The following is an announcement from the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
(Arlington, Va. - August 14, 2006) The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a research trip to the Family History Library in January 2007. This is the eighth annual trip sponsored by NGS and, as in previous years, the trip will be co-led by Dereka Smith, MLS, and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS.
Dereka is the former librarian of the National Genealogical Society, where she worked from 1994-2004. She obtained her Masters of Library Science degree from Catholic University. Shirley served two terms as NGS president and has been a Certified Genealogist since 1973. She was president of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 1991-93 and currently serves on the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Virginia Genealogical Society.
The trip package price includes seven nights at the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel, located next door to the Library. The Plaza is ideally located with access to the library, shopping malls, and restaurants. Also included are an informal reception on Sunday evening, pizza on Wednesday, and a dinner on the last night. Other meals are at your own expense. Airfare and personal expenses are not included.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the world’s largest genealogical facility. You will have access to more than two million rolls of microfilm, hundreds of thousands of microfiche, a huge collection of published genealogical works, and a wide range of modern electronic resources. The trip leaders, both very experienced with the Library, will be available throughout your stay to help you make best use of your research time. Registrants will receive a detailed letter in October and orientation will be provided upon arrival in Salt Lake City.
The cost for the trip for NGS members will be $595 for a shared room and $915 for participants wanting a single room. Costs are slightly more for non-members. For registration and more information, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/edutripsaltlake.cfm. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.