Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Trip to Family History Library? Two videos and a map

Thanks to Dustin Austin and his fellow genealogy society members for bringing up the subject of what to do when planning a trip to Salt Lake City for genealogical research at the world-famous Family History Library. We answered his questions in a two-part hangout series. Ol' Myrt here has created a map of other points of interest downtown.

The first video, embedded below, discusses information about planning the research itself including consulting the online catalog at We recommend traveling to and from on Sunday, since the FHL is closed. We also remind Dustin that the LDS Church convenes it's semi-annual general conference the first weekend in October and the first weekend in April. The FHL is closed on Saturday and Sunday those weekends, and the downtown hotels are booked at high prices.

The second video concerns the logistics of getting around town and relies heavily on Google Maps as DearMYRTLE's very distant cousin Sweet Sadie spotlights the Salt Lake City Airport, TRAX/high speed rail, the Plaza Hotel (among others), favorite restaurants, the two nearest pharmacies, etc. Once arriving on Sunday, Ol' Myrt suggests visiting Harmon's to pick up light groceries and perhaps a snack at the deli.

The is the link to DearMYRTLE's SLC Map Guide for Genealogists

Be sure to zoom out. I've marked the Family History Library, and a few medical facilities in red.

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