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Salt Lake Christmas Tour………… Week’s Peek

Here are some photos of the happy people on the recent Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Besides the awesome breakfasts, great teaching by Thomas MacEntee and having the chance to meet new friends (like Armin), everybody on the tour had a wonderful time and most found new information if not new ancestors. My question to all […]

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Thomas MacEntee Joins the 2010 Salt Lake Christmas Tour

Featured Speaker to Offer Technology Education for Genealogists October 13, 2010 – Bountiful, Utah: The 2010 Salt Lake Christmas Tour – an annual genealogy event in its 26th year and celebrating its 25th anniversary – is pleased to announce that noted genealogist and technology educator Thomas MacEntee will be joining in the holiday fun as […]

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The New Salt Lake Christmas Tour Website

After months of starts and stops at getting a new website up for the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, we finally got it posted this afternoon. After reading a number of articles and even posting a blog about using Google Sites, I decided to give it a try. At this point I’m really pleased with […]

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The Salt Lake Christmas Tour 2009 is About to Begin!

It’s that time of year again! We’re now moving into the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City for our annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Most of the folks fly in on Sunday – and out the following Sunday – spending the entire week researching and attending classes at the Family History Library – […]

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Photos from the 1985 “Christmas Tour”

The 2009 Salt Lake Christmas Tour will start in just under three weeks. This is year #25, as we started doing this thing in 1985. At that time we had just published the first issue of Heritage Quest Magazine – and there were a total of 9 of us on the tour. That included Arlene […]

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Salt Lake City Winter Weather

Watch out for the weather in Salt Lake City. You’d think that it would be hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Right? Wrong. I’ve lived here for 10 years and have come to the opinion that the weather can change at a whim. Typically the wind begins to blow and everything changes […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #1!

Number One You may find more ancestors than ever before! By joining us in Salt Lake City on a Salt Lake Christmas Tour, you will be in the right place (the Family History Library) – at the right time – to locate more ancestors than may have ever found before. As noted in the earlier […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #2

Number 2 The variety of records to research in the Family History Library is astounding. There are so many different record types available that I could never list them all. However, there are Probates, Vital Records, Parish Registers, Deeds, Federal and State Censuses and a thousand other kinds of records all just a few feet […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 20th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #3

Number 3 Professional genealogists will help you every step of the way The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for having the best professionals in the business. These folks work right alongside the attendees – helping them with the rough spots in their research. We’re proud of the fact that our tour has more professionals […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #4

Number 4 Our professionals use the library on a regular basis The Salt Lake Genealogy Christmas Tour only uses the best professional researchers to work with our attendees. Our professionals are intimately acquainted with the library and it’s holdings. These researchers work in the library nearly every day and know where to locate materials at […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #5

Number 5 No waiting for films to arrive by interlibrary loan The Family History Library has millions of films available – most by interlibrary loan to Family History Centers worldwide. However, if you’ve ever used the system, you know that waiting for the films takes time. By joining us on the Salt Lake Christmas Tour, […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #6

Number 6. Stay next door and immerse yourself in your genealogy. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour uses the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel as our tour headquarters. We sleep, eat breakfast, attend classes and have all our “functions” in the hotel. We even have the Family Roots Publishing Company store set up there for the week. […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #7

Number 7 The Family History Library is easy to use. First, it should be noted that you may bring in your “stuff.” Take your laptop, briefcase full of family group sheets, your maps, ancestor charts, notebooks, and anything else you might need while working in the library. Sure, you may be asked to open your […]

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Top Ten Reasons for Attending the Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #8

Number 8 – Genealogical Education The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for the wealth of genealogy classes taught during the week. Classes actually start on Sunday evening and run all week long. Classes will be taught by Joy Price, George Ott, Loni Gardner, Kevan Hansen, Arlene Eakle, Dwight Radford, Linda Brinkerhoff, Bill Balter, and […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Attending the 25th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour – #9

Number 9 The camaraderie of the group is part of the fun! Attendees at the Salt Lake Christmas Tour come not only to do research in the Family History Library, but many come back year after year to enjoy the fun times with folks that have become their friends. Each morning, everyone gathers around tables […]

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