My Genealogical Holiday Tradition

Every year since 2002 I’ve traveled to Salt Lake City to conduct research at the Family History Library during the Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy the relative quiet of the Family History Library while most people are out Christmas shopping. This trip has become my own genealogical holiday tradition.

On Sunday evening, I visited Temple Square to view the holiday lights. I hope you enjoy these photographic memories of this year’s trip to Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Temple

The Salt Lake Temple

SOURCE: The Salt Lake Temple (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Nov 2008.

Old Assembly Hall in Temple Square

The Old Assembly Hall

SOURCE: The Old Assembly Hall (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Nov 2008.

The Relection Pool in Temple Square

The Reflection Pool

SOURCE: The Reflection Pool (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Nov 2008.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City

The Family History Library

SOURCE: The Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 Nov 2008.

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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8 Responses to My Genealogical Holiday Tradition

  1. Janet Iles says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs. When I visited Salt Lake City several years ago, I marvelled at the beautiful flower gardens on the temple square.

  2. Apple says:

    The buildings there certainly are impressive. Great shots, especially the one of the reflecting pool.

  3. Thank you for posting these. I’ve never been able to get to T. Square to see the lights and your photos are just beautiful!

  4. By the way, I love your Christmas header! It’s really cheery.

  5. Msteri says:

    Steve, these pictures are beautiful! Makes me want to go there at the same time you do! I LOVE lights, you made my evening! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  6. George G. Morgan says:

    Thank you for sharing these great shots, Steve. They make me envious!

  7. Bronwyn Klimach says:

    Fantastic photos Steve, and my idea of a wonderful (if too short) time away :)
    Also very pleased to find another narrative Polish entry tranlsated in your Dec 4th posting, and I hope the start of a new series of them! I’m currently trying to make some kind of genealogical sense of Land Records I have just received (1936 – in Polish). I think there’s a good chance I am making mistakes…
    Kindest regards,
    Bronwyn.

  8. Dru Pair says:

    The photos are breath taking, Steve. I’ve never been to Salt Lake, but hope to go there someday. Thanks for sharing.

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