: a serie...
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Thanks so much for the invite. I look forward to seeing what others are doing and sharing ideas.
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Thanks for the invite Denise. I have your book on my Christmas list and if Santa doesn't bring it I might just have to pout. I have been good this year so here's hoping. ;-)
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Gotta love Becky's advice :). But if Santa doesn't bring you a copy, check my Blog Book Tour in January for giveaways. Maybe you will win a copy, Bret.
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Let's keep the ball rolling! This is awesome!
Things are moving along nicely. Indexers and arbitrators are still actively moving us closer to the completion of the 1940 US Census Index. With 108550 indexers now signed up and involved in indexing ...
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Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Bachelor of Arts
    Communications | Journalism | Education | Sociology
  • National Institute on Genealogical Research
    2011
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
    2012
    Bridging the 1780-1830 Gap: From New England to the Midwest (and Points in Between)
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Family History Researcher, Mentor, Speaker and Technologist
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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/management role with a Utah-based technology company where he worked until being recently laid off. He is now looking for new opportunities.   

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 served as webmaster for more than 10 years.  

He currently serves as President of the Utah Genealogical Association. He is a graduate of the National Institute on Genealogical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. 

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.

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