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Salt Lake City Here We Come

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

(801) 521-0130 or (800) 366-3684

Save the dates September 30 – October 5, 2018 to join other members of the Sheldon Family Association for our “research oriented” reunion at the Plaza Hotel and the Family History

Library in Salt Lake City. A block of 20 rooms has been reserved for our attendees. The cut- offdate for reservations will be August 3. As usual, you will be responsible for calling the hotel to make your own room reservation. Room Rates are: $91 + 12.60% tax for single or double occupancy in a standard room $101 + 12.60%tax for a deluxe room

Additional occupants in rooms increases cost .

Room prices for extending your stay into Friday and Saturday nights increases considerably.

Here some ideas to use in preparing for your research visit. Provided by Wayne Nelson

I have found that I need to make a detailed list of what I want to accomplish before I step foot on the airplane. Otherwise, I am all over the place. A good place to start is with the Family Search online catalog. There is a good introduction at:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Introduction_to_the_FamilySearch_Catalog

Most of the old microfilm rolls have been converted to digital files. And the library has extensive subscriptions to many/most Internet sources. A list of the available subscription websites is here:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Subscription_websites_available_at_the_Family_History_Library#FHL_Subscription_Websites 

Guest resources can be found here:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Guest_Resources_at_the_Family_History_Library

The library Wiki site has a ton of information:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki

The building has 5 floors:

B2 – British floor;

B1 – International floor;

Main floor – Computer lab, classrooms, snack room and 8 different experiences that a person can use to learn more                 about their family;

2nd floor – U.S./Canada;

3rd floor – U.S./Canada Books.

One of my goals (to the extent possible) is to find birth, marriage and death records on all my ancestors.

 Suggestions from Jeanne Jeffries

  1.    Identify family lines you want to research
  2.   Identify questions
  3.  Take info from your files relating to the questions
  4.   Have a summary of your pedigree

Remember there a 4 floors of resource to tempt you.   Stay focused.