03 June 2012

Update on SLC 2012/2013, Taking the Train, etc.

My annual Family History Library trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City wrapped up last week. Our group was small, but I think a good time was had by all and discoveries were made. Those who have been researching some time know that big discoveries aren't as frequent as they were when they were first starting research.

For those that don't know, my trip is not quite as structured as some are. We have morning sessions that are optional and we also have optional group meals (on your own) every night at 5:30. Some people meet with me regularly for research help while at the library and others do not. Some discuss problems with me via email before the trip and others do not. Our trip is ideal for someone who'd like to go to the Family History Library, but really doesn't want to go by themselves. We stay at the Plaza--right next door to the Library which is very convenient.

I take the train to Salt Lake and back home. For those who can easily get to the California Zephyr (which goes starts at Chicago and goes through Omaha, Denver, and several other cities), the train makes for a scenic trip. It also is a way for those who live near the train to get to Salt Lake if they don't want to fly or drive and don't want to arrive or depart from the Salt Lake train station by themselves. This year we really had a great conversation on the way home about research. If you live near Amtrak, consider joining us in 2013. If you have questions about the train,, please email me at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

Our research trip dates for 2013 are a starting on the 29th of May at 6:30 PM with a hotel check out date of 5 June 2013. Our registration price is $175---with a deposit of $50. Deadline for registration is 15 April 2013 (refund if you cancel by 15 March 2013). We'll be posting additional details later this summer but that's pretty much the essence of the trip. Travel arrangements are not included.  Our group size has traditionally been small and we plan on keeping it that way.

Consider joining us in 2013...and stay tuned for additional information.