The National Genealogical Society is sponsoring a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for the last week of January 2010. This is the eleventh year for this educational event and it will be co-led by Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, and Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL. Both trip leaders have been active in the genealogical community for a number of years and both are former board members of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Each has also received APG’s Graham T. Smallwood, Jr. Award of Merit – Shirley in 1995 and Marie in 1999.
Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS, was first Certified in 1973, is the current president of the Virginia Genealogical Society, and serves on the board of 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.
Marie Varrelman Melchiori, cg, cgl is a full-time professional genealogist, specializing in records in the National Archives, Washington, DC and is well-known for her military records lectures. She served as the Assistant Director of the National Institute on Genealogical Research from 1988 to 2002 and in 1999 and 2000, she was one of the trip directors for the NGS Research Trip to Ireland.
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 in the price are an informal reception on Sunday evening, pizza on Wednesday, and a last night dinner. Other meals are at your own expense, and 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. Both trip leaders have used the library collection numerous years and will be available throughout your stay to help you make best use of your research time. Registrants will receive a detailed e-mail or letter prior to the trip and an orientation will be provided on Sunday night after your Salt Lake City arrival.
The cost for the trip for NGS members will be $645 for a shared room and $1025 for participants wanting a single room. Costs are slightly more for non-members. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
More information, and online registration, can be found on the NGS web site: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/research_trips. There is limited space availability.