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The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Genealogy & Family History

  • 10 Fun Facts About Temple Square

    Right in the center of downtown Salt Lake, the 35 acres of Temple Square pack in a lot of points of interest and history. Owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the massive grounds offer a respite from the city's bustle and a fascinating day’s worth of exploration for history

  • Take a Unique Religious Tour Near Downtown Salt Lake

    Salt Lake has never been shy about being a destination for religious tourism. Temple Square, at the heart of the city, boasts millions of visitors annually, drawing both saints and sinners to bask in the beauty of its ten acres of manicured gardens, Tabernacle, and visitor’s center. However,

  • Make Plans for Next Year--RootsTech Wrap Up

    Over the past 10 years, I have traveled with my company, Family ChartMasters, to conferences across North America and Europe. To date, the largest family history conference has been Who Do You Think You Are Live in London, England. But this year, with the online streaming attendees, and record

  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Night Courses

    The Utah Genealogy Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, will be held 13-17 Jan 2014 at the Raddison in Salt Lake City. SLIG is different from most genealogy conferences because the main conference consists of sets of classes (or tracks) that students take for the whole week. Nationally

  • Questions to ask around the Thanksgiving table

    You may be traveling home to Salt Lake for Thanksgiving or you may be going somewhere else, but no matter where you go, it is always wonderful to be home with family and friends for the holidays. So I have a few ideas for you about how to learn more about your heritage this Thanksgiving. Whether you

  • Register now for RootsTech

    Registration is open now for RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference in the United States. Instructors and companies from around the world will gather in Salt Lake for 3 days to teach you about the newest technologies to help you trace your roots. RootsTech will be held February 6­-8, 2014 at

  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy early bird deadline is coming up

    The early bird deadline for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy registration is October 31, 2013. After that date, the registration price will increase. So register early and save money. The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is one of the world's premier sources for indepth genealogy instruction. In

  • Researching Your Roots

    Genealogy or family history is a great way to connect with your ancestors and gain a sense of who you are and where you come from. Family history can be as simple as writing down the names of your parents and grandparent to a multi-generational fan chart Salt Lake City has the largest Family

  • Register Now for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

    Some of the country's best genealogical educators are gathering to help you gain expertise in a flash at the Utah Genealogy Association's Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, held 13-17 Jan 2014 in Salt Lake City. If you are looking for advanced skills, you can't afford to miss this wonderful

  • Social Hall Heritage Museum

    We spend a lot of time taking our kids to plays and performances, and every time we do, I remind them that plays were one of the first sources of entertainment for the pioneers that came to Utah. The first theatre West of the Missouri was in Salt Lake City, and was named the Social Hall. On

  • Utah Genealogical Association Spring Family History Conference

    The Utah Genealogical Association's 2013 Spring Family History Conference will be held April 19-20 at Woods Cross High School. Friday evening's session will feature DENISE MAY LEVENICK, "The Family Curator", speaker and author of "How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family

  • Step Back In Time at the Utah State Capitol

    The Utah State Capitol visitors center unveiled a new exhibit celebrating the 100 year anniversary of its construction. Step Back In Time: A Centennial Celebration of the Capitol Construction, can be seen inside the Utah State Capitol building weekdays from 9am to 8pm, and is free of charge.

  • Find Your Past at RootsTech

    The country's largest genealogy conference is coming to Salt Lake, March 21-23, 2013 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. With a huge exhibit hall and classes from the very beginning to very advanced, RootsTech has something for everyone to connect people to the history of their family. Experts

  • Common Quests and Diverse Heritage

    My family and I recently used our Visit Salt Lake Connect Passes to explore the spectacular new Natural History Museum of Utah. What an impressive place! It is such a great museum I think many different people can come away from it moved in different ways. The building is beautiful and captures so

  • Utah Genealogical Association Fall Family Conference

    The Utah Genealogical Association is excited to announce their Fall conference "Come Climb Your Family Tree" on Friday, September 21, 9:00 AM-8:30 PM and Saturday, September 22, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM. Bring your family to explore your roots: the Utah Genealogical Association Fall Conference will be a new

  • A Historical Pioneer Day

    When you are in Utah at the end of July, you simply must do as the locals do--Celebrate the 24th of July. We get extra fireworks and parades and everything. Known as Pioneer Day or the Days of '47, it is a celebration of the arrival of the first pioneer settlers in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th

  • Historical Sites to See in Salt Lake

    There are several historical re-creation sites in Salt Lake and along the Wasatch Front. These make a fun adventure for the day and can help teach the kids about what life was like for the people who lived in Utah long ago. A whole pioneer village has been recreated at This is the Place Heritage Park

  • Salt Lake's "Other" Genealogy Libraries

    Of course you probably know that the Family History Library in Salt Lake is the world's largest collection of genealogy information in the world. But besides the Family History Library, here are 7 other Archives and Libraries you shouldn't miss while you are in town doing genealogy research in Salt

  • Utah Genealogical Association Pioneer Trails Tour

    The Mormon Trails Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association is hosting two bus tours on June 16 along the original pioneer trail coming into the Salt Lake Valley. The tours will run concurrently beginning at 7:30am from the Henefer Park and will end at Henefer Park at noon, where lunch will be

  • Genealogy Conference RootsTech 2012 a Hit in Salt Lake City

    It's hard to believe that another RootsTech conference has come and gone. It was a whirlwind weekend packed full of genealogy, technology, and live social networking. While at the conference held at the gorgeous Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City I managed to squeeze in interviews with