I can’t quite fathom how this much time has passed, but 2013 will be my 20th trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. A number of my travel mates seem anxious to add to their list of visits, and you’re invited, too.
The elegant new City Creek development—shopping and residences—in downtown Salt Lake City. (photo: Jane E. MacNamara)
We’ll fly from Toronto on Sunday, September 8. You can choose to stay for one or two weeks. (We can accommodate other departure points.)
For family historians, there is no place like the Family History Library—an unimaginable collection of original records on microfilm from all over the world, free access to subscription databases and an extensive collection of genealogies, local histories and research handbooks.
The best parts, though, are the knowledgeable staff, top-notch equipment, and the opportunity to grab some concentrated research time in a too-busy life!
Salt Lake City also has some of the most spectacular desert and mountain scenery in the U.S.A. Our hotel is just a short walk from the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle, major concert halls and shopping. TRAX, the city’s electric transit system (free in the downtown area) will take you to more shopping and points of interest. A short drive or bus ride will take you to the Great Salt Lake, state parks, many historic sites and Olympic-class ski resorts.
September is lovely in Salt Lake City—warm, late-summer daytime temperatures with cool evenings. The gardens of Temple Square will be overflowing with flowers—chrysanthemums, asters, lavender, roses, sage, and exotic grasses.
The Carlton Hotel is a pleasant stroll away from Temple Square and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (photo: Jane E. MacNamara)
We’ll be staying at the Carlton Hotel. Built in the 1920s, it is a friendly, 45-room hotel with cable TV and a refrigerator in each unique room. A full cooked-to-order breakfast (or continental if you prefer) is included. Regular van transportation to and from the Family History Library is provided free of charge.
THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- round trip airfare from Toronto
- hotel accommodation for 7 or 14 nights including breakfast
- a special group dinner
- introduction to the Family History Library
- walking tours to points of interest
- all applicable taxes
The Salt Lake Temple, focal point of Salt Lake City’s Temple Square (photo: Jane E. MacNamara)
Royal City Travel (Guelph) will handle travel arrangements for us, again. Although prices for 2013 will not be available for a few months, you can use the 2012 prices below as a guideline. We’ll stay as close to them as we can.
Airfare and accommodation (per person)
ONE WEEK (Note: 2012 prices)
Single occupancy $2195
Double occupancy $1800
TWO WEEKS (Note: 2012 prices)
Single occupancy $3083
Double occupancy $2290
I’ll be posting more details about the trip from time to time, and we’ll set prices and start taking reservations by the beginning of May.
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