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8:15 pm Basic Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
Basic Genealogy and Family History @ Toronto Reference Library, Learning Centre 1
Oct 3 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
This 8-week evening course is on Tuesdays from October 3 to November 21. The course is designed for those just beginning to research or looking to upgrade basic research skills. The course will cover terminology,[...]
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Salt Lake City Trip

Join me in September for my 22nd 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 4, 2016. You can choose to stay for one or two weeks. (We can accommodate other departure points. Please inquire for prices.)

Family History Library

Family History Library


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 features, 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.

Salt Lake City is lovely in September. Plenty of warmth through the day and cool evenings. The beautiful gardens of Temple Square will be full of glorious perennials and fragrant herbs. The surrounding mountainsides will be rich with the purples and golds of fall.

The Carlton Hotel


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

Please note that Monday, September 5 is Labour Day. We’ll do some sightseeing and take in some celebrations. The Family History Library will be closed.

* 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 4 to 11, 2016
Single occupancy $2421
Double occupancy $2013

TWO WEEKS—September 4 to 18, 2016
Single occupancy $3335
Double occupancy $2516

All prices are shown in Canadian dollars.

Download the reservation form

DEPOSIT: Your reservation form must be accompanied by a non-refundable $175 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 10, and we’ll deduct $50 from the price of your trip.

The balance of your payment is due on July 15, 2016. 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 15 payment. We reserve the right to cancel the tour (and refund all monies) for any reason, until August 2, 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Jane MacNamara (tour leader)
Royal City Travel, Guelph
Wilf Rieck
Dawn Corcoran
(519) 763-3520 or toll-free 1-888-278-9990 fax (519) 763-8980