Salt Lake City Trip February 2010

For those of you who have never been to the Mormon's Genealogical Family History Library in Salt Lake City, it is an easy and pleasant trip. We flew into SLC, caught the free shuttle for a 10 minute ride to our hotel. The hotel is on the same block as the library, so just a short walk around the corner each day.
We worked on the 2nd floor, where thousands of microfilm records are housed. Our focus and goal was to scan all Averill deed records prior to 1850 for all counties in Maine. We had quite a production line: Tresa reviewed the indexes and identified which film rolls contains records. Gordon pulled the film rolls, located volume and page, then took over to Toni who scanned the deeds onto our flash drive. By the end of the week, we had scanned over 1300 pages of documents.
Library Hours we worked: Monday 8am-5pm. Tue-Fri 8am-8pm.

Doors open 8:00am each morning, ready to get to work!

Tresa at work on the 2nd Floor.

Gordon scanning

Toni & Gordon
The Library owns sophisticated technology & equipment
We found the library volunteers to be very helpful.

View from our hotel of Temple Square

View of the Mormon Temple from top of Joseph Smith building

same view at night