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2012 Salt Lake City Research Tour

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

When: October 28, 2012 2:00PM - November 4, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

You won't want to miss our thirty-fourth annual research tour to the world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Let the experts from NEHGS help you navigate the collections of the largest genealogical library in the world. In this intensive week of research, consultations, lectures, group meals, and other activities, you'll explore the resources of the Family History Library with support and guidance to help you make the most out of your visit.

Sunday, October 28

after 3:00 p.m.   Check-in at Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Introductions and Your Guide to the Week for all attendees

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Helpful Hints for First-Time Attendees (return guests welcome)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception and Dinner, Radisson Hotel

Monday, October 29

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*    Personal Research, Family History Library

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Orientation to Family History Library

10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  FHL Catalog Tutorials and Tours

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

5:30 p.m.   Optional walking tour of Temple Square

Tuesday, October 30

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Personal Research, Family History Library

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Lecture: Looking Beyond Traditional Sources: Manuscript Collections on Microfilm at the Family History Library, Judith Lucey
 

  Wednesday, October 31

 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*    Personal Research, Family History Library  

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    Group Lunch, Joseph Smith Memorial Building  

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Roundtable discussion with consultants

Thursday, November 1

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Personal Research, Family History Library

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture: Proving and Disproving Family Lore, Suzanne Stewart 

Friday, November 2

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Personal Research, Family History Library

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Lecture: Using Your Computer for Genealogical Analysis, Rhonda McClure
                                               
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Closing Reception and Dinner, Radisson Hotel

Saturday, November 3

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Personal Research, Family History Library

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Consultations with NEHGS Staff Genealogists

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Lecture: After Appomattox: Researching Confederate Veterans in post-Civil War America, David Lambert

Sunday, November 4

before 11:00 a.m.        Check out of Salt Lake Plaza

 

  Registration

This tour is sold out. Please email education@nehgs.org to be placed on a waiting list.



Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the program. NEHGS will secure lodging for participants at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel for the duration of the program only, October 28 - November 4, 2012. Participants seeking lodging before or after the program are responsible for securing accommodations on their own. NEHGS strongly recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against monetary loss.

Staff Consultants

David Allen Lambert, Online Genealogist

David has been on the staff at NEHGS since 1993 and has published articles in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record; Rhode Island Roots; The Mayflower Descendant; and American Ancestors magazine.

He has published a best-selling NEHGS book, A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries, and various volumes about his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts. He also collaborated with historian Maureen Taylor on The Last Muster, a volume of photographic images of the Revolutionary war period.

David’s genealogical expertise includes New England, Atlantic Canadian, and British research, military records, and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. David has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the PBS-TV show History Detectives. He is a national speaker and has lectured on various topics of genealogy and history in Europe, Canada and throughout the continental United States. David has been a Civil War re-enactor for the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. He is a Life Member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati, and Massachusetts Sons of the Revolution and is currently the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. David is currently authoring the vital, church and cemetery records for the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts.

Judith Lucey, Archivist

Judy Lucey joined the NEHGS staff in 2003. She received a B.S. in Education from Northeastern University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Her areas of expertise include Irish research, Newfoundland, 19th and 20th century genealogy, beginning genealogy, Italian research, and the history of Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. Judy was one of the NEHGS experts to lead the society’s first research trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2012.

Rhonda R. McClure, Senior Researcher

Rhonda R. McClure is a nationally recognized professional genealogist and lecturer specializing in New England and celebrity research as well as computerized genealogy; is compiler of more than 120 celebrity family trees; has been a contributing editor for Heritage Quest Magazine, Biography magazine, and was a contributor to The History Channel Magazine and American History Magazine. In addition to numerous articles, she is author of ten books, including the award-winning The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy, now in its second edition, Finding Your Famous and Infamous Ancestors, and Digitizing Your Family History.

Rhonda specializes in immigration and naturalization, late 19th- and early 20th-century urban research, missionaries (primarily in association with the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions), State Department Federal Records, New England, Midwest, Southern, German, Italian, Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, and New Brunswick research as well as Internet research, genealogical software (FTM, RootsMagic, TMG, Reunion), digital peripherals, and both Mac and Windows machines.

Suzanne Stewart, Director of Research Services

Suzanne Stewart is a longtime genealogical researcher. She was a principal of a web-based professional genealogy firm for seventeen years. Suzanne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, co-administrator of the Moelich family DNA project, and a volunteer for the New York Italian Genealogical Group and the cemetery website FindaGrave.com. 

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