For many, Utah is synonymous with family history.
Many serious genealogists make pilgrimages to do research at the archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Brigham Young University in Provo is one of the few universities in the nation to offer a degree in family history. The state is also host to the largest internet based, genealogy company in the world, The Generations Network.
Now comes word that the Utah Valley section of Utah (the southern portion of the state's central urbanized area) has recently started forming its own local chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. You can read interim president Crista Cowan's take on the matter here.
Another interesting turn on the genealogical trail will take you to the site of what may be the first on-line piece of genealogical fiction at Harry McFry Investigates.
The quirky work is the product of British genealogist Thomas Hamburger Jr. His site also provides a link to his more traditional genealogical blog as well as a pleasant audio diversion, The Third Man Theme by Anton Karas.