Salt Lake City Family Convention

O/OFA’s 2018 family convention will be held in Salt Lake City. It will begin on Wednesday, September 12, at 9 a.m. and conclude Saturday evening with a dinner. Check out is Sunday morning, September 16, 2018.

To purchase access to this event: Make checks payable to the Ogle/Ogles Family Association and mail them to convention coordinator.

More information will be published, so stay tuned for updates. We have a “Great Salt Lake” convention planned and hope to see you there.

We will stay in the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, right next to the LDS Family History Center on Temple Square. You can reserve your rooms now by calling Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (Tel. 801.521.0130). Make sure you tell them you are with the Ogle/Ogles Family Association.

Make your reservation before 10 August 2018 to insure you have a room and get the special convention rate. Our rooms will be released to the public after 10 August 2018. We have a limited number available and the hotel is filling quickly.

  • Rooms can be reserved for anytime between 10 – 15 September at a rate of $115/night, $8.00 parking fee/night with in & out privileges.
  • Reservation cancellation must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid one night’s room charge.
Classes, Seminars and Research

The event offers a treasure trove of opportunities to learn more about our ancestors and research genealogy in general. Classes and seminars will be held at the hotel and the Genealogical Library, where many individuals can help in all of your research … not just the Ogle side.

We suggest that you arrive Tuesday to join the initial meetings on Wednesday morning and then start your research at the Family History Library (FHL), next door to the Hotel.

Election of New Board Members

The most important item on the agenda will be the election of new members
of the Board of Directors. A majority of the present Board Members have
indicated that they are stepping aside. Vice President Charlie Owens will be
the chairperson of the Nomination Committee with Joyce Steinkamp, Laurel
Boures and one other person, not yet recruited.

We are looking for volunteers to perform the duties of:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Coordinator
  • and Editor of the “Ogling for Ogles” newsletter.

We will also discuss other volunteer opportunities like:

  • helping to write Obituaries;
  • collecting of lineage data;
  • and managing the database.

Other subjects to be addressed include:

  • updating Association By-Laws;
  • a possible increase in dues and other items as needed;
  • and the selection of the next Convention site and Convention Coordinator.
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL offers more than just records. You will be able to use:

  • Millions of scanned records from around the world including: Civil/vital births, marriages, and deaths, church records, county and local histories, court records, military records, probate records, passenger arrival lists, naturalization and land records.
  • Millions of Family Group Sheets submitted by individuals
  • Digital slide scanner for 35mm slides
  • Digital photo scanners with automatic document feeders
  • High definition book scanners
  • Request a Granite Mountain Record Vault Film (takes a few days so preorder)
  • 500 guest computers available
  • Discovery Center
  • Free Wireless Access
  • Free access to many Subscription Websites including: Ancestry, My Heritage,  Find My Past, Pro Quest Obit, American Ancestors, Newspaper, 19th Century Newspapers,, London Times, and much more

We will have several presentations each day including one from the last Ogle Trip to England, DNA in Genealogy Research, Ogles in Texas, Organizing your research, Collecting Oral Histories, and more.

Free Time
You will have several hours each day to do your own research, take one of the many walking tours available, attend a Tabernacle Choir rehearsal, go to This is the Place Heritage Park, Hogle Zoo, or many other adventures.
We will have some Ogle products available for purchase. Copies of the The Ogle Genealogist (TOG) and Looking Back at the Ogles Vol. 1 will be available.

Looking Back at the Ogles Volume 01 | © 2012

Call for Presenters
We still have slots available for member presentations. If you wish to do a presentation to our group, please let me know what your subject is and about how long your presentation will be. If you have any questions about a presentation, items to display or sell, or the convention itself, please contact me.
Convention Coordinator

Peggy Higham is the coordinator for the Salt Lake City Convention. Fill out the registration form to purchase convention access and let her know you’ll be there. Registration form submissions are sent directly to her.

Peggy is also collecting check payments for this event. Make them payable to Ogle/Ogles Family Association and mail them to: c/o Peggy Higham PO Box 93, Benton City, WA 99320. You may contact her directly at Tel. 509-588-6279.

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