Salt Lake City Research Trip
The 2020 Trip will be from 18 October to 25 October. We will post specific information early in the 2020 calendar year.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Each year in the fall, the St. Louis Genealogical Society sponsors a research trip to the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. The FHL is the largest genealogical research facility in the world, and our group spends a week enjoying all it has to offer.
The library is a five-story building in downtown Salt Lake City across the street from Temple Square. Within its walls is a collection of millions of rolls of microfilm, thousands of books, hundreds of computers, and scores of LDS volunteer assistants. During our research week you will work on your own at the FHL, with the assistance of the StLGS tour leaders whenever you request help. For further information on the FHL you may visit the FHL website at familysearch.org.
What Makes the StLGS Trip Unique?
Although other groups sponsor trips to Salt Lake City for research, ours provides:
- Leaders who have more than thirty years of experience planning and directing this trip and know all the ins and outs of working in the library.
- Hotel accommodations that are literally steps from the library and very reasonably priced.
- Lower costs and more value for our land package than other groups offer.
But Isn’t Everything Online?
Absolutely NOT! Because of copyright restrictions, there are some books, microfilms, and digital files that can ONLY be viewed in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library. These items may never be online.
In addition, those people doing foreign research will discover translators and experienced researchers on site who can help you with unpuzzling records from countries all over the world.
Led by experienced genealogists, the week includes:
StLGS members receive a discounted room rate for the week.
Airfare is NOT included. Feel free to contact society member, Nancy Mettes, a professional travel agent with Travel Leaders, if you need assistance with booking your flights. You can reach Nancy at email@example.com at 314-995-9420 or 800-999-6101.
Also NOT included are
If you are beginning your genealogy research, please contact the group leaders about whether you should consider the trip at this time. Their email is at the bottom of this page.
What Else to do in Salt Lake City
When folks need a break from researching, there is always so much to do in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz basketball team plays at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, an easy two-block walk (or a free one-station ride on the Utah TRAX). There are concerts across the street at Abravenel Symphony Hall, nearby shopping centers to browse, and, of course, the lovely buildings in Temple Square to view. Day and evening tours are available of nearby Park City. The Utah State Capitol is a short distance away or there are sightseeing tours which include the surrounding area.
When do we Leave? 18 October 2020
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