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Looking for Your Ancestors? Look in Salt Lake City!

Wednesday April 20, 2011
Salt Lake City is the hub of genealogy.  If you're looking for family history research help, camaraderie, education or ancestors, look no further than Salt Lake City, the Crossroads of the West.

It's Time to Go!
Thinking about a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City?  What are you waiting for? The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel  is located next door to the Family History Library and is offering special rates for April and May 2011. (Rates depend on the dates you reserve.) You'll have the convenience of a microwave and refrigerator in your room, a full service restaurant, complimentary wireless hi-speed Internet (so you can continue searching into the wee hours of the night!) and a complimentary airport shuttle. For more information or reservations at 800-366-3684 or e-mail at admin@plaza-hotel.com

Celebrate Christmas and Family History in Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for having the highest ratio of consulting professional genealogists per attendee of any research tour to the Family History Library. Over 20 classes are offered during the week, as well as 6 days of professionally assisted research. There will be lectures and hands-on workshops throughout the week - 10 altogether. For more information about the 27th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour - December 4-10, 2011, visit  http://www.SaltLakeChristmasTour.com.

Get Involved: The Utah Genealogical Association
Whether you live in Utah, or are researching ancestors who set roots here, the Utah Genealogical Association can offer you support and camaraderie. Attend their upcoming free Virtual Chapter Meeting with my friend Devin Ashby to experience it for yourself:

Title of Presentation: "The Google Genealogist"

Synopsis: What are the latest tools from Google and how can I use them in my research? Come learn about products like Picasa, Alerts, Sites, Books, Video, Maps and much more that can help you save time and money as you utilize the Internet to help you get the job done.

Bio: Devin Ashby is a Project Coordinator for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. Devin has been involved in family history for years. In 2004 he received Bachelor degrees in History and Spanish, and the following year earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

For more information about UGA or becoming a member, email Info@infouga.org. They strve to answer emails within one business day. If you would prefer to receive a phone call, you can leave a message at (801) 259-4172.

Read more from Lisa Louise Cooke at www.GenealogyGems.com.