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By Rodriguez de Frias - Posted on 06 March 2008

Hello everyone,

I want to ask everyone in this group if they have visited the LDS Family
Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am planning to go this month and since
this is my first time, I need some tips and advice so I don’t feel lost
there.

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it’s now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

Hola a todos,

Quisiera preguntarles a todos los del grupo que si han visitado el Centro
Familiar LDS en Salt Lake City, Utah. Estoy planeando ir este mes y como es
mi primera vez, necesito tips y consejos para no sentirme perdido.

Tambien quisiera preguntar si alguien sabe si ya se pueden descargar
información a una memoria USB o algún otro formato. Toda información y
sugerencias es muy agradecida.

Su primo y servidor,

Ricardo Rodriguez

Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco

I have not been there Ricky.

Rick Rodriguez wrote: Hello everyone,

I want to ask everyone in this group if they have visited the LDS Family
Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am planning to go this month and since
this is my first time, I need some tips and advice so I don’t feel lost
there.

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it’s now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

Hola a todos,

Quisiera preguntarles a todos los del grupo que si han visitado el Centro
Familiar LDS en Salt Lake City, Utah. Estoy planeando ir este mes y como es
mi primera vez, necesito tips y consejos para no sentirme perdido.

Tambien quisiera preguntar si alguien sabe si ya se pueden descargar
información a una memoria USB o algún otro formato. Toda información y
sugerencias es muy agradecida.

Su primo y servidor,

Ricardo Rodriguez

Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco

Rick,

Here is a link to lots of info about visiting the FHC in Salt Lake. Hope you have at least a week. There is lots to see and do there, and they have great restaurants. Downtown in undergoing a lot of new construction.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/slc.htm

Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Rodriguez
To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:11 PM
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

Hello everyone,

I want to ask everyone in this group if they have visited the LDS Family
Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am planning to go this month and since
this is my first time, I need some tips and advice so I don't feel lost
there.

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it's now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

Hola a todos,

Quisiera preguntarles a todos los del grupo que si han visitado el Centro
Familiar LDS en Salt Lake City, Utah. Estoy planeando ir este mes y como es
mi primera vez, necesito tips y consejos para no sentirme perdido.

Tambien quisiera preguntar si alguien sabe si ya se pueden descargar
información a una memoria USB o algún otro formato. Toda información y
sugerencias es muy agradecida.

Su primo y servidor,

Ricardo Rodriguez

Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco

Rick,

I don't know why the link below repeated itself. Erase from the second
To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

Rick,

Here is a link to lots of info about visiting the FHC in Salt Lake. Hope you have at least a week. There is lots to see and do there, and they have great restaurants. Downtown in undergoing a lot of new construction.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/slc.htm>

Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA
----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Rodriguez>
To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:11 PM
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

Hello everyone,

I want to ask everyone in this group if they have visited the LDS Family
Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am planning to go this month and since
this is my first time, I need some tips and advice so I don't feel lost
there.

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it's now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

Hola a todos,

Quisiera preguntarles a todos los del grupo que si han visitado el Centro
Familiar LDS en Salt Lake City, Utah. Estoy planeando ir este mes y como es
mi primera vez, necesito tips y consejos para no sentirme perdido.

Tambien quisiera preguntar si alguien sabe si ya se pueden descargar
información a una memoria USB o algún otro formato. Toda información y
sugerencias es muy agradecida.

Su primo y servidor,

Ricardo Rodriguez

Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco

Sometimes the films a person wants are not located in the library. The patron has to fill out a rrequest to have them transferred. Sometime this can take 2 or 3 days.

It is best if you go through the Family History Library catalog before you leave so you can decide films you want to see. You can make a list and then fax or mail it to the library. If there is a series of films (even if you don't think that you will all of them), it's best to get them all. Give them your arrival date so the films will be there when you want to start using them.

> From: rickrod.com@gmail.com
> To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
> Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:11:01 -0600
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City
>
> Hello everyone,
>
>
>
> I want to ask everyone in this group if they have visited the LDS Family
> Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am planning to go this month and since
> this is my first time, I need some tips and advice so I don’t feel lost
> there.
>
> I would also like to ask anyone knows if it’s now possible to download data
> to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
> appreciated.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hola a todos,
>
>
>
> Quisiera preguntarles a todos los del grupo que si han visitado el Centro
> Familiar LDS en Salt Lake City, Utah. Estoy planeando ir este mes y como es
> mi primera vez, necesito tips y consejos para no sentirme perdido.
>
> Tambien quisiera preguntar si alguien sabe si ya se pueden descargar
> información a una memoria USB o algún otro formato. Toda información y
> sugerencias es muy agradecida.
>
>
>
>
>
> Su primo y servidor,
>
> Ricardo Rodriguez
>
> Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco
>

Ricardo:

Candy's suggestion about knowing what films you will be looking at ahead of time is a great piece of advice. If you notify them a week ahead of time of the dates of your visit and the numbers of any films that are listed as VAULT instead of FHL in the film catalog, they will get them to the library for you. Wonderful service.

You should definitely take a USB thumb drive. You can also burn CDs from the scanner computers. There are very good digital scanners on every floor and you can book them for only an hour at a time so it is good idea to mark up everything you want to scan ahead of time (put little slips of paper in the film as you view it to keep track of where your record is). You can also jump from floor to floor if you want more time on the machine.

There is a restaurant that is decent in the Plaza Hotel just next door to the library where you can get a decent lunch, but the hotel is just so so. It used to be better but the cleanliness and service was bad last time I went in March of 2007. There are a number of other hotels just down S West Temple about five blocks away on the 500 to 600 block.

Look up Pilar Manriquez, who I believe is still a volunteer at the library. She is originally from Mexicali and is very amicable. She knows many of us Rancheros. I believe there are also a number of other Ranchos members who live in or around Salt Lake City.

If you like Thai food, this is one of the better places I found to eat near the library:

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
327 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-4207
Phone: (801) 596-1778

Thank you Emily, Candis, Arturo and everyone for this VERY helpful advice. I
would have been lost without all this info. I will definitely follow up and
do as suggested. I hope this is just the first of many trips to come.

What would I do without you?

Best regards to all,

Ricardo Rodriguez Camarena
Valle de Guadalupe, Jalisco

-----Mensaje original-----
De: research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com
[mailto:research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com] En nombre de arturoramos
Enviado el: Jueves 6 de Marzo de 2008 8:52 PM
Para: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
Asunto: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

Ricardo:

Candy's suggestion about knowing what films you will be looking at ahead of
time is a great piece of advice. If you notify them a week ahead of time of
the dates of your visit and the numbers of any films that are listed as
VAULT instead of FHL in the film catalog, they will get them to the library
for you. Wonderful service.

You should definitely take a USB thumb drive. You can also burn CDs from
the scanner computers. There are very good digital scanners on every floor
and you can book them for only an hour at a time so it is good idea to mark
up everything you want to scan ahead of time (put little slips of paper in
the film as you view it to keep track of where your record is). You can
also jump from floor to floor if you want more time on the machine.

There is a restaurant that is decent in the Plaza Hotel just next door to
the library where you can get a decent lunch, but the hotel is just so so.
It used to be better but the cleanliness and service was bad last time I
went in March of 2007. There are a number of other hotels just down S West
Temple about five blocks away on the 500 to 600 block.

Look up Pilar Manriquez, who I believe is still a volunteer at the library.
She is originally from Mexicali and is very amicable. She knows many of us
Rancheros. I believe there are also a number of other Ranchos members who
live in or around Salt Lake City.

If you like Thai food, this is one of the better places I found to eat near
the library:

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
327 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-4207
Phone: (801) 596-1778

Good morning, Rick...

I recently searched a microfilm at our local LDS Family Center and I was
able to download images onto a USB flash-drive by using one of their viewers
that was connected to a PC running windows and their software...

Most likely you should be able to do this in Salt Lake City also...

Sincerely,

Gilbert Keas...
Researching: Rodriquez, Aguilera, Vidaurri & Yniquez in Teocaltiche,
Jalisco.

-----Original Message-----
From: research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com
[mailto:research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com]On
Behalf Of Rick Rodriguez
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:11 PM
To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

...

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it’s now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

...

Thanks Gilbert,

Knowing this helps a lot. Did you see many people there when you went?

-----Mensaje original-----
De: research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com
[mailto:research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com] En nombre de Gilbert
Keas
Enviado el: Viernes 7 de Marzo de 2008 9:19 AM
Para: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
Asunto: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

Good morning, Rick...

I recently searched a microfilm at our local LDS Family Center and I was
able to download images onto a USB flash-drive by using one of their viewers
that was connected to a PC running windows and their software...

Most likely you should be able to do this in Salt Lake City also...

Sincerely,

Gilbert Keas...
Researching: Rodriquez, Aguilera, Vidaurri & Yniquez in Teocaltiche,
Jalisco.

-----Original Message-----
From: research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com
[mailto:research-bounces@lists.NuestrosRanchos.com]On
Behalf Of Rick Rodriguez
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:11 PM
To: research@NuestrosRanchos.com
Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Visiting Salt Lake City

...

I would also like to ask anyone knows if it's now possible to download data
to a USB thumb drive or to any other format. All info and suggestions are
appreciated.

...

In addition to the good advice you have received regarding ordering VAULT
films in advance, I also suggest that you make a research plan and log for
each parish or municipio in which you want to search and include the
ancestral names you expect to find there. I print out and bring the film
list pages from the FHL catalog so I can see easily what else is available
for my locations in case I don't immediately find what I am looking for. If
you have to order VAULT films while you are there, it can take two to three
days to get them.

Do not overlook the books and maps on the International Floor. You can
check the FHLC in advance and print out the listings for what you want to
look at. There are books there I have not found anywhere else. It is worth
it also to spend some time just browsing the book stacks for Mexico and
Spain.

If you do not arrive at the library early in the morning, you may have to
fight for a film reader on the International Floor (Basement 1). Sometimes
large visiting groups stake out their readers and then never move their
items for hours, even if they are not at their readers. I have found that
Basement 2 film readers are more available, and they are better readers with
better desk heights for a variety of people and a bit more room around the
readers for laptops, films, papers, etc. You have to pull all your films
out of the drawers on Basement 1 and carry them with you to Basement 2, but
it is a good option instead of trying to read your film on an inferior
reader among crowds.

Even if you plan to use a flash drive, you will want to get a copy card for
book page xeroxes and for film copies when you don't want to wait for the
scanning machine. There are card machines on every floor. Keep the card as
it is rechargeable forever.

There is a snack area in the library on the main floor where you can get
junk food, fruit, drinks and sandwiches to eat in that area. I go there
when I can't tear myself away from the library.

I have stayed at the Shilo Inn, within easy walking distance. It can be a
good deal if you book it together with a plane flight through Expedia. They
offer a free breakfast and free shuttle service back and forth to the
airport. I do not recommend their lunch and dinner choices but there is a
good Olive Garden Italian restaurant right across the street and also the
Blue Iguana about a block away. The rooms are not really wonderful but they
are clean and quiet and I'm in the library as much as possible anyway.

The Radisson is also close, more expensive, but the rooms are nicer. The
restaurant is very overpriced.

The Plaza Hotel has been bought by BYU and the upper floors are now student
housing. The FHL is just down the alley and therefore easily accessible. I
ate in the restaurant this January a few times and it is adequate. Arturo's
comments were accurate.

Have fun when you go; I always feel like a kid in a candy store.

--Sheila P.

Sheila,

Thanks for all the great info and advice. I already started to make the list
and it looks like I'm in for a great experience.
I'll probably end up staying there for more days that I first thought. I
just hope there's not that many people that week.

Best regards,

Rick

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