Experienced leaders: Ann and Margo have been actively using the Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana for several years. You will have the benefit of their knowledge to give your research a boost.

Research Planning Assistance: Your leaders have created instructions, forms, and examples to help you, create research plans for your genealogy problems. These will help you define your research goals and identify resources to be reviewed. For the best results, we suggest that you only work on two (2) to three (3) problems per trip. When your registration is received, you will be sent information about the pre-trip Skype meetings held to explain the instructions, forms, and examples as well as other pre-trip suggestions including any date deadlines, so start planning/thinking now about the specific research problems you want to pursue.

Short consultations: The leaders will be available Monday through Friday for short consultations (approx. 15 mins.), to assist you in your research, as you need them.

Limited number of participants: The trip will be limited to 2-20 Standard Level researchers to provide individual attention to your research needs.

Sunday “Muster”: The week begins Sunday evening at the hotel at 7:00 PM with a “muster” of all trip participants. This will be your first chance to meet your fellow researchers face-to-face and discuss the upcoming week of research as you enjoy a selection of dessert items.

Monday morning the fun begins! After breakfast, we will go to the Library where we help get you settled in, followed by a presentation and a brief tour of the library facilities showing you the essential places (copy center, microfilms and microfiche, family history books, reference books, etc.).

There will be three additional presentations (optional) offered Monday and Tuesday.

Salt Lake City Trip – Monday night dinner: Monday, after the Family History Library has closed at 5:00 PM we will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant (included with your registration except for alcoholic beverages). Alcoholic beverages will be available at your expense. 

Fort Wayne trip – Wednesday night dinner: Wednesday at 7:00 PM we will meet in the Hilton’s Features restaurant for dinner (included with your registration except for alcoholic beverages). Alcoholic beverages will be available at your expense.

Remember, your paid trip non-participant travel companion is included in all non-research group activities such as the dinner and the Sunday “Muster.”