About once a year I write an article entitled "Where to Stay & Eat in Salt Lake City." It is sort of a genealogist's travel guide to the city of great attraction for all of us. The first article I wrote was based on my own experiences in the city, and subsequent annual updates have included feedback from many newsletter readers. By reading the latest version of the article before you go to Salt Lake City, you can find a good hotel in your price range and also locate restaurants that other genealogists have recommended. Besides being more satisfied with your trip experience, you also can save money by reading this article before traveling to Salt Lake City.
It is almost time to publish the annual article, and it strikes me that there are a lot of genealogists in Salt Lake City this week. More than 1,000 genealogists are in the city, attending the annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. I assume most of these people are staying in hotels, and almost all of them are eating in restaurants. What a pool of knowledge they possess! I decided that I would like to survey my readers to capture some of that knowledge while the experiences are still fresh in everyone's minds.
Of course, I won't limit input just to those who attended this year's FGS conference. If you have been to Salt Lake City at any time in the past year or so, would you mind taking a few minutes to fill out a short survey?
I would like to ask about the hotel you selected, the restaurants where you ate, and even about any good or bad experiences you had with your travel arrangements. I will ask you about your satisfaction with the hotel, whether or not the hotel had high-speed Internet connectivity, the quality of the food and service in the restaurants, and more. Almost all the questions are optional: if you do not know the answer to any one question or do not care to enter a reply, simply skip it and move on to the next.
I will collect the data and then publish a new "Where to Stay & Eat" article in a few weeks, based on all your input. The article will be published in the newsletter for all genealogists to read. I will also place a copy on the eogn.com web site, where it will remain visible to all genealogists for at least a year.
Your experiences and advice today can help other genealogists have a more enjoyable and productive visit to Salt Lake City in the future. I know that I will be reading your comments closely before my next trip!
If you would like to help others plan a visit to Salt Lake City, please fill out the survey at http://www.eogn.com/surveys/SLC.
The results will be published here in a few weeks.