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Ancestor Seekers Salt Lake City Research Trips

Ancestor Seekers organizes and runs the most popular genealogy research trip to Salt Lake City, with over 70 held since 2005.

A week at the world's largest genealogy library with help from professional genealogists.

The Dream Genealogy Vacation

  • Enjoy the most popular genealogy research program in Salt Lake City
  • Spend a week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Receive help provided exclusively for our guests by Ancestor Seekers consultants
  • Ideal for both first time and previous visitors with all skill levels catered for
  • Search records not available for viewing at home
  • Learn how to make your research more productive when you return home

The Family History Library

You will spend a week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the largest library of its kind in the world, offering a staggering collection of genealogical records from all over the world on five floors.

  • 1.4 million rolls of microfilm
  • 600,000 books
  • Free access to several subscription websites available on over 550 computers

Help from Ancestor Seekers Consultants

Help is offered exclusively for our guests by Ancestor Seekers consultants at regular intervals. Our experts will help you find the records you need, thus providing a more productive and enjoyable experience. (This is in addition to the help available from the Library staff and volunteers).

Our consultants will be available every day to offer specialized help as you search records from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Germany.

There is a large collection of records available from many other parts of the world which the friendly and helpful library staff will be pleased to help you with.

The Hotel

Located next door to the Library, the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel at Temple Square is the ideal location for those coming to Salt Lake City to do genealogy.

Six nights at the hotel (Monday night through Saturday night, checking out on Sunday morning) is included in the price and is arranged by Ancestor Seekers.

More Information on The Hotel

Additional Nights

Spend additional nights at the hotel before or after the event at our SPECIAL GROUP RATE. Details will be provided in our Welcome email sent to you after you have registered.

Your Room

Each room includes a refrigerator, microwave and free wireless hi-speed internet. A full service restaurant is attached to the hotel with room service available.

Registration Options

Attendance is by pre-registration only.

Single Registration

This provides you with your own room (not shared). So if you will be attending this event on your own (or are coming with someone else but require your own room) this is the option for you.

Double Registration

If you will be attending and sharing a room with a friend, spouse or other family member, choose this option. Both of you will be offered research help from Ancestor Seekers consultants.

Bring a Companion

This is a great option if you wish to attend and share a room with a friend, spouse or other family member who will not be conducting research at the Library but wish to spend their time in Salt Lake City doing other things. Your companion is welcome to attend the Opening Banquet with you.

Other Registration Options

Triple Registration

Register under this option if you will be attending and sharing a room with two friends or family members. Two Queen Size beds will be provided with the option of an additional rollaway bed if requested. All three will receive assistance from Ancestor Seekers consultants.

Without the Hotel

This is available only to those who:

  • Live in Utah or
  • Will be staying with family or friends in Utah or
  • Will be staying at a RV campground

It provides all of the benefits of the package except for hotel accommodations and shuttle.

Prices (includes 6 nights at the hotel)

Prices can change from event to event, below are the prices based on the events currently open for registration.

Single Registration Double Registration Bring a Companion Triple Registration Without Hotel

What Do I Get For My Money


  • Six nights accommodations at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square (Monday night through Saturday night, checking out Sunday morning).
  • Help and advice from Ancestor Seekers consultants at regular intervals at the Family History Library from 9.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Tuesday - Saturday. (We aim to provide one consultant for approximately every six guests). They will not be available on Thursday morning.
  • Evening Group Activities

Not Included

  • Air fare (or other travel costs)
  • Meals
  • All other personal expenses

Optional Evening Group Activities

A number of optional evening activities are provided which are included in the package with nothing extra to pay.

We always commence with week with an Opening Banquet (Buffet) and Event Introduction. Additionally, depending upon the time of year, we generally provide two or three of the following activities:

  • Tabernacle Choir Rehearsal
  • Tour of the Conference Center
  • Temple Square Garden Tour
  • Tour of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Have a Question?

We are here to help. If you have a question please email us.

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