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7:30 pm Inheritance in Ontario: Estate F... @ Oshawa Public Library
Inheritance in Ontario: Estate F... @ Oshawa Public Library
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
Monthly meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Durham Region Branch: Ontario researchers looking for records of inheritance usually stop once they’ve found the estate file. True, it is the richest single source, but the court[...]
7:30 pm Archives of Ontario: What’s in i... @ North York Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room
Archives of Ontario: What’s in i... @ North York Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
MONTHLY MEETING OF TORONTO BRANCH, ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPEAKER: Jane E. MacNamara The Archives of Ontario is a rich source for family history. You can find records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce, land records,[...]

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Salt Lake City Trip

Join me this September for my 20th trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Royal City Travel (Guelph) will handle travel arrangements for us.

We’ll fly from Toronto on Sunday, September 8, 2013. You can choose to stay for one or two weeks. (We can accommodate other departure points. Please inquire for prices.)

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.

Located just 2 1/2 blocks from the Family History Library and Temple Square, the Carlton Hotel, built in the 1920s, 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. Our prices are based in either single or double rooms (as you specify). In addition, a variety of economical suites with cooking facilities are available for groups of three or more people–please inquire. Regular van transportation to and from the Family History Library is provided free of charge.


  • round trip airfare from Toronto*
  • transportation to and from the hotel in Salt Lake City
  • 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

* NOTE: We are very flexible! We can also arrange for you to travel from a different airport and join the group in Salt Lake City. We can extend your stay beyond the 7 or 14 nights, or arrange for you to travel on to a different destination. Prices will vary. Please enquire.

PACKAGE PRICES (per person):

ONE WEEK—September 8 to 15, 2013
Single occupancy $2245
Double occupancy $1850

TWO WEEKS—September 8 to 22, 2013
Single occupancy $3133
Double occupancy $2340

All prices are shown in Canadian dollars.

Click here to download a reservation form.

Your reservation form must be accompanied by a non-refundable $150 per person deposit. Please complete the credit card information or enclose a cheque payable to “Royal City Travel”. Send it to:

Att’n: Wilf Rieck
Royal City Travel Inc.
10 Paisley Street, Unit 8
Guelph, ON N1H 2N6

You may also contact us by telephone, fax or e-mail (see below) and pay by credit card. NOTE: Please do not send your credit card information by e-mail–we’ll phone you.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Send us your deposit by June 15, 2013, and we’ll deduct $25 from the price of your trip.

The balance of your payment is due on July 25, 2013.

Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in the U.S. dollar exchange rate and the number of tour participants. You will be advised of any price revision prior to your July 25 payment. We reserve the right to cancel the tour (and refund all monies) for any reason, until August 10, 2013.

For more information, please contact:

Jane MacNamara


Dawn Corcoran (Royal City Travel, Guelph)
(519) 763-3520 or toll-free 1-888-278-9990
fax (519) 763-8980