upr-header-1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Searching for Your Roots on Monday's Access Utah

Genealogy-Tree.jpg

Are you interested in learning your genealogy and researching your family's history? Have you already traced your lineage back hundreds of years? Or are you just beginning? 

Because the LDS church and Ancestry.com share their record libraries with the public and each other, Utah is a mecca for people interested in family history. Genealogy has become the second most popular hobby in the United States. We’re going to hear some family history journeys on Monday’s AU, including a cowboy who found out he’s an Indian; a grandson who’s discovering his Japanese heritage while sorting through his grandfather’s belongings following his recent passing; and a great granddaughter who has come to admire the courage, resilience, and strength of the women in her family which immigrated from Yugoslavia to work in the Tintic Mining District. We’d love to hear your story, whether it’s research you've already done or the reasons you want to start tracing your family history.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.