Once you are interested in genealogy you may want to include it in your travel plans. You may choose some of your vacation time to attend a genealogy conference or to travel to a specific area to complete your research. However there are three main travel destinations in the United States when it comes to genealogy research.
Ellis Island is one popular destination when it comes to genealogy. Even if you do not have ancestors that came to the United States during the period of time that Ellis Island was in operation, it is an interesting place to visit. There are genealogy classes offered are a regular basis as well as tours of the Ellis Island Museum. It is a big part of our country’s history and it is worth visiting to simply learn about the experience that many immigrants faced. This is a good tourist activity to include on any trip that you take to New York City or the surrounding area. You can also visit the Statue of Liberty the same day since the ferry tickets will work for both islands.
The Family History Library in Slat Lake City, Utah is one of the best-equipped family history libraries in the nation. It is free and open to the public and many people travel there to complete their work and access archives and microfiche. There are other things to do in Utah as well. You may choose to spend part of your vacation skiing or hiking the mountains or seeing the other sites available there.
The Daughters of the American Revolution run a library in Washington D.C, that you may want to visit while you are in the area. There is a fee of $6.00 per day to use the library, but they also have a museum and period room tours that you can visit while there. You may plan a trip just to use the museum or you can fit in with your schedule on a visit to tour the monuments in Washington D.C.