30 November 2013
Consider Pioneer Day When Planning for the IAJGS Conference Travel
My initial thought for my Salt Lake City International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Conference travel planning was to arrive several days early and make the most of my research time at the Family History Library. If you were planning something similar, beware that the FHL will be closed Thursday, 24 July 2014 in honor of Pioneer Day - a Utah State holiday. The Library is also always closed on Sundays.
The IAJGS Conference team took Pioneer Day into account in their planning and decided to avoid that date during the Conference. I guess that's a measured decision, but, frankly, Thursdays at the Conference are usually, for me, jam-packed with sessions, meetings and, then, the Thursday evening banquet. So, I would not have had any problem with the FHL being closed that day.
If you were planning an early arrival, Thursday, 24 July, might be a great day to explore the beautiful mountainous outdoors in the Salt Lake City area or take in a parade. Either that, or adjust your travel schedule accordingly.