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?
Enjoy the most popular genealogy research program in Salt Lake City
Spend a week accessing the Family History Library's staggering collection of genealogical records from all over the world
Search records not available for viewing at home
Receive help provided exclusively for our guests from Ancestor Seekers consultants
Ideal for both first time and previous visitors with all skill levels catered for
Six nights at the Plaza Hotel (next door to the Library) included in the price
The event commences Monday evening at 4.30 pm with an Opening Dinner and Event Introduction at the Plaza Hotel and concludes on Saturday at 5.00 pm. Your hotel stay includes Saturday night, checking out on Sunday
Health and Safety
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 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
over 128,000 periodicals
Free access to several subscription websites available on over 550 computers
Other resources not available on the Internet, including images of historical record collections not available at home
Monday, Friday and Saturday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
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 Monday to Saturday (they will not be available on Thursday morning). Attendance is generally around fifty, and 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:
UNITED STATES and CANADA
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 four countries.
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.
The hotel does not currently operate a restaurant. The following alternatives are being provided.
The hotel will be running a shuttle to Harmons grocery store on Tuesday and Wednesday (each room includes a refrigerator and microwave)
A food store has opened in the lobby offering grab and go microwaveable meals, snacks, ice cream bars and a variety of drinks. It is planned to also provide grab and go breakfast sandwiches
The hotel will also be providing a list of restaurants that will deliver via Doordash and Uber Eats
The Salt Lake Guide (provided in our Welcome pack) includes a listing of restaurants and other places to eat nearby
The Plaza hotel does not currently run an airport shuttle. We hope that this situation will change iin time for this event but cannot guarentee it.
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
TABERNACLE CHOIR REHEARSAL
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 up to 30 days prior to the event. Within 30 days of the event you may request a refund of 80% of the registration fee
NO-SHOWS, LATE ARRIVALS,EARLY DEPARTURE
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 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
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.
Total registration price is $2990 (NOT $2990 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.