14 June 2012

National Genealogical Society Announces Two Research Trips to Salt Lake City, Utah



Arlington, VA, 14 JUNE 2012: Join the National Genealogical Society for a weeklong guided research trip to the world renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Researchers can choose to attend 21–28 October 2012 or 6–13 January 2013. NGS offers a substantial discount with early bird pricing if you register for the 21–28 October trip by 15 July and register for the 6–13 January trip by 15 October.

The hosts for the October 2012 trip are Sandra MacLean Clunies, cgsm, and Shirley Wilcox, cgsm, and the January 2013 hosts are Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cgsm, cgLsm,  and Shirley Wilcox, cgsm. These experts, all certified genealogists, are available to the attendees all week long to help them focus their research work and to take the utmost advantage of the Family History Library resources.


The library’s noteworthy records include deeds, wills, military, tax, and vital records from the United States, Canada, and around the world. Researchers will have access to numerous commercial computer databases, more than two million rolls of microfilm located on five floors, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, an immense collection of genealogical books, and outstanding area maps.

The land package includes:
• Seven nights at the adjacent Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
• Six full days of research at the Family History Library and guidance from NGS Experts
• Sunday evening orientation and social
• Monday evening group lecture
• Wednesday evening pizza party
• Saturday evening group meal
• Shuttle van provided between airport and hotel

Airfare, meals (other than those shown above), and all personal expenses are not included in the package price. Each trip is limited to 30 attendees.

Registration costs vary depending on date of registration, room occupancy, and National Genealogical Society membership status. Registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Registration Fees
Member
Non-Member
Double/Shared Room
On or before 15 July (for 21–28 October 2012)
16 July and after (for 21–28 October 2012)
On or before 15 October (for 6–13 January 2013)
16 October and after (for 6–13 January 2013)

$675
$925
$675
$925

$1,050
$1,300
$1,050
$1,300
Single Room
On or before 15 July (for 21–28 October 2012)
16 July and after (for 21–28 October 2012)
On or before 15 October (for 6–13 January 2013)
16 October and after (for 6–13 January 2013)

$950
$1,175
$950
$1,175

$1,300
$1,550
$1,300
$1,550













The trip hosts Sandra MacLean Clunies, cgsm, Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cgsm, cgLsm, and Shirley Wilcox, cgsm, are seasoned experts in conducting research.

Sandra MacLean Clunies, cgsm, is an experienced researcher, author, and lecturer, and has been board certified as a genealogist since 1993. She is a life member of NGS and NEHGS, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists' National Capital Area Chapter.

Shirley Wilcox, cgsm, served two terms as NGS president and has been board certified as a genealogist since 1973. Shirley was president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (1991–1993), president of the Virginia Genealogical Society (2007–2011), served on the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2000–2009), and currently serves as a member of the Board of Assistants of the Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia.

Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cgsm, cgLsm, specializes in records in the National Archives in Washington, DC. Marie has lectured at National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies national conferences since 1988. She has lectured on military records for Samford University’s IGHR and the Salt Lake Institute.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.






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