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One of my priorities while in Salt Lake City is do some research at
- I'm taking the first flight out of Tulsa (7:25 am!) which will get me to SLC by noon on Wed. (Rootstech begins on Thursday, Feb. 2) This will give me several hours in the afternoon and maybe early evening to research. Starbucks anyone? ( Do they even have Starbucks in SLC?)
- When I registered for Rootstech I signed up for the Late Night at the Library event on Friday evening. More research time.
- Today I sat down and identified 3 brick walls to work on. One of these is my great great grandmother Martha Blosser. I also want to do some research on Hardin County, TN the home of most of my maternal relatives and the side on which I have the least information.
- After picking my genealogical battles, so to speak, I went to familysearch.org and checked the library catalog for the areas I want to research. I printed off the titles that I want to look at while I'm there. I will be focusing first on the books since I can always order microfilm in Tulsa if I run out of time.
- On the other hand, I've learned that you can ask FHL to pull film in advance of your visit so its already there waiting for you. What a cool service and a great time-saver! You can do it online here.
- I will be bringing my Flip-Pal scanner, my camera and a couple of flash drives. If I start to run out of time in the library I can make a quick scan or save and I will still be able to evaluate the information after I get home. Oh and lots of batteries.
Any of you experienced FHL researchers have any suggestions?