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Redd-Brick Wall Breached!

Re-live the historic Redd reunion and access family group photo and videos here

Photo below: Dr. Alan Redd, Emily Lauritzen, Tom Brown, Dr. Mason Redd. 

View the historic Redd reunion held July 25, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah at This is the Place Heritage Park by visiting the Redd Family Organization website at You will be able to watch videos of Peter Vidmar's keynote address and hear John Hardison Redd's ballad set to original music by Sherrill Redd. You can also learn the inspiring discoveries of own Redd family genealogists and scientists shown in the photo above. This fascinating story details the events of Lauritzen's research uncovering the paper trail which supports DNA evidence pointing to John Rudd and Avis Whitaker as the parents of William Redd. Tom Brown, administrator of the DNA project tells the story of acquiring Redd and Rudd DNA samples. Dr. Alan Redd, DNA mapping pioneer shares his post graduate work which has made possible the merging of these two mutually reinforcing fields of biological evidence and genealogical documentation.

Diagram by Tom Brown

Newly elected President of Redd Family organization Dennis Peters.
Dennis is the son of William Howard Peters and and Hazel Butler. He grew up in California then attended BYU graduating with a Master Degree in Business Administration.  As a young man he served a mission for the LDS Church in the Northern Mexico.  In 1988 he returned to Mexico to serve as mission president in the Mexico City South Mission.  He is currently serving as a counselor in the Salt Lake City South Mission Presidency. Dennis is a builder by trade and has served on the board of the Home Builders Association. He is married to Kathryn Lee Stout. They are the parents of six children.

New and Returning Members to Redd Family Organization Board of Directors

Redd board members were installed August 30, 2015 from left to right: Karen Redd, David Hopper, Tom Brown, Jayne Gubler, Randy Holladay, Paul Redd, Vice-President;
Jan Garbett, Amelia Fenn, Tonya Reiter, John Redd, and
Becky Beck, Treasurer.

Many thanks to former president John Redd, David Hopper and reunion chair Karen Redd for their service in overseeing the July 2015 reunion where 747 Redd family members attended.

Not shown in photo are our capable and greatly appreciated webmaster Dave Lyon and talented journalist Celia Baker.

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