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COMPASS THE ROCKIES Genealogical buffs unite! Classes also are offered daily and cover a range of top- ics, such as how to start the research process and navigating advanced, country-specific records. To learn more, contact FamilySearch’s Cherie Bush at or go to Founded in 1894, Salt Lake City’s FamilySearch seeks to help people discover their ancestry by preserving and organizing billions of records. The longtime NTA member has the world’s largest genealogical library, and it manages an extensive online database that includes even more historical documents. During a visit to the Family History Library, visitors can take guided tours to help them become familiar with the facility and resources, which include records from more than 100 countries. Those wanting to spend time developing a family tree can meet with one of the library’s individual consultants, who can familiarize them with the tools and technological resources at their disposal. This year, the library began offering a series of new discovery experiences. As part of these interactive programs, families and individuals can find out the meaning of their names, learn what famous people they might be related to and discover what events took place the year they were born. Other high-tech areas allow guests to record family memories or stories, digitally dress in period costumes and more. You never know what you’ll come across. So bring your group to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Come now. Fly into the sun. Laugh into the wind. Stop and hold hands while you stare off America’s highest suspension bridge. And we promise, you will all come across something brand new. For information about group tickets and sales, visit Open 365 days a year. 17-RGB-01932-D1_PRINT_ComeAcross_7x4.875_4C_FNL.indd 1 50 December 2017 10/13/17 11:38 AM