California Genealogical Society 2023 Salt Lake City Research Trip 

FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake CityWe are happy to announce the revival of our annual society research trip to the FamilySearch Library (formerly called the Family History Library) in Salt Lake City.

Monday, 9 October 2023 – Saturday, 14 October 2023

The trip, led by Stewart Traiman and Evan Wilson, includes:

  • A five-night stay at the Radisson Hotel
  • Five days of uninterrupted research at the largest genealogical library in the world
  • Pre-trip meeting and consultation
  • Guided tour of the library
  • Research assistance by Stewart and Evan
  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Two group dinners at local restaurants
  • Airport shuttle

Pricing: $1,050 for double occupancy* or $1,500 for single occupancy (airfare not included). If paying on Eventbrite, additional nonrefundable fees apply.
*There is no guarantee that another double can be found. If no other double is found for a share, the price will be at the single rate.

Virtual Info Session and Meetup
 Watch the video of our virtual info session and meetup.   You can also download the handout from the session. Whether you’re already registered or just curious about the trip, you will get something from this session.  

The trip is capped at 20 participants, so register today to reserve your spot.

This event is open to CGS members only. However, non-members can register by paying a $45 CGS membership fee.

Additional nights can be arranged before and after the event at the reduced group rate.

Payment is due in full within one week of registration.

Send a check made out to “California Genealogical Society” for the full registration fee to:

California Genealogical Society
Attn: CGS Treasurer
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612-3031

Contact Evan Wilson or Stewart Traiman about arranging double occupancy and all other questions.

Meet Your Guides

Stewart Traiman is a professional genealogist, a graduate of ProGen #49, and attends national conferences and annual institutes (GRIP, IGHR, SLIG). He is a public speaker and blogger. “LGBTQ Genealogy” and “Excel for Genealogists” are his most popular presentations. He has been a volunteer with the California Genealogical Society since 2014, serving six years on the Board of Directors, with five years as recording secretary. He published the monthly CGS eNews for eight years. He continues to volunteer with CGS on the Digital Historian Committee. For more information see

Evan Wilson is a professional genealogist specializing in Southern U.S. families, land records, migration, and DNA. He is also the current recording secretary of CGS (having taken over from Stewart) and the society’s delegate to the NGS. In his past life, he was a scholar of medieval literature. He believes passionately in the importance of reading published histories and records when we do genealogy, even in our era of seemingly instant online data. For more information, visit his website at


Airfare and local transportation are not included in the fee.

Cancellation fee and schedule: All cancellations must be made in writing. Your registration fee will be refunded, less an administrative fee of $100, if cancellation is received by 15 September 2023. If a cancellation notice is received after 15 September, no refund will be given. (It is suggested that you obtain trip insurance if you feel cancellation is possible.)

The California Genealogical Society shall not be held liable for any loss or damage to property. Additionally, CGS will not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury caused by strikes, weather, illness, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control.