January/February 2018 Salt Lake City Research Trip

4pm Monday, 29 January 2018 to 5pm Saturday, 3 February 2018

Spend a week at the world's largest genealogy library with help from professional genealogists - our 58th event!

Search records from

  • United States
  • Canada
  • England 
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden

Places Available!

There are 7 places available.

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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.

COME and MEET US

Monday, 29 January 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm

We invite everyone to come and meet us between 4:00pm and 4:30pm on Monday, 29 January 2018 in the Salt Lake Room at the Plaza Hotel. We will have you sign in and collect your Welcome Packs.

OPENING BANQUET (Buffet) and EVENT INTRODUCTION

Monday, 29 January 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Our event commences on Monday, 29 January 2018 at 04:30pm with a "Welcome" in the Salt Lake Room at the Plaza Hotel.

We will then walk a couple of blocks to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly the historic Hotel Utah) for our Opening Banquet (buffet) and Event Introduction commencing at approximately 04:30pm.

This activity allows us to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere, to provide further information on the week's activities and answer any questions you may have.

The buffet will consist of the following:

  • Mixed Green Salad with condiments and dressing
  • Pasta Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Large Idaho Baked Potato with all the accompaniments
  • New York Cheesecake with Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce
  • Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Sauce
  • White Grape Juice

TABERNACLE CHOIR REHEARSAL

Thursday, 1 February 2018 7:00pm

We will have the opportunity to attend the weekly rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This is a rehearsal, not a concert, and visitors may come and go as they wish.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO TOURS OR RECORDING SESSIONS THESE REHEARSALS ARE SOMETIMES NOT HELD OR ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TOUR OF THE CONFERENCE CENTER

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 7:00pm

We will take a tour of the LDS Church Conference Center, including the magnificent 21,000 seater auditorium.

TOUR OF THE JOSEPH SMITH MEMORIAL BUILDING

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 7:00pm

This elegant and charming building operated from 1911 as the Hotel Utah and was the destination of choice for US Presidents, celebrities and other visitors to Salt Lake City. After a lengthy renovation period the building re-opened in 1993 as the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

We will have the opportunity to tour this magnificent building.

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

Spend additional nights at the hotel before or after the event at our SPECIAL GROUP RATE. Details will be provided in our Welcome email to you after you have registered.

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.

Registration Options Explained

Options and Prices

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

Single Registration

Register under this option if (1) you are coming to this event on your own or (2) you are attending with someone else but require your own room. You will have your own room – not shared.

Register for $1253

Double Registration

If you will be attending and sharing a room with a friend, spouse or other family member, this is the option for you. Both of you will receive assistance from Ancestor Seekers professional researchers.

per couple Register for $1918

Triple Registration

Register under this option if you will be attending and sharing a room with two friends or family members. Two Queen Size beds will be provided with the option of an additional rollaway bed if required. All three will receive assistance from Ancestor Seekers professional researchers if required.

total Register for $2330

Bring a Companion

This is a great option if you wish to attend and share a room with a friend, spouse or other family member who (1) will not be requiring research assistance from Ancestor Seekers professionals or (2) wish to spend their time in Salt Lake City doing other things. Your companion is welcome to participate with you in research at the Library and in all other activities, including the Opening Banquet.

per couple Register for $1573


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

Included

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

Cancellation

Before 30 September 2017 - In the event of cancellation up to and including 30 September 2017 we will either:

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

After 30 September 2017 - 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.

Testimonials

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

JACQUELINE, Texas

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 all....plus, 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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Event Registration

There are currently 7 places left for this event.

Single Registration for $1253

Double Registration for $1918

Triple Registration for $2330

Bring a Companion for $1573

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