Join Michael at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah–the nation’s largest genealogical library.

Our trip dates are 3 August-10 August 2022.

Dates of our trip are:

  • 3 August–arrive in Salt Lake City. Orientation and meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. in Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel.
  • 4 August. Morning presentation (topic to be determined–an hour long). Library closes at 5 p.m. Consultations with Michael in library during open house.
  • 5 August. Morning presentation (topic to be determined–an hour long). Library closes at 5 p.m. Consultations with Michael in library during open house.
  • 6 August. Morning presentation (topic to be determined–an hour long). Library closes at 5 p.m. Consultations with Michael in library during open house.
  • 7 August. Library is closed on Sunday. Consultations with Michael (as needed) on Sunday afternoon in Plaza hotel library.
  • 8 August. Morning presentation (topic to be determined–an hour long). Library closes at 5 p.m. Consultations with Michael in library during open house.
  • 9 August. Morning presentation (topic to be determined–an hour long). Library closes at 5 p.m. Consultations with Michael in library during open house.
  • 10 August. No morning presentation. Consultations with Michael in Library until 12 noon. Library closes at 5 p.m.

Trip includes:

  • assistance with pre-trip planning via a group email list–place to ask questions, get help before we leave, etc. 
  • on-site consultations with Michael–multiple ones if necessary–I’m usually available for onsite consultations at least six/seven hours every day the library is open
  • morning presentations–topics decided based on participant interest
  • Travel, meals, lodging, research expenses, etc. are not covered

Other details:

Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, meals, etc. This is not a “part of the herd” trip where everyone does everything together every day. We have a short presentation every morning when the library opens at 9 (and occasionally some people choose not to attend one or so of these if there’s a “burning research” issue they just can’t wait to get at). Participants can have multiple research consultations during the trip–our limitation is trying to make certain that everyone gets ample opportunity to ask questions. Our trip atmosphere is laid back.

There will be two online meetings to discuss trip preparation. Day and time of these to be determined. They will be recorded. Participants are encouraged to communicate with Michael about their problem as soon as practical.

Our group is kept small (no more than 25) to ensure everyone gets the assistance they want and need. We don’t have a full day of “scheduled group social activities” because I simply am not a big fan of them (other than optional group meals–not included in registration).  People with a variety of research skill levels join us on our trip–some because they want some guidance their first time at the library, some want some help with their research, and others want the structure of being part of a group. We are flexible.

Participants are encouraged to communicate their problems with me as much before the trip as possible. Pre-planning helps.

Lodging:

We have a group rate at the Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake with pre-tax rates during 3-10 August 2022 ranging from $95-115 depending upon accommodations chosen for the first 12 registrants. Group rate code will be sent to registrants.

We will follow whatever Covid restrictions the library has in place at the time–if any.

Our August trip is full. Stay tuned for details on future trips.