Monday, February 21, 2011

Preparing for Salt Lake

I'm continuing to prepare for my annual group trip to Salt Lake City. As a part of planning for my own research, I do the following:
  • Organize the material I have at home so that loose ends that don't require "Salt Lake" material can be dealt with before I get to Utah. It is a waste of time to do work in Salt Lake that I could have done at home.
  • Search the FamilySearch website ( for information that has already been put online. 99% of what I need is not on the website, but it still never hurts to search. There are quite a few indexes online that do not link to images. Obtaining actual copies of those records are high on my list.
  • The FHL has Illinois death certificates on microfilm from 1916 until the 1940s. They are not online, but the index is. I'm continuing to search that index and adding to my list of certificates to copy. It is cheaper to get them in Salt Lake.
  • I'm taking a few forgeign language items that I'd like to have looked at by someone who is familiar with the language and the handwriting.
Consider joining us this May for a week of research and discovery. There's a discount rate on trip registration that you can still take advantage of today--even though the post says it has expired.

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