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Salt Lake Christmas Tour……………….. LAST Week’s Peek !!

This week’s spotlight on our tour professionals features (alphabetically) the last three, Lisa Alzo, Linda Brinkerhoff and Arlene Eakle.   Hope YOU will be there with us in eleven days…………… Lisa Ann Alzo, M.F.A., grew up in Duquesne , Pennsylvania , and currently resides in Ithaca , New York . She earned a Bachelor of Science degree […]

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

Everybody who comes to Salt Lake City at Christmas time loves to see the lights on Temple Square. Our Salt Lake Christmas Tour “family” is no exception. Doing some reading about all the lights I marveled at the logistics of getting them up and down and thought you’d enjoy knowing too. Some 35 acres are […]

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

William “Bill” Dollarhide will not be one of our professional-library helpers, but he will be giving us a couple of GREAT lecture-presentations.  Bill is the co-author of the Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920, which book has become a standard in all libraries. We genealogists could not do our family history sleuthing without […]

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

Today’s professional spotlight is on Loni Gardner. Loni Gardner is a professional genealogist who knows there’s more to genealogy than names, dates and places. She enjoys creating fun ways to share family information through games, puzzles, etc. She is a co-founder of Medical Pedigree Research Services which traces ascending and descending pedigrees for medical research […]

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

Today’s Profile Peek is for E. Wade Hone……. one of our favorite and bestest helpers on the Salt Lake Christmas Tour.  Come and get his help! E. Wade Hone is devoted to European and foreign language research, and the promotion of European history, geography, and cultural tolerance among high school and college students, in addition […]

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

Going backwards alphabetically, today we spotlight Ruth Maness. Ruth is ready, willing and able to help you with your Scandinavian research needs. Ruth Ellen Maness specializes in Scandinavian research. Besides working at the reference desk and behind the scenes on the European floor at the Family History Library, Ruth Ellen Maness has written extensively for […]

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

Maureen MacDonald is our “star” for this peek. I’ve known Maureen for years and years and you have, too, for she’s come on all the Christmas Tours for years and years. This year she will be helping Bill and Leland with the airport-welcoming duty on Arrival Day and she will be teaching four classes. Maureen […]

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Thomas MacEntee on Turning Your Genealogy Hobby into a Living

Thomas MacEntee has made his hobby his occupation – and with a lot of hard work, it’s paying off. The following excerpt is from an article in the October 29, 2012 edition of Forbes. How would you like to turn your hobby into a second career? That’s exactly what Thomas MacEntee of Chicago, a former […]

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Winter Time is a’Coming… and it’s Time for Research, Grandchildren & the Salt Lake Christmas Tour

We picked the last of the tomatoes, cucumbers, and cabbage on Tuesday, Wednesday the temperatures began to drop dramatically, and we woke up to snow this morning (Thursday, Oct 25, 2012). I doubt the snow will last long and temperatures this time of year fluctuate a lot in Utah. Patty and I went out this […]

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

We’re very excited to announce that Thomas MacEntee, the creator of Geneabloggers.com, and a motivating force behind genealogy bloggers and social media genealogists, will be with us again this year. Thomas will be giving us TEN presentations to update our digital and tech skills….. and, as this photo shows, he’s often just working in the […]

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

Given any thought to what the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour has in store for you in the evenings while you’re there?  OF COURSE, you can go back to the Library after dinner and stay until closing time, 9:00. And you can always wander around Temple Square enjoying all the millions of Christmas lights. But […]

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Salt Lake Christmas Tour…… Week’s Peek

We’re spotlighting George Ott today.  I’ve known George since about 1988 and in all that time I’ve known him to be a Gold-Plated Gentleman and Top-Notch Knowledgeable Genealogist. He’s assisted on Leland’s Christmas tour almost since the very beginning and I can safely raise my hand and say that yes, he’s helped everybody who asks […]

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

                          Who knows where these photos were taken??????  The Salt Lake City International Airport, that’s where! Isn’t it fun to arrive into Salt Lake City and be greeted by Christmas-red poinsettias lining the walkways??? Those cheery flowers introduce you to a wonderful week!  […]

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Salt Lake Christmas Tour……… Week’s Peek

If you are sitting on the proverbial fence trying to decide whether to come or not come on the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour, please let me push you off that fence onto the side of coming! In my next few posts, I’m going to tell you about some of our speakers and what they […]

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

Guess what? Mark Olsen from MyHeritage is coming to the Salt Lake Christmas Tour to tell us and teach us all about this fabulous FREE website, www.myheritage.com . This is probably the best free site to which you can upload your family tree and connect with cousins near and far. Leland is always coming up […]

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