Friday, March 29, 2013

Nana belonged to the Utah Genealogical Society.

Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth joined the Genealogical Society of Utah on
7 May 1917 - I'm convinced she spent many hours in the room pictured above.
Genealogy Room in Salt Lake City - founded in 1894. 
     On Sunday it will already be a week since I arrived home from attending the Roots Tech Conference in Salt Lake City.   Really, I just don't know where the time goes.  
     I enjoyed the conference and the company I was with so much that I'm ready to go next year. (6,7, 8 Feb 2014) Attending this conference has reinforced the importance for me to keep on blogging about my ancestors; to share the pictures and stories I have with all of my family.   A bonus is when distant cousin's find me and share pictures with me.  YEAH! 
      Discovering the certificate (above) in Nana's 'stuff' was a wonderful surprise.  
     'Nana' (Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth) my great-grandmother was a member of the Genealogical Society of Utah dated 7 May 1917 and signed by Joseph F. Smith Jr.   Her mother Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell also  did genealogy.  I know this because I have the old forms of genealogy sheets, that are twenty inches wide, and eleven inches long all typed by GGGrandmother Sarah with the title across the top  TEMPLE ORDINANCES PERFORMED AT THE INSTANCE OF..... with the submitter name of Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell.  After several pages you see where the author's name  changes to Sarah Ann Kidgell Hepworth; Nana continued on with the work, all beautifully typed by her.  Priceless***