Salt Lake City Safari 2021

November 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am – November 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

CVGS is invited to join the VCGS Salt Lake Safari research trip! If you’ve gone on previous Salt Lake trips, you know what to expect as you research throughout the world’s records. But if you have never joined the “Safari” you may not know about the millions of rolls of microfilm, more than 500,000 books, serials and maps, and the hundreds of computers loaded with special record collections and premium web sites. And then, there is the food and the fun and companionship of your research colleagues.

Do you wonder if you are ready to go? Yes! You absolutely are! There are over 500 paid and volunteer staff at the Family History Library waiting to help you in your ancestor search. And there will be pre-trip classes to help you prepare.  Burbank Airport is an easy way to travel to SLC with several nonstop flights on Southwest and Delta. Join our Merry Band of Genealogical Friends; you’ll have a great time.

The FHL is open until 6 pm Monday through Saturday, with many changes, more books, improved individual workspaces, and more surprises.  The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has reserved 25 rooms for Sunday, November 7 through 14, but they will try to accommodate additional days if you like.  Many of us will arrive Saturday to hear the Tabernacle Choir performance Sunday and stay through the week.  We all know many successes appear during the last minutes of the last hour at the library.  Our research trip includes a free one-hour class provided by James Warren of Carmack and Associates, professional genealogists, and authors.  And one of the highlights of our research trip is the group dinner at the Garden Restaurant.  There will be several pre-trip classes via Zoom.

The Plaza Hotel room rates are $95 for standard rooms with an excellent view of the Library, and $105 for deluxe, city-view rooms, and $105 for king-bedded rooms.  And everyone will be extremely glad to see us.  We have 25 rooms blocked at the Plaza, and 50 people have expressed interest.  For reservations, call the Plaza at 801-606-2410 and ask for the Ventura County room block and let me know.  If you have any questions, please email Pat Thomas at