Almost time for the Salt Lake Christmas Tour–8 Dec-14 Dec 2013

There is still time for you to register and attend Leland and Patty Meitzler’s Annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour.  This year we gather at the Family History Library the second week in December. Space Still Available for the 2013 Salt Lake Christmas Tour – Pre-registation Ends November 7, 2013.

If you attend, you can plan on a special experience.  With classes each and every day, access to a whole new array of genealogy records online and offline, a full crew of research consultants to lead you by the hand through the largest genealogy collection in the world.

This crew includes me, moi, yours truly, Arlene Eakle and Linda Brinkerhoff.  We are preparing special classes with all new content and new checklists for greater genealogy research success:

Arlene’s Topics:
1.  Colonial Tidewater Virginia Research—there are some new sources and new evidence of where the early Virginians come from.  Remember that “in the beginning all was Virginia” and Virginia was settled from the Tidewater inland, westward, and northward.
2.  Genealogical Evidence for English Research before 1650, Parts I and II—this is a two-session class.  Session One:  Important considerations and little-used jurisdictions (at least by American genealogists).  In other words, where to look and what to look for.   Session Two:  Sources and search strategies to document your English pedigree. You can research early English records in the Family History Library almost better than in England itself because all the records are concentrated in one library open from 8 am to 9 pm.

Linda’s Topics:
1.  Pennsylvania Research, Parts I and II—this is a two-session class.  Session One:  Basic research sources, where to find them and specific search tips to use them effectively.  An emphasis is on finding births, marriages, and deaths.  Session Two:  Pennsylvania Land and Tax Records.  The Family History Library has acquired property records for Pennsylvania in abundance.  You will make great headway proving ancestors who begin in Pennsylvania and move on to Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and points South.
2.  New England Colonial Towns—If you attend this class, you will receive a checklist of New England Towns and where their records are.  Some surprising libraries and archives have rich holdings for your New England ancestors, including the Family History Library.

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Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle

PS  The website gives many more details and lists the consultants for this year’s tour.  Check it out.  Or Google Salt Lake Christmas Tour.

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