February 2023 Salt Lake City Research Trip Sold Out!
The Week Before Rootstech

Monday, 20 February 2023 to Saturday, 25 February 2023

Registration Closed

The Dream Genealogy Vacation

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


This event is being held the week before Rootstech*, the world's largest genealogy conference, scheduled for 2 to 4 March, both as an in person and virtual event. As in previous years we anticipate that many of our guests will take the opportunity to attend both events.

*Ancestor Seekers has no connection with the organizers of Rootstech which is a completely separate event.


Guests are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Salt Lake City. The nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport which is approximately 8 miles from Salt Lake City.

Health and Safety


The hope and expectation is that by the time this event is held the Covid-19 situation will be looking a lot better. Even if it is still with us we learned from previous events that we can safely and successfully hold these events even when faced with the challenges posed by this virus.


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 FamilySearch Library

You will spend a week at the FamilySearch History Library (formerly known as 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.

Current Opening Hours

With effect from Monday, 6 June 2022, the Library opening hours are:

Monday, Friday and Saturday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm

Get Help

In addition to help available from Library volunteers and staff, you will have exclusive access to Ancestor Seekers Research Consultants at regular intervals from 9.00 am to 12 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Tuesday to Saturday (they will not be available on Thursday morning). We aim to provide one consultant for approximately every six guests. 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 offer specialized help as you search records from:






Although the Library holds a vast collection of records from all over the world, this trip will be of most benefit to those who are researching at least one of these five areas.

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. Details of how to stay additional nights at our special group rate will be provided after you have registered.

We know that some of our guests like to come a day early. Please note that due to a sporting event taking place in downtown Salt Lake City the Plaza Hotel is currently not able to offer rooms on Sunday, 19 February. We recommend that you plan to arrive on the Monday. If you need to arrive a day early you may wish to make a reservation at another hotel for that night

Each room includes free wireless hi-speed Internet.

The hotel does not currently operate a restaurant. The following alternatives are being provided.

The Plaza hotel does not currently run an airport shuttle.

The hotel provides a limited number of disability accessible rooms


Optional Group Activities

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


Although these are not always held we hope to attend a rehearsal of the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square


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 roof-top garden and a breath-taking 21,000 seat auditorium, one of the largest of its kind in the world

Please note that if it is necessary to cancel any of the above activities we will do our best to provide alternatives


Payment and Cancellation


Attendance is by pre-registration only. Full payment is requested upon registration.


We accept payment by PayPal, credit card or debit card


In the event of cancellation you may either:

 (1) Transfer to a future event that is currently open for registration

 (2) Request to be placed on our Transfer List which will give you a full credit for attendance at any future event and will protect you from any future increases in the registration fee

 (3) Request a refund of 90% of the registration fee


No shows will forfeit all fees paid. No refunds will be made in the event of late arrival or early departure.


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 professional genealogists provided at regular intervals at the FamilySearch 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

Not Included

Air fare (or other travel costs)

Meals (other than the opening dinner)

All other personal expenses


Registration Options

Single Registration

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.

Double Registration

If you will be attending with someone else and sharing a room, this is the option for you.

Sold Out!

Total registration price is $2473 (NOT $2473 per person)

Bring a Non-researching Companion

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.

Sold Out!

Total registration price is $1950 (NOT $1950 per person)