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The 29th Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour is in full swing!

For the 29th year in a row, we are now in the midst of the Salt Lake Christmas Tour. It’s cold outside, but the attendees are having great success. Our ratio of professional researchers working with the attendees is at an all time high this year, with one pro for every five attendees. Monday night, […]

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

    Just a couple of weeks to go until our annual December rendezvous……. are you getting ready and/or excited?  For you first-timers joining us this year, the Christmas lights on Temple Square are always a highlight of the trip. It’s a COLD walk out to see them, but well worth the red nose and […]

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

Wanting to read some advice about another good reason to join the Salt Lake Christmas Tour group is the opportunity to visit the Family History Library at a time (early December) when it is relatively empty and to use the subscription website available there and only there………. without having to fight for a computer! Click […]

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

John Smith Birth  Death  Marriage to POCAHONTAS/Matoaka Amonute/Little Snow Feather/Playful “Rebecca” Powhatan 168017 Feb Gloucester Co., Virginia 1 source citation POCAHONTAS/Matoaka A S F ” Powhatan 1595 – 1617 With a big bunch of us going shortly to Salt Lake to spend a wonderful research week in the Family History Library, I thought it might be a […]

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

    How many days until our December Salt Lake rendezvous? I’m eager to go visit my favorite places and see my favorite sights……….. like the zillions of Christmas lights and displays on Temple Square.  Only five weeks by my count!! Been working on the class schedule. We will have 30 classes, or presentations, by […]

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Space Still Available for the 2013 Salt Lake Christmas Tour – Preregistation Ends November 7, 2013.

It’s getting near the end of the pre-registration period for the Salt Lake Christmas Tour. However, we still have space available for anyone who would like to join us. The preregistration cut-off was initially October 15, but we’ve extended it though Midnight EST (Not MST) November 7. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is now celebrating […]

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

  This is the LDS Church History Library which is located just across (to the northeast) of Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.  It is a public library with a unique focus and it does have lots of  potentially “good stuff” for you.     Quoting from the Church History Library’s Research Guide:  “If your […]

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

  Dwight Radford has been helping the Salt Lake Christmas Tour attendees since practically the very first tour. His specialty is Irish research and after nearly 30 years of looking and documenting Irish ancestors, Dwight is a pro at finding these folks. Here he is helping Dorothy Reed back in 2012….. and he stands ready […]

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

According to the tour website (www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com)  there are only 62 days left until the 2013 tour begins! Those of us already signed up are counting the days. If you are thinking about joining the tour, “think” no longer and just do it……….. quoting that swarmy guy on TV, “I guarantee you’ll like it……….. you’ll be glad you came.” One […]

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

Don’t know about most of you, but I must confess: I bring too much stuff on trips. Any trip. And especially winter trips…. like the Salt Lake Christmas Tour trip. I have seen a couple of you come with only a smallish carry-on and I’ve seen others of you come with two huge rolling tanks……….. […]

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

    In my classes and conversations, I am often asked, “Which is really better, Ancestry or FamilySearch?” I usually answer back with a question, “Which is yummier, a hot baked potato or a ripe juicy orange?” “Well, those are different!” comes the answer. “Not really,” I reply. “They are both food, nourishment for your […]

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

  SOMEBODY has to be first………………. some leaf has to be the first to turn, as with this Vine Maple in North Bend, Washington. Are you like this leaf? Are you the first to sign up? To take advantage of an opportunity? To recognize that opportunity? To be willing to make the change? To recognize […]

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

How many have already made their reservations for the Salt Lake Christmas Tour which is coming up zooming fast upon us?  Almost more importantly, how many have been picking out the problems on their family tree that cry to be solved this December? I’ve talked to a couple of folks on these subjects and have […]

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

Since our annual December Salt Lake rendezvous is only weeks away, I thought you’d enjoy reading this post if you hadn’t already….. we knew about Family Tree last December but by this December the dust will be more settled with this new feature…. and we plan to offer you an in-library class on the Family […]

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

Do you enjoy doing what I call Cold Genealogy? Helping somebody else with their genealogy, or digging out the story that goes with an old weathered tombstone in the cemetery? Or perhaps learning about somebody mentioned in the paper?   An old yellowed undated newspaper clipping, probably from our Spokane newspaper, reads: “Theft of Hosiery […]

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