15 March 2013

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


Contact: Patricia Walls Stamm, CGSM, CGLSM
Phone: 703-525-0050
researchtrips@ngsgenealogy.org
For Release:  15 March 2013


Arlington, VA, 15 March 2013: 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 15–22 September 2013 or 5–12 January 2014. NGS offers a substantial discount with early bird pricing if you register for the 15–22 September 2013 trip by 15 June and register for the 5–12 January 2014 trip by 1 October.

  
The hosts for the September 2013 trip are Sandra MacLean Clunies, cgsm, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, cgsm, fngs. The January 2014 hosts are Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cgsm, cglsm, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, cgsm, fngs. 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 have access to numerous commercial computer databases, more than two million rolls of microfilm, 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:

Registration Fees
Member
Non-Member
Double/Shared Room
Early Bird until 15 June (for 15–22 September 2013)
16 June and after (for 15–22 September 2013)
Early Bird until 1 October (for 5–12 January 2014)
2 October and after (for 5–12 January 2014)

$675
$925
$675
$925

$1,050
$1,300
$1,050
$1,300
Single Room
Early Bird until 15 June (for 15–22 September 2013)
16 June and after (for 15–22 September 2013)
Early Bird until 1 October (for 5–12 January 2014)
2 October and after (for 5–12 January 2014)

$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, fngs, 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, fngs, 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 Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).

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.