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April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013

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Event Location Address

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City , Utah 84101
801-521-0130

Click Here to view the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel website.

Event Date/Time

April 8, 2013 8:00 AM - April 12, 2013 7:00 PM

Description and Highlights

Come join us for an amazing week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City! You will learn many tips and tricks to successfully using the collections that you will increase your skills when you return home too.

Research Professionals

Russell C. Bangerter, BA : Has a BA in Family History, he specializes in finding and preserving a family's unique history. Russell is President of Ancestral Connections, Inc. as well as an author and speaker. He is the genealogy blogger for Deseret News and an advisor to Treasured Souls to Keep, LLC.
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. : President and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc., Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, consulting, lecturing, and writing. She has addressed more than 600 conferences, expos, seminars, and retreats.

Dr. Eakle is an expert in tracing families from New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany, she claims a 96% success rate.

Dr. Eakle writes more than 6 Blogs: Genealogy Evidence (since 2006), Kentucky, Scots-Irish, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and The Kingdoms: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isles of the Sea. The focus of The Kingdoms blog is on the time period before America was settled, up to 1750.

The Genealogy Library Center, Inc., a non-profit genealogy library established by Arlene and her husband Alma Eakle, will be open to the public: With over 100 manuscript collections, including a 6 1/2 ton collection of English research materials; the Holly T. Hansen United States Book Collection (especially Virginia and Kentucky marriage records); and the Conner-Bishop Book Collection of more than 70,000 volumes.

Something you may not know about Dr. Eakle: She was an ethnic surname consultant to the US Bureau of the Census and the National Archives for the 1990 Census.
Sharon D. Monson : Professional Genealogist, the founder of GenSearch and more. Author of Shortcut to Genealogy Sources and Beginner Tech Guide. Sharon has extensive research experience in courthouses, the Family History Library, and repositories spanning 30+ years. Her weekly BLOG is helpful for the beginner as well as the experienced genealogist. Sharon is a frequent conference presenter whose classes cover a wide range of sources, methodology, and useful tips. Online genealogy websites available 24/7 present her with a challenge – Search or Sleep? In this case, Sleep never wins!
James L. Tanner : Has a BA Degree in Spanish, an M. Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a JD Degree in Law from Arizona State University.

He has 37 years experience as a trial attorney in Arizona. He also has over 30 years experience in genealogical research and is the author of The Guide to FamilySearch Online.

James is an avid Blogger and his genealogy blog, Genealogy's Star is one of the top genealogy blogs in the US. He has been a presenter at a number of Expos and Conferences. He is the former owner of a retail computer business and Apple Macintosh software company.

James is the social media coordinator at Family History Expos.

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122 West South Temple  Salt Lake City Utah 84101

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Event Lodging

  • Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
    122 West South Temple
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    Room - House Run - $75.00

    Be sure to ask for Rich Williams and he will see that you get our special room discount. 801-606-2410

Event Agenda

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- Agenda is subject to change without notice

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April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Monday, April 08, 2013
8:00 am Step One:
1 Hotel Classroom Navigating the FHL   Login First
( All Levels )
Russell C. Bangerter, BA
9:00 am Research with Professionals at the FHL 9 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Step Two:
2 Hotel Classroom The FamilySearch Catalog: Key to the Collections   Login First
( All Levels )
Sharon D. Monson
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Stay and Ask Questions
 

April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Tuesday, April 09, 2013
8:00 am Step Three:
3 Hotel Classroom Setting Goals to Focus Your Research   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
9:00 am Research with Professionals at the FHL 9 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Step Four:
4 Hotel Classroom Using Microfilms and Microfiche in the Family History Library   Login First
( Beginner )
Sharon D. Monson
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own FHL Closes at 9 pm
 

April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Wednesday, April 10, 2013
8:00 am Step Five:
5 Hotel Classroom Understanding the Records   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
9:00 am Research with Professionals at the FHL 9 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Step Six:
6 Hotel Classroom Making Use of a Research Log   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own FHL Closes at 9 pm
 

April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Thursday, April 11, 2013
8:00 am Step Seven:
7 Hotel Classroom Looking at the Books: Genealogy Data at your Fingertips   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
9:00 am Research with Professionals at the FHL 9 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Step Eight:
8 Hotel Classroom How to Ask for Help   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
6:30 pm Break for Dinner or Research on your own FHL Closes at 9 pm
 

April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00 am Step Nine:
9 Hotel Classroom Interpreting Results and Understanding Evidence   Login First
( All Levels )
Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D.
9:00 am Research with Professionals at the FHL 9 am to 5 pm
5:30 pm Step Ten:
10 Hotel Classroom Organize, Preserve and Share   Login First
( All Levels )
James L. Tanner
6:30 pm Retreat Officially Ends! Thank You to Everyone!
 

April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda


Saturday, April 13, 2013
8:00 am Take advantage of your time in SLC. Plan to research on your own Saturday using your new research skills.

Event Sponsors

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Family History Expos, Inc.  


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FamilySearch  




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