Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Explore the World’s Largest Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah


ARLINGTON, VA, 15 MARCH 2017—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) opens registration today for family historians to participate in an on-site orientation, consultations, and genealogical research at the world-renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The trip is planned for 28 January to 4 February 2018. Registration is limited to forty-five participants.

The Family History Library offers genealogists vast and rich resources of genealogical data on individuals from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The library includes 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records, 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; more than 4,500 periodicals, and 3,725 electronic resources. The electronic records are accessible on numerous commercial computer databases in the library.

Experienced, BCG certified genealogists—Marie Varrelman Melchiori, Certified Genealogist Emeritus, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, FVGS—will insure that your research trip is productive. An online orientation will help you prepare for the trip. The research leaders will introduce you to the library’s resources on your first full day in Salt Lake City. Throughout the six-day trip, they will also be on hand to assist you during your research.

The research trip package includes:

  • Online orientation to prepare for your trip to Salt Lake City
  • Guidance from experienced research leaders
  • Seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, including free Internet and airport transfers
  • Meet and greet on Sunday evening at the hotel
  • Six days of research at the Family History Library
  • Personal research consultations with experienced group leaders
  • Wednesday evening pizza party
  • Saturday evening dinner
  • Fees, taxes, and gratuities for all planned events

This popular research trip fills up quickly. To make your reservation or to learn more, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conferences_events/research_trips/slc_research_trip

About the National Genealogical Society

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, the highest standards of research, 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, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.