The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is the genealogy research trip where you can find ancestors quickly. Now in its 34th year, the Tour is renowned for the genealogy research success of its attendees, many of whom come back year after year. The 34th annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour will take place on December 2 through 8, 2018. Most attendees will fly in on December 2, and fly out on December 9.

One of the major advantages of the 
Salt Lake Christmas Tour is that there is no waiting for microfilm to be shipped from afar. If you don't find your family on one film, just move on to another! If your ancestors aren't mentioned in one book, there are often dozens more in which you may find them! It's genealogy research at its finest!

There are numerous trips to The Family History Library, sponsored by genealogical societies and commercial firms. However, The Salt Lake Christmas Tour has been highly successful because we have the highest ratio of professional researchers to attendees of any genealogy research tour using the Family History Library. You've always got the help you need to overcome your difficult research problems!  You can research your ancestors with the help of our experienced professional genealogists. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is known for the quality of the professional genealogists that work with the attendees on a daily basis - Monday through Saturday. The Christmas Tour typically has professional genealogists available for consultation from 9 am until near the time when the library closes. Professionals currently planning to work the 2018 Tour are: Lisa A. Alzo, Arlene Eakle, Billy Edgington, Loni Gardner, Kevan Hansen, Tone Halverson, Holly Hansen, Stan Lindaas, George Ott, Dwight Radford, and Doug Richardson. The Salt Lake Christmas Tour is led by Leland & Patty Meitzler, Donna Potter Phillips, and Maureen MacDonald.

We're again excited to announce that Thomas MacEntee, the creator of Geneabloggers.com, and Abundant Genealogy on Facebook, will be with us again this year.

We are also happy to announce that Regina Negrycz is again offering a DNA track that runs throughout the entire week - 5 lectures complete with one-on-ones with the Salt Lake Christmas Tour attendees. Besides several hour-long sessions immediately after lectures for one-on-ones, Regina will set aside all of Wednesday during the 2018 tour to do one-on-one DNA consultations in the Family History Library. Note that a rep from FamilyTree DNA will be at the Christmas Tour, offering DNA tests at the annual discounted price, and actually doing the testing on site - saving the attendees all the shipping costs.

The Christmas Tour makes the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel their genealogy tour headquarters. Here the attendees gather for breakfast, attend classes, and get a good night’s sleep. With every room furnished with a desk and a wireless high-speed Internet connection, the Salt Lake Plaza is ideal for end-of-day research analyzation and preparation for further intense investigation.