The 2012 Salt Lake Christmas Tour was a great success, and we’re now planning for the next one in December of 2013. Thomas MacEntee is planning to be with us again, and will be presenting a wide range of genealogical lectures. I understand that one of them will be two-hour class team-taught with Lisa Alzo. More about that later…

We have over 60 folks already signed up for the 2013 tour, so I would advise signing up ASAP if you want to be with us next year. The 2013 tour runs December 8 through 14 – allowing folks to travel on the weekend after Thanksgiving, and getting away from the most expensive and hectic airline travel weekend of the year. Most attendees will fly in on Sunday December 8 – and out on Sunday, December 15.

The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is the genealogy research trip to Salt Lake City where you can find ancestors quickly. Now in its 29th year, the Tour is renowned for the genealogy research success of its attendees, many of whom come back year after year.

One of the major advantages of the Salt Lake Christmas Tour is that there is no waiting for microfilm to be shipped from afar. If you don’t find your family on one film, just move on to another! If your ancestors aren’t mentioned in one book, there are often dozens more in which you may find them! It’s genealogy research at its finest!

There are numerous trips to The Family History Library, sponsored by genealogical societies and commercial firms. However, The Salt Lake Christmas Tour has been highly successful because we have the highest ratio of professional researchers to attendees of any genealogy research tour using the Family History Library. You’ve always got the help you need to overcome your difficult research problems! You can research your ancestors with the help of our experienced professional genealogists. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for the quality of the professional genealogists that work with the attendees on a daily basis – Monday through Saturday. The Christmas Tour typically has professional genealogists available for consultation from 9 am until near the time when the library closes. Professionals currently planning to work the 2013 Tour are: Lisa A. Alzo, Linda Brinkerhoff, Arlene Eakle, Billy Edgington, Loni Gardner, Kevan Hansen, Wade Hone, Stan Lindaas, George Ott, Dwight Radford, and Trudy Schenk. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is led by Leland K. Meitzler (that’s me), Donna Potter Phillips and Bill Balter.

Check out the Salt Lake Christmas Tour website. If you’d like to join us, download the application as a pdf file, fill it in and send it to us with a $50 refundable deposit. That application and deposit holds your place for the 2013 research tour.