Monday, November 05, 2007

Off to Salt Lake

With all the packing and sorting, it hard to believe that NEXT Sunday is the planned departure day. Then four days later, Ol' Myrt will set up her computer and be off to the races so to speak.

I won’t be using a covered wagon or handcart for the journey to the valley as did my early Mormon pioneer ancestors on Dad's side. Fortunately, I am not likely to run into the tar and feathering opposition, as provided to those pioneers by some on my mother’s side of the family tree.

Instead, my brothers will help load the moving truck, my daughter Tammy will drive it, and I’ll follow along at a leisurely pace in the GMC Envoy. Son-in-laws will pick up the slack, and unload the items for short term storage, until I find a good place to live in downtown SLC, within walking distance of the Family History Library.

We will probably meet with snow in the pass at Snoqualmie. If it gets too rough we’ll go down via Portland instead.

My last official act in the greater Seattle area will be giving two presentations at the free all-day Family History Expo co-sponsored by the Bellevue and Redmond Washington Stake Family History Centers.

Family History Expo VII
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
10115 172nd Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(Across from Redmond High School)


  • Citing Sources: Leave a big audit trail – Using examples from a research project in progress, Ol' Myrt explains how to document each step, until the final source citation, for the original document mentioning your ancestor.
  • Finding Digital Items in the Family History Library Catalog – With all the hype about FamilySearchIndexing & partnerships between FamilySearch and other archives, churches, and libraries, its easy to get lost trying to find both indexes and scanned images. Myrt will show you how.

For more information, and registration, see:

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

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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