NGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah
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
In the Fall from 15–22 September 2013
In the Winter from 5–12 January 2014
Each trip is limited to 30 participants, so take advantage of the early registration dates.
Join the NGS’ group leaders for a week at the world renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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.
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Your 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
Roommates: NGS will aid participants in locating a roommate; however, no guarantees are made.
Payments: Full payment is required at the time of registration.
NGS: Be advised that NGS may cancel the trip if less than 20 participants are registered by the end of the early bird date. Were this to happen, a full refund would be made of the amount paid to NGS. NGS strongly suggests that participants wait to purchase airfare until after the early registration date or purchase traveler's Insurance to cover their airline portion of the trip.
Participants: All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations are subject to a $100 per person administration fee. After the early registration date, refunds are not possible unless a substitute participant is found. Refunds are not available for missing events.
Is airfare included?
No. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the program. NGS strongly recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against monetary loss.
What about food?
Meals are on your own unless otherwise noted in the itinerary. All participants are free to determine their own meal times and places. There are many restaurants in varying price ranges within blocks of the hotel.
What about other costs?
Any incidentals for hotel (extra hotel nights, telephone charges, restaurant charges, or room service) or transportation costs (Trax or cab) are the responsibility of the individual.
Can I arrange for extra nights?
Extra nights are available based on the hotel’s availability. Contact Courtney Holmes at email@example.com to add additional room nights to your trip.
The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel is a nonsmoking facility and is next door to the Family History Library. Each hotel room has a coffee maker, hair dryer, refrigerator, microwave oven, and free high-speed Internet access. The hotel also has an exercise room, Jacuzzi, and a laundry room for a guest’s convenience. A gift shop is in the lobby area. The hotel also has a restaurant on-site with a full service menu.
Across from the hotel are Abravenel Hall (home of the Utah Symphony), a TRAX (Salt Lake’s light rail system), Temple Square Station, and the newly opened City Creek Center shopping mall. On the TRAX system, one can get to the Energy Solution Arena or Gateway Center. Both Gateway and City Creek Center have a variety of shops and restaurants.
How to Get Around?
The TRAX system provides transportation services for the city and county. In Salt Lake City, there is a free fare zone. The hotel is on the Temple Square Station. For more information, see UTA http://www.rideuta.com/mc/?page=RidingUTA and the map below.
Whenever possible, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service. Gratuities are accepted.