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LFA Newsletter Volume 35, Issue 1 (March 2008)

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1283 Logan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Volume: 35 Issue: 1 Date: March 2008


2008 Livingston Family Reunion - "I've Been Workin' On the Railroad"

Did you ever wonder if you had a connection to the Golden Spike and the joining of the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad? Your ancestors certainly did! Come to the reunion and find out how.

Where: Pineview Reservoir, Huntsville, Utah; Anderson Cove Campground off Highway 39, Site ANDC3

When: Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14, 2008

Check in time on Friday is 2:00 pm. Feel free to arrive anytime after that. There will be camping, campfire & railroad program (7:00 pm), dessert, and visiting. Checkout time on Saturday will be 1:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your swimsuit, this campsite is right on the beach!

Saturday Schedule:
 8:00-9:30 am Breakfast (provided by the Association)
 10:00-11:00 am Business Meeting
     Election of new Board Members
     Update on Ancestry & Descendancy projects
     Overview of Family Website -- what's available and what's new
 11:30 am depart campsite and caravan to the Railroad Museum in Ogden Utah.

We have arranged tours with the Utah State Railroad Museum. The tours will depart every 15-20 minutes with approx 15-20 people. Regular Ticket prices are Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children $3 Family One Day Pass $12 (2 adults & up to 4 kids 2-12) Anyone with the Livingston Family Association that day will receive 10% off their ticket price. Take a look at the Museum's website * Utah State Railroad Museum for additional information. In addition to the railroad portion of the museum there is also the Browning Arms Museum and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum.

There are many lunch options in Ogden close by the museum.

For driving directions and area maps, click on the link below.

Up to date reunion information

Family History Research Report

We want to let you know that we are verifying the temple work that has and hasn’t been done for the descendents of Archibald and Christian Mure/Muir. We are using Paf Insight to find the dates of work that has been preformed. Because we do not have a solid lead at this time to help us extend our pedigree, we are trying to find all the information we can about the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc of Archibald (1702) and Christian and plan to submit their names for temple work. We are hoping that by doing this we may be blessed to find information that will enable us to add another generation to our pedigree chart.

If you are interested in helping us gather this information, please email us at board@livingstonfamily.org and we will give you a father, mother and their children to verify that their temple work has been completed.

If you live in the vicinity of Salt Lake or Utah County and would like to meet with Ted Livingston and Dana Rogers to begin work on this please call Ted at 801-794-0241 or Dana at 801-226-3456 and we will decide on a time to meet. If any of you have a World Membership with Ancestry.com we hope that you will contact us and work with us on obtaining information.

We are also interested in family histories and photos to post on the Livingston Web Site. If you have stories or photos that you would like to submit we would be very interested in receiving them. If you have an electronic file please email it and if you only have a hard copy please send a copy and we will scan and add it to the web site. Submitted by Dana Rogers and Ted Livingston (Ancestry Project Coordinators)

Additional Railroad Information

Livingston Family Board

2007-2008 Board of Directors

The current board of directors of the Livingston Family Association is as follows:

Name Assignment Term Expires
Ted Livingston Ancestry Co-Chair 2008
Ross Livingston Website 2008
Lynne Herring 2008
Stott Cook Reunion Co-Chair 2009
Blaine Livingston Descendancy Chair 2009
Ann Macdonald Reunion Co-Chair 2009
Charlene Clark Chairperson, Newsletter & Mailing List 2010
Enid Cox Secretary/Treasurer 2010
Dana Rogers Ancestry Co-Chair 2010
Livingston Family Association Board of Directors

Contact us at 801-484-2678 (Enid's) or email us all at board@livingstonfamily.org. Please use this family resource for family-related business only.


It's a new year and Dues are Due. Thank you for helping us keep this organization going. We very carefully spend the money we get from dues for reunion and newsletter expenses. We suggest $20 per family per year. More or less is gladly accepted. You can bring your donation to the reunion in June or mail your dues in today to:

Livingston Family Association
1283 Logan Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

Tax Exempt Status -- Just a reminder that donations for 2007 are deductible on your taxes

Tax Season is upon us -- just a reminder that the Livingston Family Association has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the code. This means that contributions to our organization are deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

In other words, contributions of all types to the Livingston Family Association are officially tax deductible.

This is very good news to you and to us. When you do your income taxes for 2007, you can take credit for what you have donated to our organization (consult with your accountant for specific details).

Livingston Family Descendancy Project

Livingston Coat of Arms Patch

Once again we extend our heartfelt thanks to those of you who have submitted your descendancy information to us.

We are pleased to report to you that the Descendancy Project of entering in all the names of the “Green Book”, Archibald Livingston of 1808 will be complete by the reunion in June. At that time we estimate there will be about 7,500 names in our database. But when that is done, it will only represent a substantial portion of our Livingston descendancy up to about 1980. Don't be left out of this important family project -- send in your information today -- and encourage all of your family to do the same ... or do it for them ;) -- so we can include it in the reunion report.

This will continue our growing family lines from the 1980 completion of the book to the present. Please use the Chart that is included in this newsletter or go to the website and fill it out online and submit it to:

Blaine T Livingston
655 Greystone Way
Tooele, UT 84074

Thanks again for helping us with this important project.

(MS Word or PDF)

Histories Wanted

Hey all you Livingstons, we are still waiting for those histories! We are looking for some new histories to publish in our newsletters. So, if you have some laying around, or have just written one, send it in! Maybe you have just a short story about one of our ancestors you could share. I know we all love to hear new stories. We would like to include an ancestral history and a living history in each newsletter, so get busy.


© 2007 Livingston Family Association
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