Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
122 West South Temple
Salt Lake City ,
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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.
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 six 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 more than 100 manuscript collections, including a 6 ½ 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 Federal 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 :
Is a retired attorney and business owner with over 33 years of experience in genealogical research. James was an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, has a BA Degree in Spanish, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from the University of Utah, and a JD Degree in Law from Arizona State University.
He has nearly 40 years experience as a trial attorney in Arizona with experience in both real estate and probate law among other areas of the law. His expertise is in high demand, he taught classes at the Mesa FamilySearch Library for 10 years. He is currently teaching from nine to eleven hours a week at the BYU FamilySearch Library and training all Missionaries on the floor. He 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.
Be sure to ask for Rich Williams and he will see that you get our special room discount. 801-606-2410
- Click on a class title to read the class description - Click on a speaker name to read his or her bio - Click on the down arrow icon to read the class handout (registeration is required to view handouts) - All classes are based on Mountain Time (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Agenda is subject to change without notice
April Salt Lake City Family History Library Retreat 2013 Agenda