16 January 2012

Early Registration Deadline for Family History Library Trip in May 2012

Our "early" registration for the Family History Library Trip ends tomorrow. For those who have had questions, this post includes part of an email I wrote in response to a trip question, along with the original announcement. We'd love to have you join us--email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com with additional questions.

Here is part of a letter I sent to a recent person who asked for a few more trip details:

Thanks for your note. 
Trip registrants make their own airfare arrangements. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle from the airport as long as you arrive between 6 AM and 11 PM. Registrants also make their own reservations with the hotel, but we have arranged a group rate of $82 a night. The Plaza is next to the library and it is extremely convenient to get back and forth. 

The hotel's website is:

Participants arrive Wednesday, check in and we have a short group meeting in the hotel at 6:30 PM, a tour/overview of the library at 7 PM and time to research ask questions after that. Every morning (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday) we have morning presentations in the library at 8AM and then adjourn to the library when it opens at 9. I am in the library when it is open for drop in questions or longer consultations as needed. 

Registrants are also encouraged to send me problems well before the trip so that I can make suggestions, get clarifications, etc. before we ever get to Salt Lake. We want people to be as prepared as they can before we ever get to Utah.

I actually arrive very late Tuesday night and those who arrive early in the day on Wednesday are welcome to start research--we've even scheduled consultations before the trip actually starts. The assistance, lectures, etc. are all a part of the trip fee.

If there are any other questions, please let me know.


Original post:

We've made arrangements for our May 2012 Family History Library Trip. We're excited about our fifth annual trip to the Family History Library.

Trip members will arrive on Wednesday 23 May 2012 (meet at 6:30 PM) and depart for home on 30 May 2012. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, we have morning sessions at 8:00 AM in the hotel. I consult with participants during the times the Family History Library is open. It is open on Memorial Day its normal Monday hours. Trip participants are encouraged to send me problems for pre-trip consultations as early as possible. We'll have additional details, but that's the gist of it. We keep our trip number at no more than twenty--you are not joining a herd of cattle on this trip--and our price is low!

We stay at the Salt Lake Plaza at a special group rate of $82 a night (plus tax). Join us!

To pay your complete registration click here for secure credit card registration ($175) payment. Email me if you need other payment options.