Saturday, September 22, 2007

SLC research retreat Nov 26-Dec 1 2007

Glenna Hard wins Salt Lake Retreat Trip with genealogy research specialists

One of the wonderful things that happened at last weekend's Northern Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree in Ogden, Utah was attendee Glenna Hard winning a research trip to Salt Lake City. I inquired of the folks at (MAF) about the timing of the event and the specialists providing on-on-one research assistance. Here's what Ol' Myrt here discovered:

When: November 26th-December 1st, 2007

Where: Classes to be held at the Plaza Hotel with daily research in the adjacent Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Our professionals know and love the FHL, they have had more than 1000 hours of research time in this facility and they really do know how to access and utilize the collection effectively, says MyAncestorsFound Vice President Kim Savage. "Don’t miss a unique opportunity to explore the world’s largest Family History Library in the company of other researchers (soon-to-be friends) and caring professionals who want to help you connect with your ancestors."

Now Ol' Myrt has been in the Family History Library when Kim and others were working with retreat members. They were so involved, there was only time for a quick smile and a few hellos out of these fine research advisors.

Retreat Highlights:
  • Meet the group at our "Icebreaker Social" Monday evening (when the FHL is closed)
  • Participate in classes designed to increase your ability to understand and find the records holding information on your ancestors
  • Daily research time at the Family History Library (Tues-Sat)
  • Individual research consultations with seasoned professionals available eight hours a day to work with you in one-on-one sessions to guide you in your research throughout the day and all week long
  • Additional help available on the computer and at the microfilm readers will help you stay on track and make your projects do-able and exciting
  • Let MAF help you scan documents to your flash drive
  • Syllabus containing all class handouts for future reference
  • Complimentary Capture the Memories interview book
  • Tour of historic Temple Square - Utah's most visited attraction
  • Enjoy listening to the 'Tabernacle Choir' practice
  • Dine alone or enjoy dinner with the group each evening (optional)
  • Mini Gen Store for your shopping pleasure
  • Door Prizes and exciting research rewards
  • Fun, new friends who love genealogy like you do!

Professional researchers for this event include:

  • Arlene H. Eakle, Ph.D. is president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc.

    Dr. Eakle is a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in research, as a consultant, a seminar presenter, and author. She is an expert in tracing Southern ancestors including those of Native American background. She is also skilled in tracing ancestors from the British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany. She claims a 96% success rate. She has addressed more than 500 workshops and seminars in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She is the author of more than 90 books, newsletters, scholarly articles, and family histories. Recently she formed a non-profit Genealogy Library Center, Inc. to accept and preserve genealogy manuscript collections that might otherwise be destroyed. Collections donated qualify for a tax deduction.

    Classes taught by Arlene:
    Why Church Records Are Important for Genealogical Research
    • Special Church Records Collections at the Family History Library
    • Church Records in the United States and Canada–the Religious Belief Dictates the Records Kept and Preserved
    • Church Records in the British Isles
    • European Church Records

  • Jimmy B. Parker, AG has been conducting genealogy and family history research for over 38 years and is a former manager of the Main Library Operations, at the LDS Family History Library, at Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Mr. Parker specializes in Native American research. He has studied records at various National Archives, identifying and examining the various collections kept for the Native American population by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. His work includes all those NARA branches in Atlanta, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, San Bruno, and Los Angeles. In addition to usual archives, Mr. Parker has actually conducted research on-site at several reservations, including those of the Rosebud Sioux, Nez Perce, Cherokee, Northern Ute, and Navajo.

    Classes taught by Jimmy:
    Approaches to the Family History Library Catalog
    • There Is A Method to Our Madness!
    • What have I Found and How Does It Relate to What I Thought I Knew?
    • Where Did I Put That?

  • Judith E. Wight, AG was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Brigham Young University (history major, English minor). She is an accredited genealogist specializing in Irish, Scottish and Australian research; British Reference Consultant at the Family History Library from 1990-2001; Director of the Sandy, East Stake Family History Center from 1997-2000.

    Mrs. Wright has lectured at numerous historical and genealogical conferences throughout the U.S. and in Canada and England. When not working or writing, enjoys spending time with her family, remodeling their home and a mountain cabin retreat, traveling, reading, and listening to music. She is founder, past president and forever board member of Ulster Project-Utah, an ecumenical peacemaking organization that brings Catholic and Protestant teens from Northern Ireland to various established centers in the U.S.

    Classes taught by Judy:
    • British Isles Church Records
    • British Isles Census Returns
    • British Isles Civil Registration of Birth, Marriage and Death
    • British Isles Probate Records
Five, count 'em, 5 full days of research assistance for only $299.00

Kimberly A. Savage, BS
Vice President - My Ancestors Found
PO Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050

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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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