Depending on when we arrive in
SLC, we could have a quick peep in the Library, if it is open. If
possible we may visit the supermarket. Or we may just go to bed!!
On our first ‘working’ day, Jan
will speak to you at THE LIBRARY! She will explain the layout of the
British floor in good Kiwi language! She will suggest the first steps
you should take, suitable to your research, when you walk through those
elevator doors! We will just have a quiet day getting to know our way
around the Library, getting a feel for researching there. We will start
the orientation lectures by Library staff and have our first lunch in
the Staff Cafeteria. There are 40+ computers on our British Floor (and
on three other floors too), so lots of places to go to 'FamilySearch',
to look at free Pay2View web sites, scan books, films, fiche etc etc -
this is great. Jan has special forms to use to track your research.
On our first Sunday -
Choir/supermarket/pep talk as appropriate. The Library closes 5pm on
Mondays, so we may have dinner together those nights. We will be there
for Memorial Day, so there could be something special. On our special
Sunday, we will have our wonderful sightseeing & shopping tour - we
visit the world famous Great Salt Lake, Copper Mine/ Outlet
Malls/shopping malls. A very full, exciting, eventful day!
If there is a wish or need for
extra optional shopping trips these can be arranged. There is an
upmarket shopping mall close to our hotel & another a short trax
ride away. There are many restaurants & food outlets nearby. We
also make regular visits to a supermarket/ department store to purchase
items if you wish. $US12 a day is all that is required for food.
We usually arrive in London early
in the morning. Depending on how we feel, we will go to the supermarket
and perhaps a repository! Over the next few days Jan will guide us
through TNA Kew, Guildhall Library, London Metropolitan Archives,
Society of Genealogists, British Library, First Avenue House,
Bishopsgate etc. You will be given a ten day-one section London travel
pass or Oyster card.
Our accommodation in London is
CENTRAL (saves on travel time & tube fares!). Rooms are small but
nicely furnished, fully self contained (even to dishwasher) but not
serviced. You will have to make your own bed & take out your
rubbish! Great to get your own meals for a change! Suggested £12 per
day for food. Two handy food stores nearby.
There will be some free time
(& Sunday is free) so that you may visit friends or relatives, your
special family places or do 'touristy' things during this time. There
is usually a day to go-back to a repository of your choice also.
We will travel to Edinburgh by
train. A wonderful journey and much more relaxed than flying! We might
leave London on the Sunday afternoon so that we have a full week
research in Edinburgh - because it is pretty special! We will also
visit National Archives and Library, the Map Library. We travel to
Glasgow by train to research in Mitchell Library. Our accommodation is
Edinburgh will be either in our favourite B&B (they really spoil
us!) or an apartment - depending on Tour numbers.
The Tour finishes 5 July in
Edinburgh. A return flight from London to NZ will be booked for 12 Jul.
Just a suggested date - you may leave sooner or much later - your
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