It’s Better to Learn on Paper…

I went to open a new ream of plain white paper for the photocopy machine.  Instead of a plain white wrapper, the wrapper had the picture (in color) of a young boy holding his math test with an A+ in red above his head.  Under the photo was this caption:
“It’s Better to Learn on Paper.”  I can understand this slogan. Let me invite you to plan ahead–to attend one or more Expos or Retreats this year.  Holly Hansen and I will team-teach the Retreats with special research speakers and assistants.  We have planned a whole new curriculum–with hands-on visits to archives and libraries.  And a chance to learn first-hand, the value and power of original documents on paper–THE ORIGINALS!

At each Expo, I will have a booth with my books and information products available for sale (so you can choose what guidance will help you most without having to pay postage).  These books are also on paper.You can also attend my presentations (on Powerpoint) with accompanying handouts and maps on subjects different from the material covered at the Retreats.  Yet, each presentation promotes using the Genealogy Research Process to guide and instruct you.  This is the process that I use myself in the client research I do–also on paper.In my humble opinion, there is no substitute for being able to examine the original documents and the context that produced those records for each ancestor and all the relatives of that ancestor.  You don’t want to look for a hard-to-find ancestor in a vacuum away from relatives and context.So I like to do it all on paper.  Where I can shift the data around to ensure that each and every piece fits.  Where I can give data and take away data to accommodate the truth.

Your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle

Here is the event schedule for 2014–Register at   or call 801-829-3295 to reserve your spot and order your handouts–

Retreat – FamilySearch Library
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah
April 7 – 12, 2014

Retreat – Historic Nauvoo, Illinois
Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites
1875 Mulholland Street
Nauvoo, Illinois
April 23 – 27, 2014

Expo – Sacramento, California
Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, California
May 2 – 3, 2014

Expo – Rapid City, South Dakota
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
505 N. Fifth Street
Rapid City, South Dakota
May 16 – 17, 2014

Retreat – Colby, Kansas
City Limits Convention Center
2227 S Range Ave
Colby, Kansas
June 6 – 7, 2014

Expo at Casper, Wyoming
Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre
123 West E Street,
Casper, Wyoming
June 27 – 28, 2014

Midwest Expo at Kearney, Nebraska
Holiday Inn Convention Center
110 South Second Avenue,
Kearney, Nebraska
September 12 – 13, 2014

Retreat – FamilySearch Library
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple,
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 27 – 31, 2014

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