The 2022 trip to Salt Lake City is now fully booked and closed. We will announce the dates for our 2023 trip around the end of October. Please check back then!
 
 

Details About our Research Week

Logistics

Led by experienced genealogists, the week includes a pre-trip meeting during the summer before the actual trip, an electronic mailing list for participants so they can receive current information, seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel adjacent to the Family History Library, six full days of research at the library, an orientation tour of the library and the downtown area, individual research consultations with the group leaders throughout the trip, a welcome evening group meal at the hotel, and a special genealogy meeting Monday evening. StLGS members receive a discounted room rate for the week. (Extra nights at the group rate can be pre-arranged by the group leaders; be sure to let them know if you want to extend your trip.)

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 nancy.mettes@travelleaders.com at 314-995-9420 or 800-999-6101.

Also NOT included are

  • Meals
  • Incidental hotel costs, such as telephone charges, food delivery, or taxi service, and any extra days are the responsibility of the individual and must be settled with the hotel prior to checkout.

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.

Family History Library

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.

Genealogical Research

The Family History Library is the world’s largest genealogical research facility. 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 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 Else to do in Salt Lake City

When you 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.

For more information, you can contact the group leaders at slctrip@stlgs.org.

Last modified: 25-Aug-2022 17:29