Host - Leland K. Meitzler

With a nearly lifelong interest in genealogy, Leland graduated from the National Institute on Genealogical Research in 1982 and with his brother, Steve, began publishing local histories soon thereafter. Upon graduation, he received the Social Sciences Division Award from GRCC in Auburn, WA in 1984. The Meitzlers founded Heritage Quest in 1985. Leland has given over 2,000 lectures on genealogical subjects to national, state and local genealogical groups. Leland was the Co-chairman of Exhibits for the Portland National Genealogical Society Conference. In 1997 he was given an Angel Award for his contributions to the annual Gen Tech Seminars. He also received the Presidential Citation Award from the Utah Genealogical Association in 2006. Leland was the Managing Editor of Heritage Quest Magazine from 1985 through 2005, and Managing Editor of The Genealogical Helper from 2006 until 2009. Leland now operates Family Roots Publishing Company, and writes a daily blog at Leland and his wife, Patty, have conducted the Salt Lake Christmas Tour since 1985.