NGS Research Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah
5–12 January 2014
- Trip limited to 30 participants
- Registration Deadline: 6 December 2013
- Register Online
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
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Before October 1
Before October 1
Register before 1 October 2013 for the best deal. Full payment is required at the time of registration. NGS will aid participants in locating a roommate; however, no guarantees are made. Register Online!
NGS: Be advised that NGS may cancel the trip if less than 20 participants are registered by 1 October 2013. 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 1 October 2013 date or purchase traveler's Insurance to cover their airline portion of the trip.
Participants: All cancellations must be in writing and received by 1 October 2013. Cancellations are subject to a $100 per person administration fee. On 2 October 2013 and after, refunds are not possible unless a substitute participant is found. Refunds are not available for missing events. Cancellation requests must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cg*, cgl, specializes in records in the National Archives, Washington, DC. Marie has lectured at National Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies national conferences since 1988. She has lectured on military records for Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Marie has conducted workshops on military records and beginning genealogy for the National Archives. In September of 1999 and in 2000 she was one of the trip directors for the NGS Research Trip to Ireland. In 1999 the Association of Professional Genealogists awarded her the Graham T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit.
Shirley Wilcox, cg, fngs, served two terms as NGS president and has been board certified as a genealogist since 1973. As a native Californian, she has experience tracing her own lines from New England and the South across the country to Northern California in the 1850s–1870s. As a professional genealogist, she has compiled lineages for clients whose ancestors lived in many geographic regions. Shirley was president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (1991–1993), president of the Virginia Genealogical Society (2007–2011), served on the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2000–2009), and currently serves as a member of the Board of Assistants of the Mayflower Descendants in the District of Columbia. Since 1996 she has been the verifying genealogist of the National Society Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia. In 1995 she received the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit from the Association of Professional Genealogists.
*Certified Genealogist, cg, and Certified Genealogical Lecturer, cgl are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.