15 October 2010

Salt Lake City Research Trip

Have you been considering a research trip to Salt Lake City (SLC)? If so, the planned NGS Research Trip to SLC scheduled 30 January-6 February 2011 might be just the opportunity you’ve been hoping for!

The Family History Library in SLC is the largest genealogical library in the world. You will have access to more than two million rolls of microfilm (more than 142,000 square feet on five floors), hundreds of thousands of microfiche, and a huge collection of genealogical books. The library opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m. every day except Monday when it closes at 5:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and certain holidays.

Back in 1990 I drove from New Jersey to SLC to spend one week doing research into my ancestry, which included Finnish, English, and other ethnicities, at this facility. The ability to easily access microfilm and have so many books at my fingertips was a delight! I think every genealogist would enjoy spending such a week. The planned NGS Research Trip is such an opportunity.

If you take this trip, besides access to the largest genealogical library in the world, you will also have the benefit of two experienced trip directors to help you navigate both the records and the layout of what is a large facility. When visiting such a large facility, access to experienced trip directors can really help facilitate the speed and ease with which you are able to do your research.

The trip is limited to thirty attendees and the deadline for registering is 1 January 2011. Full details are available on the NGS website. What a great way to kick your family history research into high gear for 2011!

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