November/December 2011 Salt Lake City Research Trip

Monday, 28 November 2011 to Saturday, 3 December 2011

Ancestor Seekers 24th Salt Lake City Research Trip

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Research Weeks

Ancestor Seekers organizes and runs the most popular genealogy research trip to Salt Lake City, with over 50 held since 2005 - THE DREAM GENEALOGY VACATION!

  • A week at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Help provided exclusively for our guests by Ancestor Seekers professionals
  • Hotel accommodations included in the price
  • Optional Evening Activities

A Vast Collection

You will spend a week at the Family History Library, the largest library of its kind in the world.

A vast collection of genealogical records from all over the world on five floors (142,000 square feet)

  • Over 2.4 million rolls of microfilm
  • 727,000 microfiche
  • 356,000 books
  • Internet access ( including free access to a number of subscription sites) available on over 450 computers

Help from Professionals

Why do so many of our Research Week guests keep returning? One reason is the quality of the research help they receive from Ancestor Seekers. The Family History Library contains a staggering collection of genealogical records from all over the world which can be overwhelming and intimidating. Ancestor Seekers Research Weeks provide our guests with a more productive and enjoyable experience.

Help is provided at regular intervals exclusively for our guests by our own professionals.Our team of experts will help you find the records you need, thus maximizing your chances of breaking down those brick walls. (This is in addition to the help available from Library staff and volunteers)

One Professional Researcher for Every Six Guests

With ONE PROFESSIONAL FOR EVERY SIX GUESTS, we believe this is the highest ratio of professionals to guests of any group coming to the Library. These researchers not only have great expertise and knowledge, they are just as excited as you are when an ancestor is found!

Our researchers will provide specialized help as you search records from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. There are many records available from other parts of the world which the friendly and helpful Library staff will be pleased to help you with.

Optional Evening Group Activities

A number of optional evening activities are provided which are included in the package with nothing extra to pay.

The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

We have chosen the Plaza Hotel for accommodations for all of our events. Located next door to the Library, the hotel is the ideal location for those coming to Salt Lake City to do genealogy.

Hotel Accomodations Included in the Price

The package includes six nights (Monday night through Saturday night, checking out Sunday morning) at the Plaza Hotel. Ancestor Seekers will make the arrangements for you.

Additional Nights

Should you wish to spend additional nights at the hotel before or after the event we will let you know how to take advantage of our SPECIAL GROUP RATE.

Your Room

Each room includes a refrigerator, microwave and free wireless hi-speed internet. A full service restaurant is attached to the hotel with room service available.

Free Hotel/Airport Shuttle

A free shuttle service is provided between the airport and the hotel.


Options and Prices

Attendance is by pre-registration only. We offer different types of registration.

Single Registration

For those who will be attending on their own. (You will have your own room, not shared)

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Double Registration

For those who will be attending and sharing a room with a friend, spouse or other family member.

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Triple Registration

For those who will be attending and sharing a room with two friends or family members. Two Queen Size beds are provided with the option of an additional rollaway bed if required

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Bring a Companion

For those who will be attending and sharing a room with a friend, spouse or other family member who will not be conducting research at the Library.

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Without the Hotel

For those who (1) live in the area (2) will be staying with family or friends in the area or (3) will be staying in an RV campground.

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Payment Methods

We are able to accept payment by the following methods:

  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Credit or Debit Card

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). The Plaza provides a free shuttle between the airport and the hotel

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)

Evening Group Activities

Not Included

  • Air fare (or other travel costs)
  • Meals
  • All other personal expenses


Before 30 August 2011 - In the event of cancellation up to and including 30 August 2011 we will either:

  • Refund 90% of the registration fee
  • Provide a full credit for attendance at a future Research Week without penalty

After 30 August 2011 - we will either:

  • Refund 80% of the registration fee (If cancellation is received within three days of the event start date a late cancellation fee of $100 will be deducted from the refund).
  • Provide a full credit for attendance at a future Research Week without penalty

No Shows will forfeit all fees paid.

No refunds will be made in the event of early departure.


Read some of the comments made by our previous guests or come and talk to us on the Ancestor Seekers Facebook Page.

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GEORGE, England

Your team are great...Nothing is too much trouble. Their knowledge is awesome and the resources unbelievable. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to our research week. I really did enjoy my time with you and the results were more than I expected. I will certainly be coming back next year


I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with this trip. I accomplished my most important goal...finding out who my great-great grandfather on my father's side was. What a gift...I also was able to confirm other family members information and add to what I had. The trip was well worth it and the help from your team of consultants helped me break through. I also learned multiple ways to research and sites to try with which I was not familiar and will be able to use that information once I get home. Thanks...would recommend this program to anyone

SUE, Illinois

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was not only a success for me but I am excited to visit my father's cousin soon to share with him my results. He has been looking for a maternal great-great grandfather since the 1960s. Thanks to Ancestor Seekers I found her.

LYNNE, Colorado

I want to thank you for all the work that goes into making these trips so fabulous, - especially the "fresh" roses. This was my first trip to FHL and what a great experience. The researchers were just marvelous - so caring and eager to help, not to mention their knowledge of research and the library. Above and beyond my expectations. I've started saving for another trip with you in the near future - this time I hope to bring my husband.

JANET, Alberta

Just wanted to let you know it was one of the most beneficial weeks I've ever experienced. Thank you for organizing and facilitating it. The researchers were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I couldn't have accomplished half the work in that time frame without their help.

ERMA, Washington

Thank you again for a wonderful trip. I have done group trips before, so my comparison is to them.

Your group trip was more personal, less formal - which was more appealing - it was less expensive but had just as many side excursions. I would have no problems recommending you for this program.

DIANE, Michigan

We had a wonderful time in SLC. I think about our time there EVERY day! Your event is so "user friendly" and focused on the participants. We certainly hope to attend another week with Ancestor Seekers!

All we had to do was get to Salt Lake City!

SUE, Arizona

a grand time was had by, of course, enlightening research guidance and findings provided by your wonderful staff. Everyone stepped up eagerly with their respective specialties. I applaud them all.

DONNA, Alberta

This trip was a great adventure for me in many aspects. The location and group activities were first class and just right after a day in the library. Since returning home I've been able to partly solve one of my "brick walls" stemming from the research assistance I received.. Kudos to all of you.

BEV, Arkansas

As we did last year, we felt we accomplished quite a bit in our research efforts and anticipate many months of sorting out the new information and adding more leaves on the family branches. Thanks to you and all the team members who truly went the second mile in helping us.

MARY, Nevada

I thought the trip was fantastic. It was fun to research with other people and I did activities that were really fun that I was unaware of. You guys have the perfect introduction to Salt Lake research -- designed to be fun and productive. Thank you for a fabulous trip.

CAROLYN, Minnesota

I'm so happy to be able to share some of the experiences I have had during this wonderful week with Ancestor Seekers.

First of all, I have a son that lives in Provo so I have the draw of grandchildren that brings me to Utah often. I have come to the Family History Library, both in Salt Lake and at BYU, to research a particular line of my husband's family many, many times. I really have never been able to find anything on my own. Our first day of research (mine with Karen) was Tuesday morning. I sat down with Karen right away in the morning. I was immediately impressed with her knowledge, her wonderful attitude and her desire for my success. She guided me in the right directions, explained why we were going in that direction, and then frequently checked on my progress.

In short, every place she directed me to was a success. I found information (important information) literally for every source she sent me to and have presently added approximately fifty new names on a line that I had absolutely no information on - and I'm not through yet!!!!!

I would tell anyone who would be interested how valuable this week has been to me. I feel that my experience with Ancestor Seekers has been a complete success.

JACK, Colorado

This has been a great experience for me and would be well worth it for anyone involved in family research. Regardless of skill level, everyone should visit the Family History Library. I determined I've been pursuing the wrong 3rd great-grandparents for over a year. I had originally relied on two well regarded historian's transcriptions of my 2nd great grandmother's baptismal records. I determined these transcriptions were both in error after examining microfilm copies of original church records in the Family History Library. This is actually a great success for me as it ends a "wild goose chase" which never seemed quite right - now I can invest my time researching other ancestral lines.

I'm grateful to you and your excellent staff for a first class introduction to the library.

GINNY, Oregon

This is my fourth trip with your group and quite frankly, I believe I have accomplished more this way than had I been on my own. With my past trips I have made major breakthroughs - discovered new family lines, etc. This visit my discoveries have been more modest but still very important to my research. The genealogists assigned to the British floor have, as usual, been outstanding. Their expertise and knowledge of the library' collections and records is invaluable - exceedingly time saving. On my own, it would take me twice as long. Also their researching experience allows them ways to suggest a different approach to a particular problem. In addition to the research assistance in the library, I so enjoyed this trip for all the people associated with Ancestor Seekers. They are friendly, approachable and truly interested in how I am doing. I have enjoyed all the offered activities during my various visits but I must say the play this year was not one to be missed.

PAM, Washington

Hooray! I came with two big goals - find my Scots in Canada and my Irish in Illinois. Both were accomplished! I could not have done it without the friendly, patient, cheerful Ancestor Seekers guides. They are terrific and helpful to those of us who are new to genealogy and also to those of us who have done it for awhile but are a bit daunted by then new technology!

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