Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Memories - Salt Lake City 2010, part 3

 Monday morning everyone was eager for a day of research. Some took the shuttle bus to the Family History Library; others took the opportunity to enjoy the gardens on the way to the Library.

After watching the short orientation film and getting our pass for the Church office cafeteria for lunches, we went to the floor of our choosing depending on what we chosen as our starting point for our research. Armed with my print-outs from the Library catalog, I headed to B2 for the British materials.

Books were on my list for the morning as these are not loaned out to Family History Centers. The area of focus was Somerset, England to research John Walter and Elizabeth Payne, ancestors of my niece and nephew on their paternal side. Time passed quickly as went through many books and soon it was lunch.

A group of us headed over to the Church building to find the cafeteria. If a person is researching at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, I highly recommend that they have lunch there. There are so many choices, at a reasonable price and the food is delicious. We also ate there on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  I liked the chance to check in with others on how their research was going and to once again have a chance to walk through the Temple Square gardens.

At 5, it was time to call it quits as the library is closed on Monday evenings for Family Night. Our group had reservations at the Garden Restaurant on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith building. The building is beautiful. The meal was delicious. You can get great views of the area from the 10th floor.
Turkey Supper - I had enough left over for supper the next day.

 A view of the Temple.

 Another view from the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith building.
The Joseph Smith building - main floor.

Back at the hotel, we had a lecture on German and Dutch resources. Then, it was an early night for me as I was very tired after a day of researching. 

© 2010 Janet Iles


  1. Hope you found some genealogical goodies -- the food looked good. Thanks for the cafeteria tip -- hope I can use it in a couple of years.

  2. Janet, I love your photos and post about your Salt Lake City trip. Hope your research was a success.


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