Research Retreats: A Popular Way to Trace and Prove your Family Tree

By popular request, Holly Hansen and Family History Expos are sponsoring a monthly series of Research Retreats at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City UT.  And I will be both a research consultant and an instructor at each one.  If you come, I will take you by the hand and lead you to your ancestors–along with the other consultants:

2015 Family History Retreats and Expos

Jan 5-9 – Sources and Strategies for Scandinavian Research

Feb 16-20 – Finding the Marriage Record: Understanding Customs and Sources

Mar 16-20 – Research FUNdamentals: Strategies for Successful Genealogical

March Retreat at Billings Montana (tentative, working on dates)

Apr 13-17 — US Land & Tax Records: Proving Family Relationships

May 1-2 — Retreat at Colby, Kansas

May 18-22 – England, Wales, Scotland, & Ireland: Basic Sources, Strategies, & Methodology

Jun 15-19 — Virginia Research: Bypassing the Burned Courthouse

Jul 13-17 – Sources and Strategies for Successfully Researching the Other
Southern States

Aug 17-21 — New England Research: Basic Sources, Strategies & Methodology

September 18-19 — Midwest Family History Expo at Kearney Nebraska

Sep 21-25 – German Research Using the FHL: Basic Sources, Strategies, &

Oct 19-23 – Proving Family Relationships Using–Resources at the FHL and DNA

Nov 9-13 – Basic Sources for Military Research: Where the records are and How
to Access Them

Dec Nov 30- Dec 4 — Emigration, Immigration, Migration: Holidays, Customs,
Language, Occupation, and Naming Patterns

The words “Basic Sources” do not indicate easy research, they are
important fundamental sources needed to accurately prove a genealogy.

*Retreats will be held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City UT. Hotel accommodations and research classes at Crystal Inn, shuttle to FHL provided. For events out-of-state (bold lettering), check registration and lodging info online.

Research Consultants and Instructors: Holly Hansen, Arlene Eakle, James Tanner, Ruth Maness, Sharon Monson, Jane Anderson, Billy Edginton

 Additional information available from Holly Hansen, Family History Expos, 801-829-3295 or

Please accept this invitation from your favorite genealogist, Arlene Eakle, to register for the retreats you can attend while space is available.  With one every month ( and sometimes two), you can choose your topic(s) and your month(s) to come.  I will be watching for you, with some special tools to help your research be successful.  And FUN!

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