Does a week at the world’s largest genealogy library sound like the DREAM GENEALOGY VACATION to you?
Are you struggling to do research on your own or have a brick wall you are trying to break down? Could you use some help?
Are the records you need not on the Internet or unavailable locally?
The event commences Monday evening at 4.30 pm with an Opening Dinner and Event Introduction at the Plaza Hotel
Whilst we hope that the COVID-19 situation will be looking better by April, we have planned this event based on current conditions.
Our September 2021 event was our first for a year and a half due to the previous closure of the Family History Library. We learned from this trip that we can successfully hold these events even when faced with the challenges posed by COVID-19. With this knowledge we are confident that we can provide another successful and safe event in April 2022.
The overwhelming majority of our September 2021 guests stated that they felt safe at the event and were happy with the health and safety protocols existing at the Family History Library and the Plaza Hotel.
Most of our September 2021 guests, and some of our Ancestor Seekers Research Consultants, chose not to wear face masks in the Library, in our short morning meetings or at the Opening Dinner, and we expect that such will be the case this time. We understand if you are not comfortable with this and invite you to join us at a future date.
Proof of vaccination is not required but we note that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently advise that those who are not fully vaccinated should delay travelling
CDC guidelines also state: "Do NOT travel if you were exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, you test positive for COVID-19, or you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. Don't travel with someone who is sick"
We recommend that you review the latest domestic travel guidelines issued by the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
We want you to be well during your visit. If you have recently had surgery or are under a doctor's care, please seek approval from your doctor before making this trip
The following health protocols are in place at the Library:
These health protocols are subject to change. Guests will be asked to respect any prevailing safety precautions which may exist during the week of our event
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.
Beginning 6 November 2021 the Library's opening hours are changing to 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Mondays to Saturdays.
In addition to help available from Library volunteers and staff, you will have exclusive access to Ancestor Seekers Research Consultants at regular intervals. They will help you find the records you need to do your research and provide their expertise in interpreting and analyzing the information you have found.
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.
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. Details of how to stay additional nights at our special group rate will be provided after you have registered.
Each room includes free wireless hi-speed Internet.
JB's restaurant, which was previously attached to the hotel, closed in 2020. The following alternatives are being provided:
Our September 2021 guests felt that these three options compensated well for the lack of a restaurant
The Plaza hotel does not currently run an airport shuttle. Again, we hope that this situation will change come April but cannot guarentee it.
The hotel only provides a limited number of disability accessible rooms
The following optional evening group activities are included in the registration price with nothing extra to pay:
We will be holding an Opening Dinner and Event Introduction at the hotel on Monday at 4.30 pm
TABERNACLE CHOIR REHEARSAL
Rehearsals of the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square are currently closed to the public. We hope this situation will change by April. If rehearsals are open to the public by April we will definitely be including this in our evening activities
We are also planning a tour of the Conference Center, the main arrival center for guests visiting Temple Square. This 1.4 million square foot, multi-level building features terrace views of the Salt Lake temple, a rooftop garden and a breathtaking 21,000 seat auditorium, one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Payment Methods – we accept payment by PayPal, credit card or debit card
In the event of cancellation you may either:
(1) Request a refund of 90% of the registration fee
(2) Transfer to a future event that is currently open for registration
(3) Request to be placed on our Transfer List which will give you a full credit for attendance at any future event - we typically hold these events seven times a year
No-Shows or Early Departure
No shows will forfeit all fees paid. No refunds will be made in the event of early departure.
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 professional genealogists provided at regular intervals at the Family History Library from 9.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Tuesday - Saturday. (Not available Thursday morning)
Optional Group Activities as described above
Air fare (or other travel costs)
Meals (other than the opening dinner)
All other personal expenses
Attendance is by pre-registration only. We offer the following options: Single Registration, Double Registration, Bring a Companion, Triple Registration and Without the Hotel.
Register under this option if (1) you are coming to this event on your own or (2) you are attending with someone else but require your own room. You will have your own room – not shared.
If you will be attending with someone else and sharing a room, this is the option for you.
Total registration price is $2249 (NOT $2249 per person)
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 required. All three will receive assistance from Ancestor Seekers professional researchers if required.
Total registration price is $2655 (NOT $2655 per person)
This is a great option if you wish to attend and share a room with someone else who will not be doing research at the Library but wish to spend their time in Salt Lake City doing other things. Your companion is welcome to attend all evening group activities including the Opening Dinner.
Total registration price is $1827 (NOT $1827 per person)
This is available only to those who (1) Live in Utah (2) Will be staying with family or friends in Utah or (3) Will be staying at an RV campground.
It provides all of the benefits of our package except for hotel accommodations and shuttle.