The following is an announcement written by the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
Sunday 24 February – Sunday 2 March 2008
The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a research trip to the Family History Library in February 2008. This is the ninth 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 until 2004. She obtained her Masters of Library Science degree from Catholic University.
Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, became Certified in 1973 and is the upcoming president of the Virginia Genealogical Society. She serves on the boards of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the District of Columbia Mayflower Society. She is a former president of NGS (1996-2000), APG (1991-1993), two local genealogical societies and an APG Chapter. She received APG’s Smallwood Award of Merit in 1995.
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 is an informal reception on Sunday evening, pizza on Wednesday and a last night dinner. Other meals, at your own expense, may with members of the group or on your own. 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 e-mail 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 $925 for participants wanting a single room. Costs are slightly more for non-members. Please complete the enclosed form and send it to the address provided. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Register Online at https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/edutripsaltlake.cfm. Limited space availability.